What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

LITTLE DANCERS AT THE LITTLE GYM

     Home  >  Articles  > Education Advice & Tips
by Blaire Briody

Related:


The Little Gym of Scarsdale and Mt. Kisco has a new program — Dance The Little Gym Way — which teaches kids how to move and groove with ballet and tap techniques.  Along the way, they're increasing coordination and motor skills, and building self-confidence. Jeff Freeman, co-owner of both gyms, says that the class is designed to be half ballet/tap dance, and half gymnastic skills — providing a great base for anyone who wants to continue on in ballet, tap or gymnastics, as well as those who just want a fun way to exercise.  



   “It’s something children enjoy doing. It’s incorporating motor skills and development. And it’s another way to incorporate fitness at a young age and help them become part of a more fit America,” says Freeman.

   The program started out at only a few designated Little Gyms, but because of its success with kids and parents, it has expanded to all four Little Gyms Freeman owns. The gym is even considering implementing more creative movement classes, like a cheerleading program. “The goal is to keep it moving and fresh, and have new ideas and new classes all the time,” Freeman explains.

   One of Dance The Little Gym Way’s many fun features is a “Show Week” at the end of each 20-week semester, where kids can perform their new moves in front of mom and dad. As in the Olympics (which, after this class, they might just attend some day), they march out in an opening ceremony, pretend to light the Olympic torch, bravely introduce themselves, and proceed into the fully organized show which includes tumbling, balance beam, and yes, dancing. The kids even get shiny gold metals at the end, because in this program, everyone is a winner.

   For more information, visit The Little Gym at www.tlgscarsdaleny.com for Scarsdale (914-722-0072) and www.tlgmtkiscony.com for Mt. Kisco (914-241-1444).

 


Give yourself a free Holiday Gift

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Education Advice & Tips Articles

The Milestone School Begins Weekly Capoeira Class
Sylvan Learning Center Presents Back-to-School Program
Westchester Mom Founds Local Chapter of Start School Later
Kehillah School for Early Learning Opens in New Rochelle NY
Green Meadow Waldorf School Opens Early Childhood Center in Tarrytown NY

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Education Advice & Tips Sponsors


Breezemont Day Camp
62 Cox Ave.
Armonk, NY
914-367-1937
Breezemont is a co-ed day camp for children ages 3...

Immaculate Conception School
53 Winter Hill Road
Tuckahoe, NY
914-961-3785
Immaculate Conception School is dedicated to achie...

Piotrowski, Richard C. D.D.S
106 East Main Street
Elmsford, New York
(914) 592-7799
We offer you a very different experience than most...

White Plains Family YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY
914-949-8030
TOGETHER we will make a difference by nurturing th...

Inter County Alarm
200 New York 303
Valley Cottage, New York

COMMERCIAL SECURITY & HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS IN R...
See Our Education Advice & Tips Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE