Our Babies and Toddlers program!
Musekids Musica & Dansica is the academy’s program specifically designed for early child music and dance for the little ones. We have variety of parented classes that create numerous experiences that promote growth in a many developmental areas, provide opportunities for socialization, and encourage a love of music and dance.
The Royal Conservatory of Music has noted that recent research has found that “Increasingly, music and the arts are being recognized as crucial intellectual building blocks in the early years, closely linked to such cognitive functions as verbal-linguistic development, spatial reasoning, complex problem solving in math and science, and the development of emotional intelligence. This holds especially true in the early years of a child’s development.”
Smart Start™ is a curriculum designed for children ages 0-3, developed by the Royal Conservatory of Music in collaboration with neuroscientists and the RCM's most accomplished educators with over 60 years of combined experience in early childhood education. The Smart Start™ Program was created to nurture the core developmental traits of reading, memory, and IQ through fine arts education.
Best-in-class training for all fine arts educators through the Smart Start Institute.
Age-targeted for 0-1, 1-2, and 2-3 children.
Fully aligns with Head Start ELOF and Performance
Standards and the National Music Standards
Diverse and Inclusive Songs and Activities
Individualized and Measured Cognitive, Social Emotional, and Musical Outcomes for Every Child at Every Age
Supported by Digital Resources
Our early childhood teachers are authorized, certified teachers with the RCM Smart Start™ program.
Inspired by the RCM Smart Start™ program, the Musekids Musica & Dansica program uses a variety of activities, movements, games, music, and materials to create an environment that caters to different learning styles. We introduce children to basic dance movements across different styles, including ballet and jazz, and diverse genres of music. They develop balance, coordination, fine motor control, rhythm, and their sense of creativity. Each lesson includes many opportunities for overall development.
Some of the many benefits of dance for infants and toddlers are:
Language / Vocal Development
Bonding Between Baby and Parent
Musekids Musica and Muskids Dansica aim to provide an enhanced developmental experience for children and their parents in a fun and engaging environment.
Early Childhood Dance Classes
Smart Start™ Baby Dance (6 months to 18 months)
This is a dance introduction class that works to support infant development, inspired by the RCM's Smart Start™ program. Cognitive skills are a natural part of fine arts education, and research shows that starting early is associated with better cognitive skills. Children who learn these skills do better in every aspect of their lives. Through circle dances, movement exploration with songs and rhymes and other fun sensory dance and music activities, children develop these cognitive skills, as well as creativity, rhythm, and fine motor control. Group classes encourage social and emotional development, and it presents wonderful bonding time for parent and child. Students who enjoy this class proceed to future group or private lessons. For more information about Smart Start™ Baby Dance, click here.
Little Movers Dance (19 months to 4.5 years)
This is a dance introductory class which allows children to develop the fundamentals of movement through fun music and games. Children are introduced to a variety of music, and learn simple ballet/ jazz choreography while developing balance, coordination, and flexibility. Students who enjoy this class proceed to group or private lessons in the future, focusing on one or more specific instrument disciplines. For more information about Little Movers Dance, click here.
Class times 2023 - 2024
Smart Start™ Baby Dance
Little Movers Dance
on going registration available with prorated rate
(10 classes semester, Fall Winter Spring)
Early Childhood Dance Classes:
$250+GST 10 Class Semester
$55 annual registration fee
Available as a Music and Dance Combo Class!
Sunrise+ Smart Start™ Music and Little Movers Dance are available as a combo class for a discount!
(Or combine with a Early beginner music program for same $100 discount for dance!)
Little Movers Combo Class:
$150+GST 10 Class Semester
Click here for more info about out Sunrise+ Smart Start™ Program.
This combo discount is only available our music Sunrise+ Smart Start™ program registered students
Color Tutu or White T- shirt included
(chosen at time of registration)