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Re: Informal dance/movement class for 3-year-old (March 2004)
Call Kathleen Hogan. She is terrific with little kids, and has
regular gigs in preschools around the East Bay. She also holds
dance classes at Aquatic Park Preschool Saturday mornings. I
don't think 3 is too young. Her business is called Little Feet.
She can be reached at 526-2349.
(At Aquatic Park Preschool with Kathleen Hogan) It slipped my
mind and I ended up missing the opportunity to do a demo for
this class this past fall. I plan to do one sometime during the
upcoming session. Meanwhile, I would love to hear any opinions
that people may have about this class. All I've heard is that
there rarely are any boys enrolled, which I find disappointing.
I wonder why parents don't enroll their boys in classes that
involve dance? This won't stop me from enrolling mine in this
class if I hear that it is a great class. My son will be four in
early April, and he loves all things that involve music and he
loves to dance. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Kathleen teaches a class at my daughter's pre-school and she's
awesome! Everything she does is really age-appropriate, but she
encourages them to use their body and think about their movement
in ways they normally don't.
And I happen to know that there will be at least one boy taking
the class next session!
My almost 4 y/o daughter just completed her first Little Feet
class and really liked it! There were only a few boys, true, but
no one seemed to mind or feel intimidated by it. It's
a ''creative movement'' class, so it's just really for fun and
exercise, not about routines or specific steps, etc. I am put
off by the whole tutu and instructive dance thing, and here kids
can wear and dance however they want. Kathleen is very patient
and kind with the children. I highly recommend it!
My daughter went to several sessions with Kathleen and
really seemed to enjoy herself. It probably helped that she
went with two of her friends -- and yes, most of the class
was girls. I'd recommend the class to anyone who likes to
watch their kids frolic....and they WILL be frolicking when
Kathleen gets them going!
I know a lot of people love Little Feet, but it was not a good
fit for my daughter and I personally didn't like the class. The
teacher is very personable, but the class basically consists of
her teaching pretty specific dance steps for the kids to mimic.
I felt that there was very little room for creativity or
imagination. We pulled out and were MUCH happier with Ha Ha
This Away which is held in West Berkeley. There are lots of
boys in the class and the teacher is male. He will do things
like put on African music and say, 'Now everyone dance like a
monkey . . . now dance like a snake . . . now like a tiger.' I
found it all very creative and much more age-appropriate than LF
(at least it offered more what I wanted my daughter to be
experiencing with music and dance.)
Also, with LF, the parents are not allowed in the room during
the class. In Ha Ha this Away, the parents sit on couches along
the walls, and if a child is shy at first, the parent is welcome
to participate with the child. It's all very comfortable,
informal, fun and imaginative. We are now at Serendipity II at
Danspace and loving that too - but it is pretty much a girl
From: Jeanne (1/99)
I enrolled my daughter in a class that is held at the Aquatic Park Preschool.
It starts this Saturday and I am not sure if the class is full. The instructor's
name is Kathleen Hogan and the class is called Little Feet, Creative dance and
movement. The phone number is 526-2349.
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