MOVEMENT ARTS CLUB

OFFERED SEPTEMBER THOUGH MAY

AGES 3 TO 5 

One and two day options

Monday through Thursday

9:00AM to 12:30PM

Kiddos must be fully potty trained.

CLASS INCLUDES:

Full Gymnastics class (45 minutes)

Art & Craft Projects

Story Time

Snack

Dance, Music & Rhythm

Sports Agility (throwing, kicking, running, ect.)

Emotional & Social Development

OUR INSTRUCTOR

Julia Roberts has been working with children and families for over 30 years. She was owner and artistic director of Mission Valley Dance in Polson, Montana for 13 years. There, she taught dance as well as created a family resource center, Family Matters teaching parent/child interactive literacy programs. Julia’s passionate about encouraging people to play, explore and create, whether it is movement, art, or storytelling. After 5 years in New Mexico teaching dance she is excited to be home and working at Roots Acro Sports. 

In the Movement Arts Club, our movement curriculum includes:

MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Our gymnastics facility provides a fun and challenging environment for physical play, physical problem solving, and motor skill development. There are ropes and ladders for climbing, rope swings to develop upper body strength, trampolines which are great for learning awareness and control of the body, bars that develop upper body and core body strength, beams for learning to balance (and to be brave)…… In other words, the opportunities to practice essential skills like running, jumping, climbing, twisting, swinging, and overall  coordination in our gym are authentic and varied. We  believe that this is just what every child needs.

GYMNASTICS

In preschool gymnastics, we teach the skills that are foundational to gymnastics. Children have opportunities to learn skills, on beam, floor, trampoline, and bars. The primary result of gymnastics training at the preschool age is the mastery of motor skills as well as the development of social and emotional abilities (like listening, enjoying the process of learning, self-mastery, and bravery.) 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

One of the things we love most about creative movement is that there really is not a right or wrong to it. With teachers providing the environment and starting concepts, children have the opportunity to tap in to their own imagination and express themselves in movement without any need for correction. We believe creative movement can help children avoid or overcome self-consciousness and social inhibitions. They will also be learning basic concepts of dance and gaining exposure to a variety of genres of music. 

 

PARENT TESTIMONY

"As a university professor and the mother of two high-energy preschool aged boys, I value age-appropriate learning environments that don't focus on academics at the expense of physical activity but instead use it as a means for teaching self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, listening, sharing and an array of other important social skills necessary for success not just in school but in life.  These are the things that my sons get in the Movement Arts Club at Bitterroot Gymnastics and I highly recommend them."   -Heather Cahoon, PhD

SEMESTER ONE:

Sept 3rd 2019 - Dec 20th 2019

1day option

$480 for Semester One

$120 per month 

2 day option (M&W or T&TH)

$960 for Semester One

$240 per month

* $45 annual registration Fee

SEMESTER TWO:

Jan 6th 2020 - May 29th 2020

1day option

$600 for Semester Two

$120 per month 

2 day option (M&W or T&TH)

$1200 for Semester Two

$240 per month

* $45 annual registration Fee

216 Commerce St. Missoula Mt 59808     rootsacrosports@gmail.com     406-728-4258

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