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Melody Bear

About Melody Bear

Jill Bridger’s Melody Movement syllabus is a music and movement program of creative and inspiring pre-school dance classes which can be adapted to all abilities. The focal point of Melody Movement is dancing teddy, Melody Bear who has helped create a unique and magical approach to dance for the very young. Jill says, “Melody Movement instils a love of dance making it a positive element of their early lives which stays with them.  They learn from a young age how music, movement, dance and the imagination can be combined to tell a story and convey emotions.”

 

Melody Bear Aims

Melody Movement introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping. It is structured to aid children’s physical development, coordination, spatial awareness, sensory development, creativity and self-expression, working individually, with a partner, or as a group.  Melody Movement also introduces children to other fundamental curriculum learning skills such as counting, colour and shape recognition, vocabulary and language skills.  The strength of the system is that learning is achieved through imaginative movement which is enjoyable and fun.
 

 

UNIFORM

 

Children participating in the Melody Bear movement classes are encouraged

to wear the uniform of the ISTD Primary ballet syllabus as detailed below.

This enables them to become accustomed to wearing the leotard and

ballet shoes that are required when they move up to the

ISTD Primary ballet class after their fifth birthday.

 

Melody Bear

Female: 'Enrico' style cotton lycra leotard in Kingfisher Blue with matching ISTD nylon skirt,

pink ballet socks and pink satin ballet shoes with ribbons.

Male: White leotard or t-shirt with black shorts, white socks, black or white shoes with elastic.