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How does a young child benefit from participating in Expression City’s creative arts program?

Researchers have found a strong correlation between childhood involvement in creative arts and measurable success later in life.

The New York Center for Arts Education lists these benefits:

  • learns to think creatively
  • learns to observe, describe, analyze, and interpret
  • learns to express feelings
  • learns problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, and language skills
  • learns to collaborate with other children and adults
  • learns to go beyond just learning a skill to expressing a personal voice
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At Expression City, we provide a wide variety of creative arts classes that allow you to choose those that are a good fit for your child. We value the next generation and strive to instill qualities that will help your child grow and thrive mentally, physically, and emotionally.

FOR AGES 3-6 (Students must be 3 by September 1st)

BALLET and TAP COMBO

This dance class is a fun and nurturing 60-minute class that introduces basic ballet positions while working on body awareness, strength, and style along with basic tap technique and rhythm.

JAZZ and HIP HOP COMBO

This dance class is a high-energy, 60-minute class that focuses on rhythm and musicality while students learn basic jazz and hip hop technique.

MOTHER’S MORNING OUT

Every Wednesday morning from 9:00 am – 11:30 am, parents may drop off their 3-5 year old child for fun and educational classes, including Story Theatre, Creative Movement, and Mini Musicians and Art.

STORY THEATRE

is a 45-minute class where children will combine the roles of storyteller and character to create their own dramatic interpretations of stories, myths, folktales, and legends, while they learn character development and improvisational skills. Creative thinking, self-confidence, listening skills, and the ability to follow directions will all be developed. The program will culminate with a live performance for friends and family at the end of each semester.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

is an engaging 45-minute class that encourages self-confidence while children work on large motor skills, spatial awareness, rhythm, coordination, and basic dance.

MINI MUSICIANS AND ART

is a 45-minute combo class that includes learning songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, basic note recognition, and percussion instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, developmentally appropriate, non-performance-based musical experiences.This fundamental learning prepares students to advance to private lessons when they are older. With the addition of making art through painting, drawing, collage, song, and stories, your child will not only develop their creative imagination, but also enhance fine motor skills, communication, and critical thinking.

MOMMY AND ME AERIAL

is an aerial arts and creative-movement-inspired play group for children ages 2.5 – 4 years old. Our Mommy and Me Aerial class encourages artistic play and social interaction as children play independently as well as in large group activities. Our activities include aerial silk and hammock, parachute play, obstacle courses, balance exercises, spatial games, and teamwork.

CIRCUS AND TUMBLE

is an energetic 45-minute class that focuses on listening and cooperative skills, motor movement and development, and lots of fun, introductory tumbling and circus skills.