Fine Arts Preschool | For Ages 3 - 5

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Our Fine Arts Preschool provides children, ages 3 to 5 (must be potty trained), with abundant opportunities to experience creative movement, rhythm, dance, acrobatics, music, drama and the visual arts. Hands-on involvement in three to four art forms daily helps children find enjoyable ways to express themselves and grow through experience, nurturing development of the whole child.  Your child will receive one-on-one adult support in our small group environment, gaining mobility, coordination, and boosting confidence so they can learn to take on the big world ahead of them.

Our Fine Arts Preschool Program is offered 2-Days per week, mid August through mid May.

Schedule:

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8:45am -11:45am

Monthly Tuition:

$185

Annual Registration & Supply Fee: $75

Optional Add On:

Lunch Friends: Pack a sack lunch and enjoy lunch and fun games from 12pm - 12:30pm - $12 per day

Add on a dance, acro or music class from 12:30pm -1:15pm - additional $45 per month for one or $85 for two

Tuesday's: Ballet/Tap Combo | Acro | Music

Thursday's: Lil' Kids Hip Hop | Acro | Music

ART:
Painting, coloring, cutting, gluing, assembling... The possibilities are endless! Your child will experience hands-on creativity and gain the ability to express themselves through different mediums, skills, talents and practices. Making mistakes is a part of this process and scientific thinking and creativity go hand-in-hand. Art provides opportunities for making decisions and problem solving no matter how many times a child has worked with the same medium.

DANCE AND ACROBATICS:
Introduce your child to the world of dance and creative movement. Through dance and acrobatics, children learn coordination and control of the body, learning to use their hands, eyes, feet and body at the same time. Creative movement also encourages inspiration and imagination.

DRAMA:

Your children will enjoy a variety of activities and experiences that will help promote resilience, discipline, and encourage creative movement, while being introduced to the fundamentals of drama and simple character play.

MUSIC - KiddyKeys Curriculum:

KiddyKeys is a modern and engaging approach to teaching piano skills and music concepts to preschool children ages 2½ to 5. Our methods enable and encourage each child to learn about the piano and music in the learning style that best meets their needs, maximizing their ability to understand and enjoy what they are learning.

Weekly improvisation on the keyboard, music theory, and composition are combined with the traditional elements of music and movement, incorporation of school readiness skills, and character development. In KiddyKeys, children have so many learning opportunities – all in the name of fun!

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
As children work in the art center, they learn to share the materials, to accept other's ways of creating and to enjoy being a part of the group. Children learn to feel good about themselves and each other as they learn they can do things well. Freedom to explore, make mistakes and experiment is of immeasurable value as we move through life. The arts foster that freedom, encouraging children to invent, create and find new ways to do things.

Daily Sample Schedule

Tuesday

8:30am - 8:45am - Student Drop Off

8:45am - 9am - Welcome, free socialization & dramatic play

9am - 9:45am - Music & Movement

9:45am - 10am - Healthy snack provided

10am - 10:45am - Dance & Acro

10:45am- 11:30am - Art

11:30am - 11:45am - Storytime & Goodbye

11:45am - Pick up

Thursday

8:30am - 8:45am - Student Drop Off

8:45am - 9am - Welcome, free socialization & dramatic play

9am - 9:45am - Music & Movement

9:45am - 10am - Healthy snack provided

10am - 10:45am - Dance & Acro

10:45am- 11:30am - Drama

11:30am - 11:45am - Storytime & Goodbye

11:45am - Pick up

Meet the PreSchool Staff

Megan Stanley

 

Miss Megan began dancing at age 3, studying under her mother Jill at Miss Jill's Studio of Dance in Texas. She is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and hip hop. It is her mom's passion and their shared love of dance that began Megan teaching at the age of 17. She has received additional training throughout her career through competitions, conventions, and workshops with renowned instructors and choreographers.  
Miss Megan obtained a Master's degree in Language Literacy Education from Texas Tech University and is certified to teach on the elementary level.  Some of Megan's experiences include cheering on the college level, working as a dance instructor to all ages/levels in Texas, Michigan and California, coaching a varsity dance team, choreographing for a children's musical theater production company, and co-founding a thriving dance studio in Michigan.  

 

Megan is passionate about children and strives to promote a healthy self-esteem, excellent work ethic, and self expression through the FUN discipline of dance!!

Emily Dowler

Emily Dowler is a former professional company member with RED Company real.edge.dance. She is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelors degree in Creative and Professional Arts with a business cognate.

 

Ms. Dowler began her dance training at La Danse Technique in Wheeling, WV. She furthered her training at Studio 19 Dance Complex in Cranberry Township. She was a member of both studios competitve teams and won numerous awards and honors including the Victory Cup, Starpower Nationals 2006.

Emily continues her dance education by taking classes at prestigous studios and conventions including: Broadway Dance Center, Millenium Dance Complex Pittsburgh, Hollywood Vibe Convention and Turn It Around Convention.

Along with her training both as a dancer and a teacher; Ms. Dowler also currently adjudicates with That's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition. 

 

Some highlights of Ms. Dowlers career include: University of Akron Dance Company, Spring Into Dance cast member, Choreographers Workshop cast member, BLUE: Stepped On LAA Academic Scholarship cast member, F.I.V.E. Dancers company member, award winning choreography with overall placements, special judges awards, Best Of Show, Best Presentation, Best Emotion and highest scoring routine.

Susan Rhea

Susan is from Knoxville, Tn.  She has been teaching music for twenty-four years in the Knoxville area.  She has taught at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knox Keyboards, and Lunsfords, and her own studio.  She taught music in Knox County Schools for seven years, until she had children.  She has been a homeschooling mom for eleven years and is the mother of three great children: Allison, Mark and Matthew.  She has her bachelor of Science in Music Education and Elementary Education with her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee.  She studied under world renowned teachers Dr. David Northington and Dolly Hough.

 

Susan specializes in teaching piano, voice, guitar, harp, theory and pre school music and movement classes.  She enjoys teaching all ages 2-adults.  (A person is never too old to learn music.)  Lessons offered include: private, semi-private, and group lessons.  Some students learn better in a group setting and other students do better with one on one teaching.  Susan enjoys teaching students the love of music.  She believes that everyone can succeed in music, some just succeed faster than others.  Susan works with students at their pace and her main goal with her students is to make learning music enjoyable.  Music lessons teach students commitment and so much more.  Studies have shown that students that take music lessons do better in math and science.

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