Dancing & Singing ~ Stretching & Yoga ~ Music & Stories ~ Relaxation & Play
"Iris drew in children of all different ages until everyone was participating and dancing. She has a lovely, positive manner and gentle voice, and combined signing, movement, stretching, music, and stories into an utterly enjoyable experience."
Diana, Belmont Library
Smooth or sharp, strong or light, express yourself with all your might! Jumping, spinning, leaping, soaring - so many ways to move! Join Growing Arts movement educator Iris Nason for an engaging creative dance experience. Children learn sign language, body awareness and creative self expression while connecting with new friends and families as they sing, sign, stretch, dance and play!
what's your stretch today?
Due to Covid-19 All classes and events have been cancelled as of March 12, 2020
Occasional virtual classes are available. Send me an email or add your email address to the comment box on the Contact Us page to be on the virtual class email list
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Stretch, Dance, Play! Creative Movement Classes for young children and their families
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classes for your playgroup?
I Dance Improvisational Dance
I Dance is an introduction to modern dance through improvisation. Children learn to look to one another sharing ideas and inspiration to build a combined repertoire of movements. Focusing on the elements of dance brings awareness to each movement. Dancers discover and cultivate their unique style inspired by instrumental music, guided explorations and play. No dance experience needed, only an interest in trying something new!
Silk Scarves, Dancing Ribbons & Stretching Fabric available for purchase
Yoga Go! Yoga for grades K-5
Yoga Go! is an action filled yoga class for movers. Introducing yoga poses, mantras, songs and movements to teach children body awareness, balance, coordination, focus and calm. Children learn to take turns, become positive leaders and build confidence through fun and respectful guidance.
Interested in classes for your school or homeschool group? email Iris@GrowingArtsCenter.com