We are so excited for our new curriculum tools during our remote learning period!
🌟 New Technology
Dance rooms are equipped with 40-inch televisions on movable racks, so our teachers can see and hear all of our remote students while they dance, and adjust placement so our students can get the best possible angle for their instruction. We also will be using Zoom and Spotify to ensure your dancers hear the music they are dancing to as clearly as the teacher hears it in the dance room.
🌟 Unifying Themes
While we cannot physically be together, we can unite through a shared experience. To keep our dancers engaged and embraced by our community, we will continue to incorporate themes every 1-to-2 months to keep activities and learning fresh and fun! Themes to look forward to include: Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter Holiday, Love and Friendship, Springtime, Circus, Animals, the Beach, and more!
🌟 Positive Messaging
Now more than ever before, it's critical for our dancers to be surrounded by positive messaging and for us to support their mental and emotional wellbeing. To enhance their sense of community, we will use books and music such as "You're Not Alone" from Muppet Babies for our Starlight classes and "We're All in This Together" from High School Musical for our ages 6+ classes.
🌟 Incorporating Props
Props are a fun way to keep dancers on their toes. Starlight Babies and Tots will get a free ballerina bear, while Starlight Kids will receive a free wand and tiara. Our ages 3-5 Hip Hop classes will get free sunglasses and a bean bag, while Acro Tots will get a free bean bag and scarf. Dancers ages 6-10 will get a free Completion Chart that will encourage their active participation and give them the chance to earn exciting prizes. Finally, we will make other recommended props available for purchase at $4 per package. Plus, we're selling new stardust! >> Click here to order your props!
🌟 Private Lessons
Although our classes remain virtual during Phase II, we will be offering in-person private lessons. To learn more and request a private or semi-private lesson, check out our Private Lesson Form.
🌟 Social Opportunities Sponsored by SHINE
Our SHINE student leaders will be hosting virtual (and hopefully, eventually, in-person) social events for Starpath dancers, with a requested donation of $5 to attend. All donations go to the SHINE Scholarship Fund. You can check out our events on the SHINE page. SHINE is also launching a Pen Pal program! In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we are committed to helping our dancers make connections. Sign up your dancer to connect with a Starpath TA on the SHINE page.