Intellidance® For The Early Childhood Classroom
Bring the JOY of dance and music to your classroom with Intellidance®!
Become a Certified Intellidance® ECC Teacher!
Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to take the first ever Intellidance® for the Early Childhood Classroom course this past summer!
Now I have grab and go lesson plans and a plethora of pedagogical knowledge that I can QUICKLY and EASILY apply in my Early Education classroom during scheduled music and dance lessons and every day as we go about our daily classroom routine.
The course was interactive which allowed for strong connections to be made between a variety of professionals with a common goal and passion: children, movement, and music.
Intellidance® has made my music and dance lessons much more exciting and engaging (for both me and my students)! It has given me a wealth of tools to keep “in my back pocket” to help engage the wide range of needs and abilities in my special needs classroom. Even though we are only in our first month of the school year and Intellidance® is still quite new to our classroom, I can safely say that the verdict is in; children in the early years LOVE Intellidance®! And so do I!
But most importantly, my lessons have been given a big stamp of approval and a million gold stars by my team of specialists that include SLP, OT, and PT! Intellidance® is not just dance, music, and movement! It is a high quality, developmentally appropriate pedagogical approach for early childhood teachers!
~Erika Walker Certified Intellidance® ECC Teacher/Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher
I first was introduced to Intellidance® wearing my "Mom" hat when I signed up to participate in a winter session babies class with my oldest son. It was one of the best baby gifts I could have received! Not only did it have a profound impact on our family's life, as we continued classes with our children for years to come, it was also instrumental to contributing to growth in my professional career.
I am an elementary music specialist who has been working in my position for over a decade and I also hold a Master of Education degree. As a teacher who has always valued movement as a part of my music program, I already knew the benefits that learning through movement can provide our students.
Through Intellidance®, I gained a whole repertoire of activities that I could use to broaden my students' understanding of core music concepts through kinaesthetic means. I have yet to introduce an Intellidance® activity to my students that is not met with enthusiasm and requests to be repeated in future classes.
I gained a whole series of transitions that have improved my classroom management; these planned transitions are a huge part and asset of the Intellidance® program. I gained a whole repertoire of music that I come back to over and over again because not only does it support learning, it is delightful, engaging, and fun at the same time!
I have since brought Intellidance® professional development sessions to my school and district because I believe that this program needs to be shared with many. Intellidance® is about dance, music, learning, play, and joy! I feel very blessed to be a part of this program.
~Courtney Richard Certified Intellidance® Teacher/ K-6 Music Specialist