(508) 699-4959 North Attleboro, MA

Dance | Yoga | Fitness | Music | Art | Drama

A WELL-ROUNDED FINE ARTS EDUCATION THAT'S EXPERTLY CRAFTED FOR AGES 2 TO 5

NEDA's Fine Arts Club is a fun and active program that allows boys and girls to develop skills and talents at a young age. Children participate in Dance, Yoga, and Fitness classes while enjoying Music, Art and Drama daily. A fun new theme is offered each week. Each class is filled with numerous opportunities for creativity and imagination while using a whole-body training approach.

The MINI MOVERS program is open to boys and girls ages 2-3, while the LITTLE MOVERS class is for ages 3-5. (Mini Movers do not need to be potty trained.)

If it's your child's first time in a classroom setting, our integration policy provides a seamless transition so we can ease your child into the class.

Frequently Asked Questions

dance classes for young boys and girls in Massachusetts
  • What can I expect from your Fine Arts program?
    NEDA has over 30 years of knowledge and expertise working with preschool-aged children. An experience that is active, educational and creative. An opportunity for children to learn and socialize in a nurturing environment without iPads, iPhones, tablets or screens.

  • How is your Fine Arts Club different from preschool or daycare?
    NEDA's Fine Arts Club is a structured program that allows children to develop skills and talents at a young age. Children participate in Dance, Yoga, and Fitness classes while enjoying Music, Art and Drama daily. A fun new theme is offered each week. Each class is filled with numerous opportunities for creativity and imagination.

  • How old does my child need to be?
    Mini Movers is open to ages 2-3 (must be 2 years old by the first day of the program). Little Movers is open to ages 3-5 (must be 3 years old by the first day of the program). 3 year olds who are new to non-parented classes should consider Mini Movers as their introduction.

  • Do I drop my child off for class?
    Yes! You will be encouraged to say your goodbyes and allow our skilled teachers to take your child into class. If this is your child's first time in a non-parented setting it is not uncommon to see tears. It may take your little one a few weeks to feel secure and confident in their new environment. Our main goal is to insure your child feels safe and protected. We have an integration policy so we can ease your child into the classroom setting.

  • Am I able to stay and wait?
    You will not be able to wait inside the facility. We do a drop-off and pick-up at the front entrance - just like at school. We use the entire studio for these sessions. Parents will be invited into the classroom through a virtual sneak, and a peak to watch during designated viewing weeks throughout the year.

  • What if my child has separation anxiety?
    It's perfectly normal for children to have anxiety and separation issues when they first begin. Our teachers are prepared to help your child adjust to this new dynamic of leaving mom or dad at the door. In the beginning, we give your child approximately 30 minutes to ease into the class. Our teachers are well-trained in comforting your child and easing them into the class. If your child is still upset and feeling scared, our teachers will call you. Usually within 3-4 drop offs, your child will understand the routine and will be comfortable with attending class independently.

  • What if my child has separation anxiety?
    It's perfectly normal for children to have anxiety and separation issues when they first begin. Our teachers are prepared to help your child adjust to this new dynamic of leaving mom or dad at the door. In the beginning, we give your child approximately 30 minutes to ease into the class. Our teachers are well-trained in comforting your child and easing them into the class. If your child is still upset and feeling scared, our teachers will call you. Usually within 3-4 drop offs, your child will understand the routine and will be comfortable with attending class independently.

  • What is the registration fee?
    There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration.

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  • Fine Arts Classes
 

Art

There are studies that show that children who make art, read better and have a better understanding for science and math. Art helps young children develop both gross and fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are essential for a child's school readiness. In art class, children work on projects to increase imagination and creativity, as well as increase their capacity of memory and attention. Art projects stimulate both sides of the brain. Children are able to use art as another vehicle for communication.

 

Dance

Preschool age children primarily learn through physical and sensory experiences. Dance helps young children develop language, while expanding on emotional, social and cognitive skills. Children gain discipline and focus as they engage in important life skills

 

Drama

We love that drama classes help young children with their oral communication skills. Children learn empathy, listening skills, social skills, and self-discipline, as well as create problem-solving. Acting out emotions helps children who are shy and reserved. Class time provides ideas and suggestions on how to emote and/or control emotions. Poetry in motion, storytelling through acting, and movement exercises are aimed at giving children the tools they need to develop confidence and self-esteem.

 

Health & Fitness

Physical activity promotes healthy growth and development. We aim to build a healthier body composition, and stronger bones and muscles. Gym classes improve a child's cardiovascular fitness. Children who have a higher level of physical activity are more likely to stay active as they mature.

In our Fine Arts Club, we incorporate obstacle courses, the tumble trax, acrobatics, gymnastics, relays, and fitness games to teach body awareness and strength. We also serve healthy snacks and teach the students about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how and where it grows.

 

Music

We believe in the whole-body approach to learning. Music and movement classes have shown to improve a child's memory, cognitive development, learning skills and expressive ability. Music integrates physical, cognitive and emotional learning. instruments, singing, melody and rhythm are explored.

ABC'S and 123's - Music and Dance incorporates traditional language to teach timing, spacial awareness and tempo. We go a step further by also introducing sign language from an early age.

 

Yoga & Meditation

We start our students on a journey of health and wellness from an early age. Yoga physically enhances a child's flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness improves.

Meditation reduces a child's impulsiveness and improves concentration and focus. In our fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it's helpful for children to learn relaxation techniques that can help them slow down, breathe, and clear their minds.

 

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