At Dance IQ, we offer creativity and artistry of dance through a non- competitive, all-inclusive, and safe establishment for children and adults to evolve mentally and physically.
Our all-inclusive, student-centered approach to teaching dance places value on children and adults for who they are today and the potential for teamwork, cooperation, compromise and willingness to grow.
Classes at Dance IQ are scaffold in a transitional design to allow for challenges appropriate for each child’s level and dance experience. All classes are conducted under the National Standards of the National Dance Education Organization.
Dance With ME classes are a shared dance experience with parents and children. This class is for bonding time with your family, fun, creativity, laughter and sharing the love of dance.
Creative movement is an inclusive, non-gender form of dancing where you are free to express how you feel whether you are dancing to music, telling a story or even dancing in silence. Creative Movement is an energetic class where dynamic pedestrian movements such as skipping, galloping, rolling, jumping and alligator scoot (contralateral and homologous movement which aids the sensory pathways in the brain) are mastered and introduced to elements in space with levels and pathways.
Dance Classes a Cut Above the Rest
The benefits of dancing with us are many! At Dance IQ the student is the owner of his or her movement and creation. Dance requires the individual to be focused and present while feeling the freedom of movement through space. The dancer will experience empowerment, confidence, and creative knowledge while aesthetically communicating through movement.
Creativity is based on the emotional development of expression through the medium of the human body in motion. The student is free to express how he or she feels whether you are dancing to music, telling a story, dancing in silence or even being still.
Through creating a safe and entrusting dance space the students feel comfortable working and expressing themselves in a group. The students are learning and developing a social integration through cooperation, compromise and willingness to grow. By allowing the student to freely make these choices the student uses problem-solving and critical thinking. By using “Somatics” in the teaching process, the student experiences paying attention to self, which helps you be more sensitive to others.
Aids children with learning differences such as ADD, ADHD and mild autism. The junction of sensory pathways and neuroscience, vestibular stimulation and balance, stress reduction through building deeper and socio-emotional intelligence. Starting at a young age, for example, a three-year-old child doing somatic movement dance patterns can help develop neurological patterns in the brain. The developmental patterns move through a sequence from increasing breathing to differentiating between whole body and all possible coordinations – spinal flexibility, coordination for jumping, hopping, skipping and leaping or throwing a ball!
All classes transition gradually with technique and choreographic concepts behind the dance forms. Each class follows National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) standards. Certified dance professionals with the highest quality in technique will teach injury prevention, stretching, and muscle development. The child will learn the kinesthetic muscle awareness of his or her body as well as make the cognitive connection with “why” we dance a certain way.
Without fun, the passion of movement will disappear and cause “burn-out.” By incorporating fun with creativity, and dedication a student will feel empowered with the journey of movement.
At Dance IQ we value an all-inclusive, student-centered approach to teaching dance. At Dance IQ the student is the owner of his or her movement and creation. Dance requires the individual to be focused and present while feeling the freedom of movement through space. The dancer will experience empowerment, confidence, and creative knowledge while aesthetically communicating through movement. At Dance IQ we value children and adults for who they are today and the potential for teamwork, cooperation, compromise and willingness to grow.
Dance IQ Founder, Director
Alisa is a certified instructor for BodyMind Dancing™ somatic dance education. She has a Masters of Arts in Dance Education and is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization. Her experience in higher education includes dance instructor of tap and hip-hop at Florida International University from 2002-2006 and K-12 dance director, after-school musical theater director, and choreographer at a private school in Broward 2009–2017.