Creation Station is a wildly creative dance school concept which provides movement based programs for children starting at 16 months of age.
All of the classes at Creation Station reflect a commitment to promoting high self esteem. They entertain as well as educate and most of all, allow every child to be just that - a child! Creation Station takes a developmental approach to teaching.
We have realistic and age-appropriate expectations for children. Our classes begin with a consistent structure. From there we add a developmental theme, physical focal elements (designed to strengthen coordination, build body awareness or flexibility, and in the case of ballet classes, introduce technical elements for practice), and finally we add a magical make-believe component to tie everything together.
Every class uses an incredible assortment of props and costumes to inspire and engage the children. Our classes help children develop and practice social, physical, and gross motor skills, but our major focus is the FUN! Enrichment is only enriching if your child is engaged and interested in what she/he is doing! Our philosophy lies in the belief that by combining a nurturing, non-competitive environment and encouraging kids to develop their own personal, artistic, and educational strengths, allows them to tap into their imaginations in a way that is vastly different from any other traditional dance school.
Because dance classes are unregulated in the United States anyone can open up a studio and "teach" children. That is why all of the owners and teachers of Creation Station encourage parents to shop around and try many different studios before choosing one that they feel is appropriate. We feel that rather than focus too much attention on the "style" of movement that is being taught, parents should choose classes for their children based on how the instructor works with their students.
Creation Station believes that if the dance program is taught well, the parent should notice an improvement in their child's self esteem, coordination, focus, and cognitive skills in AND outside of class! So as you tread through the vast array of enrichment classes that are out there for children, please remember that these classes should be about discovering life and yourself through the arts because self expression is great for the body and the soul!