The Footsteps Programmes from IDT are aimed at babies and pre-school children and use dance, gymnastic skills and music to stimulate physical and mental development, and instil a love of physical activity from an early age.
The sessions focus on improving agility, balance and co-ordination, which in turn improves children's confidence in their own ability. Designed to assist children in reaching Early Years milestones, and ensure that they have a strong level of physical literacy prior to starting school.
The programmes are designed to be delivered by qualified dance teachers and cover Acro, Ballet, Tap, Street and Singing.
Each programme includes 6 terms worth of lesson plans and playlists, along with recommended equipment lists.
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Class groups are divided as follows:
Little Wrigglers - 8 weeks to confident walkers
Parent-led sessions, and care-gives are expected to fully participate. 35 Minute classes, with attendance certificates awarded at the end of each half term.
Mini Steps - Confident walkers upwards
Can take place with or without care-givers involvement, 45 minute classes designed to run alongside the Rainbow Award Scheme whereby children can take part in assessments to receive coloured segments of their own rainbow which eventually forms a 3D award.