for teachers working in: Early Childhood -
Creative Movement (ages 2-7 yrs) -
and Dance for Teens
Do you want
to increase your effectiveness as a teacher?
Do you want
to launch a creative movement class?
Do you need support and renewal as a teacher?
Do you want
to become a KCM teacher?
can help you!
- One-on-One single sessions, on site, or at
KCM in Soho
- Group In-Service Sessions for Staff
workshops, plus Q&A), on site, or at KCM in Soho
series of one hour consultation, on site, or by phone
- Purchase Review Sheets and Strategies on teaching topics
- Purchase a copy of Dancing With Delight
KCM to arrange: 212-431-8489 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange appointment
Training, Consulting, Tele-Mentoring and Review Sheets on useful Topics for qualified individuals
seeking to establish an early childhood creative movement program, problem solving strategies, or
renewal and development of methodology.
KCM provides a 1-month training program to prospective teachers for
Kids Co-Motion: Includes 10-hours of trailing classes, 1.5 hour Institute
training in methodology, and 4 hours co-teach with feedback sessions.
(Arrange for late Sept/Oct, or Jan/Feb
Kids Co-Motion also provides individualized 1-hour tutorial sessions
covering a variety of topics for qualified individuals seeking
1) to establish a new early childhood creative movement program,
or who are seeking 2) an in depth environment to develop and expand
upon their teaching skills. The Tutorials are offered singly for $200
per session, or in a series of 1-3 one-hour sessions. Series rate is
An addditional option: observation of a KCM lab class (Tot, Toddler
or Three Plus levels, or special needs) including analysis and discussion
of methods, key tips.
Mentoring sessions for teachers who already have an established
class and desire feedback and renewal are $150/hour.
Tutorials, Mentoring, Consulting sessions, and Review Sheets are provided by Rebecca Kelly,
co-founder/ director of Kids Co-Motion.
For more information or to schedule a session, first send your
resume with a letter stating your interest and objectives, to Kids Co-Motion.
Contact us to request list of KCM Teachers Review Sheet, Topics and Strategies, available for order. Each topic, $10. Email: RKBallet1@verizon.net.
Choreographer’s Approach to Positive Learning and Creative Movement
for Young Children, by Rebecca Kelly,
WITH DELIGHT is a 78-page manual by Rebecca Kelly, co-founder
of KIDS CO-MOTION, with a foreword by child psychiatrist Dr. David Brashear,
of Thomas Jefferson Universtiy Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. It mixes
commentary with anecdotal material, providing an insightful and pragmatic
guide for anyone desiring to teach early childhood dance. Conveniently
arranged by easy to look up topics.
WITH DELIGHT is a handy reference for any teacher of young
children. Using the laboratory of the dance program, Kelly discusses
early learning in the years beyond infancy and before school. She reveals
the experiences of families, both good and bad, funny and surprising, and from which a parent
or adult will certainly recognize the child under one's own care.
"crossing the threshold" of the first class, the subjects
of making transitions, gaining self-control, dealing with jealousy,
aggression, the issues of controlling "Mom," focus skills,
setting limits, being friendly, are discussed. A guide called "When
Will my Child Leap?" provides information about when you can expect
your child to accomplish physical milestones such as the somersault
or clapping or skipping. A valuable early childhood suggested reading
list is included.
Kelly takes the reader through the pleasures and challenges of introducing
a child to one of its first social groups. She includes examples of
adapting to "classroom" challenges, coping with shyness, what
constitutes pressure to a parent in class, and deals with biting, hair-pulling,
weaning. She describes how the dance class goes beyond vocabulary
building. It engages children in physical math, in singing and talking,
adapting to a classroom environment. She discusses how to choose an
enrichment class suited to your child's temperament.
this book you will meet the child who loves words, the child who loves
movements, the child who is enraptured by symbols, the child who loves other kids, the child who loves the teacher.
And you will meet the child who can't come in the door, the child who
doesn't participate, the child who must do
it in "his/ her unique way." The parent or accompanying adult
is guided to notice and rejoice in all the clues to learning in their
young child's experiences.
DANCING WITH DELIGHT is
available in paperback exclusively by order through Rebecca Kelly Ballet,
579 Broadway, 4B, New York, NY 10012. The Manual costs $40, plus shipping
Early Childhood Creative Movement Program
School Classes for Older Students
Dance Performance Activities for Families
KCM Testimonials Press