CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM provides an introduction
to dance, creative movement, music, and the
arts for youngsters aged 2 to 5. The daily
schedule includes a music class, dance class,
and an art project. We use the Creative Movement
Curriculum developed by Audrey Dascomb RDE
created for dance studios, elementary schools,
enrichment centers, and daycares. We are
committed to providing a stimulating, adventurous,
unique, and FUN environment to enhance children’s
social, emotional, physical, and intellectual
growth. First and foremost, we offer a
fun introduction to dance, music, and the arts
that nurtures, enhances, and encourages creativity,
imagination, progress and development in EACH
Creative Arts Program is a great precursor to
preschool that uses a holistic approach. That
is, the curriculum fully engages all aspects
of the learner (mind, body, and spirit) which
is the whole child paradigm. This synergy arises
from the practical and thinking and imagination
and feeling components all working in harmony.
ARTS PROGRAM BROCHURE
From Jill B. -
early childhood educator and parent of a CAP
want what's best for their children, in all
areas of their lives. When the time comes to
enroll your child in an early childhood program,
I recommend none higher than Audrey's Dance
Expressions Unlimited's Creative Arts Program.
this wonderfully developmentally appropriate
program children, above all, have FUN! They
have fun because they are in a safe and secure
environment. They have fun because the innovative
curriculum allows children to move, create,
explore and experience the world as young children
should. Kids have so much fun in the CAP that
they absorb new information without even realizing
that learning is taking place.
Creative Arts Program has been invaluable to
our family, as it helped our son develop an
instant enthusiasm for school. The beaming grins
that we saw on our child's face every day going
to, from or at school should be experienced
by all parents. With fondest memories and utmost
confidence, I highly recommend the Creative
Arts Program to all!"
From Trudi &
Paul Roberts - parents of a CAP graduate:
Creative Arts Program is fantastic. Our son,
Evan, will complete 2 1/2 years in the Spring
of 2011. He has experienced and learned so much.
In addition to hours of fun and enjoyment, CAP
has instilled a joy of learning. It has been
a very rewarding program for both parents and
child alike. As much as he loves to play, learn
and create with his teachers and friends, we
as parents enjoy watching him mature, grow,
learn and gain confidence every day. This program
has filled our son with joyful memories and
our home with lots of beautiful artwork. CAP
is a gentle and personalized approach to learning
and playing and is phenomenal for easing children
in to a school routine."
|July 8-12, 2013
||$185 or $320/both
|Aug 5-9, 2013
||$185 or $320/both
$50 when registering for both CAP sessions
WHY CHOOSE THE CREATIVE
ARTS PROGRAM (INSTEAD OF A PLAYGROUP, DAYCARE,
is much more than a play group as the focus
is on individual growth with regard to social,
emotional, physical and intellectual development
is a great precursor to preschool and kindergarten
incorporates a holistic approach to learning
incorporating mind, body and spirit (the whole
is 4 programs in one - dance class, music
lesson, art lesson and school; CAP uses an
NRDE approved dance curriculum, a separate
award-winning, parent-recommended licensed
music curriculum, and an art syllabus developed
by the directors
is educational and FUN, first and foremost
builds lasting friendships
program meets the needs of children between 2 and 5 - socially,
emotionally, intellectually, and physically. This program
is a terrific introduction to the arts while being a stimulating
and nurturing environment for each child. The arts
provide numerous benefits for children which will ultimately
enhance their academic growth and prepare them for the future
(see the flyer - Benefits of Music & Dance).
risk, one week FREE trial offer!
Dance Expressions Unlimited
73 Progress Ave.
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
||Tuesdays and Thursdays
here for directions
Arts Program Registration Form
2012 Summer Registration Form
THE CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM CURRICULA
have an extensive children's educational music
collection from Dance Expressions Unlimited
in addition to the licensed and parent-recommended
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms®
program. Makin’ Music’s 12
CDS have won more awards than any other national
music programs. They have won two prestigious
Parent’s Choice Awards, a NAPPA Parents
Award and three Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold
Audio Awards as well as Best of Philadelphia
“Best Children’s Music Classes.”
The music features a mix of folk, pop, original,
traditional, and world music.
use the syllabus Creative Movement Curriculum©
created by Audrey Dascomb, Registered Dance
Educator - Director of Dance Expressions Unlimited.
The published NRDE approved curriculum was developed
in 1989 and has been sold to dance studios,
daycares, enrichment centers, and public and
private schools. The curriculum units
include Body Awareness, Locomotion & Axial
Movement, Space, Time, and Energy along with
unique movement activities and hundreds of musical
selections. The curriculum is designed
to encourage the whole child paradigm - right
and left brain inclusion thinking.
art projects presented in the CREATIVE ARTS
PROGRAM (CAP) are carefully chosen and vary
in medium. Typically students will take
home a project daily (unless it is a two day
project or it needs to dry, etc.). CAP
projects coordinate with the themes presented
in class, just like the music and dance lessons.
Why choose an art based
program for your child?
to Living the Arts through Language &
Learning: A Report on Community-based Youth
Organizations, Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford
University and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching, Americans for the Arts Monograph,
November 1998, young people who participate
in the arts( for at least three hours on three
days each week through a full year) are:
times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
- 3 times
more likley to be elected to class office within their schools
- 4 times
more likely to participate in a math and science fair
- 3 times
more likely to win an award for school attendance
- 4 times
more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem
dancers and artists, as compared with their peers, are likely
music, dance, and art classes nearly three times as frequently
in youth groups nearly four times as frequently
for pleasure nearly twice as often
community service more than four times as often
Creative Arts Program is a great precursor to preschool that
uses a holistic approach. That is, the curriculum fully engages
all aspects of the learner (mind, body, and spirit) which is
the whole child paradigm. This synergy arises from the practical
and thinking and imagination and feeling components all working
Do the parents stay with the
children for the class?
the CAP is a drop off program. Children learn to become
independent, participate, share, and create by themselves.
Does the CAP last throughout the year?
the program continues throughout the school year and we have
summer sessions as well. Most children continue throughout
the year once registered.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
We encourage all potty-trained students to use the facilities
and often-times this motivates those who aren’t potty
Does the program fill up? Will there
be a space for me? What is the student:teacher ratio?
popular programs fill up. Classes are small to ensure
personal attention with 2-3 teachers per 14 students per session.
We recommend registering as soon as you think your child is
ready as we often have waiting lists.
How do I know if my child is ready for CAP?
that have successfully been left with babysitters are generally
ready. Also, children who are outgoing and used to separating
from parents (at the gym, at playgroup, etc.) should be ready.
We highly recommend that students be left with a sitter (other
than a family member) before enrolling in the program as this
is usually the first structured class without a parent.
Although there is often separation anxiety, we will let you
know after the first class if the child is ready for the program.
Creative Arts Program observes the following
holidays and Massachusetts vacations.
Classes Begin September 11, 2012
||November 20 & 22, 2012
||December 25 & 27; January
1 & 3
||February 19 & 21, 2013
||April 16 & 18, 2013
||June 20, 2013
is due BEFORE the first of each month
(during prior month).
is $175.00 per month.
is based on approx. 10 months of classes (Sept-June) and
an overall tuition amount. Monthly tuition is determined
by taking total amount and dividing appropriately.
Tuition is the same each month, regardless of the amount
of weeks that month.
Non-Refundable $30.00 Registration Fee.
of 5 persons per session.
is on a first-come, first-served basis - limited enrollment.
payments must be secured by a credit card.
one of the following links:
Program Registration Form
2013 Summer Registration Form