The DiscoverDance Experience (launching mid 2020), is an innovative, one-of-a-kind platform for early childhood dance educators. This online community is dedicated to learning, creating, and educating the early years. Here is what’s included.
LEARN-> DiscoverDance Online Courses. DiscoverDance teachers are dedicated to continuous professional development. These self-paced courses cover classroom management, curriculum development, choreography creation, and more!
CREATE-> DiscoverDance Lab. This creation lab includes hundreds of warm up activities, creative explorations, and skill development progressions in multiple dance styles. DiscoverDance teachers utilize these resources to create and customize a program to fit the needs of their studio within four different developmental stages.
EDUCATE-> DiscoverDance Library. This library is the home for resources to enhance the learning experience for children and boost ease and confidence for teachers. Included in this ever-expanding library are done-for-you lesson plans, teaching materials, coloring pages, research-based educational articles, teaching examples, seasonal class activities, and more!
Whether you are a studio owner looking to grow your preschool and under program, or a teacher looking to create an amazing class experience, DiscoverDance is here for YOU! Until our much anticipated launch later this year, please follow us on our social platforms. You are sure to find many tips and tricks to rock your early childhood classes.
The DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Program was developed by Dance Educator Andrea Trench. Since its inception in 2006, hundreds of children have discovered the true joy of dance, developed proper dance training, and live a life full of appreciation for the ART of dance.
ANDREA, YOU'VE REALLY OUTDONE YOURSELF WITH YOUR DISCOVERDANCE PROGRAM! BEING IN ALASKA, I FEEL LIKE I'M ON THE MOON SOMETIMES WE'RE SO ISOLATED. TO HAVE THIS TRAINING, CURRICULUM, PROP LIST, ALONG WITH THE VIDEOS AND SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS AND MORE, I FEEL SO CONFIDENT AND PREPARED FOR CLASSES WITH WHAT CAN BE THE MOST CHALLENGING AGE GROUP TO WORK WITH. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'VE CREATED AND CONTINUE TO DO FOR YOUR FELLOW DANCE SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS! YOUR CURRICULUM IS PRICELESS! ~JAMIE STRAATSMA, STUDIO OWNER DISCOVERDANCE IS THE BEST EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE PROGRAM I HAVE SEEN IN MY 20 YEARS OF TEACHING! IT'S A GENDER-NEUTRAL PROGRAM THAT FOCUSES ON COGNITIVE AND MOTOR SKILL GROWTH BY USING CREATIVE PLAY AND EXPLORATION IN EVERY SINGLE LESSON PLAN. WHAT GOOD IS A PLIÉ TO A 3 YEAR OLD IF THEY DON'T FIRST UNDERSTAND DIRECTION, LEVEL, WEIGHT AND SO ON? IN MY EXPERIENCE, A CONCEPTUAL APPROACH IS THE ONLY SUCCESSFUL WAY TO TEACH TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS! AND I HAVE SEEN THE POSITIVE EFFECTS ON DANCERS, IN LATER YEARS, WHO GO THROUGH THE DISCOVERDANCE PROGRAM BEFORE ENTERING A STYLE SPECIFIC CLASS...THEY ARE SMARTER DANCERS, WHO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF BODY AWARENESS! ~RHONDA MOORE, DANCE TEACHER
DISCOVERDANCE IS THE BEST. I COULDN'T IMAGINE TEACHING WITHOUT IT ... IT MAKES OUR JOB SO EASY AND FUN BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS LAID OUT FOR YOU! THE KIDDOS LOVE IT AND CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK AND DANCE WITH YOU EACH WEEK AND THE PARENTS LOVE IT BECAUSE THEY ARE BECOMING SMARTER HUMANS ALL AROUND! IT'S A WIN FOR EVERYONE. ~ASHLEY DEETS, STUDIO DIRECTOR
DISCOVER DANCE IS AMAZING!! CONCEPT BASED LEARNING PREPARES THEIR YOUNG BRAINS AND BODIES FOR ANY STYLE OF DANCE. ALSO THE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS KEEP CLASSES FRESH AND FUN! ~GINA MATSIE, DANCE TEACHER
WE LOVE OUR CURRICULUM AND GUESS WHAT??!!! OUR FIRST CLASS FOR LITTLES IS ALREADY CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER SESSION! OUR FAMILIES AND STAFF LOVE DISCOVERDANCE AND HOW IT IS A DANCE CURRICULUM THAT TRULY IS FOR THE DEVELOPING YOUNG CHILD! BEING A FORMER KINDERGARTEN TEACHER AND HAVING A TEACHING DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD IT WAS A NO BRAINER TO HAVE DISCOVERDANCE IN OUR CURRICULUM! THANK YOU FOR DEVELOPING A TRULY AMAZING CURRICULUM! ~NATASHA LEAS, DANCE STUDIO OWNER
I JUST HAVE TO SHARE I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR PROGRAM AND MATERIALS. IT’S INCREDIBLE! I HAVE BEEN TEACHING FOR 14 YEARS AND THIS IS THE PROGRAM I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR TO COMPLEMENT MY TEACHING PERSONALITY. ~SHAVAUN O'DWYER, DANCE TEACHER