The Music Settlement’s Early Childhood offerings have sown the seeds of a life-long interest in music, movement, and  creative self-expression in thousands of children, earning The Music Settlement a reputation for excellence in all aspects of early childhood education. Many of our dance classes are led by members of Inlet Dance Theatre, our dance theatre in residence. 

Inlet Dance Children's Level I (Spring 2017)

This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions. In this level, children will be guided through exploration of space, music, and movement of the body.

Inlet Dance Children's Level II (Spring 2017)

This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions. In this level, students are introduced to Hawkins-based Release Technique. Students will learn class protocol, the progression of exercises, and how to participate in ensemble. Technique will focus on control, strength, flexibility, and mind-body integration.

Inlet Dance Children's Level III (Spring 2017)

This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions. In this level, students are moved through the Hawkins-based Release Technique progressions. Students will begin to develop core strength, an increased range of motion, coordination, and a strong sense of ensemble. Performance improvisation skills and nontraditional partnering may be introduced.

Music and Movement (Spring 2017)

Parent and child participate in movement activities, singing and chanting. The atmosphere is warm and informal, yet musically rich. Children enjoy all aspects of musical discovery. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available.

Music and Movement - F, 9:15am (Summer 2017)

Parent/Caregiver and child participate in movement activities, singing, and chanting. The atmosphere is warm and informal, yet musically rich. Children enjoy all aspects of musical discovery. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

Music and Movement - TH, 9:15am (Summer 2017)

Parent/Caregiver and child participate in movement activities, singing, and chanting. The atmosphere is warm and informal, yet musically rich. Children enjoy all aspects of musical discovery. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

Music and Movement @ BOP STOP (Spring 2017)

Parent and child participate in movement activities, singing and chanting. The atmosphere is warm and informal, yet musically rich. Children enjoy all aspects of musical discovery. Classes meet throughout the week. Morning and evening classes are available.

Music and Movement @ BOP STOP - T, 9:15am (Summer 2017)

Parent/Caregiver and child participate in movement activities, singing, and chanting. The atmosphere is warm and informal, yet musically rich. Children enjoy all aspects of musical discovery. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

Music Explorers - Learn Together (MELT) (Spring 2017)

Experience the joy of music together! This class is designed for the parent/caregiver and child to learn songs, create music, and explore a variety of instruments.

Music Explorers - Learn Together - Th, 10:15am (Summer 2017)

Experience the joy of music together! This class is designed for the parent/caregiver and child to learn songs, create music, and explore a variety of simple hand instruments. This is the next step forward after Music & Movement. Space is limited to 8 pairs. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

Music Explorers-Learn Together @ BOP STOP - T, 10:15am (Summer 2017)

Experience the joy of music together! This class is designed for the parent/caregiver and child to learn songs, create music, and explore a variety of simple hand instruments. This is the next step forward after Music & Movement. Space is limited to 8 pairs. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

Young Musicians (Spring 2017)

This unique Dalcroze-inspired offering invites children to learn music through body movements. It encourages students to explore music by associating familiar motions such as walking and running with the rhythm of music. Activities involving singing and playing hand instruments help children to develop listening, improvisation, and coordination skills.

Young Musicians - TH 11:15am (Summer 2017)

This unique Dalcroze-inspired offering invites children to learn music through body movements. It encourages students to explore music by associating familiar motions such as walking and running with the rhythm of music. Activities involving singing and playing help children to develop listening, improvisation and coordination skills. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

Young Musicians @ BOP STOP (Spring 2017)

This unique Dalcroze-inspired offering invites children to learn music through body movements. It encourages students to explore music by associating familiar motions such as walking and running with the rhythm of music. Activities involving singing and playing hand instruments help children to develop listening, improvisation, and coordination skills.

Young Musicians @ BOP STOP - T, 11:15am (Summer 2017)

This unique Dalcroze inspired offering invites children to learn music through body movements. It encourages students to explore music by associating familiar motions such as walking and running with the rhythm of music. Activities involving singing and playing help children to develop listening, improvisation and coordination skills. Notes: Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the floor with your child.

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