Community Classes

Love2Dance is happy to partner with other instructional programs in our community so that we can offer diverse activities for all ages at our convenient downtown Novato location. The following classes take place at the Love2Dance studios but are managed by the respective organizations. Please register with and direct all inquiries about these programs to each organization directly.

Capoeira

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provided by ABADÁ-Capoeira Marin

Capoeira (pronounced ka-poo-ay-da) is a martial art developed in Brazil by enslaved Africans.   It is a communal game in which two opponents play each other inside a circle, formed by the other players who create rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional instruments.

Schedule

Ages 3-5: Thursdays  at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 6-12: Thursdays at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 13 - Adult: Thursdays at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

All classes will be held at 874 Sweetser Avenue, Novato, Studio B

Registration and Fees

Please visit https://abadamarin.com/abada-capoeira-marin/ for fees and registration instructions. Please direct all questions to abadamarin@gmail.com

 

Kindermusik

 

 

 

 

Provided by Music With Melissa

Classes meet weekly for 45 minutes. Each child attends with an active adult participant. 

What you'll experience together at Kindermusik...

Variety of music. 
Musical diversity builds strong neural networks in a child’s developing brain which is why each Kindermusik unit contains an array of musical styles, sounds, and genres.

Instrument play. 
Age-appropriate exploration with real instruments enhances a sense of rhythm and steady beat, develops a keen awareness of the distinguishing qualities of sound, and encourages spontaneity and creativity.

Dance. 
A room full of family and friends dancing together helps a little body develop the muscle strength needed at first to crawl and walk and then to jump and march.  All children are completely free to move about the room at anytime during class and this freedom helps a little heart to fall in love with the sheer joy of responding physically to music.

Together time. 
Kindermusik is the essence of “quality time”.  We provide you a place to create special memories, nurture the growing bond you share, and gain new insights into your child’s development.

Sign language for early communication
You will learn American Sign Language ASL in every class and techniques on how to use sign language every day to enhance your child’s language development.

Learning continues at home. 
With your CDs and online subscription, the learning continues all week long with your child’s best teacher—you!

Schedule

Ages 2-4: Thursdays at 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Location

All classes will be held at 874 Sweetser Avenue, Novato, Studio B

Registration and Fees

Please visit http://musicwithmelissa.com/kindermusik.html for fees and registration instructions. Please direct all questions to Melissa at melissa@musicwithmelissa.com or ​(415) 721-1929.

 

Intro to Irish Dancing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provided by Music With Melissa

Children learn traditional Light Jig & Reel steps in a lively class that also includes stories & songs of Ireland.

Melissa Ayotte and her son Charlie have been dancing with the McBride Irish Dancers in San Rafael for the past 17 years. Melissa will offer this beginning beginners' class as a satellite program for the McBride School.

Schedule

Ages 5-6: Thursdays at 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

All classes will be held at 874 Sweetser Avenue, Novato, Studio B

Registration and Fees

Please visit http://www.123contactform.com/form-2862470/Irish-Dance-Stories-And-Songs  for fees and registration instructions. Please direct all questions to Melissa at melissa@musicwithmelissa.com or ​(415) 721-1929.