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While we may not be offering all of the following classes in Fall 2020, see below for information on BAX’s full scope of programming.

BAX’s Early Childhood Program offers developing toddlers and pre-schoolers creative programming taught by professional and nurturing instructors. Drawing from dance, yoga, and gymnastics, BAX early childhood programming introduces children to body movement, group social dynamics, and creative choice-making. Families can choose caregiver-child classes (Move & Groove), which also include our complimentary Playspace program, or sign-up by day for a flexible drop-in Playspace.

Playspace offers children ages 1-4 and their caregivers open studio time to explore a range of curated, age-appropriate, activities as well as a guided music and story-time with BAX’s facilitator. In Move & Groove classes, families enjoy a more consistent class community and facilitated activities that build in sequence over time.

All early childhood families are welcome to bring a snack, read a book, or enjoy some social time in our home-like waiting area before or after classes!

Early Childhood Classes

Drop-in (with parent or caregiver) — Playspace is a flexible time for children and their families to participate in creative play guided by a BAX teaching artist in an open student environment.

(Ages 1-4)
Explore tunnels, create funky rhythms, and dance with colorful scarves and sort soft vegetables. Children can bring special toys, books, or other childhood comfort items, but must bring their own diapers, wipes, snacks and drinks. Parents must remain on site. Playspace is a PEANUT FREE ENVIRONMENT. This is a wonderful activity to incorporate into your weekly routine and provides an opportunity to meet new friends, socialize and engage in a bright and open space. Playspace runs on Mondays and Fridays (9:30-11:30am) from October 28, 2019 through May 22, 2020. Playspace is included in Move & Groove tuition.
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With Caregiver  These classes provide caregivers and children with an opportunity to creatively explore movement, spacial awareness and work together in partnership. Caregiver classes follow a seasonal schedule (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

Move & Groove
(Ages 18 months- 2.5 years)
Movement, rhythm, rhyme, and song combine to stimulate your toddler’s body, mind, and spirit. This class provides a creative movement experience while developing body as well as spatial awareness. Toddlers wiggle, gallop, clap, shake, and slide in a supportive group environment. Child and caregiver will move and sing together while participating in group activities that stimulate creativity.View Schedule & Register
Move & Groove
(Ages 2.5-3.5 years)
Tots stretch their bodies and imaginations through movement activities, songs, stories, creative props, and rhythmic games. This class increases spatial and body awareness through an emphasis on physical articulation and timing. Basic social skills are honed through following, leading, and repetition exercises. Child and caregiver will move and sing together while participating in group activities that stimulate creativity.View Schedule & Register