Want your kids to dance, learn exercise and have fun all at the same time? That’s what Move ‘N Groove is all about! Move ‘N Groove is a creative movement program for children ages 2 to 7 years. Each episode is based on a curriculum developed by Deborah Damast a leading dance education expert who holds a faculty position at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education as Master Teacher of Dance Education. Deborah’s dance curriculum and classes are highly acclaimed by teachers, parents, administrators at private studios, daycare centers and pre-schools.
Move ‘N Groove features live-action classroom-style learning with entertaining text and character animations that no kid can resist! Move ‘N Groove Kids is designed to help children develop self-confidence, encourage healthy living and promote problem-solving skills. The program encourages team work, bridges language barriers and teaches vocabulary. Move ‘N Groove encourages aesthetic appreciation and individual creative expression. And of course, it gives them plenty of opportunity to dance and jump around - just what kids love doing best.
Move ‘N Groove Kids is a dance and exercise video that teachers and parents can use both in-class and at home. Kids follow along to a comprehensive dance and fitness routine that introduces them to various types of movements while encouraging them to explore new and different ways of moving their own bodies.
We want all kids to learn good exercise habits early! Each video starts off with a warm up, then moves into locomotor and non-locomotor movements. Kids then follow a series of aerobic dance exercises, and conclude with a relaxing cool-down segment. Deb is currently an adjunct professor in NYU’s Dance Education Department and has been teaching Creative Movement in private studios, schools, and childrens programs in the New York area for the past ten years. Move ‘N Groove Kids captures her highly acclaimed teaching practice on a video that’s fun, engaging, and perfect for every child.
The unique creative movement foundation of the Move ‘N Groove Kids programs helps children develop in several ways. The interpretive exercises and fluid teaching style encourage individual creative expression, cognitive development, and self-confidence. The original music, written by acclaimed composers Cary Brown and Dan Schorr, together with the dance and creative movements introduced in the video, will broaden your child’s aesthetic sensibility, and improve their flexibility and motor skills. It’s a great way to foster a positive attitude towards health and exercise in every child.
There are currently 3 titles in the series, Move ‘N Groove Kids Volume 1, Move ‘N Groove Kids go to the Zoo and Move ‘N Groove Kids go to the Park.
Deborah Damast has been teaching dance to adults and children for more than 15 years. She holds a BFA degree in dance from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in Dance Education from NYU where she is currently on the faculty of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education in the position of Master Teacher of Dance Education. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society of educators, and the National Dance Association. She is currently teaching dance at the New York City Ballet, Peridance, Little Red Schoolhouse, The 92nd St. Y, JCC Manhattan, and Temple Habonim Nursery. She has choreographed for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, The International Festival of Dance in Bologna, Italy and the Aizu Wakamatsu Theatre in Japan. Her company, Deborah Damast and Dancers, has performed in more than 20 venues in New York including The World Financial Center and The Theatre of the Riverside Church.
Manny Kivowitz is the executive producer of KSK:STUDIOS, a NYC based production company he founded in 1988. Manny loves his work and has produced and directed commercials, music videos, documentaries, sales and marketing films and most notably, 17 episodes of a television show he co-created for VH1. However, he’d never achieved his career long goal of working in children’s educational programming until he decided to throw his talents and company behind the development of the “Move ’N Groove Kids” programs. He’s happy to say it’s the project he’s most proud of to date and he hopes you and your kids enjoy them! Feel free to send him feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org