Living Montessori Academy (LMA)
Hammer & Nail’s Kid’s School of Woodworking teaches children the basics of building, from measuring and sawing, to gluing and nailing. This class is designed to build confidence and responsibility. Instructor Brad Meyer directs children on safe tool use and plans individual projects based on each child’s abilities and teaches children to properly use hand tools while constructing real wood projects. These are quality projects the children are proud to put their name on! Kids learn how to safely use Japanese hand saws, hammers and drills, among other tools. Safety gear is provided, and safe skills are taught.
Creative Dance & Ballet
Creative Dance class encourages children to explore their creativity with big body movement, rhythm and repetition. They spend time learning fundamental dance skills, exercising their growing bodies and enjoying storytelling through dance. A variety of styles will be incorporated including jazz, ballet, hip hop, musical theater and basic tumbling. Ms. Wendi, who trained in England at the Laine Theatre Arts College, has been teaching ballet in Seattle for over 20 years. She ties together the best elements of creative dance, while incorporating ballet technique. Your child will develop flexibility, coordination, strength, physical awareness and body control while having fun.
This class will challenge beginners as well as returning students.
Children discover, improvise, collaborate and learn STEM skills with the coding software that encourage critical thinking and problem solving. Using both, hands-on tools and established brand LEGO bricks, that are naturally engaging to students, they begin to develop more complex algorithms. Working with bricks, children bring abstract concepts to life that they can touch, describe and innovate upon, while incorporating the experience of both right and left brain. This program also develops children’s capacity to overcome challenges and practice collaboration and communication.
Our Martial Arts program develops rock solid and laser beam focus, fosters teamwork and increases coordination. All of this in a safe, fun and positive environment with certified and experienced child development specialists who also happen to be high-level black belts.
Elite Martial Arts mixes a great blend of fitness, discipline and self-defense into their lessons, that make this the perfect activity for all ages.
Keeping fit and having a regular stress relieving endeavor is critical these days. Being able to combine that, with learning valuable skills that can save your life, makes martial arts classes a necessity. Many students and instructors say that they can go into their martial arts lesson feeling one way, but they always leave feeling full of energy and happy. Because they had ‘FUN’ during their class.
Soccer Shots utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting.
This class also fosters character traits such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.
Soccer shots focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction.
Additionally, children are introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Private Piano Lessons (Ages 4+)
During private piano lessons, your child explores the piano’s sounds and geography of the keyboard while they are introduced to the basics of music theory. Your child also learns to identify different notes and rests, recognize the difference between the treble clef and the bass clef, and builds fine motor skills as well as spatial and temporal thinking, through the practice of using their fingers. All concepts are taught in a fun, engaging atmosphere that is individualized for each student. Each child also participates in a recital at the end of each ten-week session. This provides a sense of inner achievement and pride for their hard work and improved skills.
Living Montessori Early Education (LMEE)
Young dancers explore natural movement using their imagination and creativity. Inspired by rhythmic music and exciting props, your child will develop basic dance skills while strengthening the body and mind.
Soccer Shots Mini
Soccer Shots Mini (2-3 yrs. old) is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game.
Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.
Dizzy’s Tumble buses are full-size school buses that have been converted into mini gyms! All our classes occur inside the Tumblebus, and no transportation is involved. The Tumblebus, is brought directly to your child’s school for half-an-hour of games, activities, and tumbling skills!
The Tumblebus is equipped with a large variety of equipment designed to improve balance and coordination while strengthening both the upper and lower body. Our classes feature a weekly theme to engage our students’ imaginations, and lively music accompanies each lesson. The children will always enjoy climbing into the Tumblebus to see what’s new!
Dizzy’s Tumblebus’ mission is to be the highlight of your child’s week, and it the smiles on the students’ faces always show us how happy they are to be Tumblebus students! You will be amazed at how excited your child will be for Dizzy bus Day!