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BABY'S RHYTHM CLASSES with Ms. lilly.

Mondays: 3:10pm to 3:45pm

Ages 1 (or trying to walk) to 4 years old

Bethesda location: 4731 Elm St, 2nd fl, Bethesda, MD 20814

Younger children should be accompanied with a parent/guardian during the class. Children who do well with following directions and being separated from their parent/guardian can be dropped off.
We look forward to seeing you in class!

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Rhythm classes are a system of musical and rhythmic education, the purpose of which is to develop a sense of rhythm and coordination in children of age 1 (or trying to walk) to 4 years old.

Rhythm classes are also called sometimes rhythmic gymnastics or rhythmic movements classes for children (usually of preschool age), in which they learn to move with the accompaniment of music, control their body, develop attention and memory. The rhythm classes for children are accompanied by cheerful, rhythmic music, so classes are perceived by them positively, which, in turn, allows them to better assimilate, stay focused and learn better.

history

Rhythm, as a teaching method, was created at the beginning of the 20th century by a professor at the Geneva Conservatory Emile Jacques-Dalcroze, who noticed that even the most careless students began to perceive and memorize the rhythmic structure of music as soon as they began to move to the music. These observations laid the foundation for a system later called “rhythmic gymnastics.”

Please, don’t confuse with rhythmic gymnastics as a sport.

benefits

In rhythmic lessons, the child develops versatility, acquiring a number of skills and abilities:
– Child’s physical form improves,
– Child develops coordination of movements, child learns the simplest dance movements,
– Learns such concepts as tempo, rhythm, as well as the genre and nature of music,
– Child learns to adequately express and control his emotions,
– Developing creativity and an active lifestyle.
– Good preparation for further music lessons, dancing, or sports.
– Rhythmic exercises give an excellent “peaceful” relaxation for hyperactive children.
– Rhythmic classes for children helps to relax,
– Teaches children to move freely, creates a feeling of joy, rhythmic instills a love of music, and educates the child’s musical taste.

Baby dance classes, story time, ballet for toddlers, puppet classes, mommy and me and more fun for babies and parents at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio.
Baby dance classes, story time, ballet for toddlers, puppet classes, mommy and me and more fun for babies and parents at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio.
CLASS TENTATIVE STRUCTURE

Rhythm classes emphasize the development of coordination, the ability to listen to and hear music, feel your body and control it freely, and, of course, develop a sense of rhythm.

Warm-up/ circle time – 3 minutes
Dance (changing time to time) – 2 minutes of learning

Stretching with massage elements + yoga with mommy – 10 minutes

Obstacle course and other Gymnastics (rings, rolls, swings, trampoline, bouncing concept, catch concept, toss concept, etc) – 10 minutes

Rest. Sensory and motor development (Montessori techniques) – 5-7 minutes

Music learning. Musical instruments practice. -5 minutes

Dance from previous practice. Active games. – 5 minutes

About Ms. Lillia Ashirova

Lilia Ashirova - rhythmic gymnastics coach at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio in Bethesda

Lillia Ashirova is a certified gymnastics professional and yoga instructor (based in Maryland). A former competitive gymnast, she is an expert rhythmic and artistic gymnastics coach and yoga instructor who works with students of all ages in the DMV area.

Born in 1984 in Novokuznetsk, Russia, Lillia found success early in life as a competitive gymnast and a dancer (basic ballet, lyrical dance, modern dance, etc.) throughout her childhood and teen years. Later, she earned a master’s degree in education, and started to work as a teacher at different public and private facilities.
After moving to the US in 2014, the Lillia was recruited to step into a role as rhythmic gymnastics coach and a certified yoga instructor.

Lillia was the gym’s rhythmic and artistic gymnastics coach and gymnastics and dance routine choreographer for both competitive and recreational classes catering to children ages 2 to 18. She also worked with professional athletes and designed and taught gymnastics fitness classes to help people improve their flexibility and strength. In 2018, Lillia became a certified gymnastics and gymnastic fitness instructor through the School of Competitive Gymnastics, a program that trains gymnastics coaches working with pre-team, compulsory, optional, and elite athletes.
Salsa With Silvia is extremely excited to have Lilia on board and she is looking forward to providing fun, engaging, and informative gymnastics and fitness and dance classes for people of all ages.


NEED TO KNOW + POLICY: Please arrive at least 10 minutes earlier to allow for signing in. Strollers can be stored next to the staircase upon entering through the main entrance. Parking is available at nearby garages. Payments are non-refundable. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR EACH CLASS YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. Please remember to cancel your reservation if you are not attending. Failure to cancel will result in loss of class credit. You can use your online profile to cancel and reschedule group classes. You and your child should wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move. Younger children should be accompanied with a parent/guardian during the class. Children who do well with following directions and being separated from their parent/guardian can be dropped off.

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