When I was over at the new Knightdale Station Park (which I'll have much more information about on Friday before it opens on Sept. 19), Tina Cheek, the town's parks director let me know about a new program for toddlers and preschoolers.
The park is working with Kinderdance to offer programs for kids ages 2 and 3 to 5. Class began last week and are ongoing, I'm told. Here's what's offered:
- Kindertots: 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., $35/month (4 sessions), every Thursday at the Knightdale Recreation Center. Designed to develop gross motor skills, movement creativity, physical development and body awareness, while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. For two-year-olds.
- Kinderdance: 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., $42/month, every Thursday at the Rec Center. Developmental dance/movement and fitness program taught on three levels, teaching the basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics and creative movement while blending educational concepts. For ages 3 to 5.
- Kindergym: 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., $35/month, every Thursday at the Rec Center. Developmental floor gymnastics program with emphasis on social and gross motor development, physical fitness and movement education, while learning numbers, colors, shapes and words. For ages 3 to 5.
You do not need to live in Knightdale to participate in the classes. And there is no additional fee for people who don't live in Knightdale to participate. They're welcome to attend.
You can register at Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Ct., for the programs. For more information, contact Elizabeth Littleton, the owner and instructor, at 919-274-7055.
The Knightdale Recreation Center is at 102 Lawson Ridge Rd., Knightdale.