My cousin Caia and a friend have created and produced a new video, so had to show it to everyone. Check it out! I'm so proud of her. Baby dance was created by Teresa and Caia, two mothers of young children who were inspired to introduce dance to children under six years old.
In the past ten years there has been extensive research on children under six years old who have been introduced to activities that have a direct
mind-body connection. They found these children have higher scores on reading readiness tests, are more self-confident, have a better ability in spacial relations and are more likely to be physically fit as adults.
In a world where childhood obesity is an epidemic, Teresa and Caia set out to create a video and DVD series that would introduce young children to the joy of dance and movement in a format that children and parents would enjoy together.
Teresa and Caia were well qualified for the job. Teresa has been a children’s dance teacher for the past 11 years and has developed a pre-school dance class that emphasizes creative movement, basic ballet technique, tap dance, and international dances. As a professional dancer, she has toured the world, and as a choreographer she has received some of the most sought after awards in the entertainment business( Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination, Los Angeles Drama-logue Award for Best Choreography, Los Angeles Ovation Award nomination for Best Choreographer). Her choreography credits include the film “SCARECROW” (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment), a dance themed children’s animated movie.
Caia’s passion for childhood education began at Georgia State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She yearned to find new and dynamic ways to educate and entertain. Realizing the power that visual mediums have with children, she decided to advance her knowledge of film and video production by getting behind the camera and directing a short film that was awarded by the industry at The Parable Film Festival and The Telluride Film Festival. She is now a successful film-maker having directed films like CHOOSING MATHIAS, a Hallmark feature film, as well as having many other film projects to her credit. Most importantly she honed the skills that would combine her love of children, education and entertainment.
Our hope is that you enjoy Baby Dance with your children, whether you are a Mom, Dad, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle or even a teacher of young children. It will be a time to spend together laughing and learning something new that could make a positive impact on your children’s lives.
“While you are being filled with the joy of dance, good things are happening to your body.”- Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
“Pre-school students who regularly participated in Sensory Motor Training (for example: Dance) had statistically significant increases in Reading Readiness levels.” – The Gates-McGinite Reading Readiness Test