Who S.T.E.P.S. has Partnered With:

Kindergarten Girl Scout Troupe

A 1 time event for the children's last meeting. The children danced with scarfs, created a dance, and practiced mindfulness.

Touchstone Mental Health Facility

Through a grant to last 18 months, sessions were held 4 weeks in a row at 1 site. Clients were guided through mindfulness, stretching, and explored movements to increase awareness. 

The Bridge for Youth

Youth explored specific topics about relationship with self, others, and the environment around them along with communication & regulation.  

Zen Montessori

Once a week, class is conducted for the children to dance, practice mindfulness, learn, and increase development. 

Center for Excellence Pre-School

During the first half of the school year, classes were conducted in each classroom for 30 minutes allowing each class to build on the next one. 

Church

At a local church, self-care, health and wellness is recognized. 1 hour class was conducted to focus on mindfulness and self-care. 

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Who, What & Where S.T.E.P.S.

With each population and in each setting, S.T.E.P.S.’ sessions will look slightly different. The intention of each class can have a wide range of options: 

  • S.T.E.P.S. Curriculum
    • Body Awareness; Spatial Awareness; Elements of Dance - time, weight, flow; Emotional Awareness; Mindfulness & the Brain ~ with self-regulation intertwined throughout each aspect. 
      • Sessions could focus on one specific area or all, therefore, could be a 4 week session or a 20+ week session
      • Any Age
      • Any Population 
  • Creative Movement
    • Focuses on the elements of dance - space, time, weight, flow with less direct teaching and more emphasis on creating
      • Any number of sessions desired 
      • Age 3 & older 
      • Any population 
  • Social-Emotional Skills
    • Through specific social-emotional curriculum involving movement, children can the skills needed to increase their social & emotional awareness. Movement can connect and bring individuals together through rhythm, following one another, mirroring etc. Learning through embodied experiences are powerfully impactful.
      • Any number of sessions desired
      • For ages 5 & older 
      • School setting or a setting with school aged children
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
    • Movement sessions can have a heavy presence in mindfulness and mindfulness movements. 
    • Time for guided meditations or intentional silent mediations can occur as well.
    • MindUP curriculum for Pre-schoolers can also be implemented for Preschool -1st Grade
      • Any age 
      • Any population
      • Any setting 
  • Bully Prevention
    • Through a curriculum created by Rena Kornblum, a Dance/movement Therapist, we focus on strategic exercises to gain greater awareness and prevention of bullying - all through movement exercises. 
      • Kindergarten - 12th grade
      • School setting or Facility directly working with Youth
  • Classroom Management
    • An outside eye can be helpful to evaluate and discern various dynamics that create a disruptive learning environment. Implementing specific movement techniques, movement exercises through self-regulation & mindfulness can be helpful. Teaching the teachers while also teaching the children is one approach.
      • Pre-School-12th grade
      • School setting or Facility directly working with Youth
  • Therapeutic Movement
    • There is a fine line between Dance/movement Therapy and therapeutic dance. When working with a registered Dance/movement Therapist, incorporating other specific therapeutic modalities is possible: such as, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational Therapy etc. Using specific concepts and exploring them through movement allows for the mind-body connection and a greater awareness of self. 
    • Any age
    • Therapeutic Settings 
  • Body Work
    • Developmental Movement & Patterning
      • There are 6 basic fundamental movement patterns that are developed from birth: breath, core-distal, head-tail, upper-lower, body-half, & crosslateral ~ Each guide us through life in relationship to self, others, & the environment around us. These movement patterns are essential to develop neurological pathways. These can be executed and explored through movement and direct exercises that enhance and support each stage of development. (With the increase in technology, research is finding that children are often lacking the opportunity to develop these basic movement skills.) 
    • Deepening Strength through light Yoga & Stretching
      • Bringing awareness to the body through breath work, relaxing stretching will increase flexibility, range of motion, and will assist relaxation.                      

                     - Any age

                     - Any population

                     - Any setting


S.T.E.P.S. wold love to become a part of your community’s culture. If interested, your facility can choose any or all of these techniques. You can choose an initial approach and then at any time ask for a different topic to be covered. We could develop a series of sessions that reflect your community’s specific needs. 

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Again, S.T.E.P.S. is willing to become a part of your community in what best fits  into the culture of your facility. Initial, consultation will last 1 hour, which is FREE and a follow-up 30 minute meeting free of charge is also included. During that time, we will discuss goals, purpose, intention, length of contract, budget on both ends, and the bigger picture for S.T.E.P.S. & YOU!!! Once a decision has been made a contract will be drafted and when both parties agree S.T.E.P.S. will begin moving, exploring, & creating!!!

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