Airdate: Ready Set Dance
Short-form dance videos on Nick Jr. are designed to get pre-schoolers moving.
A new locally-produced preschool dance offering, Ready Set Dance, is coming to Nick Jr. in January.
Short-form dance videos designed specifically for preschoolers aged two – five years old will screen between current Nick Jr. shows.
Developed in collaboration with dance studio owners Jade Barnes, Belinda Agostino, Natalie Ettingshausen, Glenda Yee and Priscilla Severino, the videos are designed to engage in short physical activity.
“Working alongside Nickelodeon, we have been able to adapt our classroom-based program to deliver a story-driven dance series that is bursting with energy and encourages kids to get up and dance at home in their living rooms,” said Jade Barnes, a director at Ready Set Dance.
Early childhood expert Dr. Cathie Harrison, who served as a consultant on the production, said, “Ready Set Dance is the perfect example of how dance can act as a holistic learning tool to effectively integrate various domains of development such as physical sensory, language, cognitive, social and emotional skills. Young children are in a period that requires them to use movement and senses to explore and engage with the world.”
“As a local production, Ready Set Dance is a true testament to Nickelodeon’s dedication to producing captivating and stimulating kids’ programs designed to educate, involve and excite developing and enquiring minds within our community,” said Ben Cox, General Manager, Nickelodeon Networks, Australia and New Zealand.
Daily 10am – 12pm from January 21, 2019 on Nick Jr.