EDTC 300,  Learning Project

My Toddler was FROZEN…


This week my toddler and I started our first dance lesson for the Learning Project. I asked him “Do you want to do a dance lesson with mommy??” and he jumped with joy with a big “YES!”. My almost two year old also chimed in as well with excitement and decided to join the activity. I began my dance lesson search on Youtube. I searched “Dance lessons for toddlers” and there was a plethora of options out there. The video of choice was by SamCam, titled “Free Online Toddler Frozen Dance Class”, which you can click the following link to find: https://youtu.be/iG6rxoVWRoQ. She’s a very kind, and upbeat instructor, which caught my kids eyes right away. The style was ballet, and we were to learn a small ballet routine to the Disney Frozen song, “Into the Unkown”. We first started with a quick easy stretch, which the only difficult thing about following this instructor was that she was fairly quick in giving instruction. So this video could work for ages up to 6yrs I believe. We then followed with learning all the Ballet positions of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th position for our hands. This followed with demi-plie’s, as well as plie’s and ARABESQUE’S. I wasn’t joking that my toddler was going to be a dance prodigy. In the end we learned about soft hands, and twirling, and reaching for “Chocolate bars” for some of our dance routine moves. My toddler said he got, “tired…” in the middle of the instruction, but when it was time to do the routine with the music, he easily followed it with a big smile from ear to ear looking like the perfect frozen disney princess. SamCam even had a freeze dance challenge at the end that my kid thoroughly enjoyed. So the first week was a success and I am excited to see what other sources I can conjure for future dance lessons. Hopefully we can try Hip-Hop next week! Thanks for following along everyone, cheers to the weekend and “into the unknown” of the next week.

My name is Jorden Robitaille and I am currently in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina studying to teach secondary education. I am a wife and a mother of two under the age of two. I reside in a little Saskatchewan village called Caronport. As you explore my e-portfolio it is my hope that you will learn more about the journey that lead me to pursue a career in teaching, that I can share my experiences, development, and achievements in my academic pre-service studies, and a ongoing source to update those that would enjoy following along in my future active teaching profession.


  • Ava Viczko

    Hi Jorden! I absolutely love how you’ve included your toddler in the journey, it sounds like such a blast. I’m excited to see the kinds of sources you’re able to find. Good luck to you and your little dance buddy ?

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