Dance/Movement

The Center on Central offers Dance/Movement social skills groups for children of various ages.

Also offered for adults is a ‘Stretch your Life’ class, focused on stress management and developing dexterity.

Why participate in Dance/Movement?

Much of human communication is non-verbal.

How we feel shows in our actions every bit – if not more so – than in our words.

Dance/Movement is based on evidence that the body and mind are interconnected. Movement provides the group leader a means to understand each individual participant through observation and an opportunity to reach each participant through creative interventions.

In Dance Movement, participants learn how to listen to their own signals and find their expressive “voice” through the body’s language. Once participants build a keen awareness of their unique expressions through movement, they can integrate these skills into their social interactions, making them strong and reflective communicators.

Adolescent Creative and Social Development Group (ages 11-16)

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: High School, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign-ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

Creative dance and discussion provide the social support and expressive tools to cultivate positive coping, confidence, and self-expression. We will connect to bodies and life passions through the arts, and develop the insight needed to navigate difficult feelings and social experiences. We will learn to use the mind/body connection to discover what it is like to move (and dance!) to create inner calm.

This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Combo Class - Young Rembrandts® Preschool Drawing and Creative Movement (Tuesdays 10:00am)

Type: Dance & Movement, Young Rembrandts Drawing
Group: Kindergarten, Preschool & Toddler
Provider: Bridget Carlin
Day/Time: Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $20 per class, with 6-class minimum.
Individual/drop-in sessions: drop-in accepted if space available at $27 per class (includes materials) - please call ahead

COMBO CLASS – Young Rembrandts® Pre-School Drawing Class and Creative Movement will give young artists the chance to explore ideas through drawing and dance!

Students will be taught a Young Rembrandts drawing lesson and will do a movement activity to accompany the drawing. This class is sure to stimulate the imagination and encourage creativity in a fun and nurturing environment!

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Register for Combo Class – Young Rembrandts® Preschool Drawing and Creative Movement (Tuesdays 10:00am)

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• The link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Young Rembrandts® Pre-School Drawing Class and Creative Movement sessions for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Combo Class – Young Rembrandts® Preschool Drawing and Creative Movement (Tuesdays 10:00am) at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Creative and social development group for boys ages 6-10

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Elementary School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a team. Through playful, creative movement we will learn how to control our impulses and increase our social thinking, express ourselves and adapt to others.

This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Creative and social development group for girls ages 6-10

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Elementary School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a collaborative team. Through playful, creative movement we will develop the foundation for positive experiences in our bodies as we learn how to express ourselves, and support others in their self-expression.

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This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Dance/Movement Therapy - Individual Sessions

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Special Needs Programs
Day/Time: By Appointment

Please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed dance/movement therapist.

Check out this review on Angie’s List:

“[The Center on Central p]rovided a therapeutic dance class for my 5 children based around my special needs twins.

Awesome people, Awesome services and classes!”

K.R., Exton, PA