What is Leap 'N Learn?
LEAP 'N LEARN IS A LICENSED PROGRAM FOR DANCE STUDIOS WHO CARE ABOUT THE WHOLE CHILD.
Leap ‘N Learn is an effective, safe, progressive, and developmentally appropriate dance program for creative movement to beginning ballet. Designed by master teacher Beverly Spell and expert child psychologist Dr. Annie Spell, the curriculums combine the healthiest practices for teaching children ballet technique, while simultaneously encouraging pretend play amongst the youngest students to maintain a positive and nurturing environment.
Capitalizing on the naturally occurring cognitive and neural development of children, the Leap ‘N Learn curriculum provides tools and shares knowledge necessary for the creation of a successful learning environment. Through an appreciation and utilization of natural development, students in a Leap ‘N Learn program will acquire motor, cognitive, and social skills beneficial for life.
Leap ’N Learn was developed and written based on how children process information. By licensing your studio in Leap ’N Learn you will have the tools and knowledge needed to teach the whole child. Take the step to ensure your studio's early childhood program is thriving, fill out your application today!
ONLINE TRAINING IN CURRICULUM AND EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING
Upon licensing in Leap ’N Learn, you will receive passwords to the online training member site. This training consists of ten modules taught by child psychologist Dr. Annie Spell and master teacher and trainer Beverly Spell. Being licensed is like attending a Leap ’N Learn training in the comfort of your own home. Train your staff any time of the year. As a licensed LNL studio, you will always have the security of knowing your staff is trained in how to teach children based on how they learn and process information. Quizzes and a practicum are included for teacher certification.
BENEFIT RICH WITH 100’S OF RESOURCES, PRINTABLES, WRITTEN LESSON PLANS, MUSIC, AND PROPS
There are so many benefits included with becoming a licensed Leap 'N Learn studio. Never worry about what your staff is teaching. Leap 'N Learn provides music, props, and over 1800 pages of easy to use curriculum, lesson plans, resources, and coloring sheets. Leap ’N Learn is everything you need to run a successful and enriching early childhood dance program.
Included with licensing in Leap ’N Learn, you will receive ongoing education through the member site and live events. Stay connected and share ideas with Beverly and other studio owners in our annual live event teacher workshops. Need a little extra mentoring? Book a private one on one call with Beverly to get your questions answered. Leap ’N Learn is here to support and ensure your success with the most important students in your studio!
Get to know the creators
It all began back in 2003 with casual conversation at Beverly’s kitchen table. Beverly's son Joe was dating Annie, who at the time was pursuing her Master's in clinical psychology with a specialization in children and adolescents. Beverly's background was classical ballet and she owned a dance studio. She had been searching for the best way to teach children and had said many times, "Oh gosh, I need a degree in psychology to know what to do here!" Well, it was over that conversation at the kitchen table that the missing link was discovered!
Leap 'N Learn was an existing business. In 2003 Beverly received a call from the owner asking her to take it over. Annie and Beverly worked feverishly in 2004 to create and launch the new Leap 'N Learn curriculum with the focus on teaching dance to children based on how they process information. Today Leap 'N Learn is a licensing program with full support, on-going education, staff training, and mentoring. Annie is now Beverly's daughter-in-law and is the mother of her two beautiful grandsons.