THE Life-Skills program that builds CONFIDENCE!

An inclusive approach to building physical and social emotional development in individuals of all abilities. Our method empowers mind-body with specialized classes that build important milestones from infants to adults.
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Program Structure

Moves Made 4 Me® has six inclusive and sensory friendly classes within the program. The program has classes that grow with a person throughout their lifespan. Check out the milestones we teach in each class. Moves Made 4 Me® provides you with all the materials you need. To start you may pick and choose the classes you would like to teach, then grow your business into the full program.

Exploratory Moves™

Ages 12-24 months (parent participation required)

This class is designed to give your child an outlet of Exploration through movement. You and your explorer will discover these skills: hand-eye coordination, body awareness, language and balance while using the moves made 4 me method.

Sensory Moves™

Ages 2-4

This class is designed to help your child discover their sensory input through movement. Your child will strengthen their motor skills, regulate their sensory input/output and develop social interaction skills. There will be time limits and circuits used as a way to guide the movement structure.

Fantasy Moves™

Ages 5-7

This class is all about guiding your child’s cognitive development through the use of movement. Your child will have a safe avenue for their imagination skills. We will work on muscle strength, muscle memory, and musicality awareness while learning various dance styles.

Expressive Moves™

Ages 8-10

This class is all about guiding your child’s emotional development and confidence in body expression and self-body confidence. Your child will have a safe avenue to practice dance improvisation, partner work, individual dance activities and emotions through movement. We will focus on the emotional process of movement.

Mindful Moves™

Ages 11-17

We want to give structure, foundation and body strength to the skills your child already develops. Each type of movement will strengthen very different areas of the body and brain. By combining mindfulness, dance, fitness and other types of movements we are exposing kids to be well rounded in movement technique, vocabulary, body composition and cognitive understanding of movement.

Life-Skills Moves™

Ages 18+

This class is designed to help adults with a disability to find their voice through movement by engaging in movement exercises that help develop peer interaction, self-esteem, outlet of self-expression, healthy emotion/body regulation and body spacial awareness. 

Sensory Moves Camp™

Ages 1-4 yrs (parent participation)

All the Sensory Moves™ class fun combined into one camp. Parents and student enjoy working together to discover the sensory system, practice movement regulation. There are arts and crafts, games and activities too!

Moves Made 4 Me™ Camp Ages 5-10 yrs

Ages 5-10 yrs

All the Fantasy Moves™ and Expressive Moves™ fun combined  into one camp. Kids will discover imagination and build upon social emotional skills through movement development while exploring multiple dance styles. Lots of arts and crafts, games and activities. 

Our Method

IT’S SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING WHILE USING MOVEMENT! A POWERFUL PROGRAM LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE SEEN BEFORE.

We all want the best for our children and to know that we're giving them the confidence and skills they'll need to lead happy and successful lives. Moves Made 4 Me™, is a perfect method for learning life-skills, with a curriculum designed to work with individuals of all abilities, to build developmental milestone disguised as dance. We build confidence, skill, and a lifetime of education for through our six class program and educator training

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More about Moves Made 4 Me®

  • To provide a safe social emotional environment for individuals of all abilities.
  • To provide physical developmental milestone opportunities.
  • To bring awareness to the importance of developing and practicing daily life skills.
  • To provide educators with all the tools needed to deliver a quality life skills based movement/dance class.
  • Sensory Friendly Activities and Games
  • Movement Vocabulary Terms
  • Practice of class transitions and Body Regulation
  • Social emotional skills
  • Use of visual aides/schedules and props.
  • Exposure to multiple Dance styles: Ballet, Creative, Jazz, Hip Hop (Classes Ages 8+)
  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Mental and physical milestones.
  • Builds Confidence
  • Encourages self acceptance
  • Encourages Leadership
  • Builds life-skills
  • Increases social emotional intelligence
  • Increases body strength and movement patterns
  • Encourages socialization and peer interaction
  • Outlet for self-expression
     

Veronica & Raymond Garcia

Veronica is a long devoted dance teacher in the special needs community, mother of an amazing little boy with autism, past dance studio owner, fitness professional, and founder of DanceMinds®.

 Raymond holds a B.S. Business Management, a certificate in Child Mental Health and years of experience in social services. He loves being behind the scenes in providing programs and help to young kids and families. He is the president of the non-profit 501c3, JMM Dance Co.

As parents,Veronica and Raymond have learned to be advocates for their son in order to acquire the best resources to help him live life with confidence and quality. They have participated in numerous programs such as ABA therapy, OT, ST, etc. and in the background always had their own recreational programs setup for their child. While taking notes and comparing data, they realized that what was truly making the difference in their child’s development in leadership, confidence and social emotional intelligence were the S.E.L, recreational dance programming provided at home.

The idea of “Moves Made 4 Me” began to develop in 2009. Veronica had been teaching dance to special need adults in adult day programs and noticed that the expectations teachers and providers put on them were so low. She knew she had to one day change this cycle. For years through trial and error started to develop strategies, lessons and a series of tools to use. She would also participate as a vendor in may resource fairs and events that support special need students and adults. When Raymond and Veronica faced the same troubles, rejection and frustrations that most parents of special need individuals face, that is when they decided they were not going to allow their son or any child to be given labels and low expectations by other people. They put their minds together and finished the development of “Moves Made 4 Me”a life skills program that utilizes dance made with the tools appropriate for kids with special needs that is divided in 6 classes by age group with the emphasis on developing milestones alongside atypical developing peers. Veronica strongly believe kids with special needs must learn to express themselves by learning to use the abilities they do poses with pride in order to unleash confidence and a world of possibilities.

Eli Garcia, their son and the inspiration to this program, is brave, bold and a testimony. He continues to overcome and push through the obstacles he faces with his conditions of autism (SPD), asthma and sleep-apnea. Veronica, Raymond and Eli are here to share their story, experiences and creativity with the world. They hope to inspire other kids with special needs and their families through their inclusive dance program “Moves Made 4 Me.”™

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