Allegro conducts FREE weekly movement education classes for children with disabilities at numerous Charlotte-Mecklenburg and York County, South Carolina schools, teaching vital academic and social skills, while also strengthening bodies.
Allegro instructors teach mathematical concepts, problem-solving skills, to identify body parts and their functions, as well as learning literacy through movement education. Extensive planning with school administrators, teachers, literacy facilitators, speech pathologists, and medical personnel are an essential component of these classes.
Collaborating with teachers and literacy facilitators, Allegro Foundation develops a curriculum based on the NC Mandated Course of Study. Lessons to reinforce classroom learning are incorporated into each class, providing all students a more complete understanding of academic concepts. For children with learning disabilities and those at risk, movement creates a physical and cognitive connection between important concepts such as counting and maintaining a specified order, vital for learning to read.
20+ children with disabilities are paired alongside typically developing peer tutors (students from the same school who currently do not live with a disability) and they leave their homerooms to travel to Allegro’s classroom as part of their school day. Allegro has become an important part of many school’s curriculum, including those listed below.
Allegro also conducts FREE weekly movement education classes at local preschools, empowering children at risk with unidentified disabilities to learn pre-literacy skills in preparation for Kindergarten readiness.
Huntersville Elementary School
Torrence Creek Elementary
McClintock Middle School
Rama Road Elementary
Charlotte Lab School
Gold Hill Elementary, Fort Mill
Gold Hill Middle School, Fort Mill
La Escuelita San Marcos
La Escuelita Weekday School
St. John's UMC Preschool, Rock Hill