Streamline your studio, connect with like-minded peers, stay organized, and reach your goals with our detailed curriculums, online and live training, and ongoing support.
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 nuturing 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. Be the only studio in your area to market and claim your staff is certified in the proven method of Leap ’N Learn!
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? Private one on one calls with Beverly are available. 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.
Leap 'N Learn Membership
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Online Training and Certification for 1-4 Teachers
Includes 10-module online training course covering our 3-6-Year-Old Curriculum with assessments and feedback. Each teacher will be provided with their own unique login to the members' area. Access is secured for the duration of the teacher’s employment in the studio. Upon successful completion of training,studios receive certificates to display and permission to list employees as certified Leap 'N Learn teachers on their studio website. Certified teachers will also be listed on the Leap 'N Learn website and Leap 'N Learn Parent website.
Exclusive Territory Up to 7 Miles
No other studio in that 7 mile radius may become licensed in Leap 'N Learn. Territory can also be divided between multiple studio locations.
Additional territory available for purchase.
Curriculums & Teaching Materials
9 months of teaching content covering four age levels (ages 3-6) including supporting resources, handouts, weekly lesson plans and monthly objectives. Also includes the Leap 'N Learn prop package. (30 Leap 'N Learn mats, 14 pairs of ribbon rings, 14 scarves, 14 maracas, Leap 'N Learn music, and Leap 'N Learn coloring pages).
Student Assistant Training Program
Good student assistants are worth their weight in gold. Ensure that all of your assistants are trained in Leap ‘N Learn by having them take part in the online training available through your licensing. Studio owners are very busy, so why not let Beverly and Dr. Annie train all of your assistants. Be the only studio in your area to be able to claim that your student assistants have been trained by a child psychologist and the author of an early childhood curriculum.
Monthly Private Consultation Call
Private consultations with Beverly are available.
A new addition to Leap ’N Learn will be webinars with special guests. We are excited about this new offering and look forward to providing additional training and insight from other professionals.
Annual Member Retreat & Trainings
Yes, Leap ’N Learn licensing will provide you with online training, monthly calls, and a member’s site that will keep you connected, but there is nothing like getting together with other studio owners and teachers that truly understand what your life is like. Leap ’N Learn will host annual retreats with training for you and your licensed staff. Spend time with Beverly, Dr. Annie, and other leading professionals in the industry and return home confident and renewed.
Ruby level membership will receive four free tickets. Need more? No worries. You will be able to purchase them on the member site.
Additional Curriculums & Training Available
In addition to our early childhood curriculum, Leap 'N Learn also has a complete curriculum and training for teaching ballet to seven-year-olds and Ballet I for ages 8 to 10-year-olds. Once you are a licensed studio, you have the option of also licensing in either of these complete programs. For an additional fee, enjoy all the benefits that Leap 'N Learn has to offer in your next age group.
Additional Products Available for Purchase
Licensing includes one set of dance props. Are you finding you are needing more due to rapid growth in your early childhood program? Not a problem. Just log into the member’s site and place your order at any time, and we will get them right out to you.
Ready to join the Leap 'N Learn family?
That makes us so happy! Please start by filling out our online application. This form gives us the basics about your dance studio. Once we receive your application, we'll schedule a call so we can get to know each other and make sure Leap 'N Learn is a good fit for you.