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I would ask the teacher what the expected behavior is & if it's not a good match, I'd drop the class. We went to a Music Together class once (not sure how that compares to Kindermusik?) and the first thing the teacher said was to resist the urge to reign in your children. They ENCOURAGED letting the kids express themselves however the music moves them. Just because the other kids in the class are more mellow, doesn't mean that your DS's behavior is out of control or inappropriate. But I know some teachers are sooo uptight & don't have a good grasp on normal child development, so if this is the case I would drop the class.
I think this is good advice EXCEPT that OP has already said her ds is infringing on the other kids space and throwing things. Being happy and dancing around even when the other kids aren't is ok, imo, but once a child starts infringing on others, that is where the line is. I would not blame it on an' uptight' teacher.
I had a ds who was similar at that age, and my dd who is 2.5 is the same way. I am ok with them being a little off the wall compared to quiet kids, but try to keep them in check as far as bothering other people. Also, we quit story time when ds was in this phase because he wasn't getting anything out of it and I felt like he was doing more to disturb things than anyhting else. It didn't feel fair to me, and it stressed me out.
Wife to DH (06/10) and Mummy to DD (07/08).