Dancing with Families
Our AWARD WINNING programme ‘Family Dance’ programme (Essex Prize Challenge winners April 2017) has proven a reduction in social isolation with parents and carers with children between the ages of 1 -5 years of age and an increase in general health and well-being.
Our Dancing with Families classes welcome children aged 1 to 5 years old and their adults, with the aim of being able to dance, learn and have fun together. We design activities which promote and support bonding as a family, whilst also using dance, music, props and games to socialise and interact with others. Our sessions prioritise you and your child’s creativity and inquisitiveness, providing a valuable opportunity for you both to explore the world around you. The aim is to empower your individual expression and support your child’s growing confidence and independence as part of their healthy development.
Coordination, strength, balance and sensory activities all feature in a typical session and you will be able to do the things we do in class independently at home throughout your week if you wish. We end each session with refreshments, healthy snacks and time to chat with others. We also invite colleagues from health and community settings to talk to you, supporting your access to local services and opportunities with other activities and groups in the local community.
Previous experience of dance is not needed, an eagerness to move with your child is a must! Older siblings and other family members are always very welcome.
We are currently working hard behind the scenes to bring these classes back for 2022/23.