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Baby and Toddler

What do parents get from attending Nurturing Connections: Baby and Parent Movement Classes or Parent and Toddler Creative Dance classes?

  • Respectful, nurturing and fun environment for parents to connect and deepen their bond to their baby/toddler through movement
  • Education about developmental movement patterns in babies and toddlers
  • Learning about social, emotional and physical support for babies and toddlers in their particular stage of growth
  • Movement explorations for adults to enhance and support the developmental movement patterns in themselves
  • Practice of age- appropriate movements to support wiring of the baby/toddler brain

Testimonials and Press:

http://www.burnabynow.com/entertainment/baby-steps-music-dance-help-tiny-bodies-and-brains-1.654351

“Marcia’s infant brain dance was a wonderful way to connect with my baby – play with him and at the same time support his development. I learned a great deal about the developmental movement patterns and was able to follow and enjoy my baby’s discoveries at his own pace. Marcia’s informal yet informative teaching style created a relaxing and fun environment to connect with other moms and babies as well.” Maikki

“I found it to be an excellent way for my baby to get tummy time in with out crying! And it taught me ways to make tummy time for my baby fun and enjoyable.” Krista

“It’s a wonderful class. I could see my son’s progress in each session. I also learned a lot about baby development in terms of movement.” Alexa

Nurturing Connections: Baby and Parent Movement Classes
& Baby’s First Dance

Come to this playful and informative class and experience parent and baby bonding through movement, awareness and attunement.

The first year of a baby’s life is an exciting time of learning functional skills and wiring of the baby’s brain for the foundation of a healthy life. Parents can learn how to create a safe and fun environment that allows their baby to master developmental milestones naturally. We will practice attuning to the baby’s movements and actively participate in floor exercises alongside the babies. In a multi-sensorial environment, we will focus on the essential movement patterns, social interactions and self-play. Parents can experience more body awareness and integration within themselves as they deepen their connection with their baby at all stages of their baby’s growth.

Ages: 8 weeks – pre-crawlers

Toddler and Parent Creative Dance

This class series is a fun activity for you and your toddler to explore movement activities and dance together. We will explore the elements of dance using a wide variety of music, props, and rhythm instruments. Learn creative ways to support your toddler through their physical and emotional development at this busy stage of life. A great class for Dads or other care-givers!

Ages: Confident walkers – age 2

Young Dancers Creative Movement

A developmentally appropriate movement class for children and caregivers to introduce the basic elements of dance. Creative movement is a fun way for young children to develop their physical motor skills, stimulate their imagination and strengthen their cognitive, social and emotional skills. We will explore movement using a wide variety of music, props and rhythm instruments in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Children must attend with an adult.

Ages: 2 – 4 with an adult

Family Dance Jam

Parents, grandparents and kids will have fun, connect, laugh and play together through movement and dance. A variety of music, in many styles, will set the mood and give everyone a chance to move. Some structured movement activities as well as some free dance will be incorporated. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be walking. Drop-ins welcome.
Ages: 1-90 with adult participation

Classes For 2018

Ongoing classes supported by the City of Burnaby

Baby’s First Dance

Cameron Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC V3J 1L6
Mondays 10:30 – 11:15 am

September 17 – December 3, 2018
(no class October 8, November 12)

Drop-ins Welcome or Register (604) 297-4456

Toddler’s First Dance

Cameron Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC V3J 1L6
Mondays 9:30 – 10:15 am

September 17 – December 3, 2018
(no class October 8, November 12)

Drop-ins Welcome or Register (604) 297-4456

Family Dance Jam
All ages welcome with adults

TBA

Check back in the fall for details and registration in the Burnaby Leisure Guide

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