'Dancing Babes' - a new venture for Brixham and the West Country

'Dancing Babes'

A new venture for Brixham and the West Country

A Parents and Babies movement class, where parents will be able to move and dance with sling held babies, is starting at The Spark Studio, Metherell Avenue, Brixham from Tuesday 15th June at 10 am.

The focus is on building the bond between a parent and babe, allowing a time and space without pressure to enjoy being together, gentle exercise and dance movement and time to socialise with other parents, all within a Covid Safe venue. New parents have had a particularly difficult time giving birth during the pandemic as lockdowns and covid regulations meant that often the support they might have had from parents, family and friends just could not be available.

The dance tutors have had specialist Slingababy training in the use of slings and harnesses, as well as taken master classes in moving and dancing with babies from experienced dance development tutors.

This is a venture that has not been staged before further south west than Bristol so is an exciting development in the programme of Brixham’s newest arts centre.

Babies must be a minimum of 4 months old and able to support their heads independently in order to take part safely.  The maximum age is up to the parent to decide but they must be able to exercise with their child’s weight comfortably on their front in a harness. Mothers must have had their post natal clearance checks for exercise before taking part.

Classes will run on Tuesdays from 10 am in a relaxed setting geared to baby’s needs. There are baby changing facilities and refreshments available. The first class is free and then classes cost £7 (payable in half term blocks).

Join an exciting new venture supporting new parents in a fun, relaxed setting. No dance experience or special fitness levels are required.

To book your space please email info@brixhamspark.co.uk or phone/text 07890 010191  as soon as possible for an information sheet.  Numbers will be limited.

The Dancing Babes project has been made possible by a grant from LocalGiving and Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of Postcode Lottery (Magic Little Grants).  The project has also been supported by The Elmgrant Trust and the National Lottery Community Local Connections Fund.