On Monday I took my four year old along to a Disney Summer Special by Dancing Tots. She loves Disney and loves dancing- so this seemed the ideal choice!
Sarah runs Dancing Tots classes for children between 18 months and 5 years old. In addition to lots of funky dancing, the classes involve a lot of movement, games and sport, jumping, throwing, catching and kicking a ball.
The Monday class that we attended was at Alwoodley Community Hall. The class was held outside (which was a novelty itself), but this is weather permitting, and Sarah can hold the classes indoors if needed. There was a good range of ages at the class as well as a mix of genders.
On arrival we were all assigned a cone to stand next to. Children were encouraged to stay next to their cones to ensure social distancing. They all stuck to this for the duration of the class and even after activities when we moved in circles, the children happily returned to where they needed to be. Hand santiser was available, and everyone was encouraged to help themselves whenever they wanted to during the class.
The class started with a welcome dance and warm up. The music was fun and Jess loved it from the start. Sarah keeps the tone light and movements fun, and all the children enjoyed joining in. We soon moved onto our first Disney dance- to Moana. A great start, it’s one of Jess’s favourites! Sarah’s simple explanations meant even the smallest of children were able to follow.
We used scarfs for the next dance, and included throwing and catching , and playing peek-a-boo with tiger ROOOAAAARRRRRSSSSS. Unsurprisingly, this was something the children loved to do, and we were all deafened by their enthusiasm! The next routine used shakers and was to Frozen, and Jess loved singing along. I feel this one will be repeated A LOT at home (thanks Sarah ha). In September classes, Sarah will be selling props bags for £12.50 that will include bells, shakers, coloured scarf, an animal bean bag and a dance ribbon (although the bags are not compulsory).
The movement section of the class saw Sarah setting out hoops and mats for the children to practice their jumping skills. They honestly couldn’t get enough of it! The class ended with some firm favourites (including a socially distanced hokey-cokey where it was me who got a little over-enthusiastic and yanked my daughter over aggghhhh!!!) and a goodbye. If you sign up to a course of classes you would also get a certificate of achievement at the end of each half term.
So a great class where there really is something for everyone! There are still places left for another Disney special class on Friday 28th August, as well as availability in the September classes. Please contact Sarah to book on email@example.com or 07796 135199.