ContaKids is a group that gather for fun, movement and partnering games aimed especially for an adult and child duo. No special experience is required. Guiding you through your time is an experienced dancer with a passion for movement, children and families. Putting time aside to build trust, strength, team work, confidence and communication together - there's nothing more fun!
The session is 45 minutes - 1 hour, in which we play lots of physical games. You are always in equal partnership with your little one while we move together as a group.
We dance, we swim and swoop, we go upside down, roll, jump, fall and run. Both Adult and child can expect to be challenged, make friends and have a lot of fun.
Unlike most classes for kids, the adult is as much a part of the scenario as the Little One - taking full advantage of the special adult / child bond present at this stage in a child's life
Contakids is a methodology that pushes the idea of using physical contact to develop a deeper form of communication between parents and their children, that both will find enjoyable. By working with bodily movements, the child can enhance their motor skills and self-confidence, while the parents get to develop a bond of trust with their kids.
Who is this for?
ContaKids is ideally suited to couples comprised of
1 x adult and 1 x 2 - 5 year old child.
If this is not your situation however and you'd still like to try then do feel free to get in touch to ask for advice or come to a taster class to find out if you can make it work. I have seen parents handle toddlers while pregnant, twins, two young children very well, all claiming the class worked very well for them - but please do get in touch and we can think about it together. Adult participation is full, commited and focused, so it's important you both / all feel comfortable, able and have fun
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I have found myself spreading my hands out wide more and (X) running in to me and picking her up more often since.. Which is lovely! I really felt on a physical level a nice work out ... It made me happy! (x) loves activity and sport using her body ... I could see she really enjoyed the physical bits"
"We really love our ContaKids session, it is absolutely the best organised child activity we have done. I love seeing how happy she is during the session. I love how there is no pressure to make your child do things they don't want to and at other groups I have definitely felt the pressure to confirm. I feel confident to follow her lead and I don't worry about what everyone else is doing. I really enjoy the relaxing bit at the end and feel you give just the right amount of guidance.
I can't think of anything that could be improved except being closer to my house! "
“...a great session. Both my Little One and i had a fab time - it was not only alot of fun, but a really nice environment to spend a bit of quality one on one time. Oh, and an added bonus - we both slept like logs that night!"
“We really enjoyed the session today. I found things where easy to adapt to being pregnant or if not they change so fast it's ok. It's so much better than any exercise class I have been to before so relaxed, fun with no pressure. We can't wait for next week”