FAQ: Can I bring a child
under the recommended age?
Artist Julie Lebel responds:
Younger or older siblings of the participant’s recommended age are welcomed. Parents/ Caregivers may be asked to keep younger or older children close during the performance. We recognize that younger siblings are often used to the playing and slight bumping of older children; and that older siblings are constantly reminded to be aware of younger ones.
If you would like to come with a single child slightly younger than the recommended age, consider if the child is generally comfortable with older children. If they are not comfortable, the child may choose to sit with you. Or, the artists may ask you to keep them on your lap as an observer. Watching children dance is always great, lots to take in, lots to be inspired and bring home with you! Babies love to watch older children move and dance.
FAQ: Why this separation of
The artists are thinking of children in their developmental learning. Children under two are developing their locomotion skills and are busy learning with their senses. Children between 3 and 5 are fast and agile and can get so involved in a task they don’t look around for shorter people…sometimes bumping into little children.