Dancing the Parenting will be online this fall, on Mondays at 9:30am on the Zoom platform, starting September 14, weekly from 9:30 to 10:15am and will be between 30 and 45 minutes long. The registration is FREE, and ongoing, until we reach capacity. This free program is possible thanks to the support of City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The sessions will be bilingual (French and English).
Parents/adults/caregivers will meet periodically to simplify the onboarding process as new participants join-in during the fall. The first onboarding session was Thursday September 10 from 8:30pm to 9:15pm. Another one is planned for September 24, 8:30pm-9pm.
Dancing the Parenting is a program designed by Julie Lebel and participants tall and small since it started, in 2011. This program welcomes families with children 0-5 yrs, who want to experience relationship-based dancing with their children.
You are welcomed to try a few sessions, we understand that families with young children, especially in a pandemic situation, will miss some practice sessions, but ultimately, we are looking for a stable group (not drop-in).
The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, attachment theory, developmental movement science and community engaged artistic practice inspired a creative process that introduces a playful and creative exploration of dance through the engagement of parents into their own dancing just as much as the children.
We understand that families will also have to include their older children aged 5 and over if they are home learners. We will do our best to engage them but will keep our focus on the younger ones.
Further, please take a moment to watch the short documentary posted below, before we start the program. Thank you!
- Registrations: https://forms.gle/U2Cnxpv4iTFREGK7A
- Program dates and times: Mondays, 9:30am-10am, or 10:15am, from September 14 to December 14 2020
- The zoom link will be sent by email after registration.
Photo Credit: North Vancouver Recreation and Culture.