Dancing the Parenting

Photo credit: Yvonne Chew. Video credit: Brian Lye.

About the Program

Dancing the Parenting is a bilingual (French-English) and community oriented creative dance program for parents/caregivers with children 0-5 yrs.  The program is designed by dance artist Julie Lebel and participants tall and small since it started in 2011. 

Based in creative dance and improvisation and integrating developmental, play and attachment theories, as well as the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, Dancing the Parenting is a playful and creative exploration of movement, engaging parents/caregivers into their own dancing just as much as the children.

Registration is free, thanks to the financial support of the City of Vancouver and the Government of Canada with essential partners such as Creekside Community and Recreation Centre, The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and Trout Lake Community Centre. 

Register one child per family at one of these locations:

Registration link: http://wwwvanrec.ca search for Dancing the Parenting and select your preferred location.

  • Creekside

When : Mondays, 9:30am – 10:30am

Dates: September 11th 2023 to Dec 4, no session on Oct 2 and Oct 9. 

Where : Creekside Community Recreation Centre. (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver). Weather permitting the program will be held outdoors at Riley Park.

Registration : (FREE) 7pm on August 8, 2023. 

  • Trout Lake 

When : Wednesdays, 10:00 – 10:45am 

Dates : October 18th to November 29th 2023 (8 sessions)

Where : Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Dr., Vancouver)

Registration : Registration date: 7pm on August 8, 2023. The Trout Lake Program is $10/family.

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