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: January 15th 2024 to March 11th 2024. No session on Feb 19 

Where : Creekside Community Recreation Centre. (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver). 

Registration : Currently FULL ! Click here to join the waitlist. 

  • Trout Lake 

When : Wednesdays, 10:00 – 10:45am 

Dates : January 24th 2024 to February 28th 2024 (8 sessions)

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

Registration : Currently FULL ! Click here to join the waitlist. 

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