Baby Music & Massage
Music & Massage is suitable for all babies from birth to approximately 8 months. The classes are fun, friendly and baby-led so soothing, feeding, changing are welcomed whenever they need it.
You will learn a full routine of massage strokes for your baby's whole body. Baby massage helps to create those all important secure attachments and is a great way to relieve common baby ailments such as colic, wind, constipation and teething. The strokes are all done to music and rhymes to help you remember them for home practise. We also use lots of props and toys to help engage your little one during the class.
The classes run weekly during term time and are a great bonding activity for you and your baby. At your first class you will recieve some oil and a useful handout to help you practise at home. Biscuits are provided after each massage session.
Monday 11 -11.45am at Gotherington Village Hall
Friday 11.30-12.15am at Apperley Village Hall
Friday 1.30-2.15pm ay St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve
Music & Movement
Music & Movement is suitable for all babies and toddlers from approximately 6 to 30 months. The classes are fun, friendly and baby-led so soothing, feeding, changing are welcomed whenever they need it.
You and your baby will sing and participate in lots of action and movement based songs. We explore the songs through physical movement and sensory play using a variety of props and musical instruments. There are always opportunities to focus on your baby's language and physical development throughout the class, whether the next step is to encourage crawling, walking or talking.
The classes run weekly during term time and are a great bonding activity for you and your baby. Biscuits for adults and wafers for babies are provided at the end of each session.
Baby Monday 10-10.45am at Gotherington Village Hall
Baby Monday 1-1.45pm at St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve
Tots Monday 2-2.45pm at St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve,
Tots Friday 9.30-10.15am at Apperley Village Hall
Baby Friday 10.30-11.15am at Apperley Village Hall
Mixed Age Friday 2.30-3.15pm ay St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve
Baby: 6m to walking
Tots: Walking to 2.5years
Ballet classes are suitable for all children from 1-11years.
Ballet Babies is a parent/ carer and toddler class for 1-3 year olds. The class is a great bonding experience for babies and their parents / carers. It is a creative ballet class where the children learn the very first basics to ballet technique such as pointing toes, motor development and muscle control. We use lots of props, music, rhymes and toys to help engage the babies and make the sessions fun, friendly and interactive.
Saturday 10.30 - 11am and 12.15-12.45am at St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve
Ballet Tots is suitable for 3-5 year olds. It is a fun, friendly pre-school ballet class that teaches the basic ballet techniques. Children in this class learn a set of excersises that help them to practise pointing their toes, develop body control with leg and arm work and travel gracefully. We also use props such as scarves and ribbons during the class and children are given the opportunity to develop their own creativity within the movement. Children dance to songs that they are familiar with such as Disney songs and Nursery Rhymes.
Mondays 4-4.45pm at Apperley Village Hall
Saturday 11.15 - 12am at St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve
Building on techniques taught in the younger classes Ballet Dancers is suitable for 6-11 year olds. It is a fun, friendly ballet class that aims at developing children's ballet techniques. Children in this class learn a set of excersises that help them practise pre-barre work, develop body control with leg and arm work as well as travel excersises such as galloeping, skipping and leaping. We also use props such as scarves and ribbons during the class and children are given the opportunity to develop their own creativity within the movement. Children dance to songs that they are familiar with such as Disney and pop songs.
Friday 4.45-5.30pm at St Michaels Centre, Bishops Cleeve
Street Dance classes are suitable for children 4 to 11 years.
At Street Dance classes we learn routines to various different current songs. We follow the set structire of a dance class and have fun warm ups, cool downs as well as travelling routines. We work on a routine every 6 weeks and then have sharings to perform to family and friends once a dance is finished.
Monday 5-5.45pm at Apperley Village Hall
Hi, I'm Elin and I run Elin Tots.
I am a qualified Early Years teacher with lots of experience working both in schools and nurseries. I am passionate about early development and have been obsessed with babies since I could talk. I am a Mami to a little boy and absolutely love him to smitherines.
It has been an absolute pleasure these last few years to work with so many wonderful parents and their little ones and I truly believe I have the best job in the world.
I also hold a degree in dance and have loved dancing from as young as 3. It is great that I am now able to share my enjoyment of movement with others in the community and I aim to keep classes fun and friendly where children enjoy attending classes each week.
I have been trained in Baby Massage since February 2019 and I have loved adding these classes to my repetoire the last few years.
I beleive that a massive part of my role as a class facilitator is to support new parents and young children so please do not hesitate to ask for any help or support. I am sure that if I cannot help I can signpost to someone / organisation who can.
I look forward to meeting you and your little ones soon,
Many thanks for all your continued help and support,
Covid - 19
Our face to face classes follow all current Government Guidlines including:
Covid secure venues
Although we are unable to run face to face classes at the moment due to the current lockdown restrictions we have lots of online activities includng our weekly art and craft competitions, online classes and a free Baby and Toddler Group via Facebook LIVE.
The online Zoom classes are on Saturdays so please do get in touch if you would like to join the virtual Music & Massage, Music & Movement or Ballet Babies classes.
We will be back face to face as soon as it's possible so watch this space!