Kristine, our Joimove Instructor from Glasgow South, has shared with us her thoughts on bringing Joimove to Doune the Rabbit Hole Music Festival, last week.
I hope this summer has been good to you 🙂 and offered you all you wished for!
For me, summer is all about blue skies, warming sunshine, enjoying lots of fresh air outside and of course time with my family. But one thing I also love about summer is that it’s Festival season. Every year, I try to go to at least one festival and this year was no exception. More than just being outside listening to amazing music, I love festivals because they’re a place where I can dance.
Never before I have been in festival in UK because thought about changing weather and never ending mud bath has always put me off. Here in Scotland you need to be ready for all seasons in one day – that is what they say when talking about weather. But, Doune the Rabbit Hole Music Festival in Stirlingshire, Scotland really got me motivated to try one out. It seemed like a cool fest to check out, not only because of the many bands, stalls and activities, but because I saw it as the perfect place to spread the joy of dancing. It’s a very family-oriented festival, -and they host Joimove last year as Dance with Babies and Toddlers-, so it just seemed like the best place to share the beauty of dancing together, and introducing everyone to Joimove.
With it being right at my doorstep, I thought “hey, I can bring my gear and it would be totally fun!” So I contacted the organisers and received a great welcome for the Joimove Family Dance workshop in their festival programme.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from having a workshop at the Doune the Rabbit Hole, but you know what, it was great fun! Although my class was on the third day of the festival (so people were probably sleep-deprived), there was plenty of energy. Although many parents weren’t quite as fresh as the kids (who had TONS of energy), there were plenty of happy smiling faces from both adults and kids. We danced salsa, rock’n’roll, ballet and all the usual styles you’d get at a typical Joimove class. It really was just like being in a regular wonderful Joimove class, only in a tent at a music festival.
Never been to a festival before? I can totally recommend it! It’s the perfect place to share the moment with your family and get a boogie on. Take the plunge, pack some wellies, your waterproofs, sunscreen, a few T-shirts, your dancing spirit and go! And your kids will love it to! Wherever you go, be a Joimover – dance and have fun together!
Certified Joimove Babies, Kids Instructor
Sunday, 29th November 2015 between 1 – 3PM
This year, Joimove Glasgow Team have partnered up with Baby Loves Disco, to provide you with an ultimate Christmas Party for you and your little one.
Set in Glasgow’s Funkiest Nightclub, Humingbird, Baby loves disco is a
daytime dance party for parents with babies, toddlers and young children
(0-6 years) with real DJs spinning and mixing retro floorfillers from the
70’s, 80s , 90s and 00s with the latest pop tunes guaranteed to get you
and your little ones moving and grooving (all at a baby friendly volume
so the whole family can partying together)
Parents can chill and socialise within a safe environment with a soft drink
or a cocktail and listen to some proper music while the kids go gaga on the
dancefloor and enjoy the entertainment on offer!
Facepainting, a chill-out zone with play tents, inflatables, instruments
and toys, a full spread of healthy snacks and juiceboxes, bubbles,
balloons, arts and crafts or other quiet activities, dancefloor games and
competitions with giveaways and prizes
Sandwiches for the adults will be provided and a party bag will be given to each child at the end of the party
non walking babies are FREE. Spaces are limited,
therefore pre-booking is essential.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tickets!
Joyful moments from the Joimove Families Flashmob dancing took place in Glasgow- Scotland. Thank you everyone who we met at the Botanic Gardens and danced with us!
22 August 2015
Kibble Palace- Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Again this year Dance with Babies, Kids, Friends and Laides Communities in Glasgow took part in Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival 2015 on Saturday 1st of August.
Dancing workshop for parents, babies, kids, followed by an on-stage performance at Dance House Glasgow. Babies in slings, mums and grandmothers performed Joimove Families Community Flashmob.
Dance with Babies is the fruit of dancing, childhood, parenthood, innocence, beauty, joy, sharing, and embracing others.
May 2012. When I am 10 days due, with my husband, I am at the Andante Magazine’s Donizetti Classical Music Awards Ceremony as a member of the Ballet Jury. At home, all of our stuff is packed, our families are baffled with both the excitement of Lydia’s imminent arrival and the heartache of our leaving.
Doguma 10 gun kala, tum esyalarimiz toplanmis, ailemiz Lydia’nin dogumunun heyecani bizim gidiyor olmamizin uzuntusu ile ne diyeceklerini bilemez halde…
Ben her gun dans ediyorum. Dogum dansi, tasinma dansi, heyacanlaniyorum dansi, ne yapacagimi sasirdim dansi wink emoticon
Dans derslerimi ozluyorum ama Lydia’mi birakmak istemiyorum. Her yeri, tum dersleri arastirdim kimse bebekli katilim fikrine sicak bakmiyor…
Glasgow’u ilk geldigim gunden beri cok seviyorum. Her zaman konusacak biri var, herkes gulumsuyor hayati birarada, keyifle yasamayi seviyorlar. Ben bir yandan Sanat Yonetimi uzerine yuksek lisans yapiyorum. Haziran’da tez sunumum var. Lydia kucagimda, her gun kutuphanedeyiz. Gunde 2-3 saat uyuyor.. iste o arada artik ne yazarsam, bir stres, bir telas gunler gecip gidiyor…
Oyle bir ses var ki icimde bana surekli soruyor: “Bu hayatta benim icin en onemli sey nedir? Dunyaya bakinca nedir degistirmek istedigim? Nasil bir katkim olabilir daha iyi bir gelecege?
Lydia’mi, Ozgur’umu, annemi gormek icin sabirsizlandigim, 7 gunluk ozlemi 7 aymis gibi hissettigim seminer sona erdi. Sorularimin cevabini buldum!
Dance with Toddlers egitmenleri bu harika duyguyu paylasmaya ve daha cok aileye ulastirmaya devam ediyorlar.
Dance with Toddlers Programme and dance session has been launched in Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome, Scotland.