Welcome to Dance Mums
This is a fitness and dance class for parents with their babies 8 weeks till 2 years old with one adult present.
Get back into shape while having a great time exploring musicality and new moves with your baby in this class.
Mums and Toddlers of Bristol! Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could combine the fun of a night out, a playdate for your toddler and getting your body back into one 45 minute session? Dance Mums is a 45-minute fitness class that caters for your fitness, social life and your toddlers’ movement development in just one weekly session!
You get to boogie whilst toning your whole body and meeting a new bunch of fun mummy friends!
Dance Mums Bristol is a newly developed fun and active class for mums to bring their babies. This class is suitable for all abilities, shapes and sizes. No previous dance experience needed! You can do as much or as little as suits you. There’s be lots of toning up movements, stretches, and some new dance routines including Contemporary Dance, vernacular Jazz, Russian Folk, social Salsa, African dance… etc.
A few things you should know, before you sign up with us:
1-Dancemums is created by Svetlana Ovsyannikova, a professional dance teacher and Ovda choreographer, who is classically trained in a variety of dance, theatre and performance since she was 6 years of age.
Svetlana holds Bs in linguistics from Amur State Univerisity, Russia and Ba in dance from Queens College CUNY in New York City. Additionally, svetlana holds a simonson contemporary teaching dance certification from dna in new york, usa, where the focus on anatomy and somatic movement is an essential part of the training. Svetlana has more then 10 years of vast dance education experience around the world. Svetlana also worked with toddlers in New York, taught silver sneakers- classes for people over 65 year old and professional contemporary and jazz classes around the world.
2- Dance Mums is not a sling dance, if you wish to use a sling during the class, you can, but you will be asked to sign a sling disclaimer. In Dancemums classes you will be taught how to safely hold your baby while dancing. Our classes are carefully structured, so you could dance with or without your little one, it is your choice.
3- When you signing up for the class and registering with us, we ask you to provide us with any medical concerns and issues you might have. Please don’t push yourself to do something which could hurt you in the class, ask Svetlana for an alternative or variation of the movement.
4- Always make sure you see your baby/toddler in front of you, Dancemums has a mixture of ages and it is important you look after your little one.
5- If you are pregnant or eager to start exercising right after giving brirth, please be aware that we advise you to consult with your gp that it is safe for you to sign up for Dancemums and use gentle exercise and dance. Dancemums wants to make sure you are able to safely enjoy our classes with your little ones. We are not specifically certified in pre or postnatal classes. We advise for you to sign up after your positive 8 weeks check at the earliest. We advise for babies to be a minimum of 12 weeks old to start our classes.
6- Dancemums is a breastfeeding friendly group, so you are welcome to bf whenever you wish. We wish you both enjoy this experience and that is why we advise our mums to tend to their babies as much as possible.
7- Dancemums is a small business, we take pride in what we do and we want you to be happy. Please ensure you like the format of the class and that it suits you and your baby before signing up for the term by taking a one off drop in class/£7 or a free taster session, when they are offered, as we have strict no refund policy.