Dance Playgroup with Rolypoly Family @ Terra Luna Yoga

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Dance Playgroup with Rolypoly Family @ Terra Luna Yoga

Led by professional dance artists, young children and grown-ups will explore music, movement, massage, art & dance in community with others

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Terra Luna Yoga (Bukit Timah) 896 Dunearn Rd #03-03D Link@896 (previously named Sime Darby Centre) Singapore, 589472 Singapore

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About this event

Hi parents, I am a mom of a 2 year old toddler and I have been hosting open-ended play sessions, playgroups, parties and other events for a growing community of parents of babies and toddlers who meet regularly to play together.

Check out @tinyplayclub on Instagram, where I share reels and snippets of our community events and play sessions and play ideas that the kids loved.

I am so excited to share that Tiny Play Club is collaborating with Rolypoly Family to host dance playgroups for young children aged 1-6 years old and their adult caregivers. The playgroups will be led by Bernice, a performing and teaching dance artist with years of experience dancing with children.

Through free play, music, creative movement, massage, art and dance jamming in this highly interactive, play-driven dance playgroup, children and grown ups will use their whole bodies to explore, observe, and engage all their senses in community with each other - a wonderful bonding and socialising experience for everyone too!

Children will also be exposed to different music genres, and different creative movement themes at each dance playgroup. There will be a mix of regular and new materials at each playgroup.

Feb 2023 dance playgroups

At our upcoming dance playgroup on 3 Feb, we will discover how different colours inspire different types of movement. We will express our emotions (happiness, sadness, anger etc) in different ways through dance and movement on 10 Feb and move our bodies in response to different feelings and sensations (cold, warm, ticklish, spikey, furry or melty) on 17 Feb.

March 2023 dance playgroups

At our upcoming dance playgroup on 3 March, we will focus on body parts and learn that our bodies belong to us. We will focus on personal space and sharing space safely when we dance with others on 17 March.

There will be a maximum of 10 kids at each dance playgroup for a cosy and comfortable environment for dance and play and for Bernice to give each child attention.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣

Event details

Where: Terra Luna Yoga (Bukit Timah), 896 Dunearn Rd, #03-03D, Singapore 589472 (located in Link@896 shopping mall, previously named Sime Darby Centre)

Next dance playgroup dates ( 10 Feb - 24 Mar)

Fri 10 Feb 4.45-5.30pm (colours)

Fri 17 Feb 4.45-5.30pm (emotions)

Fri 3 Mar 4.45-5.30pm (feelings and sensations)

Fri 17 Mar 4.45-5.30pm (my body)

Fri 24 Mar 4.45-5.30pm (my personal space)

How long: 45 minutes, and everyone is welcome to stay on to enjoy potluck snack time and socialise at the Sky Sprouts urban farm (see photos below) at the rooftop of the building after the dance playgroup.

What's on?

  • Free play
  • Warm up
  • Dance jamming
  • Improvised movement
  • Music
  • Art
  • Massage
  • Potluck snack time* and hangout at Sky Sprouts rooftop urban farm (optional)

(NEW) Progressive dance playgroup term (3 Feb - 17 Mar):

For TPC families who are interested in attending regular dance playgroups at Terra Luna Yoga, Rolypoly Family will introduce dance playgroups for a stable group committed for 5 sessions (1 term) on top of the regular drop-in sessions to take our children on a journey over 5 weeks.

There will now be a broad focus for each term exploring different movements, themes and music genres. For the upcoming term starting 3 Feb, Rolypoly Family will focus on gross motor development, kinaesthetic intelligence and discovering different ways to move the whole body. We will also dance to contemporary dance and pop music.

The dance playgroups are fixed on Fridays 4.45-5.30pm on these dates and themes:

  • Class 1: 3 Feb (colours)
  • Class 2: 10 Feb (emotions)
  • Class 3: 17 Feb (feelings and sensations)
  • Class 4: 3 Mar (my body)
  • Class 5: 17 Mar (my personal space)

I cannot commit to the term, can I attend drop-in playgroups?

Yes, there will be drop-in spots which I will periodically update the availabilities.

What is the difference between the term and the drop-in playgroups?

Based on personal experience since we started the playgroups in December, the children who have been coming regularly benefit the most from the sessions, such as:

  • having greater creative confidence
  • being more willing to express themselves
  • having more ideas for the types of movement that they can do
  • responding more readily to different kinds of music recalling the activities and exercises and adding their own interpretation to it

Cost: $35 per child for 1 drop-in playgroup or $150 for 5 playgroups ($30/playgroup)

How to make payment?

I am using Eventbrite as a platform to automate event bookings so the event is free to book to avoid incurring booking fees. Please PayNow to 87266246 after booking and WhatsApp me the payment screenshot to confirm your spot.

How do I get to Terra Luna Yoga (Bukit Timah)?

Terra Luna Yoga is located inside the Link@896 shopping mall, previously named Sime Darby Centre right opposite King Albert Park MRT station and directly accessible via lift from the ticket concourse level and an overhead bridge. Click here for directions by train, bus, car and free shuttle bus to Link@896.

Is there a minimum age to join?

Dance playgroup is best suited for walking children as there will be lots of dancing, shaking, rolling, jumping and other full body movements.

Prewalkers and beginner walkers are welcome too. They might not move as obviously as the older toddlers during the playgroup at the start but they get very inspired too.

Adult-accompanied event

This is an adult-accompanied community event for both children and caregivers to socialise - strictly no drop-offs!

Cancellation and make up policy:

As the cost of hiring the facilitators and renting the studio is fixed per dance playgroup and split among families who have booked to attend, tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another child.

Term playgroup: In the event if any of the above playgroup dates have to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, the term will be carried forward to the weeks after Class 8. For anyone who is not able to attend a scheduled playgroup during the term, you can either release your spot to another family to attend as a drop-in (inform me in advance) OR attend 1 other TPC event as a make up (with a top up if event cost differs).

Drop-in playgroup: Tickets can be transferred to another child. Alternatively, families are welcome to attend a future dance playgroup without extra cost as a one-off make-up (subject to space capacity limits, please reach out to me privately to discuss).

About the host

Led by dance artists Faye Lim and Bernice Lee, Rolypoly Family offers performances, exhibitions, workshops and classes for young children, youths and adults.

Through their dance projects and programs, Rolypoly Family aims to support the artistic, creative and social-emotional learning of children, their families and communities.

Both mothers themselves, Faye and Bernice were brought together by their intuitive and responsive movement practices and experience working with diverse children, including playing and dancing with their own children. Their work is deeply inspired by their practice in contact improvisation (CI) and improvised performances, so expect to hug, push, pull, roll, jump and climb together during dance playgroup, with the adults and children taking turns to lead and follow!

Bernice holds a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University and an MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, while Faye holds an MFA in Dance and Choreography from NYU, a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA and has performed and taught in NYC prior to her work in Singapore.

As performing and teaching artists, Faye and Bernice brings to their dance programmes their expertise in facilitation, training in pedagogy, and experience in and passion for dance, movement improvisation and performance.

Rolypoly Family also partners with groups and organisations across Singapore, such as community groups, social service organisations, arts groups and institutions, and government agencies. They are often at The Artground and are involved in various projects across Singapore from time to time.

Families are encouraged to follow their work and events at @rolypolyfamilysg on Instagram and they can also be found at www.rolypolyfamily.com.

Bonuses for the TPC community:

Rolypoly Family also runs weekly Dance Playgroups for children aged 1-6 and Contemporary Dance Classes for adults and youth aged 7 and up at Sigma Dance Collective Space (10 Raeburn Park) and Goodman Arts Centre.

They have kindly extended the TPC community 10% off their dance playgroups and classes for children and youths. Simply mention 'Tiny Play Club' in the comments/questions box of the Google Form when registering for the Dance Playgroup and/or Children's Contemporary Dance Class.

⁣Notes:

This is a private event only for the Tiny Play Club community. To join the community, please WhatsApp me at 87266246 to introduce yourself and your child(ren). There are no membership fees to join the community. As this is an in-person community, I want to make sure that I personally know every attending family to keep the community safe.

  • Please WhatsApp me at 87266246 before booking tickets if you have not attended the play sessions before, or tickets will be automatically cancelled.
  • These play sessions are adult accompanied. Parents, grandparents and/or helpers are welcome.
  • A maximum of 2 adult caregivers per family so as not to crowd the dance studio
  • I kindly request parents not to bring puffs or packaged snacks as my child has a weakness towards these addictive snacks and those snacks will affect his appetite for meals and worsen his picky eating :-D
  • Feel free to WhatsApp me at 87266246 if you’d like to join us or if you have any questions!
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