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As part of Heights of Health’s Healthy Living Day, I’ll be offering a FREE 25-minute Creative Moves for Tots Demo Class.

Come join us to play, dance, move, shake and stretch in a fun-filled mommy and me class. This class is very much a mixture of all forms of movement and provides girls and boys alike the opportunity to explore movement in a safe and nurturing environment.  This 25-minute demo class will give your little one an opportunity to use their body and imagination to explore the space around them in a new way!

This class is specifically designed for 5 and unders and while best suited to little ones who are able to toddle on their own, mommy’s with infants are welcome to take part. Older siblings are also welcome to join in the fun.

Please visit Nia Moves to RSVP for the Free Demo Class.

Healthy Living Day will include a variety of other activities as well including class demos for Yoga, Nia, Hula-Hoops, Momma Strong, as well as plenty of kid crafts and activities.  Heights of Health is located at 540 Frasier Street, on the corner of White Oak and Frasier Street.

Current Creative Moves for Tots Classes

Thursdays 10:30-11:15am @ Nia Moves, 508 Pecore Street

October 23, and 30

  • $15 single drop-in rate

Nov 6, 13 and Dec 4

  • $36 online $42 pay at the door for 3 sessions on dates offered in November and December
  • $15 single drop-in rate
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
  • $48 online $56 pay at the door for 4 sessions in January
  • $15 single drop-in rate
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
  • $48 online $56 pay at the door for 4 sessions in February
  • $15 single drop-in rate
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Come join us to play, dance, move, shake and stretch in a fun-filled mommy and me class. This is not a dance class, not a yoga class, but very much a mixture of all forms of movement and provides girls and boys alike the opportunity to explore movement in a safe and nurturing environment. This 45 minute class will give your little one an opportunity to use their body and imagination to explore the space around them in a new way!
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Thursdays 10:30-11:15am @ Nia Moves, 508 Pecore Street
  • $60 online $70 pay at the door for 5 sessions in October
  • $15 single drop-in rate
  • $36 online $42 pay at the door for 3 sessions on dates offered in November and December
  • $15 single drop-in rate
This class is specifically designed for 5 and unders and while best suited to little ones who are able to toddle on their own, mommy’s with infants are welcome to take part. Older siblings are also welcome to join in the fun.  The Nia Moves class is charged at a family rate so one charge per family.
To register for the Thursday class please click here.
Tuesdays @ 10:00am-10:45am @ First Methodist Houston, 1320 Main Street
Mommy and Me Creative Moves
18 months and up with Parent
Tuesdays 10-10:45 AM
       Dates: October 21, 28/ November 4, 11, 18/December 2
       Cost: $100 NON-REFUNDABLE
       Minimum: 6 kids to keep class
       Maximum: 12 kids per class
Enrollment is limited- first come first serve.  There is no discount for siblings.
 
Please contact Nydia Quant, Early Childhood Director, 
to receive a booking form and if you have any further questions by email, 
nquant@fmhouston.com or phone, 832.668.1812.

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I’m very happy to announce registration has just opened for a Tuesday Creative Moves (Mommy and Me) class for Fall.  This class will take place at First Methodist Church Downtown Campus in the Main Street Indoor Play Park on Tuesdays from 10-10:45am.

Come join us to play, dance, move, shake and stretch in a fun-filled mommy and me class. This is not a dance class, not a yoga class, but very much a mixture of all forms of movement and provides girls and boys alike the opportunity to explore movement in a safe and nurturing environment. This 45 minute class will give your little one an opportunity to use their body and imagination to explore the space around them in a new way!

First Methodist Houston - 
1320 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002
 
Mommy and Me Creative Moves
18 months and up with Parent
Tuesdays 10-10:45 AM
       Dates: October 21, 28/ November 4, 11, 18/December 2
       Cost: $100 NON-REFUNDABLE
       Minimum: 6 kids to keep class
       Maximum: 12 kids per class
Enrollment is limited- first come first serve.
 
Please contact Nydia Quant, Early Childhood Director, 
to receive a booking form and if you have any further questions by email, 
nquant@fmhouston.com or phone, 832.668.1812.

Hoping we’ll have some new friends come move, stretch and have some creative fun this Fall at either the Tuesday or Thursday class.  The Thursday Class at Nia Moves has been going great and we still have some spots available, drop-in is always available for this class.

October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
$15 single drop-in family rate

Nov 6, 13 and Dec 4
$36 online $42 pay at the door for 3 sessions on dates offered in November and December
$15 single drop-in rate

This class is specifically designed for 5 and unders and while best suited to little ones who are able to toddle on their own, mommy’s with infants are welcome to take part. Older siblings are also welcome to join in the fun.

At NiaMoves, 508 Pecore, http://www.niamoves.com

Register Here.

Photo courtesy of AWESOME Arts Australia

Photo courtesy of AWESOME Arts Australia

Please find the details below for my new class starting this September!

New Creative Moves for Tots Class Thursdays 10:30 am

Starting in September!
Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 am

Creative Moves for Tots
for tots 5 and under
with Amanda Barrett Hayes

Come join us to play, dance, move, shake and stretch in a fun-filled mommy and me class. This is not a dance class, not a yoga class, but very much a mixture of all forms of movement and provides girls and boys alike the opportunity to explore movement in a safe and nurturing environment. This 45 minute class will give your little one an opportunity to use their body and imagination to explore the space around them in a new way!

This class is specifically designed for 5 and unders and while best suited to little ones who are able to toddle on their own, mommy’s with infants are welcome to take part. Older siblings are also welcome to join in the fu

  • $48 online $56 pay at the door for 4 sessions in September
  • $15 single drop-in rate
FREE DEMO – come check out the class!  September 25, 11:30-12 – Please RSVP
October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

  • $60 online $70 pay at the door for 5 sessions in October
  • $15 single drop-in rate
  • $36 online $42 pay at the door for 3 sessions on dates offered in November and December
  • $15 single drop-in rate
At NiaMoves, 508 Pecore Street, http://www.niamoves.com

Register Here.

Amazing Residency, Amazing Kids!

Posted: November 27, 2011 in Happenings

2011 Creative Challenge Punmu Montage from AWESOME Arts on Vimeo.

Check out this video created by my fellow AWESOME Artist, Jarrad Seng, during our stay in Punmu, a remote community in the north west of Australia.  We were guests of the community for 2-weeks as part of the AWESOME Arts 2011 Creative Challenge ’15 Minutes of Fame’ Project.  We worked on using video & photography to capture stories about the famous places in and around Punmu.  As we will be leaving Australia in June 2012, this will be my last residency with AWESOME Arts.  Over the last 5 years, I’ve visited so many amazing places and worked with some very special bright young things!

Enjoy the video, it’s truly beautiful and really captures the lovely spirit of all the kids and teachers we had the pleasure of working with during our 2-week stay in Punmu!

’15 Minutes of Fame’ currently has a collaborative exhibition of all 14 residencies from the past year as part of the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things.  The exhibition is being held at the 140 William Complex beside the Perth Underground Station.  If you live in Perth, please stop by to check out all the amazing work from the past year!  The festival runs until Sunday November 27th, so you’ve still got time left.

To check out other exhibitions and shows happening as part of the festival click here for a sneak peek of the works from the last few days of the festival.  Also here is a link to an article in the Pilbara Echo about the residency.

Working with Rock Stars

Posted: July 26, 2011 in Happenings, Updates

Voltaire Twins music video, photo by Jarrad Seng at http://www.jarradseng.com

It’s been an exciting few weeks!  I was lucky enough to be asked to work as the Movement Director/Choreographer for my good friends The Voltaire Twins for the music video for their newest single, Animalia.  The video was directed by Ben Young and his concept for the direction was very inventive and left so much room for creative movement possibilities!

I met the dancers for our rehearsal the week before the shoot and couldn’t have been happier with the level of professionalism and skill, not to mention how lovely they all were to get along with!  We had a great rehearsal session and got everything accomplished that we needed for the shoot!

The shoot was amazing, when the dancers got into the fantastic costumes, designed by Emma Vickery they transformed into dark, aggressive but beautiful birds!  Despite the wet weather, we persevered and from the playback I saw on the night, there will be so much great footage to use for the final video.

I felt very privileged to be part of the process of making a music video of this caliber, this is going to be a huge project to come out of Western Australia.

The launch of the Animalia Single and Music Video will be held on 20th August at Amplifier Bar in Perth, WA. More details of this can be found on the facebook event page.

I can’t wait to share the final video with you all, watch this space!

To view more photos by Jarrad Seng taken during the music video shoot please check out his facebook page.

A taste of things to come…

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Happenings

What can I say, I’m an AWESOME girl and therefore I can’t wait to share the 2010 AWESOME Program with the world!  Check out this fantastic Festival Reel for a taste of what’s to come…you’ll recognize the music as the single, D.I.L, from my good friends, The Voltaire Twins!

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things boasts an awe-inspiring line up for 2010, showcasing amazing artists from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Australia and of course, the best from the West.

The 2010 AWESOME Festival is on in the Perth CBD from 19 – 28 November and is a must see-do-experience event! Many events are free and are suitable for the young and the young at heart!  For more information on the full program visit www.awesomearts.com or call (08) 9485 0560.