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Creative Moves @ Home

Posted: March 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

Let’s Get Moving Together


Hi Creative Moves Friends,

I’m sure missing dancing with all of you and hope that you are all well and safe at home like we are.  If you’d like to get creative and get some wiggles out, please join me and my crew on Tuesdays at 10am for Creative Moves at Home.  Once the class videos are posted on Instagram/IGTV & Facebook you can feel free to do the class at anytime that suits you, the recordings will be there for you to enjoy!  In addition, all the past classes will also be there to catch up on!

I recommend watching our Creative Moves at Home Prep video before you get started, it will give you details about what items you can gather from around your house to have on hand during class time.

You’ll find that classes will be broken into a part 1 & part 2 and all classes will run be around 20 minutes long!  The perfect amount of time for a kid & parent movement break!

You can access the videos on my Moving-Body Video Page.  If you “like” the page it helps the videos pop into your feed to remind you when they have been posted.

If you have Instagram then simply follow @amanda-duguid on Instagram or IGTV and the videos will pop up automatically on Tuesdays at 10am.

There are also “highlight links” on my profile on Instagram which you may find helpful for young and older kiddos!   “Busy Hands” is filled with ideas for 3-8 year old kiddos to keep busy and be creative while learning at home.  “Brick Brothers” is a Lego challenge project setup by my 6 and 8 year old to engage and encourage kids everywhere to get building and creating.  And “Creative Moves” holds all info and links to class videos for our Creative Moves at Home classes!

Please reach out with any music requests, I’m making all the class plans, playlists and videos with the help of my kiddos and we’d love to include some of your favorite things in our classes!


Best wishes,


Ms. Amanda, Ethan, Liam & Clara





Creative Moves Summer Fun!

Posted: September 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

We shake

Creative Moves is an energetic dance-based class that encourages expressive movement & creative play, suitable for boys and girls alike!  This class is very much a mixture of all forms of movement using music, rhythm and imaginative play to help further develop physical expression, motor skills, balance, stability and self awareness!

Creative Moves is designed for under 5 year olds and while best suited to tots that can toddle on their own, infants are most welcome to join in the fun and during our Summer Fun Dance Parties older siblings are welcome to join too!  Participants must bring a parent or caregiver along to class.

Summer Fun Dance Parties will take place on the following Saturdays at 10:45am at Sudio Nia Moves, 508 Pecore Street:

June 8, 15, 22, 29

July 6

August 17

Each class will have a different “Theme” so join the Moving-Body Facebook page to stay up to date in case there’s an option for your child to dress up for the class in some specific way.  

The weekly Creative Moves Class will be back in the Fall on Mondays at 10:30am starting August 26th 2019.   For drop-in rates and class pack information visit Studio Nia Moves website.  

Please email for booking details or further information.
To keep up to date on current classes around the Houston area, please visit the Facebook page and “like” the page!



Introducing #3

Posted: February 2, 2018 in Happenings, Uncategorized, Updates


Dear Creative Moves Friends,

I’d like to introduce you to Clara, she’s what’s been keeping this creative Mommy very busy over the past year!  I’ve missed all my special movers very much but this little girl and her brothers have definitely been keeping me on my toes!

I was able to return to my Creative Moves teaching position at St. Paul’s School and Clara’s adapted very well to the time away from me (I’ve definitely missed her more than she misses me!).

I am not currently teaching any regular studio classes but I’m happy to announce that I’m taking event bookings for Birthday parties and group events.  So if you have a little mover and you’re looking for a fun and creative party idea, let’s chat!  Or if you are part of a Mother’s group and you’re looking for a special way to spend playgroup this week, these get togethers are always a hit too!

Feel free to email me at to discuss party/event details.  These events can be booked at any venue of your choosing but I do have a great relationship with Nia Moves Studio in the Heights and they have a beautiful studio/party room space that can be added on to my birthday package if you need a venue!

Thank you for bearing with me during my year off (how is my baby almost 1!) and I look forward to dancing with you again one day soon!

Best wishes,

Ms. Amanda



Discovery Green

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out to Discovery Green today for the Toddler Tuesday Easter Egg Hunt!  It was a pleasure to dance with so many new faces!  Also a very big Thanks to Jill at BigKidSmallCity for letting me hang out at her booth before the Creative Moves for Tots dance classes!

I’m looking forward to seeing some new faces in the Creative Moves for Tots weekly class!  Class is held at Studio NiaMoves, 508 Pecore Street on Thursdays from 10:30-11:15am.  A drop-in rate is available but it is highly suggested to book ahead online due to increased popularity for the class.  Please visit the Nia Moves website to book individual or discounted monthly packages.

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • $60 online $70 pay at the door for 5 sessions in April
  • $15 single drop-in rate
  • Price is per family. Registration is for the adult accompanying the child(ren).
May 7, 14, 21, 28
  • $48 online $56 pay at the door for 4 sessions in May
  • $15 single drop-in rate
  • Price is per family. Registration is for the adult accompanying the child(ren).
No make-up sessions for missed classes.
Heights Kids’ Day of Music

When: April 18, 2015

Where: Love Park in The Heights – 1000 W. 12th St. (77008)

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

The Heights Kids’ Day of Music is a music festival all about bringing local music to our Heights community families. 100% Local Music. 100% Fun. Activities include a main stage with performances by local bands every 40 minutes; a secondary stage will showcase local businesses and non-profits that bring music to our community; and an instrument “petting zoo” will allow kids to get an up-close look at band and orchestra instruments, as well as meet opera singers.

Come spend a wonderful spring day with friends and neighbors and support your community!

I’ll be hanging out at the Nia Moves booth running a “Make your own egg shaker” craft for the kiddos.  Nia Moves will be offering a giveaway of 2 $25 Gift Certificates good for classes run by the Studio, including Creative Moves for Tots as well as Whole Kids Summer Camps!  I’ll also be running a FREE 15-min taster class on the 2nd Stage at 11:20am so please come join the fun!

If you would like to keep up to date with future events, class opportunities please visit the Facebook page and “like” the page!

Many people are looking for fun, indoor activities to do for Toddler birthdays, especially leading into the hot Houston summer, why not book a Creative Moves for Tots Birthday Party.  Classes can be held off-site or at the lovely Nia Moves studio, they also have a lovely little house available to book for cake/food following class!  Contact for further information!


Come join us at City of Houston and Heights of Health Sunday Streets this Sunday, October 12th at 2pm for a FREE Creative Moves Demo!  I’ll be at the Studio NiaMoves stall promoting a healthy lifestyle for you and your family through movement and dancing as a family!

Sunday in the Streets will be happening on 19th Street in the Houston Heights on October 12th from 12-4 pm.  The Nia Moves stall will be located in front of New Living, a green home store.

Creative Moves for Tots classes are open for registration, Thursday classes at Studio NiaMoves are on-going and our Tuesday class begins on October 21! 

Tuesdays 10-10:45am @ First Methodist Church Downtown (6 week class)

Thursdays 10:30-11:15am @ Nia Moves ($15 drop in rate or discounted monthly booking rate available)

For more details please click here.

The new Moving-Body facebook page just got setup so please visit and like the page to keep up to date on future classes and free demo classes.

Photo by Jarrad Seng

Visit Jarrad Seng Photography to check out lots of fantastic photos documenting the Voltaire Twins “Young Adult” video shoot!  Great job Jarrad, the photos look amazing!  Again, I had a great time working as the Choreographer on this shoot, the final video will be out soon, can’t wait!

The Voltaire Twins North American Tour Dates are now available, visit their Music & Tour Dates page to check them out and I promise you don’t want to miss the opportunity if you are Stateside to see this amazing Aussie band!


UPDATE: check out the Young Adult Video now available to view online.

Check out this great video from one of my AWESOME@The Glades projects!  Thanks so much to Sete Tele for his great work on the project and to Jarrad Seng for putting together a great video to share the outcomes with everyone!

Click Here to Watch!

Fantastic piece of theatre…

Posted: November 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Photo courtesy of AWESOME Arts

One of the perks of working for an AWESOME arts festival is the opportunity to experience a variety of interesting and engaging shows and installations!  This past Saturday night was definitely a perk as I got a chance to watch, Crocosmia a lively theatre production by Little Bulb Theatre, here from the UK.  I started by workday Saturday by doing a meet & greet with these performers and finished the evening by watching their performance and I was blown away!  Not only were they lovely people but they are a fantastic ensemble as well.  I full heartedly recommend you head to this show, you won’t be disappointed!

3 festival days down and 6 to go…