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Creative Moves for Tots

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!

This Mommy & Me class 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!

Current Classes are held on Fridays at 10:45-11:30am at Nia Moves, 508 Pecore Street.  Bookings are encouraged online as the classes fill up quick, you can book 1 class at a time or book a month at a time for a discounted rate!

 

  • $15 single drop-in
  • Best price!  The 90 day package – 10 Classes in 90 days for $100 Online $120 Door
  • Price is per family. Registration is for the adult accompanying the child(ren).
  • No make-up sessions for missed classes.

 

Amanda is also available to lead private classes and events, including Schools, Mothers Groups & Birthday Parties.  These can be tailored to your individual needs and can happen off-site or at the Nia Moves Studios.

Please email Amanda@Moving-Body.com for booking details or further information.

To keep up to date on current classes around the Houston area, please visit the Moving-Body.com Facebook page and “like” the page!

Photo by:  Damon Jasso
http://www.facebook.com/jassophotos
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Dancing in the Rain...

Thanks so everyone who joined us at Heights Kids’ Day of Music, we had a fantastic time Dancing in the Puddles!

Creative Moves for Tots News

We’ve got another great month of dancing ahead!  Our first May class is Thursday May 7th and if you book into class online before the first class on Thursday you’ll receive a great discount on classes!

  • $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.
Creative Moves for Tots 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!

This Mommy & Me class 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!

Keep an eye out because we’ve got a great Summer Pass Deal coming your way as well!

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Beat the Winter Blues and stay warm & dry at Creative Moves for Tots!  A fun dance based class that encourages expressive movement and imaginative play, suitable for boys and girls alike!  This 45-minute Mommy & Me class is best suited to tots that can toddle on their own but infants and older siblings are welcome to join in the fun!

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
  • $48 online $56 pay at the door for 4 sessions in February
  • $15 single drop-in rate
  • Price is per family. Registration is for the adult accompanying the child(ren)
Sign up before Thursday March 5th to enjoy our March Special:
March 5, 19, 26 (No class March 12)
(Feel free to bring older siblings who are out of school on spring break March 19!)

  • $36 online $42 pay at the door for 3 sessions in March
  • $15 single drop-in rate
  • Price is per family. Registration is for the adult accompanying the child(ren).

Classes are held at Nia Moves, 508 Pecore Street, in the Heights on Thursdays from 10:30-11:15am.

Please pass on to friends you think may be interested in sharing in the fun!

Has your child got an upcoming Birthday?  Why not suggest family & friends buy a gift certificate for them to attend a month of Creative Moves for Tots Classes!  A Birthday experience that will be fun and keep them active & healthy!

If you are interested in staying up to date on current classes, events and upcoming free demos please “like” the Moving-Body.com Facebook page!

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Come jingle some bells, shake your body and celebrate the Holidays in our last class before Christmas break on Thursday December 4th from 10:30-11:15am!  

This fun filled mommy and me 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 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!

Visit the Nia Moves website to book online, drop-in is always available for this class!

Looking for Christmas Gift ideas that don’t involve more toys to store and clean up everyday?  Give or suggest the gift of a fun family experience at dance class this Holiday season!  Gift Certificates are available to purchase for our 2015 classes.  Classes will continue to be available for pre-booking with a monthly discount rate or drop-in during 2015 on Thursdays at 10:30-11:15am!

Purchase Gift Certificates here or pre-book a monthly class discount here.

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

“Like” my facebook page to keep up to date with Creative Moves!

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.

Belated Thank Yous and Farewells!

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Updates
AWESOME Farewell Tea 2012

AWESOME Farewell Tea 2012

Admittedly, this post is far from belated but just plain way over due!  In my defense I did birth 2 small (well large) children, move to a new country, search and find a new home, move into said home and try to cope with above mentioned 2 small (well large) children in the past 2 years so maybe you will cut me some slack.  I understand if you won’t.

I wrote this over 2 years ago in the early morning hours of learning to cope with my new baby Ethan, while I was still living in Perth, Australia, so I hope that counts for something…

So we’re in the midst of packing all our belongings and starting our next adventure in the USA, Texas to be exact.  While so happy to be moving closer to family and friends in the States and the UK I can’t help but think what a wonderful life we’ve made for ourselves here.  We’ve both had great experiences in work, travel and play!

I also can’t help but think of the wonderful opportunities I was given to grow in my practice as an artist and teacher.  By opportunities I mean beautiful offerings of nurturing trust from so many individuals, organizations and companies in Perth.  Every job no matter how small or large gave me so many chances to re-examine myself as an artist and teacher!

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Francis Greep, the then Head of Music at the WA Opera Company.  When I arrived in Perth, the company did not currently have a movement program but Francis took a chance on a new transplant and together we developed and created an exciting addition to the Young Artist Program.  This relationship led to me directing the Young Artist Concert Series for four seasons and three years directing the companies lovely Opera in the Park.  If I every questioned my abilities, Francis was always there to push me forward and he opened me up to a whole new world of Opera!

Opera in the Park 2008 - Madama Butterfly

Opera in the Park 2008 – Madama Butterfly

The other company that can’t go without a huge thank you is AWESOME Arts!  I remember sitting on a sofa in Scotland 2 weeks before we began a 3 week journey across the globe to Perth, writing an expression of interest to volunteer at the 2006 AWESOME Festival!  A girl called Amanda wrote me back saying they’d love to have me work as an artist assistant for the festival and the rest was history.  I began working as Project Manager for the company in 2007 as well as accepting a role as one of their Creative Challenge Artists that year on the Make Your Move project.  Over the next 5 years I worked as a Project Manager on two different Community Development Projects and worked as an artist on 5 different Creative Challenge Projects, one of which (Open Book) I created and developed as Lead Artist.  I also worked our version of full time which meant almost every waking minute of November on 5 different AWESOME Festivals!  It was bittersweet to leave such a creative and caring work environment where the lines between co-workers and friends became blurred, well non-exsistent.

AWESOME Festival 2011 - Amanda & Amanda both circa 6 months pregnant

AWESOME Festival 2011 – Amanda & Amanda both circa 6 months pregnant

We are very excited to start the next stage in our journey but also cherish all the memories we’ve made and will take them with us forever.

AWESOME Festival 2009 - After Party

AWESOME Festival 2009 – After Party