classes 2-4 years

lot’s of fun for small people with big imaginations!

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photo: Robert Mason

Schedule 2020

BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, ALL OF OUR NORMAL CLASSES ARE PUT ON HOLD FOR NOW, BUT…

I’ve been working hard (and learning new skills!) to create online video versions of the classes until we can begin normal sessions again. These cannot replace the experience of being in the studio all together, but they can provide some creative, active fun and laughter for both your little one and you.

A new class is posted each week, which can then be viewed as many times as you like. Each class has a different theme and includes dancing, singing and a simple craft task. They last between 20-30 minutes. As with our normal classes, these are intended as a fun physical activity for you to do together with your child. However when they watch subsequent times, they’re often happy to do it alone – giving you some precious time for other things!

Block 2 COMBINED ONLINE & NORMAL CLASS SCHEDULE (while restrictions are in place):
A new class is posted every Saturday morning
11th April – 4th July =
13 classes
€90 regular price

(price includes all weekly online classes plus normal classes if we are able to do this before the end of the block)
SIGN-UP AND PAY
If you have severe financial difficulties because of losing work due to the crisis, please contact me for a reduction!
Completely FREE for health care workers!!

Block 3:
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00
26th August – t.b.c.

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Saturdays 10:00-11:00
22nd August – t.b.c.
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Saturdays 11:30-12:30
22nd August – t.b.c.
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We offer a price concession if you have a 2nd child in the same class, and for families with a very low income or children with special needs. Please contact us if you have a concessionary price request.

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Our classes are a unique combination of dance, mime, songs, costumes and objects, which we use to explore a different theme each week. Some themes are fantastical like ‘Underwater World’ or ‘Colours & Rainbows’. Others celebrate everyday activities which kids can relate to like ‘Clocks & Time’, ‘Going Shopping’ and ‘Bikes, Cars, Buses & Trains’. During the class we take your child on an imaginative journey around the space, which both they and you are very much a part of.

We give attention to individual work and group activities. Children develop their English vocabulary, and an awareness of their body and the space around them. Each child is encouraged to feel welcome and included, without any pressure to do anything they’re not comfortable with.

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These immersive activity classes are for parents and kids to enjoy doing together, a special time each week to focus on each other and having fun together! If you are unsure whether to sign-up, it’s usually possible to first try out a class, for details see below.

How do I sign my child up?
Fill in this form and we’ll contact you for payment and to confirm your place. We need to have received your payment before the first class of each course, for your child to be guaranteed a place, as numbers are limited.

Can my child do a tryout class first?
Yes, if we have space in the class. A tryout class costs €10, just let us know when you want to attend. If you want to sign your child up after the tryout, it’s only possible if we have enough places. You then pay for the remaining classes in that block. However, we can’t guarantee your child a place in that block if the group is already full.

What happens if we have to miss a class?
If you cannot come to one of the classes you’ve paid for, it’s possible to do a make up class in the following block, but only once. If for some reason, you have to stop doing a course, we cannot refund your payment. You are welcome however, to send a friend in your child’s place for the rest of the block.

How often are the themes repeated?
Themes are normally repeated twice a year, except for the specials like Easter, Halloween and Christmas. 

What should my child wear to the class?
Nothing special, just clothes they can easily move in. It’s best if they have either barefeet or socks with non-slip soles.

What happens if my child is disruptive during a class?
We understand that all kids can have their ‘off’ days or moments. If your child is very upset or their behaviour is causing a disruption to the class, we kindly ask you to go outside the room with them for a few minutes to let them calm down. We’ve found that in the majority of cases this works well, and they are able to join in the rest of the class without problems.

My child is under 2 years old, but I think they would love the classes. Can they attend?
The classes are aimed at kids from 2-4 years old (24-59 months). But since children’s development differs so much from child to child, it’s ok with us if you want to try the class when your child is slightly younger.

I also have a baby to look after, can I bring them to the class as well?
We understand that some families have a baby sibling who needs to come along with them, this isn’t usually a problem as long as you, the parent or carer, are still able to join in class with your older child.