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  • DIY Double Metal Ballet Barre – Video Tutorial, PDF & Instructions
    When I went to the hardware store to buy the galvanized metal pipes I would need to build this double barre for home ballet practice I explained my project to the guy who looked after the materials in that aisle. His verdict was that it wouldn’t work because I would probably get into trouble with …
  • How to Make a Ballet Barre: Video & Instructions for Galvanised Steel Pipe
    Making a single ballet barre from Galvanised Steel was pretty easy – once I realized that it had to be put together in a certain way. This is because of the direction everything needed to be screwed in. What wasn’t 100% easy was actually obtaining all the parts as many of the lengths I wanted …
  • How to Make a DIY Home PVC Ballet Barre – Video & Step by Step Tutorial
    2020 has been a wild ride hasn’t it! I never would have dreamed my girls would have been doing their ballet lessons online and at home but this is what pushed me to find out how to make a DIY home ballet barre. I had never made one before, and even though I consider myself …
  • Free Creative Movement Class for Kids Exploring Pond Animals
    Come with us as we explore pond life through moving our bodies in ways that imitate swimming, hopping, flying with a whole lot more creative movement fun. This dance class will get your kids moving as we explore with our bodies the ways different animals who live in pond environments move using carefully selected music …
  • Free Online Kids Dance Lessons that teach Emotional Intelligence & Color Awareness
    This page is dedicated to the series of dance classes I created on the Dance Parent 101 Youtube channel for kids and toddlers that through creative movement teaches both about color recognition and also aims at developing emotional intelligence or awareness in children. The lessons teach color awareness in several ways such as; by asking …
  • Best Free Online Exercise & Fitness Workout Videos for Kids
    Finding online exercise and fitness videos is not that hard with the amount available today on platforms such as Youtube. Finding quality fitness videos for kids though is another story! There is so much to choose from but not all of them provide an actual exercise workout for your child, which is what this page …
  • Best Youtube Exercise & Fitness Workout Channels for School Aged Kids
    Kids love screens and technology, so when you can find videos and online activities that get them moving then I see that as a winning formula! Whether you are homeschooling, doing distance education, in a classroom or just need something to get your kids huffing and puffing and moving the following list of parent approved …
  • Best Free Online Exercise Fitness Workouts for Toddlers & Preschoolers
    When you are at home with kids, having a handy list of parent-approved YouTube channels and videos that coach your kids through a fitness workout is an awesome use of screen time and technology! I had already put together two articles last year about the best free online dance tutorials for kids and for toddlers …
  • The Best Home Dance Studio and Exercise Room Ideas for a Garage
    For many of us the only space large enough to fit a decent-sized dance or workout space is the garage. Now the great thing about a dance studio in your garage compared to a gym is that you only really need free space, you don’t have a lot of heavy equipment that can’t be moved …
  • The Best Home Dance Studio and Exercise Space Ideas for Spare Rooms
    If you are a dancer or have a dancer in your family and have a spare room then you needed to have read this article yesterday! What have you been doing??? Make that spare room into a much-needed home dance studio or exercise room today! The following are loads of ideas with tonnes of inspiration …
  • Unique Home Dance Studio & Workout Area Ideas for Living Spaces
    Creating a dance studio or fitness space in your home might seem unachievable if you don’t feel like you have space for one or if you like the idea of a dance space, but don’t want it to be all about having a permanent mirror and barre set up in your home. The following article …
  • The Best Home Dance Studio and Work Out Space Ideas for Bedrooms
    Creating a home dance studio or workout space for you or your kids can be tricky if you don’t have a lot of space, but what if you instead used a section of a bedroom? This article contains a tonne of inspiration and ideas for you to do just that! There are so many different …
  • The Best Home Dance Studio and Work Out Space Ideas for Attics
    Attics are a great space that can be utilized and made into a purpose-built dance studio or workout space. As long as your attics pitched roof offers ample ceiling space for you to stand and move around and you are able to soundproof your floor so constant thumping is not heard in the rooms below, …
  • The Best Home Dance Studio and Work Out Space Ideas for Basements!
    If you have a basement in your house then you are going to be spoilt for choice on what you are able to do and achieve in creating a dance studio in your home! Turning your basement into a dance studio or workout space for you or your kids is a fantastic idea, but where …
  • How to Teach Shape Awareness to Kids and Toddlers through Online Dance and Movement Classes
    The following is a series of lessons I created to help develop mathematical thinking and 2D shape awareness in toddlers and kids through creative movement. The lessons are aimed at teaching children the names of various 2D shapes, describing some of the attributes of these shapes, and encourages thinking about where we see them around …
  • Online Dance, Fitness and Movement Lesson for Kids & Toddlers: Locomotor Skills 2
    This lesson is number two of two where I explore locomotor skills through dance fitness and creative movement. Locomotor skills require coordination of our arms, legs, and bodies to move and travel from one place to another. Practice and repetition of locomotor skills are important for children to help develop as many neural pathways as …
  • Online Dance, Fitness and Movement Class for Kids & Toddlers: Locomotor Skills 1
    This lesson is one of two where I explore locomotor skills through dance fitness and creative movement. Locomotor skills require coordination of our arms, legs, and bodies to move and travel from one place to another. Practice and repetition of locomotor skills are important for children to help develop as many neural pathways as possible …
  • Online Kids & Toddlers Dance, Movement & Fitness Class – Exploring Zoo Animals 1
    This lesson is the second in a series I have created to help parents and teachers explore movement and dance in a fun and creative way at home and in their classrooms. It creatively explores moving in ways that represent a lion, monkey and elephant and uses music carefully selected to help ignite the imagination …
  • Dance & Movement Class for Kids – Exploring Transport
    Kids love anything to do with trains, trucks, aeroplanes and helicopters so it is no wonder that these creative dance lessons I have developed around this theme have been so popular. I have two lessons so far in the series based on transportation and if you click here I also have a lesson about travelling …
  • Easy at home Dance Crafts and Activities for Toddlers & Kids
    If your little girl or boy loves everything dance and ballet then they will love the following list of dance craft ideas and activities that will get their creative juices flowing! I have to tell you I really hate craft that looks Instagram or Pinterest pretty because the adult did all the work, and don’t …
  • Free Teens Online Dance & Ballet Lessons For When You Can’t Get to Class
    Whether it be because of a Snow Day, a flat tyre or a worldwide pandemic there is no excuse for skipping your dance training when you can take class for free in the comfort of your own home. This list includes tonnes of videos, links and our reviews of the best FREE online dance, fitness …
  • Can You Learn to Dance Online? [Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and more]
    Dance is a skill many believe can only be taught by a professional. With technology as advanced as it has become, there are no set rules as to where or how you can learn how to dance. It is all up to the individual and what work they are willing to put into it. Can …
  • Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for School Aged Kids
    Finding good quality free online dance lessons for kids that actually allow for learning to occur rather than idle observation is hard, but luckily we’ve done all the hard work for you. This list includes tonnes of videos, links and our reviews of the best FREE online dance, fitness and movement classes and tutorials for …
  • Best Free Online Dance Classes for Toddlers & Preschoolers
    As a parent of four kids, a one and four year old amongst others having a handy list with links to some of the best online toddler and preschooler dance lessons can be a lifesaver. I don’t particularly love letting my little ones idly watch screens, so when it also involves them moving it gets …