"It's hard to feel graceful when you're mothering young children: running on little-to-no sleep, changing diapers, lugging diaper bags, chasing toddlers, and cleaning up mess after mess. Esther's babywearing ballet class gives mothers a chance to let the tedium fade into oblivion for an hour, while bonding with their precious babies. Connected by music and movement, mother and baby experience grace, joy, and freedom; baby may sleep or spend time smiling at everyone around, and mama can really spread her wings and fly. Not only is the class an excellent physical and mental workout for mothers, but it provides a lovely bonding opportunity for mamas and their babies, as well as a chance to socialize with like-minded mothers (and for babies to socialize as well!). This class is a dream for mothers like myself who adore dance and love wearing their baby. I'm so glad I have been able to dance with my baby in Esther's class for almost a year now, and look forward to taking this class for as long as I can!" Tara, Glebe
"Ballet has been part of my life since I can remember and being able to share my love of it with my baby has been more special to me than performing on the biggest stage. Esther creates a class that welcomes new dancers and motivates experienced ones to gently regain their strength and stretch after pregnancy and delivery. Esther's own passion for dance and family is reflected in the way she teaches Moms to breath through the movement, be inspired by the music and share in the moment with their little one. Thank you Esther America for blessing my son and I with the gift of dance this past year." Stephanie, Ottawa
"I've been taking Esther's Babywearing Latin Dance and Babywearing Ballet classes for the past year and haven't missed a session yet! Both classes are wonderful - they get you moving and I've met some lovely mums there. Esther is a fabulous teacher, not only because she's a great dancer but as a mum herself she knows what it's like to be a busy parent these days! I'm so glad that I found these classes, they've been a big part of my baby's first year of life." Robyn, Glebe
Dancing with baby in style, with a blend of Latin zest and elegant ballet, Esther makes it simply beautiful.
How special it is to nestle my baby swaying in sync with the music, dancing to the beat of sun-kissed Salsa and posturing perfectly to the graceful adage barre exercise! It is such a pleasant and rewarding experience to have taken Esther's baby wearing dance classes. Not only have I effortlessly regained my pre-pregnancy shape, but I have also acquired a new found confidence and appreciation of my beauty as a mother and woman.
Esther's cheerful spirits turn each of her mom and baby dance classes into a warm and playful event. The choreography in Esther's classes is so rhythmic and artistic that my baby girl Lyra and I simply flow with the music and cherish the beautiful loving moments of dancing together. Memories to last a lifetime!
Thank you Esther, we are so glad that you are leading these baby wearing dance class!
I just wanted to let you know that Isabelle and I attended our first class today and LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!! Isabelle shimmied her little legs through the whole class and seems to have better rhythm than her Mommy! Thanks so much!" Rebecca and Isabelle, Merivale
"Best activity I've done with my baby. Tons of fun. Great workout. Thank you! Loved it. I'm recommending it to everyone I know."
The mix of dances and "games" and the enthusiasm of our teacher made the class the highlight of my week. I find the style of dancing with the emphasis on hips and waist to be excellent for post-natal rehabilitation" Yetta Riegel, Westboro
I taught aerobics for a while (up until about 5 years ago) and yesterday's class was a great one! Especially since now I often get bored with "regular" low-impact and such - loved it! I'm recommending it to everyone I know now!" Angela, Barrhaven