Raise the bar! Babywearing Ballet is a post-natal activity that will whip you back into shape while sharing time with your baby. Accompanied by music and movement, your little one will greatly benefit from being held while you dance.
This Parent and Baby class is similar to regular ballet classes: barre exercises (pliés, tendus, dégagés...), centre exercise (port de bras, adage, combinations), etc. Throughout the class, special attention will be given to muscle toning and posture particular to arduous ballet training. It is a unique class catered to a mother and her baby.
Whether you have danced ballet in the past or you’ve only dreamt of it, the Babywearing Ballet class is open to everyone. We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old, to ensure that your baby has started to be able to support their head and neck. By the time a baby is able to do this a mother has normally recovered enough to begin exercising.
It is recommended you wear comfortable clothing like leggings or tights. You can do the class barefoot, in no-slip socks or ballet slippers. Make sure you bring your own baby carrier to class, many models are available, so use the one that you find the most comfortable, however you should avoid “sling” models so your arms will be able to move more freely during class.