A Family of Creativity: Dance

Whether you’re dealing with a mini Van Gogh, a bouncy little dancer or a Hollywood actress in the making, we’ve got some great ways for you to enjoy time together as a family.

Have fun with these activities suggested by us at Forest Arts Centre

1. Dance around the living room

Keep all the family fit and healthy with this fun dance game. You need a pen, some paper, a dice and music...

Think of and write down six movements, then allocate a number to each e.g.

  1. Turn
  2. Crawl
  3. Roll
  4. Wave
  5. Jump
  6. Shake

Take it in turns to roll the dice and write down the associated movement (e.g. roll 1, write down turn) - keep rolling the dice as many times as you like. Once you’re happy with the dance routine you've created, you’re ready to put on your favourite song, practice and perform together!


2. Get those tiny toes tapping

If you have a very lively toddler at home, set aside 20 minutes to join in and dance with our Tiny Toes tutor, Lauren. Enjoy lots of colour, fun and creativity…

Here is little Hallie enjoying her time with mum dancing in the living room.

To find more fun activities from Forest Arts Centre, come back for the next installment of A Family of Creativity


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Contributor: Jasmine Taylor, Forest Arts Centre

Dance: Safety disclaimer

Please take care when moving, make sure you are not on your own, be aware of any hazards such as ornaments that could be knocked over or trip hazards. Please stop moving if you feel pain or discomfort. All movement can be done seated. Please wear comfortable footwear and do not wear socks on slippery surfaces such as laminate flooring. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing which is easy to move around in. Follow the teacher's directions as per the video. We cannot accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage that maybe caused when following the movement. It is the viewer's responsibility to look after their own safety and be sensible when moving and the viewer shall take part at his/hers own risk.

This article was collaboration between:
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Jasmine Taylor

Community Programme Coordinator at Forest Arts Centre in charge of Classes, Workshop and Community Outreach projects to engage and enrich the local New Milton Community.
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Amy Watson

Senior Marketing Officer for all three arts centres at Hampshire Cultural Trust - Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham, Forest Arts Centre in New Milton and West End Centre in Aldershot.
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