Body Smarts Through Movement Arts program equips children, young persons (CYP) and the adults who care for them with information and skills about body safety, respect and consent, through age-appropriate movement exercises, games and song. 

 

 

Topics covered include body ownership, body boundaries, and consent.

We have partnered with: 6th Sense (in Kebun Bahru), CATCH Plus (student care centre in Jalan Kukoh), Superhero Me, Emergence Convergence Festival @ Ground-Up Initiative, Rainbow Centre School, Terra Luna Yoga, Trehaus School, TRANS SAFE Center and others.

UPCOMING PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOP

Date: 3rd February 2024, Saturday

Time: 2.30-4.00PM
Venue: Kindle Space 175A Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427446
Fee: $65/adult-child pair + $18/additional person
Ages: 3-6 with an adult accompanied
 
Body Smarts Through Movement Arts is an introductory workshop that brings the concepts of body boundaries and consent to young children using simple language and engaging movement-based activities. We will learn about body respect and safety, while celebrating connection and affection.
 
The workshop requires parent/guardian participation. Recommended for children aged 3 – 6 years and their parents/guardians. Please be dressed in clothes that are comfortable for movement and being on the floor.
 
We are offering Body Smarts Through Movement Arts so that children in Singapore can learn about body boundaries and consent while moving their bodies! This workshop is for families who are finding their way into the topic, as well as families who have already begun addressing the topic at home, and are looking for ways to reinforce the learning.

 

Led by Bernice Lee of Rolypoly Family

 

Bernice is an artist and dance practitioner. She co-directs Rolypoly Family/Derring-Do Dance (@rolypolyfamilysg) with Faye Lim – known for their signature Body Smarts Through Movement Arts programmes, teaching body safety, consent and boundaries. They advise and consult on safeguarding practices for children, as well as creating dance experiences dedicated to honouring children’s creative genius, and caring about children’s perspectives.

 

Bernice has received training in child sexual abuse prevention (KidzLive by Singapore Children’s Society) sexual assault first responder training (AWARE), early childhood pedagogies, trauma awareness, and assisted in the development of Body Smarts Through Movement Arts. Bernice’s practice is extensive; she sees art-making as a form of social activism. Bernice has spent more than 10 years facilitating dance/movement classes for a range of populations, including preschoolers, children with special needs, teenagers, adults and artists-in-training.