Rolypoly Family Dance Playgroup is for children to gather for dancing and playing. We've got movement, music, massage and upside-down silliness! Children get moving and shaking, using their whole bodies to learn and engage with the world. There will be a mix of regular and new materials each term. Grown-ups are encouraged to join in too.
Through Rolypoly Family Dance Playgroup, we aim to provide a consistent and comfortable environment for dance and play, where children can explore, observe, and engage all their senses, in community with others. Dance Playgroup is facilitated by professional artists and dancers with years of experience dancing with children.
Dance Playgroup is best suited for children aged 1-3 with their accompanying adults.
Classes are held at Pirateland (Central), Learning Caravan (Central) and Goodman Arts Centre (East).
Dance Playground is where we explore dance and movement through unusual play structures and get (a little) messy. We play games that transform movement into visual forms... that transform back to movement again.
Dance Playground is best suited for children aged 4-6.
This Junior Contemporary Dance Class is for children (aged 6 and up) who love movement!
This is a creative contemporary dance class for boys, girls, and any child who enjoys dance, movement or acrobatics. Through dance, we aim to foster a sense of community.
Each week the young dancers will, in this nurturing environment, experience the endless creative possibilities of contemporary dance – floorwork, leaps and turns, gestures, going upside down, and a wide range of music, moods and dynamics. Through learning and making choreography, dancers can choose to work towards studio-based performances, such as the Light Years Choreographers dance recital.
Each class includes a warm-up, creative dance games, development of innovative dance material with the young dancers' input, rehearsal and preparation for performances.
Together, young dancers will grow in confidence, strength and ability through practising drills and dance phrases, improvising, and creating. This class nurtures young people into contemporary dance, encouraging all to make their own dances, push their own boundaries and imagination, and collaborate creatively. We also use acrobatic and partnering material, teaching different handstands, cartwheels and movement material that excite young dancers.
Experience the endless possibilities of contemporary dance -- floor work, leaps and turns, gestures, going upside down, falling and getting back up again... enjoy moving with a wide range of music, moods, and dynamics. Explore and express your own unique kinesthetic flow and virtuosity.
We advocate for dancing to develop the mind-body connection, practice energy efficiency, and cultivate body autonomy.
Family Dance Classes (Ages 3 - 6 years with Grown-up)
The family that rolls together gets stuck together!
Rolypoly Family Dance Class contains a pint of play, a cup of curiosity, a smidgen of song, and lots of hugs and kisses!
Rolypoly Family Dance Classes bring children and grown-ups together for fun and connection through contact-based dance and play. We've got movement, music, massage and upside-down silliness! Children and grown-ups take turns to lead and follow, push and pull, lean and support.
Rolypoly Family's "contact-based dance and play" approach is grounded in these 3 principles:
Partnership Across Generations
Safe Physical Contact
"Contact-based dance and play" is the way we describe our work, as it is very much influenced by contact improvisation (a dance form based on the communication between two moving bodies in physical contact) and learning through play approach. We believe that having a safe and fun space to dance in contact with others and to nurture the intelligence of our bodies is valuable for children and grown-ups of any age.
Our approach is inspired by creative individuals and organisations from Singapore and beyond - some we know personally and some we hope to meet soon - including Chapter Zero (Singapore), Itay Yatuv/ContaKids (Israel), Segni Mossi (Italy), Hsuan-Hsiu Hung (Taiwan), "Teacher Tom" Hobson (USA), and wcciJAM (USA).
To bring Family Dance Class to your event, click "enquire" below. To join us at our pop-up Family Dance Classes, visit our Instagram page for latest dates.
Dance Playground (Workshops): Dance to Play and Play to Dance!
Dance Playground is where we explore dance and movement through unusual play structures and get (a little) messy. We play games that transform movement into visual forms... that transform back to movement again. What do wiggles, jiggles and squiggles create? You will find something new in each Dance Playground, even if it might look the same at first.
We developed Dance Playground through our play with children of various ages, as well as our training with Segni Mossi.
To bring Dance Playground to your event, click "enquire" below. To join us at our pop-up sessions, visit our Instagram page for latest dates.
Dance Jambo! is time and space set aside for children to explore self-initiated dance and movement. Specially selected music set the mood for different phases of the jamboree and facilitators dance alongside the children to suggest the corresponding movement for each phase.
Children are free to choose where they dance in the designated space, how they dance and when they dance.
Want to groove and sing-along to your favourite tunes? We provide specially curated playlists that get grown-ups and young children twistin' and shoutin'.
After a brief warm-up led by our dance facilitators, we open up the dance floor for spontaneous dancing. Don't be surprised if you know the lyrics to the songs and find yourself singing out loud! And if our dancers break into a mini-performance right next to you, just keep calm and steal their move or teach them some moves of yours.
To bring Family Dance Party to your event, click "enquire" below. To join us at our pop-up Family Dance Parties, visit our Instagram page for latest dates.