Participating in organised activities offers families many health and wellbeing benefits, whilst also supporting the social, emotional, physical and mental development of your child. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together some expert advice to give you some more information about why these activities are great for you and your child.

Music, Movement, Dance and Performing Arts has so many benefits for all ages. Not only is it great for physical health but also mental health. It allows children in particular to express themselves freely, explore how their bodies move and gain confidence.

It helps with co-ordination and both gross and fine motor skills as well as aid vocabulary development through movement. Any physical activity helps to release those happy hormones but moving to music aids that even more and really helps to lift anyone’s mood.

“We now have very strong evidence to suggest that being more active at any age can help promote better mental health and actually protect us from developing depression and anxiety” - Dr Brendan Stubbs

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Find an activity that is age appropriate and engaging.

Join in with your child, they will not only love that time together but they will also get more out of the session.

Dont worry if your child doesn't join in straight away, moving to music can be quite an intimidating thing, allow time for your child to gain confidence to move freely in a room of people they may not know.

Tappy Toes Childrens Dance Classes


Do you have an energetic toddler at home that needs an outlet for that energy? Or perhaps a shy and timid little one that needs a helping hand with their confidence? Tappy Toes dance classes can really help! 

Our classes are for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 5 years. Has lockdown left your child lacking in confidence, or anxious in social settings? The ethos at Tappy Toes is to nurture and develop our little dancers, and you will notice real progression in just a couple of classes. 

You can book a three week trial - just pop your postcode into the map to find your nearest class. 

Creating life ready children, one dance step at a time.




diddi dance


Celebrating its 18th year, diddi dance offers enthusiastic and fun filled 45 minute dance classes that aim to nurture a pre-schoolers love for moving to music.

We use original songs and exciting props to enhance coordination and teach a variety of dance styles.

Classes are suitable for around 18 months (or once they are confident on their feet) to school age.




Jigsaw Arts


Our teachers are DBS checked and work in the industry, creating a wonderful journey for students to explore the arts in a fun and creative way.

With 30+ locations across the UK, for ages 3-4 | 5-6 | 7-18.

Interactive classes that give young people an opportunity to increase confidence, unlock hidden talents, make new friends, and find a place to belong.

Jigsaw, established in 1995 with a desire to pass on the joy of Performing Arts.





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