Dancing in group classes is a great way to socialise, have fun, and learn to feel safe to express yourself with authenticity and joy.
Our group classes are always mixed ability and have no upper age limit. In one of our classes, The Brelade Players, we have dancers of 19 years old to 70!
You are included in every aspect of the class from picking the music to helping create new choreography. So if you want to strut your stuff to Michael Jackson, or party to Dolly Parton, we can make that happen.
At Family Thing we specialise in Street Dance and Latin American, but we have been know to get our cowboy hats on and get Line Dancing, so whatever it is you want to do, we have the teacher for you.
What to expect.
When you first start dancing with Family Thing we will discuss with you what your aims are for the class and what you would like to learn. We'd also love to know your favourite tunes so we can use them in our lessons.
Every step of the way you are in control.
Dancing with Family Thing is all about encouraging you to express yourself in a safe and fun way. We do exercises to increase your confidence, and at the end of every class we have a Circle of Expression, which is an opportunity for you to let loose and show us your best moves.
Family Thing dancers love to perform, so we will help create fantastic routines, that you can perform to friends and family, at public events, and even on video!
Support and safety.
All the Family Thing team are DBS checked and have lots of training to make sure that they offer you a great service.
We welcome and encourage support workers to get involved in our classes if that would make you more comfortable.
We also like to come to teach in your residential homes if you have space there. The best dancing happens when you feel at your most comfortable!
If you are interested in having lessons with Family Thing, contact us and we will see what we can do to make that happen.