We are excited to announce that Lucy Sparkles & Friends will be launching new classes in Forest Hill and Honor Oak, starting with some FREE taster sessions on 12 September!

On Wednesday mornings, Smallprint Books in Forest Hill will be host to a mixed age music class (for 0-4 years) and a toddler/pre-school dance class (for 2.5-4 years).

And then in the afternoons, our popular Baby Music & Meet class (for 0-18 months) will open at St Hilda’s Church in Honor Oak/Crofton Park.

Run and delivered by local mum and musician Sarah Botting, music classes are based on Kodaly and Dalcroze principles of learning music through singing and movement. Whilst no two lessons are the same, they apply the same fun, throughtful and tested structure to each weekly session in order to establish a comfortable and friendly environment for children. They help them to develop their musical, physical, emotional and intellectual skills through live guitar, ukulele or keyboard, a capella singing games, action songs, rhymes, parachute play, listening and moving to live and recorded music and by playing along on percussion instruments. Using many of the same principles as the mixed age class, the baby music session is a gentle music class followed by the chance to meet local parents and carers whilst the children have a play with some instruments and toys.

Creative dance classes offer children the opportunity to develop self-expression and creativity while increasing body awareness and fitness. The sessions are themed according to popular preschool topics and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage national curriculum and include a fun warm up, a choreographed dance and songs and dances designed to take the children on a magical adventure!

And watch this space for drama classes which will be starting later in the year…

Classes will start with a FREE taster session on Wednesday 12th September. To register your interest now please email Sarah@lucysparkles.com or for full class details please visit www.lucysparkles.com Or keep up to date and find out about special offers first by following on Facebook – www.facebook.com/lucysparklesbfc or instagram @lucysparklesbfc