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Feb
21
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Little’ns Music @ The Riverfront
Feb 21 @ 09:45 – 14:45

An introduction to rhythm and singing and a chance to practice everyone’s favourite nursery rhymes.

9.45-10.30am and 1.30-2.15pm.

Little’ns Music, The Riverfront, Newport, Every Tues, 9.45-2.15pm. Admission: £3. Info: 0163365757.

Welsh Lessons @ The Gate
Feb 21 @ 10:30

Over 582,000 people in Wales speak Welsh and over a million who understand, not to mention those who live and speak Welsh outside Wales.

It’s growing… All children in schools in Wales either speak or learn Welsh so it is going to be a language of the future.

It’s in demand… All public sector organisations in Wales are legally bound to provide services in both Welsh and English and many private companies do so because it’s good for business. This makes Welsh-speaking employees a very attractive asset to companies!

It’s a unique selling point… Tourist and hospitality industries throughout Europe are now realizing the importance of offering unique experiences. Having two languages and a sense of Welsh history and culture puts Wales in a strong position.

Mondays: 10.00am

Tuesdays: 7.00pm

Welsh Lessons, The Gate, Cardiff, Every Mon Aft and Tues Eve. Admission: Free. Info: 02920483344

Pied Piper Music @ The Gate
Feb 21 @ 10:45 – 14:15

The Pied Piper Music Group introduces music to babies and children in a way they can understand and enjoy.  All children have an innate love of music and we develop their musical skills in a fun and stimulating environment using percussion instruments, singing songs, rhyme, and musical games. The ideas are incorporated in age structured classes with a maximum of 12 children with their parent/carer who will join in the fun! Each child has their own box of instruments.

Toddler Pipers (Ages 1 – 3 1/2 years)

By playing, singing, dancing, marching and listening your toddler will be encouraged to explore and respond to music whilst having loads of fun. Action Songs, musical games and movement help your child to really get into the swing of this exciting musical experience. Each child has their own box of percussion instruments and we use lots of exciting props. They love listening to the teachers guitar and even having a go on it themselves after class!

 

Pre-school Pipers (Nursery and pre-school years)

Our oldest children are further challenged in this group. This is a more structured class covering specific musical topics in each session. Again, each child has their own box of instruments with which to develop their skills and explore musical concepts. They also have they opportunity to make simple instruments or props relating to the session. These stimulating classes ensure a sound musical foundation and are structured to follow the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum in Wales.

10.15 – 10.45 am (Toddler)

1.30 – 2.15pm (Pre School)

Taster session: FREE

Tutored by: Ros Brunker

Pied Piper Music, The Gate, Cardiff, Every Tues, 10.15-2.15pm. Admission:£4.50/£5. Info: 02920483344.

Extend @ The Gate
Feb 21 @ 11:00

This class is suitable for over 60’s and for anyone with a disability.
Extend provides gentle exercise to music, and their mission is to promote health, increase mobility, improve strength and counteract loneliness.

After the class, please feel free to stay a little longer for a free tea or coffee.

Please wear comfortable clothing to enable free movement: a white top, black trousers and soft shoes.

This class is priced at £2.50 at a ‘pay as you go’ rate.

 

Tutor: Mabel Gomez-Cehic

Price £2.50

No class on Tuesday 17th February due to Half Term.

Extend, The Gate, Cardiff, Every Tues, 11am. Admission: £2.50. Info: 02920483344

American Line Dancing @ The Gate
Feb 21 @ 14:45 – 16:45

When Line Dancing first came about. there was a lack of physical contact which meant that at the time, it was socially accepted long before any sort of couple dancing.
Line Dancing in America was thought to have developed out of the contra dance. The contra dance was influenced by English and French folk dances and it was during the 1960’s that it steadily turned into Line Dancing.
The first official choreographed Line Dance is thought to of been the Tush Push from 1980. In 1992, Billy Rae Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart drew complete international attention to American Line Dancing. As well as linking it with Country and Western.

So Line Dancing…How does it work?
Stand in a line (obviously!)
Consists of many types of steps e.g. Boot Scoot
Some simple and some complex steps
Each dance has a number of walls

There are five instruments that make up Line Dancing:
Banjo
Steel Guitar
Harmonica
Accordian
Drums

This class will give you an introduction to the basics of this popular and fun dance style.

All ages and level of experience are welcome, and no partner required.

Unsure what to wear? Wear whatever you are comfortable in, but no high heeled shoes please.

Tutor: John Moore

Price: £3.00 per class

No class on Tuesday 17th February due to Half Term.

American Line Dancing, The Gate, Cardiff, Every Tues, 2.45-4.45pm. Admission: £3. Info: 02920483344

Street Dancing Classes @ Norwegian Church Arts Centre
Feb 21 @ 17:30 – 18:30

Street dance is used to describe dance styles that developed outside of dance studios on the streets, in schoolyards and at nightclubs.

Street dancers often make up the routine as they go, and encourage the crowd and the other dancers to interact with them. Street dance is also used to describe all the hip hop and funk dance styles that began appearing in the United States in the 1970s. Most of these styles such as break dance, popping, locking, hip hop and house dance, are still alive and evolving within the hip hop culture of today, and are seen regularly in music videos.
Classes are creative and blend original hip hop styles fused with modern commercial moves to the latest hip hop controversial beats!

Street Dancing Classes, Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, Every Tues, 5.30-6.30pm. Admission: £5. Info: 02920877959

Contemporary Dance Classes @ The Gate
Feb 21 @ 18:00 – 20:30

Contemporary Dance is a creative and dynamic dance style that encourages individual movement.

Through choreographed sequences the class will explore contemporary dance principles such as alignment, fall and recovery and breath.

Please wear comfortable clothing to enable free movement: tracksuit bottoms, comfortable top and barefoot or dance shoes if you prefer.

You are welcome to join at any time throughout the term, however please note that the class is very popular and spaces do fill up quickly, so we recommend calling ahead to check and book on to the class.

We would welcome you to come along for a taster session which is priced at £2.50, in order for you to try the class out before committing to a term.

If you then choose to continue with the course, our dance classes are priced at £6.50 per session at a ‘pay as you go’ rate, or reduced by an average of £1.50 per class by paying for a half/ whole term in advance.

Tutor: Eleanor Brown

Contemporary Dance Classes, The Gate, Cardiff, Every Tues, 6-8.30pm. Admission: £4.50-£6.50/£2.50 with NUS. Info: 02920483344

FunkyPump Fitness @ Universal Gym
Feb 21 @ 18:00

Back in the capital! Universal Gym is the new home of Funky Pump Fitness.

Now Cardiff can experience the UK’s most funky uplifting boxing based fitness class. With live DJs, disco lights, a sound system to blow your socks off and not to mention the best instructors in the country we give you a workout like never before! Get involved and see what all the fuss is about!

When you see this gym you will see why we wanted to hold Funky Pump here! This is a gym that can cater for everyone, whether you’re a general fitness trainer, professional body builder, cardio junkie, power lifter, or studio class stalwart you could be excused for thinking that this gym was purpose built for you.

A workout worthy of a capital city!

Boxing based, high intensity workout with house music!

FunkyPump Fitness, Universal Gym, Cardiff, Every Tues, 6pm. Admission: Free. Info: www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk

Kizomba Tango Classes @ 10 Feet Tall
Feb 21 @ 18:00

Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating from Angola.  It is a derivative of semba, with a mix of Kilapanda and Angolan Merengue,  and sung generally in Portuguese. It is music with a romantic flow. It was the Kimbundu name for a dance in Angola as early as 1894. The kizomba dancing style is also known to be very sensual.

Kizomba has been present in the UK for about 20 years with Afro-Portuguese parties organized as early as 1991 in various venues around London. It only started crossing over to the public from 2005 when showcased in various Salsa clubs around the UK.

Kizomba Tango Classes, 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff, Every Tues, 6-7.30pm. Admission: £5. Info: 02920228883

Pregnancy Yoga @ Om Studio
Feb 21 @ 18:00 – 19:15

Yoga is perfect for pregnancy. Its all about time for you and your baby and doing things that will benefit you both whilst making your transition period easier and enjoyable. It is a time to look after your body, make it strong and enable it to relax so that it can cope with all the changes ahead. You will find yoga will help you breathe better and increase your lung capacity which is extremely useful especially when the baby grows and pushes on the lungs. Your posture will improve and your back will strengthen to help with carrying the extra front load. Your muscles around the abdomen and pelvis will be prepared and strengthened and most importantly you will have control over the diaphragmatic muscle which is the muscle we need to engage when pushing the baby out. You will find that by attending yoga classes you will be in a better position to focus with clarity and prepare yourself emotionally by giving yourself confidence in both you and your body.

5 weeks blocks.

Pregnancy Yoga, Om Studio, Cardiff, Every Tues, 6-7.15pm. £35/£30. Info: 07727139379