Bingley Dance Studio is owned and run by Maureen Carr who has been a qualified teacher for over 20 years. Maureen is a member of the United Kingdom Alliance of Dance Teachers and is fully qualified to teach:
Ballroom, Latin American, Disco, Hip Hop/Street, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cheerleading, Salsa, Line Dancing, Keep Fit and Hula Hoop Fitness , Belly Dancing and Hula Hooping. Maureen is also an Championship adjudicator for Freestyle Championship competitions.
6:15 – 7:00 pm – Advanced Freestyle (Over 14)
8:00 – 9:15pm – Line Dancing – All Levels
5:15 – 6:10pm – Show Dance (Under 16’s)
4.45 – 6.55pm – Competitive Freestyle Practice (All)
7:00 – 7:55pm – Pop Dance (8 – 16 years)
9:15 – 10:10am – Pop Dance Beginners (Under 12s)
10.20 – 11:10am – Tiny Tots (3 – 6 years)
If you have any queries or would like any further information on anything you have seen, please call the studio on 01274 560070. If you are unable to speak to anyone, please leave your message, name and number and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Bingley Dance Stuio, The Old Library, Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2HT
Alternatively, you can contact via email at MaureenCarr@hotmail.com
You can also visit our Facebook page for up to date information! https://www.facebook.com/bingley.dance
or follow us on twitter … @BingleyDance
Specially for the little ones! We read a story and then paint a piece of pottery.
Wednesday mornings 10.30 till 11.30 am.
Book by calling 01274 270 210.
97 Bingley Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 4SB
I’ve been to a fair few baby classes in my time – in fact I think I have tried everything! Baby massage, baby yoga, swimming classes, baby ballet, music bugs, rhythmtime, the lot! You name it, I’ve tried it! But I think the ONE thing I have never tried with my baby or toddler is baby signing. A few months ago, I noticed one of my facebook friends comment that her 8 month old had learn the sign for “milk”, which I thought was quite impressive. Clearly as a mother of older children I am keen to delay the ability of my children to make demands on me – though even I can see that a child asking for something with a sign is a lot more preferable than crying and performing what is known in our house as the “screaming ab dabs”. So I thought I would give it a try with local group Tiny Signers!
Tiny Signers say. “Babies quickly learn to clap, wave and point out things. They naturally use gestures. Introducing them to specific signs (hand movements) you are naturally building on this ability and give them the capacity to communicate with you, well before they are able to speak. Babies can coordinate the muscles to make signs long before they can coordinate the muscles to speak.”
I was kindly invited along to a free trial session by local baby signing franchise “Tiny Signers”. This is on a Thursday in Bingley Methodist Church on Herbert Street, and there are two sessions. I attended the 12:45 session which still has spaces, but I understand there is an earlier session which is full but has a waiting list. As well as the sessions in Bingley there are also other sessions locally including Baildon on Monday 2-3pm at St Hugh’s Centre; Saltaire on Tuesdays 10am at Saltaire Methodist Church; Keighley on Wednesdays 10am at Strong Close Children’s Centre. Please book in advance if you wish to attend as there aren’t always spaces. (see bottom of this blog post for more details).
Tiny Signers use BSL and have loads of songs and interactive activities including a puppet called Sam to really bring the signs to life. Each session means a new sign/signs to learn and they go along with a song to help everyone remember them. The children at the session I went to were all between about 7 and 12 months and seemed mainly preoccupied with putting things in their mouths (don’t they all) but seemed to enjoy watching their Mummies sign and sing. I think my little girl (who is nearly 5 months) was a bit young as she was unable to sit up unaided, and so I had to hold her up and was therefore unable to sign! However if I had brought a blanket or mat or something she could have lay on the floor and watched me sign and sing along (Tiny Signers recommend bringing babies along from 6 months of age). Handouts are also given to support learning and to help parents practise the signs with their children at home.
The classes are £5 per session which I think is really good value, especially as this includes up to 3 children – you get a cup of tea and a biscuit as well – considering the quality of the toys and props and the length of the class. I took some pictures which you can see below (permission was given).
Tiny Signers website can be found here.
Telephone: 07742 296160
Please note if you want to attend a session as mentioned above you must book in advance to ensure there are spaces. However if you just want to try it out, there is a drop in session in Saltaire on TUESDAY 9.45-10.45 a.m at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3HJ
This is a new playgroup on FRIDAY mornings 9.30 to 12 ish at St Michael’s church in Cottingley. All welcome, run by the same people who ran Wednesday’s playgroup at Cottingley Sure Start. Cost £1, we have tea and coffee, biscuits; drink and snack for the children. Lots of toys in a good open hall to play with. Come and join us for a chat and a cuppa.
“Hello Bingley Mums, I want to spread the word about a new Thula Mama group, starting on Monday at Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre – Bingley. If you have a pre-crawling baby and enjoy singing (and tea and biscuits and gossiping) then this is the group for you. It’s not a “baby singing” group – in fact there’s not a twinkle or a bobbin in sight! If you’d like to know more, you can visit www.thulamama.co.uk. This will be my fourth Thula Mama group and all of my other three groups (Baildon Thula Mama Group: Sing to your baby, Menston Thula Mama Group: Sing to your baby, and Hebden Bridge Thula Mama: Sing to your baby) have long waiting lists. This one will too, before long, so ring me soon if you’re interested. I’m on 07596 900 305.”
Monday 10:15 – 11:30
Are you looking to make new friends with babies and toddlers the same age as your own? The baby/toddler group at Bingley Scout Hut near Myrtle Park Primary is a very welcoming group and is looking for new members so that the Thursday group doesn’t have to close.
The cost is £2 per session, adults get tea or coffee,children juice and ais a car park in front of the building. The group has a great selection of toys and ride ons for every age!
Tuesday 9.15 – 11.15
Both groups are term time only.
The Scout hut, Sycamore Avenue, Bingley West Yorkshire BD16 1HD
Please contact Claire on 07760404218 for more information.
Looking for a local music group to attend with your under 5? Try Weeny Boppers!
“We provide Music and Movement baby, toddler and preschool activity classes in various community venues for parents/carers and under fives and also deliver sessions in Primary Schools and Early Years settings in West and North Yorkshire. We also provide unique and action-packed Birthday Party Entertainment.
Each session offers an exciting mix of interactive songs; instruments; musical activities; movement; dance; actions; rhymes; listening activities; play; story time; sensory exploration and games. Children will enjoy exploring a wide variety of percussion instruments; scarves; mirrors; puppets; books; streamers; bubbles; pom-poms and play equipment such as hoops, balls, tunnels and parachutes.
The programme is carefully designed to promote all aspects of child development – social, emotional, language, physical and cognitive.”
Class Times and Venues
10am – 10.45am
Location – St Mary’s Meeting Room, Scholar’s Way, Riddlesden BD20 5PA
Mixed Age Family Groups. Free trial then pay in advance per block
10 – 10.30am
Location – Dragon’s Den, Dalton Lane, Keighley BD21 4JH
Mixed Age Family Group. Drop-in session; no free trial as no requirement to commit to a block. Price includes soft play & drinks
Pay £1 in addition to normal charge for entry to soft play centre (which is dependant on age: £2.50/£4.50/£5.25 – sibling discounts: £1/£2)
1.30 – 2.45pm
Location – Church House, Old Main Street, BD16 2RH (behind All Saints Parish Church). Mixed Age Family Groups. Free trial then pay in advance per block