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WE HELP PARENTS IN DANCE
MOVE THEIR WORLDS

Our mission

WINNER - CHANGE MAKER AWARD
ONE DANCE UK AWARDS 2022

NOMINEE - THIS MUM MOVES AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
ACTIVE PREGNANCY FOUNDATION AWARDS 2023

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WHAT WE DO 
HOW WE CAN HELP 
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PA
RT

Not sure what this is all about?

Take a look inside a Dance Mama Live session at Sadler's Wells earlier this year and see how we are making a positive impact on parents in dance and the industry.  

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ARE YOU A DANCE MAMA?

PERFORMER, CREATIVE TEAM, LEARNING,
ADMIN...

WHETHER ON OR OFF-STAGE, OR TAKEN A BREAK...
 
CONNECT WITH OTHER LIKE-MINDED PARENTS IN DANCE AND STAY INFORMED AND INSPIRED

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EXPERT WEBINAR & WORKSHOP REPLAYS

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Develop your career with world-class
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Industry-leading sessions to inspire, inform and improve 

Do you have confidence in you knowledge of how to support parent dancers in and out of the studio? Either for yourself, colleagues or participants?

 

We deliver awareness-raising sessions produced from Active Pregnancy Foundation and Institute of Health Visiting (This Mum Moves) to enlighten you on current government guidance, as well as our Project Management Masterclass and career management workshops to help support you in managing your many responsibilities as a working parent in the arts. 

(Ooh, and that's Bethany Kinsley-Garner, Principle of Scottish Ballet pictured above, who came to us on her mat leave - see her in our film)

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Real-life stories, articles, research and books to support you

Read the latest information about being an active working parent from dance, public health, sports science and more to help you on your journey through parenthood in dance, as well as over 70 stories to inspire you on our site, books we have featured in as well as our reading recommendations.

Or listen to our podcast on the go for the busy working dance parent

 

We are host to the International Dance and Parenting Network.

(Yes, that is Clare Halse, star of London's West End who we supported on her mat leave and is also in our film - just doing a spot of admin in between tapping...)

MEET LUCY, THE DANCE MAMA BEHIND US

MEET THE DANCE MAMAS IN OUR FILM

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EBONY MOLINA

Performer & Choreographer

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CLARE

HALSE

Musical Theatre Performer

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BETHANY KINGSLEY-GARNER

Principal, Scottish Ballet

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KATE

TYDMAN

Actor & Producer

Film Dance Mamas

CELEBRATE THE DANCE MAMA IN YOUR LIFE

The perfect gift for mums on the move supporting mums on the move

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OVER
70
STORIES

Our unique collection of over 70 stories, amplified online since 2014, traverse roles on and off-stage across the sector of parents from a multitude of family contexts. 

Read how parents navigate parenthood in dance and related sectors

Listen to their stories of resilience in the face of challenge

Watch them talk about their experiences and be inspired

JOIN DANCE MAMA IN CONVERSATION WITH...

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LUCY BALFOUR

Lucy, (Royal New Zealand Ballet, Rambert), who delivers Dance Mama’s specialised pre and postnatal dance classes for professionals, talks about her experience bending the many roles in life as a ballerina, dancer and mother, including dancing on tour during her pregnancy.

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KRISTINA ALLEYNE

Kristina, Co-Artistic Director of Alleyne Dance, shares her experience of what it is like to be pregnant, performing, choreographing and co-running your own dance company, whilst also rehearsal directing for Akram Khan's Kaash at the Southbank Centre, London

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EMMA FLETT

Emma, Filmmaker, Founder of Flett Films and dance teacher talks about her vast career in dance, theatre and film as a

parent, with wonderful real-life stories of how she has navigated her career with three children - including emergency celebrity babysitters! 

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CELEBRATING
DANCE PAPAS

 

#dancepapa Federico Bonelli talks to Dance Mama Founder, Lucy McCrudden, about his recent move from celebrated Principal The Royal Ballet to his new position as Artistic Director of Northern Ballet. giving insight and how his experience combined with Board membership of PiPA Campaign will shape the future his thinking as he embarks on this exciting new chapter. 

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