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Jumping Jellies Fitness/Healthy lifestyles

At Jumping Jellies we believe in promoting healthy lifestyles! How you may ask? Well with our specialized programs for Mom’s and Tot’s not only is it special bonding time between baby and Mom but also gets you moving, gets the blood flowing, oxygen pumping and of course the extra benefit of the little ones having a great LONG nap!

At Jumping Jellies we’re super excited because we will be combining both fitness along with play and bonding time with your child.This will include classes such as Baby Wearing Mommy Fitness Class,  Mommy & Me Play & Dance, and Zumba for Mom’s!

All of these classes will integrate different rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Jazz, Classical, Pop, and more! While also incorporating Shakers, Scarfs, Hula-Hoops singing, playing and having fun!

Jumping Jellies strives to creative a warm and welcoming environment for Parent and Child to bond through dance and music while also feeling great in releasing energy, getting fit, and making meaningful connections. Early childhood is so precious. Creating these bonding experiences makes it even more special!

Jumping Jellies will create these meaningful moments and we would Love for you and your little one to attend a class today!

Stay posted on these exiting new classes by following us on facebook:

www.facebook.com/JumpingJelliesCalgary

or give us a call at (403) 690-9790

Marina Clark

Director/ Dance instructor

marina@jumpingjellies.ca

 

Jumping Jellies Spring Happenings

Thank you for being interested in what’s happening at Jumping Jellies this Spring!

 We have lots of exciting news to share!


We will be offering 20% off any type of themed Birthday Party until April 1st! To book call us at (403) 690-9790 or email Marina at marina@jumpingjellies.ca


We can’t wait to get the Spring Sessions started here’s all the classes we’re offering this Spring:

Mommy and Me Dance & Play Ages 1-5

Looking for a program where you can bring siblings? Our Mommy and Me Play and Dance is perfect for busy Toddlers and Preschoolers! 

Creative Movement for Preschoolers Ages 3-5


 

For the independent and active preschooler Creative Movement for Preschoolers is an excellent introduction to the wonderful world of music and dancing! This Preschool dance class is so much fun!

 

Ready for an adventure? Adventure Yoga and Art is an interactive class combining yoga postures while creating and using the imagination. With exciting themes children get to have fun being silly while moving their bodies through a variety of unique yoga postures. 

Adventure Yoga/Art Ages 5-8



For all children who want to gain an understanding of modern and historic Hip-hop, freedom of motion with Hip-hop styles included and influenced with a large dance number to bring together all styles learned in a showcase.

Hip/Hop Ages 6-8

For locations and times go on to our website and follow to the registration link:

 

www.jumpingjellies.ca/spring-programs


Keep updated with Jumping Jellies programs and news on our BLOG!

 

www.jumpingjellies.ca/blog

Also stay updated on our Facebook page


 www.facebook.com/JumpingJelliesCalgary

Up-coming News and Events:

Creative Arts Summer Camps registration starts April 1st! Stay updated with Summer Camp details and locations by going to 

www.jumpingjellies.ca/summer-camps

 

                  Dance* Learn*Play!

New Year-New Jumping Jellies Programs!

What a exciting time! New year and NEW Jumping Jellies Programs! Here’s what we have in store for Spring!

 

Creative Movement & Dance for Preschoolers Ages 3-5

(Auburn Bay Community Centre- Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 starting March 8th)

(Midnapore community centre- Fridays 4:30-5:30 starting April-June)

“Jumping Jellies” offers fun and Creative Dance, and movement for preschoolers. This incredible program specializes in the early development of children by offering an engaging and interactive class!

While learning different moves Jumping Jellies also focuses on the fundamental gross motor skills of children; a great stepping stone to the wonderful world of music, and dancing.

Specific focus on:

  • Self-expression
  • Musicality with different props
  • Improving social skills through partner work
  • Dancing as a team
  • Timing/rhythm
  • Release of energy
  • Balance
  • Self-esteem

Hip-Hop Ages 6-8

(Midnapore community centre- Fridays 5:30-6:30 starting April-June)

For kids who want to gain a understanding of modern and historic Hip-hop, freedom of motion with Hip-hop styles included and influenced with a large dance number to bring together all styles learned in a showcase!Kids will feel awesome letting out their inner B-Boy/B-Girl with these cool and fun Hip-Hop beats!!

Specific focus will include:

  • Different rhythms and movement to R&B, Reggae, and stomp percussion
  • The evolution of motion in hip-hop : Isolation, Popping, Locking and Holds
  • The origins and importance of Hip-Hop dance movements in history
  • Children will gain an understanding how to work outside of the box, and think on the spot with improvisation within the dance circle
  • Team building and musicality learned through stomp “call and response” sections

Registration for Spring Class will start February 5th! Can’t wait to see all the new and great Jumping Jellies!

 

Marina Clark

Director/Dance Instructor

Marina@jumpingjellies.ca

4036909790

 

New Year 2017

Well it has come to the New Year 2017!!! Looking back I like to reflect on what a miraculous year it has been. The love and support from my family and friends has been incredible.

Looking forward I love to make NEW and POSITIVE goals for this New Year. Some of these goals include adding inspirational, fun, creative, engaging, and educational programs for children. Jumping Jellies will aim to improve and expand ideas in the following ways…..

  • Using more musical influences, musical props and different forms of music to teach children and parents how to move their bodies in different and unique ways
  • Create a calming/welcoming environment for everyone
  • To get kids ACTIVE and motivated to release energy in a positive way
  • To create more bonds and social networks with parents and children who have a passion for movement and creativity
  • To go to new lengths to have programs that will suit all children’s developmental needs
  • And most importantly to have FUN!!

Being motivated by something you LOVE to do has been a great focal point in my life! Seeing the children, parents, and teachers come alive through creative dance, play, and music has been incredible! In this New Year Jumping Jellies will strive to go that extra mile, with exciting new programs such as, Adventure Yoga and Art, Creative Movement for Preschoolers, Hip-Hop, and Summer Camps!

Creating this outlet of creativity and self-expression for children ha been a very special experience and I hope and know we create even more special experiences this year!

I can’t wait to get started with the new beats, rhythms, props, and energy for 2017!

I’m wishing you all a fantastic and safe New Year!!

 

 

Marina Clark

Director, Dance/Yoga Instructor

4036909790

 

Winter News!

  

Dance, Learn, Play!  

What a fabulous fall session we had dancing, playing, creating, and getting our yoga on! We can’t wait to start moving and grooving again with our Winter Programs. We are especially excited for our new program Adventure Yoga and Art for kids ages 6-8! Early registration of this course will receive 20% off before December 31st.  

 

Winter Programs

Adventure Yoga & Art $144( Reg $180)

We’re so excited for our new program Adventure Yoga and Art starting January 18th at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.  This is an interactive class combining yoga postures and exciting themes all while using the imagination.  The last 30 minutes of the class is dedicated to creating a piece of art or a craft that relates to the daily theme. For the month of December an extra 20% off will be taken off the price of the class! Go to www.jumpingjellies.ca/early

(5 year olds are permitted to attend this class with parent approval)

Mommy and Me Play & Dance

Join us January 11th for Jumping Jellies 8 week Mommy and Me class located at the Auburn Bay Community Centre. The fun, energetic, engaging atmosphere caters to the developing mind! Mommy and me play and dance offers up beat interactive songs, sensory play, fun props, activities and a great way for the little ones to engage in social interactions. Specific areas of focus include Gross/Fine motor movements, Musicality, Creativity, Early literacy skills, and sensory play. Register online at www.auburnbay-connect.com/programs/registered-programs

 

Family Sunday Funday $5 Drop In!!

 

We will be back at the Deer Run Community Centre on select Sunday’s starting January 15th from 11-12pm! We will be doing a $5 drop in for the whole family! Children 4 + can be dropped off for the class. This is a great opportunity for kids to play, dance to fun songs, and interact with friends! We always add in some special yoga time at the end too! To sign up email Marina at marina@jumpingjellies.ca

 

 

Thank-you MarketSpot YYC!

A big thank-you to Emma Justine and Andrej Brajic of Market Spot for letting Jumping Jellies be a part of your Annual Winter Markets! We had so much fun and loved to see the kids come up on the stage and dance along!

 

        

Keep updated with Jumping Jellies programs and news on our BLOG!

www.jumpingjellies.ca/blog

Also stay updated on our Facebook page

                                    www.facebook.com/JumpingJelliesCalgary

 

Marina Clark

Director/ Dance Instructor

Jumping Jellies

Winter Market Spot

Jumping Jellies is so excited to be putting on an interactive Dance-A-Long performance this weekend Nov 26-27th and Dec 3-4, 12:30-1 at Eau Claire Market!

Visit the Jumping Jellies Booth and receive 10% off our new program Adventure Yoga & Art or on a Birthday Party.

We will be giving out Candy Canes and stickers too! 🙂

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Marina Clark

Dance Instructor

Jumping Jellies

403-690-9790

Benefits of Children’s Yoga

There’s many different benefits to children’s Yoga here’s just a few:

-Helps reduce anxiety/stress

-Builds attention and concentration

-Develops positive self concept

-Develops self-awareness

-Builds awareness of the breath through different postures

-Encourages self-esteem

-Strengthens muscles and flexibility

-Expands the imagination

-Builds Coordination

-Mindfulness of feelings

– Learning important morals (8 limbs of yoga)

 

Jumping Jellies strives to take an interdisciplinary approach to teaching yoga for children. We would like them to be the leaders of their yoga story through music, storytelling, dance, games, and play!

 

Marina Clark

Dance/Yoga Instructor

4036909790

Jumping Jellies New Program: Adventure Yoga and Art

Jumping Jellies is currently in the process of creating some new and exciting programs! One of the programs to be included is Adventure Yoga and Art for children ages 5-11! Adventure yoga and art will be an integrative program designed to teach children different yoga postures while using the imagination! After going on a yoga adventure the children will have the opportunity to create a unique piece of art or a craft that corresponds with the theme! Some of the areas of focus in this class will include:

  • Breathing/relaxation
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Gross/fine motor skills
  • Creativity
  • Mindfulness
  • Social skills

Jumping Jellies strives to give each child the opportunity to have a positive outlet for creativity and self-expression. We are so excited to be creating new programs and coming up with more ideas to make our programs even better!

Marina Clark

Director/Dance Instructor

Jumping Jellies

4036909790
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Jumping Jellies Birthday Parties Calgary

Jumping Jellies is so excited to announce its new Hula Hoop Birthday party package!

The kids love the Hula Hoop Birthday Party. Not only do they get to learn different and fun Hula Hooping techniques and tricks they get to make their very own hula hoops!!

The Hula Hoop birthday party package is full of fun interactive dances, movements, and games! The Hula Hoop birthday encourages participation of all children to showcase their own special movements and talents.

Hula Hoop Birthday 1 hour Party Package (5-10 kids): $150

  • Fun interactive games
  • Learning dance techniques to popular songs
  • Hula Hoop tricks and games
  • Making your own hula hoop (materials included)
  • Jumping Jellies Birthday Certificate

 

Hula Hoop Birthday 2 hour Party Package (10-15 kids): $250

  • Fun Interactive games
  • Learning dance techniques to popular songs
  • Hula Hoop tricks and games
  • Making a hula hoop (materials included)
  • Jumping Jellies Birthday Certificate
  • Obstacle course
  • Special birthday loot bags

 

Book your Hula Hoop party package today!

4036909790

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Bali-Reflections

What an amazing trip and unreal experience. I’ll always remember this memorable journey. I’ve gained a new sense of comfort and graciousness towards others, nature, religion, and culture. I’ve found my inner spirit that has fallen in love with a beautiful and magnificent country.

On this spiritual quest I’ve become so appreciative of humanity. Just to see the big smiles on the kids faces when they say, “Hi what’s your name, where you from,” is so special. The amount of kindness and generosity of the people is incomparable to anywhere else. I’ve never felt such a profound energy! The feeling of love, oneness, togetherness, unity, respect, and care that I’ve felt here is hard to find anywhere else.

That’s what makes this place so special, not only the people but the feeling of being completely peaceful, happy, and content. The feeling of being at one with nature,myself,and god (whoever god you chose).

From here I will take this new inner peace, compassion, and gratitude to lighten my path through life. I will utilize my knowledge not only to enlighten others but to intrinsically strengthen to be my authentic self. I believe having this mindset will be powerful to reach my aspirations and achieve my goals.

Thank-you for this opportunity Dad and Sylvia I’ll remember this forever. I’m so blessed.

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Marina Clark
Dance Instructor
Jumping Jellies