SMALL WORLD DANCING
WITH JOHANNAH REIMER
SUNDAYS, 11am – 12noon
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Small World Dancers registration for 2024 is now open!
Pre-registration is encouraged. We do welcome drop-ins, space permitting.
Children’s Mass: Small World Dancers is a place for children ages 3–7 years to communally dance and connect with their intrinsic wonder and love of life.
Together we will be moved by the wheel of the year, moving with the beauty and rhythms of the seasons. We will share dance and song, story, and play. Gathering in North Hall at the Avalon, we will have an age-appropriate and safe space for little dancers during Movement Mass when the big people dance in the nearby Avalon Ballroom.
After everyone has had their dance, we will all join together for a multi-generational closing circle.
Children’s Mass will be lovingly held by Johannah Reimer. Johannah is a soulcentric educator, teen mentor, multi-generational dancer, and mother to Haven. Certified as a Waldorf teacher and SomaSource Leader, Johannah has spent the last 20 years creatively educating and working with young children and teens in creative and life-honoring ways.
Founder of “Wakeful Nature” a Rites of Passage program for young girls into womanhood, Johannah currently runs ongoing mentorship groups to support local girls as they traverse adolescence.
Time: 11am promptly–12pm MT
Children will gather in the coat room beginning 10:45am. Together, they will go to the studio at 11am.
Pricing: $100 total per child for all 5 Sessions
You may wonder what happens on the Sundays that Johannah is not teaching or if your children are not between the ages of 3–7. Here is that scoop!
We are delighted that our children are able to dance with us on Sundays when there is not a class. Below are the options for ways that we can safely and respectfully include the littles in our moving community.
Babies are welcome in the space if their parents are wearing them and the wee ones are wearing headphones of some kind. We want to protect their eardrums from the very loud music and human sounds. Energetically, this will also protect them.
Once your children are moving on their own, there are two options.
If space is full in these classes, or they are not being offered, or your child does not fit in this age group, you can bring your children into the main dance, make a donation for their admission, and track them 100% of the time. If we see a child roaming on their own, we will immediately ask their parent or guardian to leave the space with the child. We will not be able to offer refunds.
Older children, who are not able to stay at home alone yet but are truly able to self-engage for the full hour, are welcome to quietly sit on the stage and do their own thing, make art, listen to their own music with a headset, and the like.
Children are not permitted at any time to roam the hallways or the coat room without their adult person. We so love the idea of the children witnessing the adults doing their inner work in this community-centered way. Yet, we cannot have children running through the space making loud sounds that truly do disrupt the deep work folks are doing on the dance floor. This is a sacred and beloved space that needs to prioritize the inner adult work.
We thank you for your collaboration as we deepen in the dance, through all the generations.