Last week I got to have a few hours on my own with Oscar to visit Danceworks in West London to take part in a ‘Fit To Dance’ workshop with some lovely performers from Disney On Ice and the dishy Ashley Banjo!
Oscar skipped his way along Oxford Street telling me how excited he was about going to sing and dance until he was confronted with a room full of strangers and his thoughts of being star of the show soon dwindled.
Luckily enough the super friendly skaters made all the children feel at ease and after warming up and a little to much participation from me he soon soon got into the swing of things and was happy to join in independently.
‘Fit To Dance’ is a way to encourage children to dance through the use of story telling which in turn helps them to use their imagination and improve their fitness levels in a fun way.
They got together in a group to chose the story they would like to recreate through dance and each picked a character at be throughout the performance.
With characters named and a story plot in place the children were running, jumping, twirling and whirling around the hall to their hearts content.
After a few practice runs they donned their fancy dress and showed the audience their work.
Oscar was extremely happy with himself and still had a pretty big treat to come.
Fed and watered the children all gathered by the door to await the arrival of two very special guests…Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Their eyes literally lit up and such excitement filled the room.
They all got the chance to meet the cuddly pair and it was certainly a very special treat.
We couldn’t let the afternoon pass without getting a snap of Ashley Banjo too which certainly made my girls very jealous when we arrived home.
The ‘Fit To Dance’ program is available online and is certainly worth taking a look at and trying out at home for yourself.
With Disney On Ice’s Passport To Adventure currently on tour this would really be the perfect way to get yourself ready in the the run up to the show.