Popdance Kids launch in St Albans
By debbigg | Thursday, September 08, 2011, 11:29
Popdance Kids launch in St Albans next week at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. The new children's dance, fun and fitness concept comes off the back of Popdance classes, which were originally launched for adults in St Albans two years ago and have gone on to become a national sensation. The classes have taught thousands of adults professionally-choreographed dance routines to classic pop tunes from the 80s to present day, enabling them to take time out, have fun and get fit at the same time.
Popdance Kids is a new concept to keep kids fit and healthy, whilst they have fun learning dance routines to pop hits.
Popdance Kids launch in St Albans on 14th September 2011.
Now driven by the frightening statistics of a national survey, which revealed that 25 per cent of boys and 33 per cent of girls aged between two to 19 years old are overweight or obese, the new Popdance Kids classes are set to try and help kids enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle. And further, Popdance Families classes are also set to launch this Autumn.
The Popdance Kids idea is aimed at boys and girls aged 5-11 and will follow a similar concept to the adult classes. A 45-minute class framework will encompass a warm up, a section where the children will work on choreographed moves with fun descriptions, and finish off with a cool down. Over four to five weeks, kids will build up a dance routine to well known pop songs by the likes of Jessie J, The Blackeyed Peas, Take That, Olly Murs, Katy Perry and JLS.
The aim of the new classes is to enable kids to let their hair down, with no pressure to get the steps right, have fun with their friends and enjoy themselves – plus get some exercise without realising it.
St Albans businesswoman, Sue Wybrow, Founding Director of Popdance said: "As our adult classes have proved so popular and are expanding around the country, we have had enquiries about doing the same thing for children. The children will keep fit, have fun and learn how to be healthy in a way which isn't ramming it down their throats."
The first Popdance Kids class launches next Wednesday, 14th September at 4pm at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St. Albans. Classes cost £5 per session, with options of 6 or 11 week bookings at £30 or £55. To book a place visit the Popdance website here.