What made you first bring your daughter to one of our Tots classes?
Richard: My wife had just started to work and I needed something to do on a Saturday morning with my daughter. A dance class seemed like a really good thing to do.
What did your children enjoy most about coming to DanceEast?
Richard: Meeting our friends and, also, a chance to dance with me!
What benefits did the classes have on you?
Richard: It gave me a chance to play with my kids, have some fun with them and to do something that was just daddy time. It was also a chance to dance with them, which was a privilege and something they grow out of quickly! I have also made some good friends amongst the other dads and we still meet up for coffee and curry!
What benefits did the classes have on your children?
Richard: It gave them a chance to develop physical coordination, a love of dance and a regular chance to play with their friends. It’s also really good exercise.
In what ways has dance become a part of your life?
Richard: These dance classes reminded me that I love to dance. It gave me an opportunity to express myself physically, which was something that I hadn’t done for a while now that I’m too old for clubbing! Therefore, when I stopped dancing with the kids (when they were too old), I realised that I needed to carry on dancing myself and so I started tap dancing. This is such good exercise and so much more interesting than running or going to the gym! My wife and I have also attended several shows at DanceEast and found them to be amazing. Therefore, dance is definitely becoming part of who I am.