Saturday: April 8th, 2023: Longmont Public Library 11:00am-11:30am
Join Mimi of Anima Arts for creative movement classes celebrating the way children experience the world; through curiosity, exploration, and play. We’ll use dance, music, games, stories, and props to explore themes inspired by nature, art, science, and adventure. Best for kids 3-6 years of age with a caregiver.
Parents’ night out! Anima Arts will provide an evening of creative arts activities centered around health and wellness for kids. Each event will include movement games, art projects, and a dance party. Drop-off starts at 4:45 pm. Grown-ups are encouraged to join us for the dance party from 7:00-7:30 pm during the pick-up window. A space for all identities and abilities. $30 investment, with sliding scale and scholarships available by contacting Mimi at email@example.com
Register through the Longmont Recreation Center HERE (Code: 244622)
April 22nd, 2023: 10am-3pm
Longmont Earth Day presented by Sustainable Resilient Longmont
Join Mimi for games, dance, art, and mindful movement at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm as we explore our animal body, interdependence, preservation, collective action, and nature’s wisdom. Recommended for preschool and elementary-age children and their families. Visit our arts and craft table from 11:00am-2:00pm for the Postcards to the Earth art project with Maren Waldman. Join us on the stage at 2:30pm as families share movement, art and intentions for the Earth.
Summer 2023 Offerings
May 27th & May 28th: 11:00am-11:30am Creekside for Kids at Boulder Creek Fest
Free, interactive, water-themed dance/movement games.
June 2nd: 10:00am-10:45am Creative Movement at the Loveland Library. Free and geared towards ages 3-6 and siblings/caregivers.
June 5th-9th: Water Dances Summer Camp at Longmont Museum
Use the flowing movements of water as inspiration for dance, art, and creation in this camp geared to teach children about preservation, conversation, and our local St. Vrain River. Ages 5 – 7, 9am – Noon
$225, with scholarships available through the Museum. Registration Code #394222.01
June 10th, 2023: 9:30am-11:30am Stories of the St Vrain River: Water Dances
Directed by collaborator Maren Waldman, this intergenerational, multicultural morning of dance, music, storytelling, and more will celebrate and educate about the St Vrain River. FREE and open to all ages and abilities. Golden Ponds in Longmont. Trail is accessible. Learn more HERE
June 26th, July 24th, Aug. 28th at 2pm: Creative Movement at Longmont Library. Join Mimi of Anima Arts for creative movement classes celebrating the way children experience the world; through curiosity, exploration, and play. We’ll use dance, music, games, stories, and props to explore themes inspired by nature, art, science, and adventure. Best for kids 3-6 years of age with a caregiver.
3rd-5th Graders! Join us at 3pm June 13th and July 18th as we use music and movement to bring stories to life.
June-July: Mondays 5:30pm-6:15pm Outdoor Creative Movement for Families
Dates and location coming soon. Donation based.
Tuesdays July 11th-August 8th: Indoor Creative Movement/Family Dance: A weekly class bringing families together with dance, games, creativity, and community! Each class will focus on strengthening our family relationships and connections, experiencing our children and parenting in new ways, & celebrating curiosity, health, joy, and play in action! Register children in the age bracket with up to 3 family members eligible to attend through each Longmont Recreation registration. Age: 2-4
Tuesdays July 11th-August 8th (5 weeks) 9:30am-10:15am Cost: $60 with scholarships available. Location: Izaak Recreation Building
Tuesdays July 11th-August 8th: Adaptive Dance
Through joyful dance activities, this indoor class will explore creative movement, rhythm, strength, balance, and coordination with an experienced instructor. Caregivers are invited and encouraged to participate. The strength-based curriculum will be co-designed in partnership with families to best suit the group’s physical and neurological diversity. Age: 5-8
Tuesdays July 11th-August 8th (5 weeks) 10:30am-11:15am Cost: $60 with scholarships available. Location: Izaak Recreation Building
Program Accessibility Notes
* Instruction in English
* Wheelchair Accessible Spaces
* A community welcoming all identities and abilities
Please connect for any assistance, including financial, to help eliminate restrictions that would prevent your ability to participate in our programs
You can also join director Mimi this Spring and Summer through:
City Of Loveland Recreation: Wednesday morning and afternoon children’s dance classes, monthly Friday adaptive dance and family dance party events
Dance Dimensions/City of Longmont Recreation: Friday & Saturday morning children’s classes and school day off dance camps
The poster created for our most recent “Nourish Event” may serve as a jumping off point for health in your home. With complex lives it’s not about hitting each target every day. Rather it’s about creating opportunities to feel healthy, and meaningfully connect to yourself, others and the Earth.
Click HERE for printable version of “Healthy Habits for Families and the Earth”. This version also includes information for parents and caregivers and links to resources and data.
It is important to note that systematic inequities in access (i.e., proximity to natural spaces, injustice in wealth distribution for food, bicycles, books, childcare) prevent health equity and are not reflective of individual choices. Be kind to yourself and others. Look for our upcoming “Family Resources” page for more health equity resources and opportunities for change-making and advocacy.