Put on your dancing shoes and “kick IT’ at the Centrepointe dance club for kids and parents on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the studio where The Flava Factory dancers — along with instructor Cee —will be on hand to put kids and their parents through nifty hip-hop and breaking moves.
“This is a great opportunity for kids and their parents,” says Sami Elkout, owner of The Flava Factory. “Our dancers make the moves accessible, so even moms and dads can try them out. And the kids are really enthusiastic.”
Elkout says it’s a fun time for all ages, with something for everyone. “This is just one big party created by Centrepointe,” he says. “Everybody enjoys it.”
Dynamix Productions is supplying the music, snacks, and drinks, as well as a photo booth. And if your youngster gets the dancing bug, The Flava Factory runs classes all year.
“We’re the only dance studio in the city that offers street dancing,” says Elkout, “and our classes are open to kids aged four and up, and even adults.”
Get all the details at www.flavafactory.ca and remember to put on those dancing shoes and “kick IT” on Oct. 14!
And there’s even more dancing and singing fun to be had on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Yaki’s Halloween Spooktacular Concert, when families can sing along with a fun selection of original tunes from Ottawa children’s performer Yaki.
“This is a wonderfully interactive concert,” says Yaki, “and the kids not only get to sing along, they get to dance along with favourites like the Dinosaur Song and of course, the Chicken Song. And I always include a bit of sly humour for the parents.”
With Yaki playing guitar, providing balloon animals and a selection of small instruments for audience members to play, the concert promises to be an amazing time for all.
And exposing children to live music is important, says Yaki. “A couple of weeks ago, a man came up to me and introduced his very shy nine-year-old daughter. She had first tried the guitar with me when she was in kindergarten. She now takes lessons and plays very well. That was very gratifying.”
He reminds parents to have their kids dress up for Halloween.