MamaDances: Parent Child Dance Workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
Join us in the heart of Toronto's Union Station for a MamaDances Parent Child Dance Workshop, with Jessica Runge. This workshop is FREE and open to parents/guardians with toddlers and pre-school children (ages 18 months-3.5 years old).














Photo by Havella Photography

Program Description:

Jessica Runge will be offering a MamaDances Parent Child Dance Workshop to interested parents accompanied by their toddlers or pre-school children. In this fun, imaginative class, parents/guardians and children will dance and explore their creativity together through movement games, action songs, circle dances, creative investigations, developmental movement pattern explorations, and improvisation to instrumental, traditional, and world music. 

Jessica Runge is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She has performed to critical acclaim across Canada and internationally and has danced for the Toronto Dance Theatre and Le Groupe Dance Lab. For over twenty-five years, Runge has been teaching dance in  various settings to people of all ages and abilities, including though the Toronto District School Board, Theatre Direct, MamaDances, and York University. She offers classes for children and families at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto's west end.

Company History:

MamaDances was founded in Montreal in 2006 by dance artist Eryn Dace Trudell. It aims to enhance parent-child bonding and forge social connections through an active, playful, creative, and explorational dance experience. Its programs: Parent Child Dance for parents with their children 1-3 years, and Mother and Baby Dance for mothers with their babies 2-12 months, are offered to the public out of community centres, yoga and dance facilities, churches, and resource centres. MamaDances also provides facilitator training.



This workshop is FREE and open to parents/guardians with toddlers or pre-school children (ages 18 months-3.5 years). If families would like to attend as a unit, up to two (2) adults are welcome to participate with their child. 

Registration before March 16th is required for participation.





Open Studio: A Dance Studio Without Walls

Presented by Union Dance in collaboration with Fall for Dance North

The Union and FFDN partnership continues in its third
year to offer free public programming in one of Toronto’s
most historic buildings. This partnership presents unique
programming, specifically curated for Union Station, to
bring you closer to where Toronto is going on the arts and
cultural scene!


March 17th, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Union Station - West Wing
65 Front St. West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
Phone: 416-907-4334