Movement, Dance and Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers with Cath Smithson in York, England

Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York with Cath Smithson

'Summer Specials' (0-2yrs & 0-7yrs)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Family Time ' (0-7 years)

Especially adapted sessions for the whole family this summer holiday!

Features: Singing, expressive movement, dancing, listening, creativity, emerging literacy, tonal, rhythmic & beat development, playing simple percussion instruments and parent-child interaction.

  • Two sessions from which to choose:
    Babies/Toddlers 0 to 2 years
    Family Time 0 to 7 years
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or care-giver
  • 45-minute class
  • Limit 12 children per class
  • £6/child, £8/2 siblings, £9/3 siblings
  • First class FREE to newcomers!
  • Pre-booking required as numbers are limited.

Vestry of St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG

Monday 17th July 10.30am Family Time
Thursday 20th Jul 2pm Babies/Toddlers (FULL), 3pm Family Time (cancelled)
Monday 31st July 10am Family Time, 11am Babies/Toddlers
Tuesday 8th August 10am Family Time, 11am Babies/Toddlers
Thursday 10th August 2pm Babies/Toddlers, 3pm Family Time
Monday 14th August 10am Family Time, 11am Babies/Toddlers
Friday 18th August 2pm Babies/Toddlers, 3pm Family Time

Strensall Library, 19 The Village, Strensall YO32 5XS

Thursday 10th August 10am Family Time
Thursday 17th August 10am Family Time

Clifton Parish Church, Clifton YO30 6BH

Wed 19th July 9.30am Family Time, 10.30am Babies/Toddlers
Wed 9th August 10am Family Time, 11am Babies/Toddlers
Wed 16th August 10am Family Time, 11am Babies/Toddlers

Please contact Cath if you have a ready-made group with a preferred meeting time and I'll try and fit in an extra session!

'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-12months+)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-12months+)

Cuddle and bounce with your baby in Kindermusik's newest curriculum.

Whether your baby is five weeks or five months, this class is perfect for you. With age-appropriate activities for newborns and infants, this parent-child music-and-movement class will help you strengthen parent-child bonds and understand your baby's development.

You and your baby will enjoy dancing, playing instruments and together-time - and you'll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development.

  • Ages: Birth to 12 months+ (lap babies, crawlers and cruisers)
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or care-giver
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • Limit 12 children per class

Musical bullet point 'OLD MACDONALD'
Mon 5th June - Fri 21st July
NO classes July 11, 13-14.

Monday 11.30am from 19th June - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
Tuesday 2.00pm - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
Wednesday 10.30am - Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, York.
Thursday 11.00am - Strensall Library, 19 The Village, Strensall.
Thursday 2.00pm - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
Friday 10.30am - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.

Please contact Cath if you have a ready-made group with a preferred meeting time!


'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for children under two years of age.

This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your baby needs to walk, and vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice.

With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you'll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your older baby or toddler learns on her own. Embark on Kindermusik's fun new exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through Sing & Play, a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together-time, and music-and-movement activities!

  • Ages: 1 (Early walkers) to 2 year olds
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • Limit 12 children per class

Musical bullet point 'AROUND THE HOUSE'
Mon 5th June - Fri 21st July
NO classes July 11, 13-14.

Monday 10.30am - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
Thursday 3.00pm - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
Friday 11.30am - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.

Please contact Cath if you have a ready-made group with a preferred meeting time!


'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child.

Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends and you’ll love helping them to practise a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.

Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each month’s story.

  • Ages: 2 and 3 year olds
  • Each child accompanied by an adult
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • Limit 12 children per class

Musical bullet point 'BEACH DAYS'
Mon 5th July - Fri 21st July
NO classes July 11, 13-14.

Monday 9.30am - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
Wednesday 9.30am - Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, York.
Friday 9.30am (cancelled*) - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.
* Now joining forces with 'Laugh & Learn' group - Friday 1.45pm

Please contact Cath if you have a ready-made group with a preferred meeting time!

Register now to avoid disappointment.


'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

Each week in class we combine your pre-schooler's natural love of music, storytelling and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth and self-control.

We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a pre-schooler. Parents join the class for the final activities. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning - and the fun!

  • Ages: 3 and 4 year olds
  • Partial parental/sibling involvement: "Sharing Time" last 10-15 minutes of every lesson
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • Limit 8 - 10 children per class

Musical bullet point 'LET'S PLAY!'
Mon 5th June - Fri 21st July
NO classes July 11, 13-14.

Friday 1.45pm - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd, York.

Please contact Cath if you have a ready-made group with a preferred meeting time!


'Young Child' (5-7 years)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Young Child' (5-7 years)

Young Child prepares the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music-reading with an instrument.

Features: singing and vocal development, creative movement and dance, focused listening, beat and rhythmic development, creativity, playing simple percussion instruments, exploring musical concepts, rudiments of reading and writing music, and ensemble development.

Materials for the Child & Family: Child's Folder & Games Bag, Family Songbook, Home CD, Attendance Stickers, Music At Home Pages, Activity Pages & Manipulatives, Glockenspiel (semester 1), Dulcimer (Semester 3), Recorder (Semester 4) and Carry Case.

  • Ages: 4 1/2 to 7 years
  • Partial parental/sibling involvement: "Sharing Time" last 10-15 minutes of every lesson
  • 60-minute class, weekly
  • Limit 8 - 10 children per class
  • Four semesters of 15-16 weeks presented in sequential levels of instruction including glockenspiel, dulcimer and recorder

Musical bullet point 'Young Child 2' (16 weeks)
27th Feb - 18th July 2017
NO classes July 11, 13-14.

Mon 4.00pm - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd.
Tues 4.15pm - Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, York

Musical bullet point 'Young Child 4' (16 weeks) - closed group.
1st March - 5th July 2017

Wed 4.15pm - St.Clement's Church, Scarcroft Rd


'Family Time ' (0-5 years)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Family Time ' (0-7 years)

Especially adapted lessons from our 'Laugh & Learn' curriculum. Fun for the whole family!

Features: Singing, expressive movement, dancing, listening, creativity, emerging literacy, tonal, rhythmic & beat development, playing simple percussion instruments and parent-child interaction.

  • Ages: 0 to 5 years
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • 6-7 families

Musical bullet point 'LET'S PLAY'
Fri 16th June - Fri 21st July
NO class 14th July.

Friday 1.45pm - Vestry of St.Clement's Church, YO23 1BG

Please contact Cath if you have a ready-made group with a preferred meeting time!

Register now to avoid disappointment.


Children's Kindermusik Music-and-Movement Classes with Cath Smithson in York

Kindermusik International is the world's leading publisher of music-and-movement curricula for babies, toddlers and young children.

Taught in more than 70 countries by over 5,300 educators, Kindermusik programmes provide the foundation for all musical learning and fun for your child - and your whole family.

Enrol today for an unforgettable experience.


Kindermusik with Cath Smithson, York, England Kindermusik classes with Cath in York for 2017

Spring and Summer classes are now open for registration.

Musical bullet point Theme 4:
5th June - 21st July

Musical bullet point SUMMER SPECIALS
19th July - 18th August

Please be sure to contact Cath and reserve your place today.


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'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-12 months+)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

Cuddle and bounce with your baby in Kindermusik's newest curriculum.


'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class.


'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child.


'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

Combine your pre-schooler's natural love for music, story-telling and imaginative play.


'Young Child' (5-7 years)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

Introduce your young child to a first experience with musical symbols and instrument discovery.