Just what does one do for exercise and fun combined, when you’ve had a new baby? One Donegal primary school teacher, Maria Conway, decided she needed something more than just a mother/baby group to go out to on a morning. She wanted to get back to an exercise routine. An avid lover of dance, she also wanted to incorporate this into her exercise routine. Conway wanted to do it all together. And she just did!
Maria Conway from Letterkenny in Co. Donegal, gave birth to her son (her first born) in December last year and has been itching to get back on the dance floor since. Ms Conway is well known for her dancing skill and is a dance choreographer alongside her dancing teacher mother for various Strictly Come Dancing events throughout Donegal and the North West over the past 6/7 years.
On researching various activities online for mothers and babies, Maria found the perfect solution in America. Dance with me Baby was born and Maria became it’s ambassador in Donegal.
Dance with me Baby is a weekly session where mothers and babies dance together. Babies are strapped onto Mums chest with their baby sling and the rest is left to the dance floor. Dance with me Baby is not only great for exercise but it also enables baby development.
Mums from all walks of life are coming to Maria’s Dance with me Baby class on a Thursday morning at Letterkenny Community Centre. Just last week a Saturday morning class was also added for mothers who have returned to work but still wish to continue with this new mother/baby exericse routine on the dance floor. Saturday mornings suit these busy mums.
Most of the mothers involved in this class are those whom Maria met during her pregnancy. Little did they expect then that now, just a few short months later, they would all be dancing with their real live bumps!!
Maria is now bringing Dance with me Baby to Buncrana in Inishowen. Starting tomorow, Monday, May 23rd, Dance with me Baby will commence at The Plaza, on Buncrana main street, at 11.30am. Pop along and you just might enjoy with your little one.
Dance with me Baby may well be on a dance-floor near you very soon.
For more details on Dance With Me Baby, check out their Facebook page at Dance with me Baby.