Rolypoly Family Dance Class at Superhero We Festival 2018 (Photo by celine asril)

Rolypoly Family Dance Class at Superhero We Festival 2018 (Photo by celine asril)

Rolypoly Family Dance Class contains a pint of play, a cup of curiosity, a smidgen of song, and lots of hugs and kisses!

Rolypoly Family Dance Classes bring children and grown-ups together for fun and connection through contact-based dance and play. We've got movement, music, massage and upside-down silliness! Children and grown-ups take turns to lead and follow, push and pull, lean and support.

This year, we run the Family Dance Class as part of the Family Dance and Music Jamboree! 2019 (see below).

Rolypoly Family's "contact-based dance and play" approach is grounded in these 3 principles: 

  • Partnership Across Generations

  • Safe Physical Contact

  • Movement Improvisation

"Contact-based dance and play" is the way we describe our work, as it is very much influenced by contact improvisation (a dance form  based on the communication between two moving bodies in physical contact) and learning through play approach. We believe that having a safe and fun space to dance in contact with others and to nurture the intelligence of our bodies is valuable for children and grown-ups of any age. 

Our approach is inspired by creative individuals and organisations from Singapore and beyond - some we know personally and some we hope to meet soon - including Chapter Zero (Singapore), Itay Yatuv/ContaKids (Israel), Segni Mossi (Italy), Hsuan-Hsiu Hung (Taiwan), "Teacher Tom" Hobson (USA), and wcciJAM (USA). 

For more information about contact improvisation, click here.


Family Dance and Music Jamboree! 2019

Recommended for children aged 3 - 6 years old, and their families

With dance artists from Rolypoly Family and music artists from Little Creatures by SA

Come for the 45min class and stay for the 45min improvisation jam. You get the time and space to be in the studio, to dance and make music however you and your family want to, alongside dance artists from Rolypoly Family and music artists from Little Creatures by SA.

Children with and without special needs are welcome to join us!

Selected Saturdays, 10am-11.30am, at Dance Nucleus Studio in Goodman Arts Centre

18th May

8th June

10th August

19th October

7th December (Year-End Jam and Party)

Pre-registration required. Click here to register.

$15/family/class, no matter the size of the family! If you commit to attending all 5 classes, the fee is only $65/family for all 5 classes.

We are grateful to LearnSG Seed Fund for supporting Family Dance and Music Jamboree! Their support helps us to keep the costs low and accessible.

(If the registration fee is too steep for your family, please feel free to contact us at hello@rolypolyfamily.com. We will be happy to discuss what works for your family)


Have questions about our classes? Check out our FAQs!

Here at Rolypoly Family, we don't define "family" for you.

Join us with any young child who considers you family!