Mom and Baby Dance is an emerging practice around the world.
MamaDances, founded in 2006 by dance artist Eryn Dace Trudell, is a catalyst and leader of this practice and has been offering classes to Moms ( fathers/primary caregivers) and their babies ( 2-12 months ) for over 13 years. MamaDances has provided in-studio training to teachers since 2015. Now this program is available to you online.
The goal of this training program is for you to begin to offer a similar type of activity in your community, or to compliment your current program. It is meant to serve you, your family and your community in building a world of inclusivity, affection, compassion, playfulness, spontaneity, creativity, sensitivity, and availability.
"When I enrolled myself in the MamaDances course, I didn’t completely know what to expect! After watching the first few videos, I immediately felt as though Eryn and I had shared passions and interests. I had no dance experience, other than enjoying dance. The videos, with all of the fascinating content, helped me to understand the background and helped to bring everything together for me. I felt able and capable to teach the course. The support from Eryn has been so useful and wonderful, so encouraging and motivating! I absolutely loved the course, and would highly recommend it! Thank you Eryn for the course, clearly a labour of love!"
Eryn Dace Trudell, is the mother of two girls. She is originally from Ontario and is now living in Montreal, Canada.
As a dance artist, producer, presenter, choreographer, performer and teacher, she has experience in all aspects of dance from thought to stage. Her long and versatile career includes commissions from notable theatre, dance and opera companies and award-winning choreography.
Ms Trudell holds a BFA in Dance from Juilliard, is a certified facilitator of Skinner Releasing Technique™ and a practitioner of Contact Improvisation (CI). She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in dance at the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a member of Regroupement Québécois de la Danse (RQD) and The Dancers Transition Centre (DTRC) and The American Dance Therapy Association (AMTD).
Ms Trudell’s students include professional and non-professional adult dancers, educators, children, and parents with their children. She particularly enjoys inclusive dance practices, which ignite community spirit and collective consciousness through artistic aesthetic physical exploration. Ms Trudell has taught across Canada from Newfoundland to Lasqueti Island and in Yamaguchi, Japan and Florianopolis, Brazil.