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Hello, we are Beth and Francesca, the founders and creators of FJDC Mini Movers, and we are so excited to welcome you to our Mini Mover sessions for babies, toddlers and parents!
We offer a range of physiotherapist-led dance fitness and baby sensory classes for babies and children aged 6 weeks to 3 years. For mums looking to safely ease back into exercise, dance with your baby at our postpartum dance fitness classes, Mummy Movers!
We met during various musical theatre productions in Cardiff and instantly became the best of friends. We both had the same idea of starting a baby and parent class and so ideas started forming!
We wanted to create a unique baby class that offered parents something more exclusive so we combined our specialist areas of dance and infant development to create these fun and interactive classes which centre around baby sensory, dance and music!
Mini Movers is affiliated with Francesca’s dance school Francesca Jandrell Dance Company creating the company name ‘FJDC Mini Movers’.
Our focus is on helping parents to facilitate gross motor development with their little ones through the wonderful world of dance and music.
Leah is not only a Mum to her beautiful 18 month old rainbow daughter Rubi, but has worked with children of all ages, needs and abilities for the last 12 years.
She has her Btec National Diploma in Early Years and has an extensive background in play and development. Leah works in the NHS and is a qualified Senior Paediatric Physiotherapy Technician in the Children’s Physiotherapy Team and within Special Schools.
Leah also shares her ideas and knowledge to new mums on social media with her play and learning page. Leah’s experience as both a mum and within the NHS shines through with her realistic, approachable and fun nature in the sessions.
Leah brings the everyday household items and with her imagination and passion, transforms them to make an interactive, engaging and enjoyable session to help your little one grow and develop through their milestones.
Leah is passionate about adapting play into children’s development and will bring creativity and fun to the classes you attend with your little ones.
Jemima studied Performing Arts at Canolfan Berfformio Cymru in Cardiff and Theatre Arts at California State University Long Beach, from which she graduated with a finest class BA Hons degree in 2017.
Since graduating Jemima has worked professionally as a performer for many companies including Black RAT Productions, RCT Theatres and Contemporancient Theatre Company. Jemima works predominantly in children’s theatre starring in productions such as Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk for RCT Theatre’s annual pantomime and was lucky enough to travel to Bahrain last year to work with the Principal Teacher at FJDC, Francesca for The Lego Shows Live event.
As well as performing, Jemima also has a passion for teaching, working as a dance lecturer for UWTSD. Jemima is thrilled to join the FJDC team and looks forward to working with the extremely talented dancers and teachers at the company.
Paige has a first class degree in Theatre & Drama. A professional vocalist and performer working within the South Wales Cabaret circuit since 2011, both as solo and with FJDC mini movers Beth as part of a Duo.
Paige also works closely in Music Therapy. Working in care homes, hospitals as well as in schools, offering music therapy to the older generation, dementia sufferers and children with special and additional needs.
Paige has a passion for Musical Theatre & Dance and has been working locally with several companies performing in Musicals since she can remember. Also taking her love for the arts into teaching Musical Theatre and drama to children.
She can’t wait to meet you all and your lovely babies!