Early Childhood & Family Dance
Movement is a child's first language. In my dance classes, I use movement to help encourage a child's natural gross motor abilities as a way of expressing one's self and discovering the world around themselves all while having fun in a creative and supportive environment.
Mother & Baby
Infant Massage is a traditional parenting practice in India and many other parts of the world, where generations of mothers offer nurturing touch to their babies. It provides a loving connection between parent and baby starting early in life, strengthening this attachment as baby grows.
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Hello! My name is Stephanie Ruddell. I am a mother, a teacher, and a dancer living in the Cowichan Valley. I feel very passionately about sharing the importance of movement with children and their families. I use a 'whole body' approach to my teaching that nurtures the brain and senses through movement & play. I also love working with babies and their caregivers which has led me on a path of becoming a certified Infant Massage instructor through IAIM. I look forward to supporting the growth of you and your children.
"Your patience and care with the girls is truly lovely and you are so kind and gentle. Thank you! Our world definitely needs more teachers/instructors like yourself and I hope you know how much your efforts are noticed and valued. The parents watching classes from outside the studio are in awe of your demeanor and warmth."