Our Founder and Creative Director Stef McSherry trained at Italia Conti School of Performing Arts in London.
Stef performed in shows all over the world and then became the voice of radio traffic reports for stations across the South West, as she flew around in a Cessna plane twice a day! This led to a career in radio as part of various breakfast crews in Bristol and Bath and then her own show on Vibe fm (which then became Kiss).
Stef says “Although I spent the first part of my career performing in shows, my childhood memories of dance classes were cold halls, strict teachers and not much fun! As a Mum of 2, I know how frustrating it can be for parents to buy expensive leotards and ballet shoes, and pay a school for a term up front, only to find out two weeks later that their child no longer wants to partake in those classes!”
So Stef’s mission was to create kids’s classes, that both boys and girls could participate in, wherever THEY were! These classes don’t require expensive uniforms or shoes and expose kids to a wide variety of music, dance and fun activities! This is how Kinderama was created and it will always be IMAGINATIVE, ACTIVE & HEAPS OF FUN!
Kinderama classes are a positive place to be. Both online and offline they help build kid’s confidence & are a great addition to the early years of school.
We became Kinderama in 2004 and started offering classes to pre-schools and crèches, following the development of our comprehensive syllabus. Our original mission remains to this day – to get kids moving in a variety of fun & imaginative ways! Now Kinderama classes are a great addition to hundreds of pre-school settings and variety is key – they get to try so many things all within our classes… sport, music, drama, yoga, mindfulness, dance and so much more.
And who knows for some children Kinderama may be the first step before going onto more formal classes in dance, sport, drama or music!
Our Kinderama Online Experience was created during the Covid-19 pandemic. At first we started with live classes on Instagram and Facebook, which were hugely popular. When the reality of working from home, lack of childcare, cocooning grandparents and weeks in quarantine became the reality we realised we needed to translate our classes to a magical online experience. So now you can choose to do a Make Believe Adventure, an Energetic Class or wind down with Ten Minutes Peace all from the comfort and safety of your home. Both Imaginative and Active this Screen Time is guilt-free!