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New Video ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’ Helps Develop Inner Hearing

This month, Lucy Sparkles sings the well known children’s action song, ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’.  This version offers an excellent opportunity for musical learning as Lucy introduces the ‘thinking voice’ which helps children to develop inner hearing.

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Lucy Sparkles & Friends in Brockley, Forest Hill & Crystal Palace!

New Lucy Sparkles & Friends Franchise!

It’s an exciting week at Lucy Sparkles with the launch of our latest franchise! Lucy Sparkles & Friends Brockley, Forest Hill & Crystal Palace is brought to you by our local Head Sparkle, Sarah.

Sarah Sparkles

Sarah has two young children who both love the Sparkles classes. When she first discovered the music class, Sarah found it “wonderful, as a parent, to see my children both enjoying the same thing together. Music is a great equaliser, and a lovely way of bringing people together – old and young! I could also tell that in amongst the fun, my children were really learning something too. Now that I’ve seen the full curriculum I know that I was right. Behind every song, game or dance there’s a purpose, whether it’s improving fine motor skills, learning about pitch or working on coordination. I love that we are bringing learning to children just by having fun together!”

Music has been a significant part of Sarah’s life from a young age, having played the piano and violin from age 4 and 5 respectively, going on to achieve Grade 8 Distinction in both. She has also added the guitar and ukulele to her repertoire!

An Oxford University graduate, Sarah has spent most of her career working for children’s charities on issues such as literacy and widening access to education. She believes that access to the arts is hugely important, and Sarah is also a regular member of the Docklands Sinfonia orchestra, contributing to their education programme, and bringing live music to children who have never experienced this previously.

Sarah is excited to be a Lucy Sparkles Franchisee for both professional and personal reasons. “It’s a lovely opportunity to work in my own community and with young children, doing something that I’m passionate about, whilst also giving me some time with my own little ones!”

Company Director, Lucy Milan Davis is delighted to have Sarah join the Sparkles team. She says, “Sarah’s high level of musicianship, professionalism and natural rapport with children make her the perfect Head Sparkle. I am absolutely thrilled to have Sarah on board and can’t wait to see her bring her enthusiasm for Lucy Sparkles to Brockley, Forest Hill and Crystal Palace.”

Weekly Music and Dance Classes

Sarah is running music and dance classes in Crystal Palace at Dreamcatcher Cafe and there will be new classes in Forest Hill and Brockley coming soon! For further details on her classes or parties please visit http://www.lucysparkles.com/find-a-class/music-dance-brockley-forest-hill-crystal-palace/.

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Lucy Sparkles & Friends are Finalists in the Hoop Awards!

Vote for Lucy Sparkles & Friends in the Hoop Awards!

We are thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Hoop Awards! Hoop is a great parenting mobile app that helps families find and book what’s on for kids.  The awards are to celebrate the people and organisers that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide.

We are so honoured to have been shortlisted for the ‘Best for Mini-Performers’ category!

Please can you take a minute to vote for us?

Everyone who votes will be entered into the draw to win 3 x £100 of John Lewis vouchers!

You can also nominate us for other categories by putting our name forward when you vote!

Lots of love, Lucy Sparkles & Friends x

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The Latest Sparkly News including Baby Sparkles’ Birthday and New Classes!

Lucy Sparkles & Friends in Crystal Palace

It’s been a busy few months here at Lucy Sparkles & Friends with parties, classes, Christmas and Baby Sparkles’ 1st Birthday in Crystal Palace!

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Lucy Sparkles & Friends in Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth!

Exciting News for Lucy Sparkles & Friends!

At Lucy Sparkles & Friends we are lucky enough to teach not just the loveliest children but also to work with the loveliest teachers. Lauren Sparkles is certainly one of them so we are very excited to announce that Lauren has become our first London franchisee! She will be bringing the Sparkle to classes and parties in Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth.

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Weekly Music and Dance Classes

Weekly music and dance classes have already launched at Cupcake Family Club and Orange Lion Club. Lauren finds that one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Sparkles teacher is “seeing the children learning, using their imagination, and having fun!”

Lauren Sparkles is running classes each week during term time in Fulham and Putney:

  • Monday’s 3.30pm Mixed Age Music (0–4 yrs), Cupcake Family Club;
  • Thursday’s 10.30am Mixed Age Music (0–4 yrs), Orange Lion Club;
  • Thursday’s 11.00am Creative Dance (2.5–5 yrs), Orange Lion Club;
  • Friday’s 10.30am Mixed Age Music (0–4 yrs), Cupcake Family Club.

Birthday Parties in Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth

Lauren is also offering parties to the area and she adores making the birthday girl or boy smile. “When you appear at a party, especially when in character, the children are so excited. It’s like there is a celebrity in the room and that makes them feel very special!”

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Lauren Sparkles

When not in her Sparkles role, Lauren also has a professional singing career and performs across the UK in groups and bands. “I love being on the stage and making people smile, which is one of the reasons I love being a Sparkle too!”

Company Director Lucy Milan Davis (aka Lucy Sparkles) is very excited to have Lauren as the first London franchisee. “From her many years as a teacher and as a professional singer, Lauren brings a wealth of experience to Lucy Sparkles & Friends. Most importantly, she lights up the room when teaching and the children adore her!”

As a South West London resident, Lauren is perfectly placed to keep in touch with the preferences of local families. She will be using her area knowledge to tailor classes and parties especially for them.

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With the already successful business with Ginny Sparkles in Canberra, Australia, Lucy is looking for further opportunities to extend her Sparkles family. “We would like to expand into other areas of the U.K. and Australia, but we are going to take our time to find the right people to work with in these locations.”

Further details of Lucy Sparkles Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth can be found at http://www.lucysparkles.com/find-a-class/fulham-putney-wandsworth/.

Lauren Sparkles can’t wait to see you at a class or party soon!

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The Latest Sparkly News including Halloween Parties, Music Video and New Party Theme!

Spooky Sparkles Halloween Parties!

It’s half term holidays and almost Halloween so join us for our Spooky Sparkles Halloween Children’s Parties! Lucy Sparkles & Friends is running spookily themed Drama, Dance and Music parties during the half term holidays. There will be dancing, rhymes, action songs, live guitar, percussion play, parachute play, props, bubbles and, of course, magic sparkles! For children aged 3 – 6 years.

Monday 23rd October 10:00 – 11:00 at the Francis Peek Centre, Dulwich Park £9, £6.50 for Siblings
Tuesday 24th October 14:00 – 15:00 at Dreamcatcher Crystal Palace £9, £6.50 for Siblings

To book visit: http://www.lucysparkles.com/spooky-sparkles-party/

New Rainbows & Unicorns Party Theme!

We are thrilled to have our very own Fairy Unicorn to entertain at our Rainbows and Unicorns themed childrens’s parties! Our parties are packed full of choreographed dancing, drama games, parachute play, bubbles and magic sparkles. We can also offer extras such such face painting, sparkly glitter tattoos and pass the parcel.

To find out more please email parties@lucysparkles.com.

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The Latest Sparkly News including NEW Party Theme and NEW Music Video

Lucy Sparkles & Friends are now running Moana parties!

We’re super excited to announce that Moana herself is now available to entertain your little ones at our Moana themed birthday parties!  Our Moana parties include some of the incredible music from the film, singing, choreographed dancing, drama games, parachute play, bubbles, treats and, of course, lots of magic sparkles! We can also include added extras such as face painting, sparkly glitter tattoos and pass the parcel.

To find out more about our parties please email parties@lucysparkles.com

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The Latest Sparkly News, Reviews, Classes and Photos

We’ve had an exciting start to Spring here at Lucy Sparkles & Friends with parties, new classes and our very own Lucy Sparkles returning to work!

We entertained at lots of parties throughout London and Surrey in March.

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The Latest Sparkly News including NEW Classes & NEW Peppa Pig Party Theme!

We have some exciting news for Peppa Pig fans!

You can now have your very own Peppa Pig party, with dance and drama games themed around your favourite piggy! She’s cheerful, she’s lively and she loves jumping in muddy puddles. Our Peppa Pig parties will include a Peppa Pig entertainer, fun packed drama games, lots of singing, choreographed dancing, parachute play and plenty of oinks!

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The Latest Sparkly News including NEW Trolls Theme!

Lucy Sparkles & Friends are now running Trolls parties!

Trolls are dedicated to singing, dancing, hugging and sparkles, what a perfect theme for a Lucy Sparkles party!  Princess Poppy herself will teach your children to be like real Trolls.  Our high energy Trolls parties include singing, choreographed dancing, drama games, parachute play, bubbles, treats and, of course, magic sparkles!  Ask our party coordinator about Trolls face painting to make your party extra special.

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