Dancing with the mamas


The Urban Ma weekend Oct 2014

 Last weekend was so much fun! Here’s what we got up to 🙂

Ain’t nothing like a Wonderland party!

My goddaughter and cute little brother had their joint 1st and 7th birthday held at Wonderland Fun Park in the Docklands. There was an abundance of food, lollies, cake and rides! It was such a perfect day for it too – sunshine and friends all around. Daniel got to ride on the 3 toddler-friendly rides but spent a lot of time watching the dodgem cars wishing he could go for a spin on them 😦 Don’t worry buddy, you’ll get to go on them next year! More pics here!

Rewind Dance Crew at Passion’s End of Year Concert

With some time to rest in between, we dropped Daniel off at mum’s house for a sleepover while we made our way back into the city for the Passion Dance Studio End of Year Showcase at Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom. It was a proud night for studio owner Vincent Calingasan as he watched all his students take the stage with enthusiasm and confidence. It was also such an exciting for me as I got to share the stage again with fellow mumma Susie and soon-to-be mumma Chaz! So grateful to be part of such a loving dance family. If you want to learn some dance moves and be part of the next concert you can! Click here for more info.

Kids Day Out – Errington Reserve

After a nice sleep in until almost midday (that hasn’t happened in a while!), we took Daniel to Kids Day Out at Errington. We missed this amazing event last year so this year we made sure we didn’t miss all the free rides, face painting, activities and performances. We also dug into some good food truck dishes from Big Cook Little Cook. I’ll post more about the event this week so stay tuned!

If you have any favourite places to visit or things to do, let me know – I’m always on the look out for new experiences to share with the fam 🙂


merry go roundDaniel absolutely LOVED going on the rides at Wonderland! Loved seeing him so happy 🙂

Mummy Mondays – Rewind Generation Next!

Rewind Generation NextCamilla & RhodriHashieRhodriSusieCamillaRhodrime with RhodriRewind’s 2012 babies’ playtime

Generation Next 

Last week I got together with fellow dance mates and their gorgeous, little bundles of joy for an afternoon of playtime fun! Lots of sleeping, eating and tumbling around! Do I sense a Rewind “Gen II” dance crew in the works!?

From late night dance rehearsals at the studio to chilled out play sessions in an air-conditioned house. What a change of scenery the past few weeks have opened my eyes to! I have been experiencing so many “firsts” in these first 5 weeks of baby’s life and it is so wonderful to be able to share and trade tips with friends going through the same things! And by reaching the 4 week mark, we finally started venturing out of the house and into the world.

A week of firsts!

– first outing without daddy, filled my first bottle with EBM, Mummy and Daddy’s first night out together, first time sucking boogers out of baby’s nose (sorry about the language! ha! Poor bubba sounded like it was so hard to breathe), first time going out in a top without needed to wear a bra (just breast pads LOL!), first visit to Daddy’s office, first time wearing super high heels again (I had to stop wearing heels towards the end of my pregnancy), first time making a chocolate ripple cake, first time taking Lando for a walk after giving birth, first time having only one sip of Rekorderlig, first time having coffee again after 9 months, first time having sushi, a McDonald’s sundae and brie!, first time feeling the most purest form of love in the world. Phew! – looks like last weeks was a pretty busy week and I’m definitely feeling it now this Monday morning!

Joining the 30’s club this year, I never thought I’d experience so many firsts! Just another one of the joys of having new life in the family – it makes you experience everything again as if it were your first time! 🙂 Amazing!

Travel Tuesdays – Yarrawonga Mulwala

A year ago Rewind was invited to the towns of Yarrawonga and Mulwala to do a dance tour of the primary and secondary schools in the area. The town residents were so welcoming and we had a blast teaching them. You can see pics of the classes on the Rewind blog here.

With great weather and great company, we spent our down time relaxing by the lake and trying out the water activities. It was so much fun and hopefully this year we’ll be back again for more!

Yarrawonga is around 3 and a half hours drive from Melbourne situated in north Victoria across the Murray River from the New South Wales town of Mulwala. The original aboriginal inhabitants of the area were the Pangerang Tribe and named the area. “Yarra” means “water running over rocks” and “wonga” was named after the “wonga pigeon”. Mulwala means big lagoon or big back water.

Move your body

It was a dance crew’s playground in October ’11 with the likes of choreographers and dancers such as Jun Quemado, Brian Puspos, Pat Lam, Andye J, Keone & Mari and JP San Pedro rockin’ Melbourne city. I was so excited to learn from all these amazingly talented people and hope to see them…soon!

Rewind ladies at Auto Salon – A Nationwide Tour

Last year we secured our place as the 2010 Auto Salon main stage feature act. Touring Australia with hotted up cars and the Mighty Mods fellas we tore up with stage 4 times a day in order to provide some half time entertainment. Whilst there were a lot of late night rehearsals, costume brainstorming and studio time, it was all worth it as we showcased the latest choreography by Melbourne dancers to an audience in the thousands. A collaborative effort with Vince Calingasan, Shane Clarke and the Rewind ladies meant we were able to perform different styles in a 10 minute set. Thank you to all of you who came out to see the cars & the show. Hopefully we get to do it again! x

Mighty Mods