Get Your Dancing Feet Ready!

We've got a new class offering for all you restless people...  It's time for you and your dancing feet to discover Nia!
We've got certified Nia instructors Liz Lane and Carleen Weber scheduled to hold small Nia classes at our Edwardsville, IL Happy Up location.

Nia Kidz is a non-competitive movement practice.  It combines movements and methods from Martial Arts, Modern, Classical, and Jazz dance forms, Yoga, and more!  It's dymanic and expressive.  It's a wonderful way to engage your body and mind in one activity.

Nia Kidz classes will help to develop the following areas:
  • balance, co-ordination, and agility
  • fine & gross motor skills
  • encourages creativity and expression through movement
  • strengthening social skills and participation in group activities
  • improves attention span and following directions
And did we mention they're just crazy fun?
Just like the Kindermusic Playdates, the On The Move with Liz & Carleen Nia Kidz classes at Happy UP are a scaled down version of a full class.  It's a monthly chance to decide if a Nia is a good fit for you and your children.

Class time is from 11:30am - 12:00pm.  Fees are $5.00 for one child and one adult.  Additional family members are $2.00.  The registration form is available here:  Nia Kidz Registration Form
Classes will be on the 3rd Friday of every month:
September 20th
October 18th
November 15th

So fill out your registration form, turn it in along with your fee, at Happy Up in Edwardsville.  You can find us at:
6654-A Edwardsville Crossing Dr.
Edwardsville, IL  62025
(618) 656-9596

For more information about Liz & Carleen and their Nia classes, you can visit them on facebook here:  On The Move with Liz and Carleen's Facebook Page
or stop by their website:  On the Move with Liz and Carleen


Party with St. Louis Sprout!

Have you discovered St. Louis Sprout and About yet?  They're one of our favorite ways to stay on top of the kid-oriented events happening in the St. Louis area.  Through their weekly newsletter and website, you can find all kinds of great activities for any age.

And every year, they have a huge get-together to celebrate kids, families, and fun.  This year, we're invited!  We'll be helping to dish out an extra big helping of Happy Up Hijinks.  So come to the party!

Sept. 7th, 10am - 2pm at the Museum of Transport 
Admission is free!

For more info about the Sprout & About Celebration, visit their website.

We can hardly wait...  Hope we'll see you there!


Quick! Catch them while you can!

Childhood  is fleeting - and your little ones are changing and growing in a blink of an eye.  Catch them as they are with the help of renowned silhouette artist Erik Johnson.

We are delighted to have Erik Johnson, a third-generation silhouette artist, visiting both Happy Up stores!  Using surgical scissors, Erik is able to capture your child's likeness to an exacting degree.  It's magical to watch.  And did we mention that he's fast?  Like crazy-fast.  Each silhouette takes no more than five minutes.

You can find out more about Erik and his work on his facebook page:  Silhouettes by Erik

Call your nearest Happy Up Store to reserve your appointments - slots will fill up fast!

Thursday, Aug. 22nd from 11am - 1pm & 3:30pm - 6pm
Edwardsville Happy Up
6654-A Edwardsville Crossing Dr.
Edwardsville IL, 62025
(618) 656-9596

Sunday, Aug. 25th from 12pm - 4pm
Clayton Happy Up
8107 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63105
(314) 725-2455

Original silhouettes are $25 each, copies are $15 each.  We know each of these works of art will become treasured keepsakes!