Why is connection so important?
During the period of lockdown we all probably experienced a little hiccup to our normality (underplaying it here) and lost a few touch points of connection that keep us stable and sane.
Whether it be a fitness class, work, local cafe, or anything that simply gives a form of interaction outside of the home, it all plays a big part in your daily dose of human connection. Take that away and gee-whiz it can be hard to deal with the feeling of isolation and disconnection.
That’s why, for us, connection is a main focus. We touched base with some of our student’s parents on how COVID and KB impacted their home. This is what Nikki Julian had to say:
What challenges did COVID-19 bring to your family?
“It has been awful with family members not being allowed in the house and not being able to do dance classes – which we love. Our family can’t attend the gym during this lockdown either. My daughter struggled with not having much structure or timetable. She really missed face to face contact with her friends. Some contact was kept online but it wasn’t as good as the real thing.”
KB is more emotionally free for her. She is more balanced emotionally and knows she doesn’t have to worry about being perfect
How has Kulture Break benefitted your children?
“Elevate online has been really good for her to keep in touch.
KB classes are very family orientated. My daughter previously went to a dance school that was much more status focussed. It gave her anxiety and stress about dancing. KB is more emotionally free for her. She is more balanced emotionally and knows she doesn’t have to worry about being perfect. She just gets to have fun. She is still encouraged to do well at dancing, which she enjoys, without judgment.
As a mother, I also really enjoy doing adult classes. It’s great social contact, I have a job that requires excellent fitness and the classes are a good workout. “
Nikki Julian (both Nikki and Vanessa attend classes)