Jessie's with Jessica!

I really enjoyed having a little reunion of sorts with some of the staff at the June Callwood Center as I had not seen them for such a long time. I did not recognize any of the moms and their kids but felt right at home in the space and environment. It was a small-sized class, but all of the participants were very engaged (both caregivers and children). We had a mixed class – some babies and one older toddler who I had to keep very entertained to keep focused on the class! I demonstrated the darabouka, which they were all excited about as I don't think they had seen it before, and showed them a Middle Eastern rhythm (Beladi). They were amazing at keeping the basic Beladi rhythm going while I did a more complicated matching rhythm pattern on the drum. It seemed to be the highlight of the class.