Samba & Conga arrival with Elena Bubon: A Tiny Steps Performance for families in Bristol

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Following April’s sell-out debut Tiny Steps Performance of The Enormous Turnip, I am really pleased to introduce the latest magical Tiny Steps Performance to Bristol Mum readers!

The new Tiny Steps Performance will be a Samba and Conga arrival, featuring ballroom dancer and choreographer, Elena Bubon. The performance will be happy, colourful and energetic with bright Brazilian costumes and accessories, music, and amazing dancing to match!


And, if your little ones enjoy dressing-up, Elena Bubon will be bringing her lovely accessories and hats for them try on!

Tiny Steps Performances are dance performances especially for families with young children and were created by mum and OvDa Dance Company Producer, Svetlana Ovsyannikova, who lives in Bristol with her husband Ben and 20-month old little girl, Amaya.


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Svetlana created Tiny Steps because she wanted to offer regular dance performances to young children and their families in Bristol which were relaxed, interactive and great fun! She also wanted children at Tiny Steps Performances to have the chance to join in with the dancers on stage and learn simple dance steps.

In this video Svetlana introduces herself and her little girl and explains more about Tiny Steps Performances…

In every Tiny Steps Performance, Svetlana aims to introduce a new theme, story and country to the children and families and in The Enormous Turnip, she introduced her native country of Russia.

In this latest Tiny Steps Performance of Samba and Conga, Svetlana will be bringing Brazil to the heart of Bristol, and children and grown-ups will learn about Brazil’s rich culture, warm weather and, of course, its beautiful music and dances.


Samba and Conga will be exciting and fast-paced and will be between 30 – 40 minutes long. The show will begin with a Samba performance by Elena, a dance performance of the classic Brazilian piece, Carmen Miranda, followed by a Brazilian Conga around the church in which children and families will be invited to take part!

The final part of the Tiny Steps Performance will be a Latin dance workshop for the children in the audience to join in and learn a few simple dance moves. Following the performance there will be tea, coffee and Squash and home-made cakes for children and grown-ups to feast on!

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Svetlana is a professional dancer who first started dancing  in her native country of Russia when she was 6 years old. Later on she performed in Eastern Russia and China with a professional dance company, while gaining her BS in Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation.

She then moved to New York where she continued to dance, additionally achieving a BA in Dance and Choreography.


Svetlana also runs Dance Mums, classes for mums and toddlers at Southbank Centre on Tuesdays, The Elephant House and St Oswald’s Church on Thursday and Friday mornings and next month she will also be offering classes at KudaCan in Bishopston on Monday mornings.

Samba and Conga will be held on Saturday 11th June at 10.30am at Redland Park Church, Whiteladies Road, BS6 6SA.

If you would like to buy tickets you can do so here.

UPDATED MAY 2016 dance-side1-A5-2