A few activities around Acadiana before summer comes to an end
Everyone is running, classroom itinerary in hand, to the school supplies aisle. Countless Instagram posts of girls in big bows and of boys missing front teeth flood your feed. Traffic is heavier in the morning. The beginning of yet another school year is underway in Acadiana, but there are still many events and activities to engage in before the summer passes us again.
I’ve compiled a list of new dance studios, yoga in French, and more activities for children and parents alike. You can attend a favorite, and free, local event, introduce your child to a new artform, and nourish yourself through movement. Have fun!
Hello Dancer Grand Opening: Adorable new dance studio Hello Dancer will open its doors for the first time Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with snowcones, popcorn and dancing! The studio’s goal is to provide a space for children 2-12 years old that will inspire them, stoke their creativity and instill confidence. There are also fun giveaways and prizes on the studio’s Facebook page leading up to the big event.
Basin Arts classes: Basin Arts is a mecca for visual art of all forms. You can take a sunrise yoga class or learn printmaking, and children can attend art workshops and dance classes, too. This Sunday morning, Basin offers a donation-based short form of Ashtanga yoga with instructor Missy Dupreast from 10:15 to 11:30. Ashtanga yoga, a dynamic form of yoga. The studio will offer free classes Aug. 27 through Sept. 2.
Yoga en Francais: Yoga instructor Erin Segura instructs this unique Vermilionville class. Both French speakers and new learners attend the class every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Vermilionville Performance Center
Lafayette Children’s Carnival Trip to Outer Space: The Platform at Datdog is throwing an activity-filled and space-themed carnival for kids this Saturday afternoon. The most colorful addition to Jefferson Street’s interior will be transformed, featuring games, face painting, balloon animals, and performances from local artists. The entire carnival is an indoor event! Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door.
Games of Acadiana: Perrett Cancer Services wants kids to play with a purpose at its signature fundraiser, Games of Acadiana. The free event brings families from in and around Acadiana together to play more than 50 games and activities. Opening Ceremonies kick off at 10 a.m., and the event ends at 4 p.m. The evet is preceded by the Miles Perret Cancer Services’ triathlon, which will begin at 7 a.m. in Bourgeois Hall.