History of

Bounce n' Boogie

Bounce n' Boogie opened its doors in 2008 with a simple vision for creating a fun, affordable, and engaging space for babies and preschoolers to interact through music and movement.  Emily had searched for programs to enroll her then 2 year old and baby and could not find a program that had flexible scheduling, affordable pricing, and accommodating classes that incorporated various ages. Emily decided to put her education degree to work in a different way and offer some classes based on her background in music, dance, gymnastics, and extensive work with preschoolers. The initial classes were full from the day she opened and thus Bounce n' Boogie was born! Bounce n' Boogie fills the need for affordability, flexibility, and FUN in the area of early childhood development.

Bounce n' Boogie is proud to be a one-woman owned local business serving the Albuquerque and surrounding communities 

for over 12 years! 

Mission and Vision

“A close look at what constitutes the best kind of experience for infants and young children leads quickly to the arts. From a baby’s first lullaby, to a three-year-old’s experimentation with finger paint, to a seven-year-old’s dramatization of a favorite story, developmentally appropriate arts experience is critical. For all children, at all ability levels, the arts play a central role in cognitive, motor, language, and social-emotional development. The arts motivate and engage children in learning, stimulate m​emory and facilitate understanding, enhance symbolic communications, promote relationships, and provide an avenue for building competence. The arts are natural for young children. Child development specialists note that play is the business of young children; play is the way children promote and enhance their development. The arts are a most natural vehicle for play.” 

 The Arts Education Partnership


Our mission is to develop a solid educational foundation through integrated and imaginative play that is grounded in music, movement, and visual arts. 


So essentially we believe that preschoolers love to move and groove and by directing this energy, we can enrich their minds with essential information that will not only prepare them for school, but also inspire them to love learning. 

  

"...For it is the movements of their body that create the pathways

 in their mind for reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, 

and creative thinking."

Susan Johnson, MD




Meet our Owner, Mrs. Emily

Emily and her husband, Andrew, have 4 sons (ages 15, 13, 8, and 2) who have all spent countless hours enjoying Bounce n’ Boogie musical activity classes. When not at Bn’B, they love camping, fishing, boating, 4 wheeling, baseball, football, basketball, bicycling, playing instruments, going to concerts, dancing, and attending Lobos and Broncos games. Bounce n’ Boogie definitely set a good foundation for them to be involved and active!​



Meet our Teachers

Mrs. Kami

My name is Kami and I'm so proud and blessed to work at Bounce n' Boogie!

I have been working with children for 18 years and received my Early Childhood Multicultural Education degree in December 2011. I have always known I wanted to work with young children, and enjoy working with and learning from them every day. I also have many years of experience working with children with disabilities and both my children have received early intervention services. I enjoy bringing what I have learned into the classes I teach and into my time in ActiveME Camps.

Getting to know you and your little ones has been a blessing for me and my family! I will strive every day to encourage learning, bring developmentally appropriate practices into all our activities and stimulate a love of play!

Mrs. Kathy

Hi, I am Mrs. Kathy and I have been with Bounce n Boogie for 9 years. Before teaching at Bounce n Boogie I was a substitute teacher with APS for 14 years. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband to visit our kids and grandkids. We like to go camping and on road trips in our RV. I believe kids are like flowers, they all blossom on their own time.

Ms. Brittany

Brittany has been with bounce and boogie for almost a year now, and has experience working in the early childhood education field for over 10 years. She values the importance of powerful interactions with children on their level, and is truly a big kid at heart. Outside of Bounce n' Boogie, Brittany is attending school for an Early Childhood Education degree, enjoys hiking, and loves spending every moment with her 2 year old daughter, Riley.

Mrs. Yaya

My name is Yajaira Cabrera, better known as Yaya. I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. I’ve been married for 14 years, mommy of two princesses and two cupcake eating boys , one cheering us from Heaven. I love doing crafts and Pinterest. I love to cook while I’m jamming out. My favorite part of the day is dinner time, enjoying a good meal with my family and talking about our day. Family time is so precious to me. Bounce n' Boogie is so dear to me. I had the pleasure of teaching and hosting birthday parties in 2013. I’m excited for my return now in 2020!