So this past year, Charlotte took ballet. I pretty much wanted to enroll her for my own reasons- the adorable tutus, the tiny slippers, the buns (or pigtails in her case). Needless to say, she wasn’t as thrilled about the prospect of choreographed routines as I was. She lasted 2 classes, and the teacher (very kindly!) suggested that we try again when she was older.
A similar thing happened to Bryson and t-ball last year- he lasted 3 practices and promptly declared himself anti-baseball for the season. I definitely wish we could have taken a sample class instead of committing to something my kids weren’t too sure of.
This is why when I heard about Pearachute, a website that offers flexible access to some of the best classes in town, I was incredibly relieved. They have partnered with dozens of kid-friendly businesses to offer unique and flexible classes: Pump It Up (bounce houses), British Swim School, Windy City Fieldhouse, Pow! Gym Chicago (Superhero classes!!), Sweet Buddha (dance classes at a candy store- seriously, I will be the mom getting my sugar fix on while my kids jam), Pinstripes, Kid City (a mock mini city for kiddos), and much more.
Here are the benefits I see to using Pearachute:
- Flexible cancellations: If your kid catches a bug or isn’t feeling the dance vibe and prefers to bounce instead of boogie, you can cancel or change classes up to an hour before.
- No commitment: You don’t have to commit to a weekly class, so you won’t be paying for violin when you are on vacation.
- Last minute choices: Got cabin fever? Choose from hundreds of classes available seven days a week to fit how you are feeling.
- Book from your phone: No calling to register, no forms to fill out.
Want to see Pearachute in action? One of my favorite bloggers and friends, Keely of Lollygag Blog, has taken her troupe on a few adventures! Check them out here.
They have an amazing deal going on this summer: Unlimited Classes ALL SUMMER LONG for only $199! This deal, which just launched today, is valid 6/1-8/31. I plan on taking advantage of it. Bryson has summer camp 5 days a week, and Little Miss Charlotte and I have zero plans. I have been secretly freaking out…and now? I am going to Pearachute into some fabulous new finds.
***Win a Summer Pass to Pearachute***
But wait….there’s more! The lovely, brilliant, kind people at Pearachute have given me a summer pass to give away! Want to win? Simply comment on what classes your kiddo loves below or on my Facebook page, and make SURE to let me know how to get in touch with you if you win! (e-mail address, Twitter handle, whatev). I will pick a winner at random at noon CST on Friday, June 3rd.
A huge thank you to Pearachute for making my summer amazing, and making the summer of a lucky winner amazing as well. Good luck!