Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom received some form of compensation to promote the Ready, Steady Wiggle Tour.

Dear Diary,

My daughter came out the womb wiggling. As a baby, her face lit up at the sound of music. And when she was old enough to sit up, we enrolled in a  mommy and me music class. If music is in the air, her feet are tapping, and her hips are swaying. Now that’s she’s in preschool, she’s learning–and even memorizing, lyrics to the latest toddler tunes. And she’s not afraid to break out in song and dance for audiences made up of her grandparents, aunts and cousins. Any chance we get, we try to catch a show in person,


So when The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that the number one children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, were bringing their “catchy brand of preschool pop” (Chicago Tribune) to Pittsburgh, we had to get out hands on a set of tickets.

The band will rock the city on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Benedum Center. Tickets range from $19.50 – $49.50 and are available at TrustArts.org, by phone at (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square located at 655 Penn Avenue. The North American tour will support The Wiggles’ new CD and DVD, Apples and Bananas available August 26) as well as a new season of their hit television show airing on Sprout. The Wiggles “Ready, Steady, Wiggle” North American Tour is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.

Founding member Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) along with Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle) will be joined on stage by the lovable Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus for a wiggly good time! The Aussie Fab Four will treat North American audiences to new music from Apples and Bananas, a collection of classic nursery rhymes such as “This Old Man” and “The Wheels on the Bus,” as well as old favorites including “Hot Potato”, “Rock-A-Bye Your Bear”, “Do The Propeller” and “Get Ready to Wiggle.”

For a complete list of tour dates, visit The Wiggles’ website. 

Hey DFTM Fam–Is your child a dancing machine? Have you checked out The Wiggles? 

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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