At Splatter Dance we believe that everybody; regardless of ability or ‘disability’, should have the opportunity to access high quality dance experiences that allow them to explore dance as a creative and expressive art form .
Splatter Dance are specialists at creating and delivering topic based, or themed lessons, classes and projects that draw on the knowledge participants already have. Through our work we encourage participants to develop their transferable skills through dance. These skills include creative, physical, social, language and communication skills, as well as boosting resilience, mental health and emotional wellbeing. We believe that this will then impact on an individual’s wider learning, functioning and health.
We are the first and currently only Makaton Friendly organisation in West Lancashire which recognises our commitment to making ourselves as accessible as possible to everyone. Makaton is used as appropriate in all of our work, to find out more about Makaton and how we us Makaton in a dance context click here.
To maintain our high quality and industry standards, all of our staff are held accountable under the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Dance Leadership.
Emma Jones – MTeach, BA (Hons), PDDS.
Emma is a specialist in inclusive dance practice, cross-curricular dance teaching and a Makaton expert. She has a Masters in Teaching (Dance) and more than 12 years’ experience working for regional, national and international organisations. Emma has taught within different contexts, across all age groups and abilities, which includes those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities where her experience and knowledge is extensive. Her work has also encompassed project management, research, mentoring, consultancy, and continuing professional development provision for specialists and non-specialists. Emma participated in One Dance UK Dance Teacher’s Mentoring Programme which is designed to recognise and hone the skills of those identified as future industry leaders. She is now taking part in the Dance Consortia North West Mentoring Scheme for Dance Artists.
Emma holds a current DBS certificate, is a licenced chaperone and has up to date safeguarding and first aid certificates.