Our high quality and creative curriculum linked dance lessons build on pupil’s existing knowledge while complimenting their classroom learning by physically exploring key themes, concepts and ideas. Through these projects pupils develop their transferable skills including; creative, physical, social, language and communication skills, as well as boosting resilience, mental health and emotional wellbeing. This impacts on their health and learning both at school and elsewhere.
“From the Victorians and Ancient Greeks, to rivers and bees, I have observed excellent creativity to intertwine dance into the current learning in class which has enriched our curriculum.”
“My class have a wide variety of needs, both in their ability in dance & their social & emotional needs. The patience & great behaviour management in lessons has meant all the children feel valued & proud of the work they produce.”
“Our dance lessons have been incredible! Every term Emma has linked them to our curriculum topics & suggested very creative ideas to enrich the childrens’ learning.”
“By always basing lessons on our class topic & providing meaningful links & enrichment opportunities Emma has made it possible for children who ordinarily find it difficult to access the curriculum to do so through dance.”
Pupils are given the opportunity to express themselves non-verbally, use their imaginations and have fun whilst learning through moving. Our bespoke cross-curricular dance lessons and schemes of work fulfil the criteria for dance as outlined in the PE curriculum whilst providing important links to other curriculum areas. Pupils progress is recorded to ensure progression and allow learning to be continually scaffolded.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Whether you are a specialist SEN(D) school or a mainstream school wanting to provide inclusive activities for all your pupils, we have extensive experience of providing creative lessons that are accessible and engaging for everyone. We are passionate about all pupils having access to high quality dance experiences and focus on ability rather than disability. We work closely with schools to ensure lessons are tailored to the needs of their pupils and combine this with our specialist knowledge of working with SEN(D) pupils so everyone participates in a way that is meaningful for them.
Arts Award is suitable for ages 5 to 25 and allows pupils to gain a nationally recognised qualification in something they enjoy doing. The qualifications are flexible, have a personalised learning framework and are accessible to pupils with a range of needs and abilities. Pupils develop as artists and arts leaders, experience the professional arts world and share their passion with their peers and families.
We can provide bespoke training for schools to support and upskill your staff from Early Years Foundation Stage teachers to Key Stage 2 staff. We help teaching staff grow in confidence and ability so that they can provide high quality and challenging dance lessons effectively for your pupils.