Everyday creative ideas: lines and squiggles

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Everyday creative ideas: lines and squiggles

Over the last 2 weeks we’ve been blogging about the importance of creativity (see So What Exactly is Creativity?  And Can Creativity Be Learned?)  But you may be wondering – how do you inject this into your own lives?  We’re all busy people (in an increasingly busy world!) juggling jobs, children, households, relationships, hobbies…the list

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So what exactly is creativity?

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So what exactly is creativity?

If you have been following our blog, or have worked with JumpStart, you’ll already know we’re big fans of creativity.  In fact, it is at the heart of what we do in our creative dance practice: our unique blend of dance for children always includes a combination of improvisation tasks, developing movement from a range

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Childhood Obesity Plan, pt. 2

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Childhood Obesity Plan, pt. 2

Following on from the launch of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan (part 2) we’ve digested the information into a bite-sized summary of key findings and recommendations, with a specific focus on Schools and physical activity. The role of schools Part 2 of the government’s plan to significantly reduce childhood obesity identifies school’s responsibility to equip

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How we can help with your STUNNING START

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How we can help with your STUNNING START

Launch a STUNNING START at your school with a Jumpstart dance experience. We have a wide range of workshop themes including Rio de Vida: host a samba party and bring the carnival to your school The Romans: become gladiators for the day Shakes, Shocks and Hotspots: discover the full force of extreme earth We also

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What is Musical Theatre? A Guide

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At Jumpstart we love to inform you about different styles of dance – it’s amazing that there are so many genres out there! Last year, we featured our guide to Hip Hop and Morris Dance; this week we’re chatting about Musical Theatre. Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken word,

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Dance INSET with JumpStart

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Bringing Dance into your classroom can be a difficult task for any teacher, especially if you don’t know where to start and don’t have a dance background. Or maybe you are someone with dance experience that just needs modernising. At Jumpstart we are primary school dance experts and we’re here to help you bring fantastic

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Our own mental health

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Our own mental health

We’ve spent the last month or so on the blog discussing the impact of dance on the physical and mental health of children, but lets not forget about ourselves.  After all, if our own mental health is out of whack, this will impact on those around us – our pupils, our families and our friends.

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The impact of dance on physical health

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Recently we discussed the benefits of Dance on Children’s Mental Health where we noted one statistic showed that 75% of those with a mental health condition began developing it before the age of 18. Not only does Dance benefit a child’s mental health but is also important for their physical health. There is sufficient evidence

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