Our own mental health

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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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National Obesity Awareness Week

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Hi everyone!  Happy New Year!  Hope you had a lovely, restful and restorative Christmas break? Here at JumpStart HQ we totally unplugged ourselves for two weeks – no social media or emails.  It was bliss!  And now we’re back and ready for action. January is usually the time where people make resolutions for the forthcoming

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Dance = health plus…plus…plus

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On Saturday I was fortunate enough to have the time (and childcare!) to attend the One Dance UK Conference for Dance Teaching and Participation, at Trinity Laban in London. And what a great day it was!  One of the best experiences for me was to be able to talk about specifically teaching dance in Primary

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So what exactly is a Dance Artist?

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Here at JumpStart, many of the teachers refer to themselves as ‘Dance Artists’.  These are the people who are visiting Primary Schools to deliver high quality experience days, PPA cover and after-school clubs.  But what does the term ‘Dance Artist’ actually mean? Dance Artists have a wealth of qualifications – usually a dance degree (and/or

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