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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Tahnee Lawson and myself visited The Rainbows Hospice earlier this year as our business, JumpStart into Primary School Dance, have chose to support the charity during 2018. We were so moved by our visit, particularly as the lady leading the tour (and working for Rainbows) was herself a bereaved parent who had direct experience of
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.
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
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
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