In the previous blog, I mentioned the vestibular system. Until 18 months ago, I had never heard of this term, but the more I read on it the more fascinating it becomes! The vestibular system provides our sense of balance and spatial awareness and is located in the inner ear. It’s an internal guide that
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This week we are continuing the blog series on Early Years dance. Tasked with the job of creating a project to develop physical literacy in early years children, JumpStart (in conjunction with our local School Sports Partnership – Team Charnwood) has devised a dance project for reception classes. By the end of the programme, 12
It’s been a while since I’ve had chance to blog and one of the reasons is due to the amount of exciting projects we currently have on the go! JumpStart are working in conjunction with Team Charnwood to create and roll out an Early Years dance programme that develops children’s physical literacy. Teachers, occupational therapists
Lately I’ve been attempting to systemise everything in my business to make it (and myself) more efficient. Last week I participated in Rachel Holmes’ webinar, which focused on time management (for those of you who don’t know, Rachel is an amazing and inspiring fitness entrepreneur. Check out choreographytogo.com for more information). Since then, I have
So the sun is shining and summer is approaching fast. The Olympics are around the corner and to celebrate, I’ve listed 5 different ways you can incorporate The Olympics into your dance teaching this term. 1. Host a Samba Party In my blog post a few weeks ago I uploaded a video of Samba dancing.
Feeling overwhelmed by your workload? I have been. Although it’s an absolute pleasure working as a primary dance teacher and running my own business, it can also be exhausting! Whilst I don’t have lots of reports to write, assessments to mark and parents evenings to run, I’m always busy keeping my business moving forward and
I thought it would be worthwhile re-sharing this post as it contains two videos you can use to create some Samba dancing for your children – perfect for linking in with the Rio Olympics this summer. Or use these ideas with your year 6s to celebrate the end of SATs! Before that though, I wanted
Do you find that children can get a little over-excited when they’re dancing? A big empty space, freedom to move…it can be difficult to to reign children back in and keep the momentum of your dance session. Based on my own experiences of teaching little ones, I’ve created this Vlog to share strategies for keeping
Are you new to teaching dance? Or need to brush up on your dance teaching? JumpStart’s glossary will help you with what you need to know. And if you would like a Dance Artist to come and show you more during a practical training session, email us for more information. This term we’ll be
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a video on my blog so I thought it was about time I added one! As it’s getting towards the end of the academic year and things are (hopefully) winding down, the video I’m posting today will be a great idea for a fun and celebratory end-of-term session!