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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I know how difficult it can be to find ‘the’ right piece of music for your class. I’ve been teaching for a long time, so I do have a large library of music, but sometimes I still struggle – and isn’t it so time consuming! I’ve been aware of Spotify for a long time –
I often get asked why I teach with bare feet (which I do for the majority of my classes). And it’s a good question – many dance styles such as ballet and tap require specific footwear. However, for creative and contemporary dance, performers are usually bare-footed. The trend started off with dancers such as Isadora
It’s the first time I’ve come across National Fitness Day – it sounds great! On this Friday (26th September) there will be a huge celebration of physical activity, with many exercise venues hosting events for free. See nationalfitnessday.com for more information. To link in with National Fitness Day, I have created a dance which combines
The 4th of August this year (2014) marked the centenary of the start of WW1 and I know many schools will be exploring this topic during the Autumn term. And even if you’re not, some of the dance suggestions below will definitely be useful for other topics (WW2, soldiers, the 1910s). Plus all the ideas
Do you find it difficult to motivate and engage boys in dance activity? You’re not alone. Teachers often ask for advice on how to teach dance to boys. And when I teach a new group for the first time, boys often enter the school hall rolling their eyes, their faces full of fear and dread!