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So what exactly is a Dance Artist?

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'…

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The wonders of masking tape

Last week I ran the annual Dance Development Day for Foundation and KS1 teachers in the South Charnwood School Sports Partnership.  As usual, it was well-attended, with enthusiastic teachers taking part in the practical sessions very much in the way…

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Why Dance Bare-footed?

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…

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National Fitness Day Dance

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…

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Exploring World War 1 in Dance

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…

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