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Learn The Floss!

Have you noticed your class wiggling about from side to side with their arms swishing around their waist? They are probably doing The Floss! I started seeing KS2 children doing the moves in January and since then it seems to…

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Mental Health and Dance

I love dance!  Which I’m sure comes as no surprise to hear seeing as it’s the nature of our business at JumpStart.  I love it because it’s always been a hobby of mine. I’m also aware of the contribution it…

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And the JumpStart Charity of 2018 is…

The first big news of the year is that we have chosen Rainbows to be our charity of 2018. Rainbows is the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people and is based in Loughborough.  The charity offers a…

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National Obesity Awareness Week

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…

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Christmassy Dance Ideas!

It is definitely that time of year!  We’ve got our tree up at home and the kids have written their letters to Santa.  Are you looking for some festive dance fun?  Then read the ideas below for inspiration… Create a…

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New training course! Dance in Primary Schools

Teaching dance in schools continues to be a contentious area.  Teachers have less time and less encouragement to deliver subjects not deemed priority areas by governmental policy.  And yet, children today are more anxious, more overweight and increasingly disconnected from…

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What is Hip Hop? A Guide

JumpStart Dance Style Guide A few weeks ago Curve Theatre in Leicester hosted Breakin’ Convention, an International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre.  The video footage in this article was taken during the event. The term Hip Hop usually refers…

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What is Morris Dancing? A guide

JumpStart Dance Style Guide Last Saturday (13th May) I was lucky enough to attend the JMO National Day of Dance in Leicester.  This annual gathering involved more than 800 men, women and children from 60 groups performing England's national dances.…

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