I can’t afford to do the Groove Child course

So you’ve spotted a dance teacher CPD workshop or course you’d love to attend. You know it would be great for your business and ongoing development. Trouble is, it feels out of your budget right now.
Here’s 8 money-saving ideas to help you make it happen:

So you’ve spotted a dance teacher CPD workshop or course you’d love to attend. You know it would be great for your business and for your own ongoing development. Trouble is, it feels out of your budget right now.

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Dance Teacher Testimonials 2018

Dance Teachers are you looking for something inspiring and exciting to add to your timetable or teaching repertoire? Check out these recent video testimonials from Groove Child® dance syllabus licensees – an additional syllabus for established dance teachers, that enhances performance confidence and builds creative and expressive skills in your dancers…

Dance Teacher / Groove Child Licensee Testimonials 2018

“I don’t think there’s anything else out there like it. I’d recommend it to all dance teachers because it doesn’t matter what styles you offer or what style a child prefers, Groove Child is something that can enhance all dance training because it is all about discovering yourself, dipping in to your imagination, and using your expressive skills in dance, and to me that crosses all borders” Julie Laming, Mad4Dance, Dorset.

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Yes we hate this picture of us. And other answers to your questions!

Okay, so VERY quickly, for those who wanted to see the ‘sweaty’ faces behind Groove Child – ta daaa!!! This is us. And yep, like most people, we don’t enjoy seeing pictures of ourselves. And as sisters, we are NEVER going to find one that we both like.

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Help young dancers (and their parents) ease pre-performance nerves

Despite the hours of rehearsal and preparation, our young dancers can still get super nervous just before going on stage and let stage fright get the better of them.

Helping young children discover techniques to overcome anxiety is vital – for the stage, and for life!

Here are some practical ways we’ve found over the years to help children deal with pre-performance worries, some of which you can suggest parents do at home beforehand and in the lead up, to help the transition from studio to the theatre go more smoothly…

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Dance teachers – a touch of pamper and glamour to start the summer?

Earlier this year we were excited to announce our sponsorship of the Dance School of the Year Awards, and show our support for schools and teachers who’re doing amazing work through dance, nurturing young dancers and minds of the future. The wonderful thing about these awards is that it’s not about the talent of the performers in the school; it’s about the teacher and the culture, environment, and opportunities they create for their students.

We felt the Groove Child® Dance Syllabus simply HAD to become a sponsor of this important event, as we share a similar ethos to that of DSOTY; “that dance teachers should be applauded and celebrated. So much more than just a teacher – they are almost a substitute parent to many of their students as they are role models, mentors and social workers, offering support, stability and a disciplined approach to life…”

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What happens at a Groove Child Syllabus Course?

9:30am

The day begins with a warm welcome from Natalie & Amy, the creators of Groove Child, short introductions by the group, and an overview of the syllabus mission and ethos.

We then begin with a quick discussion about the talent development & optimal learning environments – some useful concepts teachers may or may not already be aware of, but ensuring an interesting and positive discussion to set the tone for the day. We refer back to this throughout the day and HOW the use of Groove Child at your school can help grow the talent of your students of all abilities.

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Groove Child INSET Training – helping Primary schools invest in children’s physical and emotional well-being

After the 3 week pilot of our dance toolkit at Mudeford Infants School, we finally had chance to sit down with Kate Jennings, the Year 1 Teaching Assistant that Amy was working with, and get her honest thoughts about Groove Child and the Primary Dance Toolkit resource.

The feedback blew us away…

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