This year has been a weird one hasn’t it? With a lot of time spent in lockdown and unable to do what we love, it’s only natural that finding that creative spark again might take a little bit of time. To help you get those creative juices flowing again, we thought the best place to start is by acknowledging and avoiding the main creativity killers…Continue reading “How to Bring Back your Creativity after Lockdown”
Groove Child® Syllabus Course Day!
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.
Are you wondering which members of your teaching faculty would be PERFECT to train in and deliver the Groove Child® syllabus, at your dance school?
This checklist will help…
As part of our mission to inspire a more ‘whole child’ development approach to dance, we developed the Groove Child® Primary Teachers Toolkit – filled with easy to use, creative and adaptable movement exercises for Primary school staff.
The toolkit is a way to inspire our school teachers to use dance and creative movement more frequently (daily, if possible!) as an active learning vehicle in the both the classroom and the the PE session.
Some subtle but effective ways we can help build a healthier mindset in our young dancers from a early age, so they aren’t held back by a lack of self-belief.
Healthy minded dancers means healthy human beings! And ultimately, brave, confident and expressive performers.
Mindfulness for children is about teaching them healthy mental habits, tools they can use to pause and relax in moments of anxiety or stress, and a way to release to any negative thought patterns they might feel (now or in the future) that could hold them back from success…
What is mindfulness?
And why is it important for our young dancers – and children, in general?
When you worry about the outcome of something, the work becomes tight and forced rather than enjoyable and expressive…
How do we as dance teachers encourage more enjoyment and natural expression in our dancers?
In reality, we are all TERRIFIED of failure. Mainly because we worry what others will think, that they will point and laugh, taking us back to playground days. Nobody likes to be seen as silly or foolish.
Our failures and flaws help us to grow and learn. Through them we find out what works and what doesn’t. Continue reading “Our failures and flaws”