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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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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The Qualities of a Groove Child Dance Teacher

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…

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What is the Groove Child Dance Syllabus?

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How do dance teachers find their music?

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4 Phrases that help Raise Healthy Minded Dancers

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.

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Mindfulness for Children & Young Dancers

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… 

Groove Child & an introduction to mindfulness
The Groove Child syllabus and dance toolkit help you incorporate simple visualisations, mindful moments, and confidence boosting exercises to nurture healthy minds as well as their dance technique.

What is mindfulness?

And why is it important for our young dancers – and children, in general?

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Groove Child FAQs for Dance Teachers

Can you tell me more about the syllabus? How is Groove Child different to other classes? How does it fit into my timetable? Can we enter children for exams? How much does it cost?…

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