Programmed by Siobhan Davies Studios.
Through energetic, creative tasks our Juniors class enables children to develop their skills and confidence with movement, dance and enjoy an introduction to choreography.
Led by our specialist teacher, children have the opportunity to think, play, learn and grow through dance. Our classes build participants' body and spatial awareness, control and coordination, quality of movement, rhythm and timing as well as developing their creative ideas into choreography, all within a fun, supportive environment. This class supports children to develop confidence, expand their movement vocabulary and choreograph their own dance sequences.
The class develops children’s skills including:
Their imagination, inquisitiveness, persistence, discipline and collaborative skills
Their ability to communicate ideas through and with the body
Body Awareness; control & coordination of the body, expanding and refining movement vocabulary, physical confidence
Quality of Movement; moving using a variety of dynamics, speeds, weight, musicality
Spatial Awareness; moving using direction, height/level, distance, size, scale and planes
Moving in relation to others; alone, with another, with others and in a group
Performance; refining and presenting work to others
Choreography; selecting, refining and structuring movement to communicate an idea or intention
Appreciation; observing and analysing movement and intention, thinking critically and sharing opinions
Soft skills including; Observation, Speaking & Listening, Critical Thinking, Teamwork, Debate and Negotiation, Responding, Leadership, Safe positive physical contact, Non-verbal communication.
This class will be led by Cheryl McChesney.
This class takes place online, on Zoom.
Attendance to this class is free. However, if you feel able, we suggest a donation of £5. If you would like to find out about attending this class, email: email@example.com.
This class takes place online via Zoom. In advance of the class we advise that participants install Zoom. If you need support installing and introducing yourself to this software then please get in touch, we’ll be happy to help. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl is a freelance dance artist who believes passionately that dance can offer huge benefits to people of all ages and abilities. She has taught and choreographed for over 20 years with a variety organisations such as Sadler's Wells, East London Dance, Southbank, Barbican, Artis Education, Rambert, Indep-dance, Trinity Laban and London councils.
This has involved supporting creative dance activities in primary and secondary schools, CPD programmes, and by creating performance work for theatres, venues, projects and festivals in the UK, Europe and Ethiopia has worked with hundreds of people to achieve positive dance experiences.