Educational Services

 

Creative Steps

 

Fiona Wood

MA Dance Movement Psychotherapist

 

Telephone: 07930 527997

 

 

Creative dance can help draw on a child's natural abilities, encourage their potential, nurture inventiveness and build physical confidence. Creative dance is more than a physical activity it stimulates the mind by accessing our emotions intellect and intuition- this can help the integration of the whole person.

 

 

 

 

Why Creative Dance?

 

Children love to move. Dance and movement are naturally within us, and we have all felt the urge to tap our feet to a catchy tune. Music and movement are there just waiting to be let out! Dance is not just an expression it creates an impression.

 

 

 

 

  • Use of their bodies. improving posture and health.
  • Ability to investigate actions, improvising and appreciating by having the time and space to perform something new.
  • Use of the space around them
  • Use of opposite dynamics on movement, pace, structure and stillness.
  • Relate to others and self by working with a partner (first with myself or an adult before a peer) then introducing larger group work).

 

Body Awareness

 

 

Giving the child a clear picture of their own body by participation. Finding initial physical control and support to feel safe, commit and be confident in their self.

 

 

Self- Esteem

 

This is the most important element. As the child gains new skills, their sense of worth and confidence grows.

 

Self control, Focus

And Concentration

 

Movement needs a degree of concernation, once the concept of 'focusing" is understood it will help in other aspects of a child's life.

 

 

 

Contributions in the Classroom

 

Creative dance helps channel energy, release tensions and prepares the child to be more active in their learning.

 

Respect

 

 

As a child learns about their bodies, they will become aware of others and learn to respect and accept that we are all individuals and come in various shapes and sizes.

 

Cognitive Learning

 

 

Children learn best by their senses and movement is their main way they learn about their world and themselves. Learning is mostly absorbed by embodiment.

Early development

For toddlers and babies movement are their main means of expressing their needs. Creative dance considers movement a communication. These classes help stimulate the child's senses. Attach thoughts with movement whilst enhancing physical abilities with emotional support.

 

 

 

 

Book Now

for a Free Trial

Session

 

 

Classes at

10am and 10.50-11am

at St.Mildreds Church

30 Bingham Road

Addiscombe,

Croydon CR0 7EA

 

 

 

£6.50 per class.

Please note classes are

booked termly.

 

Book for your free taster Class.

07930527997

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Steps

for Toddlers

 

Special Educational Needs

 

Children with special educational needs (SEN) such as emotional, ADHD, ADD, Autism and dyslexia often show considerable ability in dance and movement. This is because it provides the child with opportunities for non competitive, success oriented and creative experiences. Providing a safe space enables children to be creative, and that helps them to strengthen their inner resources so that they become self-aware, autonomous and open for learning. The body replaces the pen and is transformed to be used as an expressive and communicative tool. Certain SEN children may find themselves participating at the same level as their mainstream peers which boosts their confidence and self-esteem.

Profound and Severe

Learning difficulties

Many children with learning difficulties are stuck at the sensory-motor developmental phase using creative dance can help expand the child's movement possibilities, consolidate and repeat familiar skills. The emphasis in each session are with play, movement and dance so that it is an enjoyable experience, and everyone's achievements are valued.