Mini-dance Taster Sessions

Posted: Tuesday 6th October 2020 - 10:00 AM


Castleford Tigers Foundation are currently expanding our successful dance program by introducing sessions aimed at foundation stage and early years. These sessions work mainly with primary schools and nurseries to help tackle obesity, improve healthy living and physical activity. Our sessions also link to the new mandatory ‘health and relationships’ subject.

All sessions can be delivered in COVID-conscious ‘bubbles’ or with appropriate social distancing between pupils. We are also able to help complete any necessary school risk assessments.

The objective of the sessions is to introduce children to movement and music in a fun and energetic way.  Physical development in the foundation stage involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.

Benefits:

  • Progression over time for the whole pupil
  •  Moving safely, imaginatively and with confidence 
  • Moving with bodily control, co-ordination, flexibility and balance
  • Development of spatial awareness and large motor skills
  • Experiencing a range of gross motor movements and fine motor movements 
  • Keeping healthy; dance as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Offers CPD for dance to existing or new school staff
  • Helps shape your PE strategy
  • Offers teacher feedback

The program will run for the upcoming new academic year and will run into the New Year, with a view to schools/nurseries booking one-off sessions or block bookings tailored to suit your timetable needs. Appropriate curriculum enriching sessions can then be planned around your schedule.

With this in mind, complementary (free) taster session are available for your school/nursery, if you would be interested in booking a free session please contact Michaela Anderson, the Foundation’s Dance Development Manager via: michaela@castigers.com or on 07812664092, or alternative Laura Carlin at lauracarlin@castigers.com or on 07713161560.

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