Bringing dance and movement to your special needs setting
Course Tutor: Joanna Tarr
The course is suitable for teachers, classroom assistants, youth club, after school club leaders, day centre staff working with people with learning disabilities (including SLD/ASD and PMLD).
A practical, fun and engaging workshop using tried and tested dance exercises and activities that can be used in your setting to promote wellbeing and help enhance communication for people with SLD. You will leave the workshop with a toolkit of dance/movement ideas that are accessible and can be adapted to suit a vast range of abilities.
What you will learn
Ways to bring dance and movement into your Special needs setting.
Partaking in and learning about dance exercises/activities/games/starting points through workshop lead activities.
How dance and movement can enhance wellbeing and aid communication for students with SLD.
How simple dance and movement exercises can be used daily in your setting/classroom to bring students together and enhance focus.
“Jo has a natural warmth and vibrancy. Ability is no barrier in this session and the atmosphere produces innovative expression even from some of the more shy or less communicative members of the group . The Blue Apple Dance session appears to be thoroughly enjoyed by the service users and very skillfully facilitated by Jo.”
Day Service Officer
Adult Provider Services - Learning
No dance experience necessary! This is a practical course so please wear comfortable clothing suitable to move in.