Step Into Dance (Home Education)

Contact name

Emma Thomas


01606 861 770

Step Into Dance is a Home Education Group that supports learning within the National Curriculum. The group aged 8-11 years meets weekly in Ellesmere Port.

Dance has been widely recognised to improve both physical and mental health, and overall wellbeing in young people. Research shows that:

*Only 38% of girls are reported to achieve the recommended amount of physical daily exercise — dance is an innovative way of engaging girls in physical activity.
* Dance increases cardiovascular activity and can help to reduce weight gain.
* It improves cognitive functions with movement creating a link between a problem or idea to an outcome or solution. It can progress classroom learning and provide a platform for creative & critical thinking.
* Dance promotes sociability through working together and celebrating within the community; it can heighten resilience and boost positive mental health.
* It can develop the ability to communicate ideas effectively—both verbally and in movement.
* Dance is a key element of self expression and allows a growing awareness of one’s physical self.

At Cheshire Dance, our approach is inclusive and person-centred, and our artists remain committed to delivering creative interventions that champion the health & wellbeing of young people. We ensure that dance as a powerful art form works to contribute to young people’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and through our regular classes, we use dance to enhance kinaesthetic learning.

In these sessions we use dance and creative movement to develop wider characteristics for learning — and promote creative thinking alongside critical thinking to deepen students understanding within cross curricular activities through dance, including: British values, digital identity, literacy, numeracy, science, history & heritage…. amongst others.

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Artists working with Step Into Dance (Home Education)

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