clairepringdance

dance support for primary schools

Claire Pring

I firmly believe that dance brings a fresh approach to learning.

It enables the children to embody the concepts and they absorb information alongside developing physical and social skills.


Creative dance requires students to solve tasks, explore and consider alternatives, make decisions, discuss, describe and analyse.


This isn't about making the next generation of performers - but it is about making the next generation fitter, happier and with a deeper understanding.  

Claire Pring B.Ed (Hons), M.A., A.S.T.


I graduated from Middlesex University in 1990 with a B. Ed (Hons) in Dance.

I taught in London until 1994 when I headed north to join Cheshire Dance as Dance Animateur for Macclesfield.

I was with Cheshire Dance for eight exceptionally happy years & this was where I began to deliver INSET under the guidance of Veronica Lewis & Julia Williams.

Since 2002 I have worked as a freelancer along with part time teaching at...

Buxton Community School, Derbyshire

Poynton High School, Cheshire

Biddulph High School, Staffordshire (where I gained my AST status)

In 2005 I completed my MA in Dance Studies.

I am currently the lead practitioner for Dance for Derbyshire; part of the Create & Dance team at the Royal Opera House; Associate Artist for Z Arts, Manchester & I regularly write for the BBC's dance podcasts.

I also produce resources for Oak Academy, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cheshire County Council & Derbyshire County Council.


Like most people there's more... but I think those are the important bits... I can send you my full CV if you'd like to see!


And... of course... I have a full driving licence & an enhanced DBS.

The above photo, taken by Brian Slater, shows Sophie & Keira in their own choreography

This process helps them to develop their choreographic and analytical skills which prepares them for dance lessons at key stage 3 & above.