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, Covent Garden & I devised and presented the dance content for BBC Teach 'Step by Step' as well as devising some of their podcasts for 'Let's Move' , 'Time to Move' & 'Ten Pieces'.
I have also produced resources for Oak National Academy, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cheshire County Council & Derbyshire County Council.
I'm an ArtsMark Partner & Ambassador + a Quality Assessor for the Arts Council of England.
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