Dance and Movement - page 2

Understanding how children learn and communicate through their bodies is critical in helping to develop their brains. These resources focus on the role of dance and movement to support the physical, social and emotional side of early childhood development, as well as being a lot of fun!

Modern boys want to be dancers rather than firemen

More boys are dreaming of becoming dancers than firefighters or policeman as reality shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing trigger a cultural shift. Article by Steve Hawkes in The Telegraph, August 2013

Music in the body. Music and movement for the Early Years using Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a powerful route towards developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This remarkable approach offers teachers, musicians and performers of any age and stage the opportunity to enhance and enrich their skills. Written by Anita Strevens and published originally by NAME magazine, Issue 22, Autumn 2007, and by the Dalcroze Society.

Small Bodies, Big Voices

A creative movement research project funded by Find Your Talent.  See the video by Liz Clark.

Small Steps Big Moves

This is Dance 4’s successful early years resource pack giving early years practitioners, teachers, artists and parents the skills and confidence to deliver dance. Giant Leaps is a pack of five new refresher cards for those who have used the original pack and would like new ideas for keeping the pack fresh and exciting.

Sticky Fingers and Toes Report – Take Art

Reports on Take Art’s research projects: Little Big Bang (on developing a new role and a new conception for the arts in early years); Sticky Fingers and Toes (an exciting collaboration between Somerset Arts Promoters and Somerset’s early years professionals); and Zest (an action research project on the relationship between creativity and materials).