Can dance help young children's learning? with guest presenter Ali Golding


Can dance help young children's learning? with guest presenter Ali Golding


This is the twentieth in a series of Earlyarts Training Webinars based on arts and creativity in the early years.

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Watch our highly engaging training video, 'Ask the Expert', where we will be joined by our Guest Expert Ali Golding, Executive Director at Movement Works.

In this training video you will learn how to:

  • Explore children’s dance from a scientific research perspective;
  • Understand what’s going on for children who need to move to think;
  • Consider the importance of dance for special educational needs;
  • Know how to accelerate learning through using our whole bodies;
  • See the impact of movement on cognitive development;
  • Answer your specific questions relating to your setting.

This training event is hosted by Earlyarts Director, Ruth Churchill Dower, and is suitable for:

  • early years and KS1 teachers
  • early years practitioners and professionals
  • nursery nurses and managers
  • childcarers
  • local authority officers
  • home educators
  • parents and carers

"Earlyarts webinars are a progressive and excellent approach to learning about the arts in the early years." - Webinar participant.

Which lovely Presenters will I meet?

Ali Golding - A highly qualified and experienced dance professional, dance movement scientist, researcher, lecturer and teacher, Ali holds an MSc in Dance Science, a PG Cert in Special Educational Needs and is trained to evaluate and teach Neurophysical Psychology within an educational setting. In addition, Ali has a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre and over 25 years experience as a professional choreographer highlighting her expertise in the creation and skilled observation of movement. Twice published in Dance UK Quarterly National Magazine, Primary Times Editorial 2012, DCD research 2014, Guest presenter ‘MOVE IT’ National Dance Conference, Olympia 2006 and 2009. Ali is a postgraduate professional and research associate of the charity MEfA (Montessori Education for Autism) and an associate artist of The Royal Academy Of Dance. Read publications here

Ruth Churchill Dower  - As Director of Earlyarts, the award winning training network in the cultural and education sectors, Ruth established Earlyarts in 2002 and scaled it up to have a national footprint in 2009. Ruth is in charge of keeping the vision for Earlyarts high on everyone’s agenda, advocating for what’s important with our youngest children, running the consultancy and export side of the company, supporting the team and generally making sure the business as a social enterprise is sustainable.

Ruth can often be found roaming the hills and valleys to indulge in her passion for paragliding, and spends her weekends puddle-splashing, den-building or tree-climbing with her two children.