Curriculum Support – Primary Dance, Dance within the Secondary PE Curriculum
The delivery of outstanding dance lessons, all resources, lesson plans, assessment and CPD with staff. This programme can be rolled out with all your staff, so that throughout the academic year, all pupils and staff will have had the training. We also support extra- curricular ideas and themed weeks within school. Videos and scripts of choreography examples are also included. All content shared on Google Drive. This programme is eligible for the correct use of PE Premium.
Inclusion – SEND-ASD, PMLD specialist
As an inclusion specialist, and affiliate teacher with Para Dance UK, we offer SEND schools support in engaging pupils in Physical Education, specifically through Dance, Movement to music, and sensory experiences. We can fully support pupils physically and aid some of the physiotherapy sessions they may have. This programme can be rolled out with all your staff, so that throughout the academic year, all pupils and staff will have had the Dance experience. We also support extra- curricular ideas and themed weeks within school. Videos and scripts of choreography examples are also included. All content shared on Google Drive. This programme is eligible for the correct use of PE Premium.
We run Dance, Sensory Circuits, Gymnastics Level 1 and Zumba fitness after school clubs tailored to the needs of the pupils in your school with all admin taken care of. We offer performance opportunities to our young people throughout the year, and take part in an annual show at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.
CPD/ INSET Programmes
We offer bespoke CPD packages to staff, focusing on Dance in your school. This could be anything from a simple scheme of work, to how Dance can be utilised across the whole curriculum to ensure a holistic and systemic approach to learning. We also offer INSET on ideas for Mental Health and Wellbeing activities, and specialise in SEND interventions. The focus of the CPD can be on what you need most support in.
Move and Groove
Move and Groove is an amazing intergenerational project funded by Sports England through Youth Sports Trust and a Music Therapy company called Intergenerational Music Making (IMM). Lucy from Shadow, is now a ‘Move and Groove’ activator and runs this project across the North West. This project includes a selected group of young people from schools to go into Nursing and Residential homes- to complete A 6 week music and movement project which is built to break down barriers in ages and also to tackle loneliness. Lucy from Shadow has been part of the pilot project with South Bank University and has gathered part of the projects research. This project is FREE for schools and we are looking at setting up many more collaborations from Sept 2022!
Mental health and Wellbeing Interventions
Having recently qualified in Mental health First aid, and with mental and physical wellbeing being at the forefront of what we do at Shadow Dance, we are now offering mental health and wellbeing interventions with targeted groups. These interventions, will always include a physical activity that the young person enjoys, and allows them to have some time out of the classroom, so that they are able to reach their full potential, once their session in done. Packages are very specific to the needs of the young people involved- please get in touch for more details.
During the school holidays, we offer fun filled holiday clubs, for a range of ages. These are held at different venues accross Wirral and can be booked through the 'Shadow courses' page. These holiday clubs offer wrap around care and run from 8am-4pm. We cover a range of activities to suit all needs and preferences including, Dance, Gymnastic, Sports, Games, Arts and Crafts and Outdoor play.
We offer Zumba, stretching, and relaxation sessions as part of your all- important staff wellbeing programme.