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The body is the brains first teacherJill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy

Miss Emma  

I feel so fortunate to be able to spend my time with families at class, being part of the joyful experiences, close community network and witness growth and development within these groups.

Since receiving my degree in Primary Education with specialisms in Early Years Education and Special Educational Needs, I spent 8 years working as a Primary School Teacher in both England and Wales. During this time, I realised the power that movement has on children’s cognitive learning skills. This sent me on a journey to find out the science behind this.

My research led me to the work of Anne Green Gilbert a dance educator who devised a way to integrate the body and mind through a series of specific movements and promote healthy brain development. Her ‘BrainDance’ is now used in classrooms around the world.

I discovered how rhymes, music and movement can be combined in order to support our babies and young children’s development of healthy brains and bodies. Coupled with my knowledge of early years education practices I started to design dance programmes for babies and young children. These programmes were first enjoyed under the name of ‘Little Stars’.

I furthered my understanding having studied with another inspirational dance educator Jessica Griffin-Baudin, completing the ‘Intellidance Method Certification’ programme. A syllabus that has been used to bring braindance principles to babies and young children alongside a conceptional dance method.

Come and join us and enjoy watching your little ones grow and develop! By the age of 5 your little one has developed 50% all the neuro-pathways they ever will – Let’s Play Dance classes will support this process and set your little one up for a life full of learning!


Let’s Play, Let’s Dance, Let’s Learn


Come and enjoy a curriculum-based, structured class that has been developed to ensure fun, play, bonding, relaxation and learning. Sensory props, nursery rhymes, play, music and Dance are used to support the growth and development of your baby.
Your LPD Explorers Class uses dance, music and play to stimulate your little ones senses and help them make sense of their bodies and the larger world around them. Come and enjoy a curriculum-based, structured class that has been designed to engage and inspire your little dancer to move whilst developing a secure attachment with you, their grown-up!
A relaxed and nurturing introduction to dance and music concepts for little independent dancers. Learn how to communicate thoughts and feelings about movement. Through a Multi-Sensory approach, that uses nursery rhymes, inspiring music, instruments, stories, games and props growing dancers will develop control of their body, strengthen muscles and improve balance.  
Your little dancer will be inspired to develop an understanding about their bodies and the world around them through the exploration of props, interesting music, fun games and stories. Discover a way to communicate feelings as well as key dance vocabulary. A true foundation in dance and music!!
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