“As the Arts Coordinator it has been my aim to raise the profile of dance at West Hill Primary School.
Katie’s experience, knowledge and enthusiasm has meant that as a school, all year groups have experienced high quality dance sessions. Teaching staff have worked alongside Katie and been given the support and guidance that they have individually requested to enable them to plan and teach dance as part of our school curriculum.
The Street Dance sessions in particular have been a great success with all the children and were a great way to get the older boys moving. In the new academic year, we are now planning to expand the children’s experiences further by developing themed dance sessions that will link with the children’s topic work. The staff and children, look forward to our continued working partnership with Katie.”
“Katie came into our school during the Autumn term and worked with a group of children for 6 weeks. They learnt numerous street dance moves which culminated in them performing a group dance.
The children loved the classes and couldn’t wait to perform to their parents and to the rest of the school. Katie was such an enthusiastic teacher she even motivated all the teachers to have a go too!”
“It was exciting and fun and we had a great teacher”
“Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It’s great to see the children, even the shy ones, really joining in and developing their movement and performance skills.”
Amanda Pow, PE co-ordinator, The Beacon CE Primary School.
“Katie came to our school to deliver Street Dance sessions to our pupils across KS1 and KS2. All of our children had a great time, finding the sessions fun, very active and purposeful. The sessions culminated in a short performance in front of family and friends. The children relished the opportunity to show off their skills. I believe these sessions offered an opportunity for both boys and girls of all abilities to enjoy working and performing together as a group.”
Jacky Pinder-White, P.E. Co-ordination, Drakes Primary School
I am constantly developing new material for my workshops, shows and displays that I believe my students will enjoy and I will continue to get youngsters active and share my love for the performing arts.
Examples of my work
I was first introduced to West Hill Primary school 3 years ago when I was asked to lead a Rainforest dance Workshop day for Key Stage 1 and a Street Dance workshop for key stage 2. After two great days of dance with the children and lots of positive feedback from...
Initially I came to St Joseph’s Primary school 2 years ago to run a one off Street dance workshop, but as it proved to be so popular with the children was then asked to teach dance throughout the school on a regular basics. I enjoy creating workshops that inspire...
Over the years I have run dance clubs for Otterton Primary school which have proved popular with students of all ages and abilities. The students were delighted to make the paper with their Michal Jackson Thriller routine which they soon learnt and costumed and gave a...