The Beacon C of E
VA Primary School
I first had the pleasure of working with the Beacon Primary school just over two years ago when I accepted the role of teaching assistant, which initially I thought would work hand in hand with my evening dance classes.
This soon developed into a dance teacher role within the school where I am lucky enough to work with children from reception right up to class 6.
It is always amazing to see the progress from lesson to lesson and how each child has grown in confidence as well as developing a love and appreciation for dance. Each term the children learn a new style of dance linked into their curriculum which reinforces what they have learnt in the classroom and develops a deeper level of understanding.
As dance is a performance art performance opportunities are very important whether that be our annual summer show down the Pavilion or taking part in dance days and festivals.
“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.
“I like dancing to the different types of music. It’s fabulaous dancing news moves with my friends.”
Lucy, year 2 pupil
My other dance 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
I have had the pleasure of running after school Dance clubs for students both of key stage 1 and 2. I am always impressed with the student’s energy, stamina and commitment to dance. Every lesson is designed to work on style and technique whilst having fun to some...read more
I have enjoyed working with students of all ages and abilities to produce different workshop ideas from Street dance to musical Theatre, the children have plenty of energy and enthusiasm. The students always give a good performance from their lively street dance for...read more