Linda and Ken Smith are proud to announce the launch of Dance with A Difference™, on 1st July 2011.
The winner In “The Best New Activity for Children” Category. in the prestigious http://www.whatson4littleones.co.uk
Dance with A Difference™ is a totally new concept in dance using music, movement and mime, where children have so much fun, They don’t even realise they’re learning which in turn encourages A lifelong passion in physical movement.
All programmes of Dance with A Difference™ are specifically formulated to fully support, compliment and reinforce the government OFSTED learning guidelines of The Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
Linda (Founder of DWAD™ ) says: “Dance with A Difference™ has evolved over a period of 12 years. During those years, I have been in close consultation with nursery, pre-school, play school teachers and OFSTED inspectors, and with original music, designed programmes which all conform and compliment the government OFSTED, Early Years Foundation Stage and key stage 1 requirements, and is now ready to be made available to the general public to teach in Early Years Providers Settings under license.
These programmes are aimed at pre-school and primary school children, mainstream and special needs; and have been trialled at various Pre-School locations and Dance schools with very positive comments. The programmes have been devised in such a way that, whilst children are enjoying, through play, the Music, Movement and Mime aspects of the programmes, they are, without realising it, learning the skills that re-enforce and compliment the EYFS requirements and Key stage 1”
With the ever increasing emphasis on children’s social skills becoming especially challenging when coupled with the Government’s and Council’s inclusion policies with Mainstream and Special Needs children 1, and obesity levels rising 2, we have a problem. The government is concerned about the rise in obesity levels.
Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum said he was not at all surprised by the findings. He said “Children are more dedicated to sitting in their rooms playing on their computers and watching television than taking exercise. However, it is a huge challenge to come up with ways to make physical activity more fun, something that children’s imagination can latch on to”. 3 But Early Years Providers and schools are finding it increasingly harder to find exercises that encompass all levels of learning. Among doctors, dance therapy is drawing increased interest, especially for children with learning difficulties. Dance with A Difference™ is suitable for any child as it improves both physical and mental well-being, releasing endorphins which are the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemicals, helping maintain physical fitness as well as helping to prevent and combat obesity and diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life.
With the current unemployment situation where people are looking for businesses with affordable entry levels, coupled with a genuine need, Dance with A Difference™ has everything. Dance with A Difference™ can be for Mainstream, Special Needs, or, uniquely with Dance with A Difference™, work at its best when there is a combination of the two. They aim to provide, through a network of approved licensees, the facility to encourage children to develop a lifelong passion for physical movement.
For more information please visit our website at www.dancewithadifference.co.uk