Over the past week and a half I've undertaken one of my biggest / most challenging projects to date - 24 dance workshops across 5 schools, teaching all ages and abilities and sharing my passion for moving with hundreds of children.
I want to share some of the things that were shared with me throughout the sessions and reiterate the amazing power dance has in the community/in education.
"I was having a very bad morning but now I've done your dancing I feel a lot better and am going to go into the rest of the day with a new attitude" - Year 3 Student
"I haven't seen a lot of these students smile so much in a very long time" - Year 6 Teacher
"I've never seen all my students concentrate so much and try so hard" - Year 4 Teacher
"This is the best dance ever!" - Year 5 Student
"I love how accessible it is [...] I am so thrilled with how the last few weeks have gone - everyone has spoken so highly of the workshops and the children are really engaged" - Organiser
"I love dancing!" - Reception Student
And not strictly related to dance but a good one nonetheless...
"If you try your best, and practice and try and do it better each time, you can achieve anything" - Year 4 Student (when asked why we practice and repeat things)
Dance has such an amazing power!