Sunshine and Smiles Free Mini Movers Dance Sessions!
Katie Aynsley, who runs the sessions, has four years’ experience of working with children, young people and adults with disabilities. She has worked towards becoming a freelance dance teacher where she has volunteered, assisted and taught various dance sessions within the community. She now works with local dance organisations Mesh Dance and Phoenix Dance theatre who provide dance within the community for children and young people with additional needs.
Structure of the session
The session is for children aged 9 to 15-years-old, and is structured as follows:
Free play , circle time, hello song, name game, share a movement, warm up, travelling & musical statues, more free play, circle time with a theme, singing, movement/dance activity.
Using an inclusive approach the Mini Movers Dance Sessions are created to encourage the children to explore their imagination and use their bodies through play and movement. Props, music and singing are used to promote a creative environment where the children can have fun and the sessions are made accessible to all.
Mini Movers is a FREE session, so no need to pre book – just turn up and get ready to boogie!
If your child is under 9-years-old, they can join our age 4-9 sessions which run alternately 🙂
Our Early Development Group for children aged 12 months to 2-years-old.
We will be using tools, resources & techniques from See & Learn, the Early Years Developmental Journal, The Portage Model and linking with our Speech & Language therapists to ensure consistency & continuity.
Our long term aim will be to eventually develop more groups to include all pre-school ages. If you would be interested in a place for your child in these groups please email email@example.com or ring 07902 054355.
Runs on a Friday morning, every 2 weeks.
1 hour of structured support & learning followed by 30 minutes of social time with snacks.
Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.
We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.
We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.