DANCE IN EDUCATION2019-09-23T11:00:28+00:00

Dance in Education

Multi-award winning Mezzo Dance Company have over 40 years experience in teaching dance and training children of all ages and abilities.

Here at MDC we pride ourselves in our excellent service to provide children with a fun and friendly environment to learn new skills, meet new friends, have fun and keep fit! We have a large range of classes, in a variety of styles including Freestyle, Ballet, Streetdance, Contemporary, Acro, Tap and Gymnastics, as well as our extensive pre-school programme.

Trainers of Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalists ‘Mini Mezzos’ we aim to give children an exciting new focus on improving their confidence, co-ordination, strength and flexibility whilst learning and progressing in their dance and gymnastic ability along the way.

We are passionate about giving children of all ages and abilities endless opportunities to put their training intro practise and build new skills and every dancer has the chance to dance in our full scale theatre shows, complete accredited examinations and even progress on to our Elite Competition team. We are proud to offer our dancers international training opportunities, as well as external projects and showcases. Our dancers were also featured in the Nintendo Wii Game ‘Get up and Dance’ and also starred in the TV advert.

To widen our reach and give as many local children these opportunites, over the last couple of years we have been working very closely alongside many schools and community groups, promoting dance and fitness and all the amazing benefits and opportunities that come with it.

Our team of teaching staff are fully qualified, DBS checked and have lots of experience in teaching and inspiring children of all ages and abilities, and we are excited to expand our reach even further in the coming months.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN OUR SESSIONS

We are able to offer classes in either one style, or a mix of styles depending on what you as a school are looking for and the age range of children taking part.

All sessions are tailored specifically to your school.

One-off taster session

These session are an all around taster of dance/gym mixing a variety of styles to give students the maximum experience of what dance/gym can offer. Group warm ups, technique classes, and having the opportunity to try a mix of styles from street dance, gymnastics, freestyle, lyrical, street dance and ballet. We focus on building teamwork skills, making physical education fun and allowing the children to be creative.

8 week course

During our 8 week school programmes, we have much more time to build the children’s skills and confidence in our weekly sessions. Every class will include group warm ups, fun teambuilding exercises, learning a new move or technique, and a class routine. At the end of the term, the class will have learnt a full routine incorporating all the important elements of dance building strength, flexibility, co-ordination and confidence. We have in the past then given the dancers an opportunity to take their very own dance exam, or perform to parents or peers.

Enhancing the curriculum

Another way we have included dance into the school day, is to use our sessions to help assist and enhance the current topics the class may be covering. For example, in the past we have held sessions relating to Birmingham city councils key themes including road safety. Other session themes have included WW2, African culture and the effects of stereotypes.

BENEFITS OF DANCE IN EDUCATION

What will your children learn during our sessions?

  • PASSION

  • TEAMWORK

  • MENTAL WELLBEING

  • BUILD CREATIVITY

  • KEEP FIT

  • PERFORMANCE SKILLS

  • HAVE LOTS OF FUN

  • PROBLEM SOLVING

  • INCREASE CONFIDENCE

SCHOOL PRINCIPLE QUALIFICATIONS

ADAM NIGHTINGALE

TEACHING QUALIFICATION – LICENCIATE

DBS CHECKED – 001589413167

FIRST AID TRAINED – ITC EMERGENCY FIRST AID IN SPORT

CHILD SAFEGUARDING – LEVEL 1

UKA NUMBER – 090709

ADFP COMMITTEE MEMBER – 2018 & 2019

DANCE ADJUDICATOR – CHAMPIONSHIP

KIRSTY NICHOLLS

TEACHING QUALIFICATION – ASSOSIATE

DBS CHECKED – 001663964106

FIRST AID TRAINED – ITC EMERGENCY FIRST AID IN SPORT

CHILD SAFEGUARDING – LEVEL 1

UKA NUMBER – 090709

ACROBATIC ARTS – CERTIFIED COACH

FEEDBACK & RECOMMENDATIONS

Mezzo Dance Company are by far the best dance company I’ve ever had visit a school, their professionalism, their lessons, their wide range of knowlegde within Dance and Gymnastics, they way they got the children involved within the lessons was brilliant. From children aged 5-11 they engaged the children from start to finish. As a result of Mezzo Dance visiting my school many of my students have joined Mezzo Dance and are excelling as a result of their work with Adam and Kirsty. I would 100% recommend to any school.
Welsh House Farm School, 2019
MDC is an excellent dance school for both boys and girls. Adam and Kirsty work tirelessley, enabling all of their stuents to reach and maximise their potential. Great memories and friendships have been made along the way! As a mother of a dancing boy, it has been a complete delight to watch my son grown in ability and confidence.
Customer Feedback, 2019
MDC has the best teaching I have seen at any club. Adam and Kirsty are so attentive to all of the kids, they do everything to make sure the children are happy all of the time. My daughter has grown in confidence since coming to MDC, but more importantly she believes in herself.
Customer Feedback, 2019

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