Dance to Enhance your Curriculum

  • Lower fees - book an artist directly
  • A fraction of the agency costs
  • Direct contact with the artist
  • Qualified, experienced, insured teacher
  • Enhanced CRB
  • PAT tested equipment
  • Links to other aspects of the curriculum (art, PE, music, cultural diversity)
  • Promotes teamwork and confidence
  • Recommended by teachers and youth workers
  • Can lead to a performance
  • Written materials can be provided

Introduction

Stick Dance- Teamwork, Confidence
Teamwork, confidence

I am a Lichfield-based dance practitioner and have been teaching weekly dance classes in Lichfield since 2002. In 2005 I founded Pedralta Dance, with my partner Lezley Hogg. Pedralta Dance is now one of the leading exponents of World Fusion and Tribal belly dance.

This is ideal to teach to beginner dancers, involving learning a vocabulary of moves and then improvising in a group. Dancers gain confidence quickly, being able to create their own dances together during a first workshop. It encourages team work and eye contact and is a highly sociable style to learn. It also suits all body types and abilities and can be adapted to incorporate those with limitations.

Dance is suitable for both boys and girls and workshops or a series of workshops are tailored to suit your classes' needs. I offer a much better level of service than agencies, working more closely with teachers.

What Teachers and Students Say

Just a quick note to say thank you for your visit to Meole Brace last week as part of our cultural diversity week. The girls have been telling me how much they enjoyed your workshop. The whole week went so well that we have now decided to make it an annual feature of our school calendar, and I very much hope you will be able to come next year.
Richard Tillman (Head Teacher)

We were more than happy with the workshop. I have been raving about you with my colleagues. I will contact you for further workshops with groups I work with.
Lou Jervis (Pathways Youth Development Leader)

Tanks for great workshops yesterday, Donna. And you win first prize - for the best handout notes I have ever had from any workshop.
Emma Pyke (Stoke on Trent)

Just Dropping you a line to thank you for a fantastic workshop. I learned lots and it was well worth the drive from South Wales

I liked all of it. I give it 11 out of 10
(Pupil Y5)

I liked the shoulder shimmy-thing
(Pupil Y3)

I enjoyed everything we done. donna was excalant
(Pupil Y4)

Workshops I have delivered

  • Pathways Group (12-23 years - varying special needs)
  • Wolsatnton High School (diversity week)
  • Maoel Brace High School (diversity week)
  • Sutton College (BTEC Dance, World of Dance module)
  • Tamworth and Lichfield College
  • SureStart Tamworth
  • Home Education Group (ages 3-19)
  • Staffordshire University Students' union (workshop ages 18-25)
  • National Childbirth Trust
  • Commission for Patient & Public Involvement in Health, West Midlands (health event)
  • Carers' support project (programme to safeguard carers' mental health)

Qualifications/Training

  • Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
  • Extend Teacher (can tailor exercises, including dance, for people with limitations)
  • Attended various conferences (incl, Attachment, Mental Health, ADHD)
  • Fat Chance Belly Dance intensive training San Francisco
  • Basic Counselling Skills certificate
  • Child protection, protection of vulnerable adults trained
  • Exercise to Music certificate
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Various dance certificates and courses, incl Royal Academy of Dance, British Ballet Organisation

Additional Information

  • Enhanced CRB
  • Insured for Extend classes to £6,000,000
  • Insured for dance classes to £10,000,000
  • PPL licensed to play recorded music
  • PAT tested equipment
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Registered General Nurse