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Creative Dance Classes in Alton

Collective Motion Dance offer fun, friendly and inclusive dance classes for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities / additional needs. 

Activities are designed to help your self expression, build confidence, increase functional fitness and develop your social skills.

We run three different classes:

  1. Sensory Movement classes are ideal if your child enjoys wiggling to music and exploring sensory props. Parents/Carers are welcome to stay and join in. Most suitable for dancers with severe/complex needs. Guidance age: 3 years+
  2. Creative Dance classes are perfect if your child enjoys learning simple routines, working on performance skills and expressing themselves through weekly themes. Parents/Carers enjoy 40 minutes chatting to families with similar experiences in the foyer. Most suitable for dancers with moderate needs who can follow instructions (most of the time). Guidance age: 6-14 years.
  3. Creative Jazz Dance classes are fantastic if your young person loves learning more advanced routines, introducing elements of dance technique and building their confidence to perform both their own and teacher's choreography.

You are welcome to bring a support worker with you.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louisa Church
Telephone
07725334418
E-mail
Louisa@collectivemotiondance.com
Website
Collective Motion Dance Website
Facebook
www.facebook.com/collectivemotiondance

Where to go

Name
Beech Village Hall
Address
1, Wellhouse Road
Beech
Alton
Hampshire
Postcode
GU34 4AQ
Accessibility
Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday evenings
Time of day
Evening
Session Information
Age ranges: 3-25 years
3 years+ Sensory Movement, 5-5:30pm. Most suitable for dancers with severe/complex needs.
6 - 14 years Creative Dance, 5:30-6:10pm. Most suitable for dancers with moderate needs.
14-25 years Creative Jazz Dance, 6:15-7:15pm.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
36-42 per term
Details
Half termly (6 week block) payment. Classes range from £6-7 per class, depending on the length of class. One week trial is available for £6-7.

Availability

Other notes

Classes are suitable for children and young people with additional needs (no official diagnosis needed).

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

Collective Motion Dance offer fun, friendly and inclusive dance classes for children and young people (3-25 years) with learning disabilities / additional needs. 

Activities are designed to help your self expression, build confidence, increase functional fitness and develop your social skills.

We run three different classes:

  1. Sensory Movement classes are ideal if your child enjoys wiggling to music and exploring sensory props. Parents/Carers are welcome to stay and join in. Most suitable for dancers with severe/complex needs. Guidance age: 3 years+
  2. Creative Dance classes are perfect if your child enjoys learning simple routines, working on performance skills and expressing themselves through weekly themes. Parents/Carers enjoy 40 minutes chatting to families with similar experiences in the foyer. Most suitable for dancers with moderate needs who can follow instructions (most of the time). Guidance age: 6-14 years.
  3. Creative Jazz Dance classes are fantastic if your young person loves learning more advanced routines, introducing elements of dance technique and building their confidence to perform both their own and teacher's choreography.

 

Classes are intentionally small and are supported by at least two staff.

 

Staff are highly trained and experienced in working with neurodivergent dancers and dancers with SEN(D) / other additional needs.

 

If you are more comfortable, you are welcome to bring your own support worker with you.

Contact Name
Louisa Church
Contact Telephone
07725334418
Contact Email
louisa@collectivemotiondance.com
Links
Collective Motion Dance website
What does your service do?

Dance/ movement classes for children and young people with additional needs. Classes are aimed at building confidence, physical and mental wellbeing and a sense of community.

Who does your service provide for?

Dancers 3 years and above with additional needs/ SEND.

 

These inclusive classes work closely with each individual. Staff have experience working with:

 

  • Neurodivergent Dancers,
  • Dancers with Learning Disabilities,
  • Dancers with Physical Disabilities,
  • Dancers with Sensory Differences,
  • Dancers with Visual / Hearing Impairments,
  • Dancers with Cerebral Palsy,
  • Dancers with Epilepsy,
  • Dancers with Severe/Complex needs

This list is not exhaustive. Please contact us to discuss your child/young person's particular needs if you are unsure if classes are suitable for them.

How can I start using the service?

Contact Louisa to discuss which class is most suitable for your child via 07725334418 or Louisa@collectivemotiondance.com. Booking is via https://collectivemotiondance.com

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Beech Village Hall, Alton.

We accept from across Hampshire/ Surrey.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

On a case by case basis after discussion.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

Dancers are involved in the creative decisions within classes, for instance choosing the music for dance routines. Weekly creative themes often relate to dancers' interests. This is discussed face to face at the end of each term, so that planning can take place for the following term. Provision is made for dancers who use Makaton and communication books/aids.

Is your service fully accessible?

The classes are accessible, however there is no Changing Places facility at the hall.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Teachers are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience in teaching dance to children with SEN(D) and additional needs. They have attended training on Makaton and on specific disabilities/needs such as Autism Spectrum Conditions and Epilepsy. This knowledge is passed on to support staff via induction.

How will I know my child is safe?

All staff have completed Safeguarding training and have up to date DBS checks. Teachers have current first aid certificates.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Our service is delivered in the community
Physical Adaptations
Disabled parking
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
What communication methods are you familiar with?
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
AAC
Sign supported English
Does your service include children and young people with:
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
AAC
Sign supported English
Who can I contact for further information?

Louisa Church

Louisa@collectivemotiondance.com

07725334418

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