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Sensory Dance Massage

 

This sensory dance session has been developed by Justyna Kosakowska to immerse students in a multi-sensory environment. By incorporating music, movement and props to engage and excite, students’ are able to develop physical, musical and engagement skills. This session is adapted enabling students to experience dance movements through a range of music styles.

Ok its fun but what is the benefit of sensory dance?

There are three parts to what makes sensory dance such an important experience for our students. Firstly creating a multi-sensory environment provides students with an interactive learning space and sets the atmosphere for the session.

Secondly the use of different music in the session changes the rhymes, pace and vibe in the whole room. Music is a means of communication that is universal –and everybody, no matter what their limitations, will respond to different music.

Finally the third part is the physical movements of dance being explored or reinforced through a physical action with different props. We all use our bodies to express what we feel, experts suggest that 55% of what we communicate is through body language. Dance movements use the body to express emotions as well as developing students’ awareness of their bodies and limbs.
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Music session in Bakerloo

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Bakerloo's cover of Bob Marley's One Love where all students applied skills they have learned over the term

Ssome of the creative things we are doing

Ssome of the creative things we are doing 1 Circle Class were exploring the colour yellow through explorative play with different mediums.
Ssome of the creative things we are doing 2 Circle Class have been treated to live music from the wonderful students from ELAM. Here are two students performing during our Diwali celebrations
Ssome of the creative things we are doing 3 Students in Bakerloo class decorated a class pumpkin as part of the festive celebrations. We got our own paints and mixed our own colours for a bright and jazzy pumpkin
Ssome of the creative things we are doing 4 Bakerloo class have designed posters for a Team at Ofsted who are raising money for our outside space. We spent a long time choosing colours and making our posters look really special

In the following pictures you can see how Class 9 pupils are beginning to gain awareness of music writing during our weekly Music Club sessions. Pupils gain understanding of music as an alternative language and are able to “read” what they have written by playing as many beats as written notes in their charts on an instrument of their choosing

In the following pictures you can see how Class 9 pupils are beginning to gain awareness of music writing during our weekly Music Club sessions. Pupils gain understanding of music as an alternative language and are able to “read” what they have written by playing as many beats as written notes in their charts on an instrument of their choosing 1
In the following pictures you can see how Class 9 pupils are beginning to gain awareness of music writing during our weekly Music Club sessions. Pupils gain understanding of music as an alternative language and are able to “read” what they have written by playing as many beats as written notes in their charts on an instrument of their choosing 2
In the following pictures you can see how Class 9 pupils are beginning to gain awareness of music writing during our weekly Music Club sessions. Pupils gain understanding of music as an alternative language and are able to “read” what they have written by playing as many beats as written notes in their charts on an instrument of their choosing 3
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