Tracy Norris – Child Psychology Internship through Greenwich University

I was a nervous wreck on the days leading up to my placement at Movementworks. Being a ‘mature student’ (not saying how mature!), with children and recently finishing my degree I had been out of the workplace for many years. I fostered for 12 years prior to my degree so although I had worked with […]

Press Release: MovementWorks Action for Brockley Needs Your Support

A pioneering scientifically proved programme – MovementWorks Action for Brockley – needs your support. Your vote could make all the difference to a local charity that helps children’s learning and overall well-being. “Movement Works is a charity that uses scientifically proven methods to improve learning in children of all ages and abilities. We are thrilled […]

A Cultural Perspective: Thoughts on Dance and Education in Singapore

In the summer of 2017 I travelled over 10,800km across the Indian Ocean from a sunny country called Singapore to embark on an exciting internship with MovementWorks. Over a 6 week period I was able to observe and shadow various sessions at different nurseries and schools led by experienced MovementWorks practitioners. I’ve have loved every […]

A Cultural Perspective: Thoughts on the integration of Dance as a kinaesthetic tool for learning in the school system in England, Trinidad and Tobago

My experiences with Developmental Dance Movement® In Trinidad and Tobago and most of parts of the UK, dance is not generally regularly incorporated into the academic curriculum of nurseries, mainstream primary schools and special educational needs schools. The idea of particular aspects of dance being a key component to a child’s learning foundation is emphasised […]

Guest Blog Posts

A selection of recent guest posts we’ve written for other blogs: Royal Society Of Arts – Stepping Into Neurodance Early Arts U.K Webinar Excerpt from Ask The Expert Guest Webinar for Early Arts U.K. – “Can Dance Help Children to Become School Ready?” Early Arts Guest Blog – Can Dance Help Children to Become School […]

MovementWorks Whilst School’s Out

Our mid-summer story Leading the practice at MEfA Summer Conference 2015   Many of the organisations we work with will by now have enjoyed some well-earned summer relaxation time. As August speeds ahead behind the locked school gates and closed classroom doors will be busy with activity in preparation for the next academic year. The […]

Intern In-train-ing!

MovementWorks has from the very beginning always grown organically. By this I mean nothing has been forced – we have grown free from artificiality! From the seeds of a thesis, MovementWorks has developed as an educational tool valued both for assessment purposes and as an effective intervention. In just two years the Developmental Dance Movement […]

Mid Term Summary

Most educators would agree that mid term i.e. the middle of the academic year, usually marks the time for the most growth and development potential. The settling in period of the autumn over, and the winter festivities done, yet summer seems still distant. This is the time to optimise building on firm foundations to really […]

Winter Festivals

Back in 2013 I wrote a couple of blogs about witches – yes, those of the toil and trouble kind. These writings went some way towards relieving the frustration concerning issues my (then undiagnosed) dyslexic son was having with finding a rationale for ‘alien words’ out of the context of prose. The inevitable in-school practicing […]

A Discrete Discussion

Fun Palaces Last month found me with megaphone in hand delivering the science of movement education on a public soapbox as part of the national Fun Palaces event. MfEA Presentation In addition to my appearance at Fun Palaces last month, I also presented at the annual MEfA conference. As you can see I have a […]