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Dance with early years

Tuesday 25 July and Wednesday 26 July 2017
led by Liz Clark

Course length: two days
This two-day course is open to anyone with an interest in developing practice and/or performance work with young children and those in Early Years settings.

Course content includes: 
  • Developing children's body awareness, self-confidence and social skills 
  • Parents as participants 
  • Creative/improvised performance and participation for children 
  • Child development  
  • Using props, themes and stories to engage families 
  • Working with hard to reach children and families (including looked after children, referred families, children with additional needs) 
  • Duty of care & legal compliance.

Photo: Summer School 2015 by Rachel Cherry

Photo: Summer School 2016 by Rachel Cherry
Liz Clark biography
Liz Clark is Artistic Director Turned On Its Head as well as an independent dancer, choreographer and creative practitioner based Loughborough, in the East Midlands. Collaborating with Associate Artist Oksana Tyminska, Turned On Its Head exists to create participatory performances where children are welcomed into the performance space and their authentic responses integrated into the show making surprising and delightful theatre. The company have just finished a national tour of their show “Sponge”.

Turned On Its Head is an Affiliate Company at Curve, Leicester where Liz runs Little Movers, a child-led creative dance session with children under 4 and their parents. Her practice integrates sensory story telling and dance improvisation exploring the interaction between the child and their parent/carer. She is currently working on Building Brilliant Brains; a dance programme for children informed by attachment and neuroscience research.

Liz Clark's improvisatory dance work with families is also featured in the 'Inspire Me' films of Akram Khan's Big Dance Pledge 2016.
Early Bird (until 28 April 2017) Standard price 
Members Non-member Members Non-Member
£184 £224 £194 £234