This is what they are saying about BOOGIE TOTS on the Halfway Houses School Website!!!!
The pupils gain an early insight into dance by having to follow and remember simple dance routines. They develop different levels of fitness such as balance and coordination. The children benefit from the sessions as they have a positive impact on their social skills, behaviour, physical
skills and creativity which is linked to the expressive arts.
From interviewing a selection of Year R children, one stated “Boogie Tots is fantastic” and another saying “Boogie tots makes me happy because I love to dance.”
We have seen the benefits in many ways. The children's gross motor stamina and coordination have improved and the children are more flexible and open to movement, this has had a direct impact on their fine motor. Their confidence has increased greatly, seen in their freedom of expression and confidence to try new moves. Listening skills have also improved and the children are able to follow direction and respond appropriately. I would recommend this service to other settings, the dance sessions are engaging and lively and the children benefit greatly from them. Sam also links sessions to themes we are covering in class.
ST GEORGES C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL - MINSTER ON SEA - ISLE OF SHEPPEY