Author page: Danielle Webb

Understanding the physical benefits of dance

Promoting positive physical activity for young people Dance, like any sport, is a valuable way to increase a young person’s level of physical activity, and with that comes many health benefits. Within my dissertation study (The Impact of delivering dance through youth work programmes), I had the opportunity to explore this in more depth and gain a broader vision of the impact…

How can we act as the positive?

The purpose of the professional: Promoting Young People’s mental health through creative arts As dance tutors, we have a responsibility and a role to teach and deliver dance activities, and with that come obvious physical health benefits that young people will feel from participating in the activities we provide. However, during my three years of professional study, I have come to realise…

Can we reach the unreachable?….

The importance of an open-door policy. Reflecting on my own experiences; Growing up, my own involvement in dance classes was interrupted and often put on hold due to the expectations held by the professionals in my local schools and clubs. Like most dance schools, across the country, they all had criteria that needed to be met. Whether it be of ability or…

More than just a dance class

An introduction to my dissertation research… A dissertation for any University student, marks the beginning of the end, this was it, the submission that would see me qualify! Three years of building my knowledge and development, all down to this. And to be able to write 10,000 words about one topic and for it to have such importance in my degree, you…

Dancing through lockdown-Junior member Activities

Who says quarantine has to be lame? No studio? NO PROBLEM! The world is your stage. Below is a list of dance and music-based activities we’ve created to keep young dancers and creators busy during these strange times. Fun and games DANCE- Word search (Suitable for ages 7-10 years) Dance Dice- (Suitable for ages 5-8)– With parental supervision Movement Dice- (Suitable for…