SEN Ballet - Synergy Dance Outreach

The Benefits of SEND Ballet Classes

The benefits of SEND ballet classes for children with additional needs

Does your child dream of tutus and becoming a ballerina? Join our unique Special Educational Needs (SEN) ballet class to learn basic ballet technique, posture and style without the pressure of grades!

Designed for SEN students, this class is taught in a relaxed style. Parents/carers are welcome, and dressing up is encouraged!

Challenges of SEN children
It can be difficult for children with special needs such as autism or sensory processing difficulties to find enjoyable activities. These children might have poor attention, difficulty interacting with others, limited body awareness, or problems being in over-stimulating social situations. Participating in our relaxed dance sessions can help SEN children to overcome these challenges.

Some children with sensory processing difficulties or motor delay may not understand where their bodies are in space or how to work their muscles. For these children, dance fosters spatial awareness and improves coordination. For those who are autistic or nonverbal, the body can tell a story the child might not be able to vocalise.

The advantages of ballet
Dance promotes healthy living, offers a creative outlet for self expression, and provides a multitude of benefits for children with SEN.

Ballet for SEN children:

  • enhances body awareness
  • builds confidence
  • develops social skills
  • stimulates the mind
  • improves fine and gross motor skills
  • boosts the imagination.

Dance fosters individuality and creative thinking and stimulates the intellect. It can create an aura of peace, and permits children to express their inner being in a way that is non-judgemental, fun and engaging.

It is known that exercise boosts dopamine, the brain chemical that children with ADHD are thought to have less of. And studies have proved that when the body is active, the mind is stimulated. Children in ballet classes interact with the world and contribute to it in meaningful ways.

Dance allows children to break out of their shells and engage with others in pair or group work in a non judgemental and non threatening environment.

What does our ballet class offer?
At our ballet class for SEN children, we take the time to understand each child’s unique needs. We ensure an enjoyable and safe learning environment for all. Our class is inclusive and meets the individual requirements of each participant.

Our intention is to provide a safe space where every child can build confidence, be creative and develop new friendships. Our ballet class teaches the basics of balance, rhythm and coordination. We also encourage improvisation, enabling children to express themselves in unique and personal ways.

Socialization and teamwork are promoted in our class – children participate in group exercises, building collaboration skills. Every child is valued and respected, building a sense of community and belonging.

We provide a nurturing environment that encourages children to challenge themselves, try new things, and celebrate their progress. Let your child take part in our class to join the fun!

SENsational Ballet Class at Woking Leisure Centre: Saturdays 12:45 pm–1:30 pm

Age range: 7–15 years

Address: Woking Park, Kingfield Rd, Woking GU22 9BA

Other payment options such as monthly, or weekly payment plans are also available: please contact us using the email address below to set them up.

Please note, if your child has one-to-one support at school, it is essential for parents/carers to attend the class and support them – alternatively, one-to-one assistants may be arranged for an additional fee. Contact us to arrange an assistant

Term dates:

Saturday 20th April 2024

Saturday 27th April 2024

Saturday 4th May 2024

Saturday 11th May 2024

Saturday 18th May 2024

Saturday 25th May 2024

Saturday 1st June 2024 – no class, due to half term

Saturday 8th June 2024

Saturday 15th June 2024

Saturday 22nd June 2024

Saturday 29th June 2024

Saturday 6th July 2024

Saturday 13th July 2024

Saturday 20th July 2024

All past dates, half term dates and inset days will be deducted from the class price and you will not be charged for these events. Past dates are removed and the price is adjusted on a weekly basis. All highlighted dates have been deducted/removed from the club price.

Got a question? Feel free to email us; kathryn@synergydance.co.uk.

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