How Tot Bop Classes Help Your Child Get School Ready.

Learning to dance can benefit young children in ways that can contribute to their readiness for school. At Tot Bop, we have not only ensured our classes provide a varied, educational programme, but we’ve also ensured the syllabus we’ve created is underpinned with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework, laid out by the Government. This ensures that right from the offset, our classes are helping your child get school ready.

The Benefits of Learning to Dance at a Young Age

At Tot Bop, we are passionate about getting children moving to music and dancing because we recognise the huge benefits that come from dance and how it can help enhance your child’s development. I believe dance can help develop motor skills, improve balance and co-ordination, enhance imagination, develop rhythm and musical awareness, improve concentration, listening…

The Importance of Storytelling In Dance

When you think of ‘dance’ what do you think of? Ballet, musical theatre, contemporary dance, tap dance, cultural dance like Indian or African dance, Strictly Come Dancing?
There are so many examples of dance … have you ever noticed that within all those examples, there is an artistic purpose, an inspiration, or a reason for the dance’s conception. Sometimes it’s a story, sometimes it’s just a feeling or emotion. But why is that such an important part of dance?

Why We Believe Every Little One Should Dance!

Earlier this month we were thrilled to be listed along side Joe Wicks in the John Lewis article ‘Things To Do With Kids At Home’ on the John Lewis website.
It was great to be recognised for providing ‘imaginative and fun filled’ classes to help keep little ones active. Of course, we believe every little one should dance! Why? Have you ever watched a toddler instinctively move to whatever music happens to be being played? It’s often surprisingly rhythmical! Bouncing, swaying, moving hips side to side, maybe a clap or a stamp of foot if you’re lucky. The sheer joy of instinctive dance can be mind blowing! No-one has told them to move like that or has shown them, they just do because that is what they feel like doing in that moment! And the joy it brings them is palpable.