DANCE, FITNESS, ARTS AND WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS
"I must say how brilliant the teacher is. She is fantastic. She is an extremely good teacher and I’m very content that we have her. She handles the children well and all the parents gave positive feedback how wonderful she was with the kids as well as all the lots of steps and names she had taught the children.
The techniques and the flow of the dancing is super. I love your company and if there is any way I can help promote it for you please let me know!"
~ Rasha, Director, Little Elves Nursery, Baby Ballet
"I was really pleased with your teachers!! Please can you thank them from me. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, especially as many of them have not experienced these activities before."
~ Lorna Green, Friern Barnet School, Capoiera & Yoga Workshop
"Thank you, your classes have allowed Magic Roundabout Nurserys to
offer alternative activities for the children to enjoy and learn."
~ Kassim Nijabat, Magic Roundabout Nurserys Ltd, Yoga & Dance Classes
"Kickstep have been responsible for teaching Yoga, Street Dance, Pilates and Cheerleading at Queensgate School since January 2009 and ongoing. They are amiable and enthusistic teachers and lead by example. I would not hesitate to recommend Kickstep."
~ Bridget Ward, Head of PE, Queensgate Girls School, South Ken
"Everyone at the party had a great time. Including the parents who joined in the 'dance off'. I was quite surprised by the enthusiasm of some of them! We had some fantastic comments from everyone as it was quite a unique party for them. The teacher was fantastic, she was very flexible with us and the kids really took to her. She was very prepared with the music and the dance moves, very professional. We would highly recommend you and hopefully you will have some enquiry soon. Thank you!"
~ Katrina Smith, Director, Hair Organics
"The whole show was fantastic and the children were brilliant. Our Dance teacher Mel was great with our little people"
~ Lisa Clarke, Headteacher Comet Nursery.
~ Sarah Bailey, Executive Headteacher for Queensbridge and
De Beauviour Primary Schools, Hackney
"I was blown away by St Dominic’s Street Dancers – they were so professional and they brought the house down (Hackney Empire)! Congratutions, I was so proud to be their local MP."
~ Meg Hillier MP about St Dominic’s Street Dancers, taught by Kickstep for 4 years.
"We are very happy with the way in which the teacher engages the classes and manages the children's behaviour. The group is very focused. The after school clubs go very well and the children thoroughly enjoy
~ Melissa Johnson, St. Stephen's C / E Primary School, Ballet PPA & Clubs
"Year 6 loved the Capoeira, as did we. We would be happy to recommend Kickstep any time. Thank you."
~ Philippa Bosman Carruth, St John and St Clements School, Capoeira Workshop
"Over the last school year Kickstep has been taking yoga lessons with our two reception classes. We have found that the teacher has an engaging manner with the children and is aware of their capabilities. The classes are well thought out and presented in a fun manner that keeps the class absorbed. The children are keen to participate and look forward to their weekly lessons."
~ Rochelle Tilbury, Reception Teacher at Kew Green Prep School
"Kickstep have been running Jazz Dance after school clubs at our school for the past three years. These classes are very popular and a new class for Nursery and Reception started this year in addition to classes for keystage 1 and keystage 2. The older children love to learn new dance routines leading to an end of term performance and also danced in a Borough competition for local schools. The teacher is an inspiring teacher and the children thoroughly enjoy challenges of new steps in a very happy, supportive environment."
~ All Saints CE Primary, Fulham
"The teacher was excellent; the boys really responded to his approach and the content of his lessons. This was the first time that any of the groups had tried dance and their confidence benefited hugely. At the end of the Arts Week it was evident that all the year groups noted Dance as their favourite workshop."
~ Dan McSherry, Rokeby School
"Thank you very, very much for an excellent dance club. Kickstep have more than met our expecations. The children have never enjoyed dancing so much, nor have they experienced such sociability in dance before. It's not a good dance club but a GREAT dance club - I would highly recommend you to anyone who asks!"
~ Joyce Pickton, School Club Co-ordinator, St Georges Primary
"We would like to extend our warm thanks on behalf of the children and their families for the work you have carried out this term at our school. The children have greatly enjoyed expressing themselves, learning new skills through dance, performance and choreography. We appreciate the way you were able to include different abilities, as well as being flexible with performance dates."
~ Louise Rosen (Head Teacher) St John the Baptist Primary School
"The choreographed dances are interesting, fun and challenging. The teacher has a kind and gentle manner with the children, showing interest and concern when appropriate for indviduals is very impressive."
~ Susan Jelley, Director of Class Act Performing Arts
St John the Baptsit Primary 2014
"I am so happy with your teacher. So glad you have given her to us, the kids havent stopped going on about it. Tell her if i didnt have a fractured back I would be joining in too! Very lovely lady and really smiley, kids have taken a shine to her already. Thank you."
~ Chantelle Phillips - Springfield Primary School
(Learning Mentor/ PE Coordinator)
"The cluster show was so fantastic, it ran completely smoothly and hitch free and the children, teachers and parents were overjoyed."
~ Jenny Hand Extended school and pastoral care manager
Sebright & Daubeney School
"The workshop was a HUGE success! The children absolutely loved it. We would love to work with you again in the future. Thanks so much for all your help!"
~ Alex Norris St Andrews Primary School Capoeira Workshop
"We were absolutely thrilled with the work that Nandi did with the children. She got a lot from them in a short amount of time and they were really buzzing with excitement (and pride) about their work. She is very talented!"
~ Rebecca Mackenzie, Deputy Headteacher, St Matthias C of E Primary School
"I would like to thank you and appreciate that you can be counted on to deliver high quality workshops that inspire the children and have a positive impact!"
~ Jacqui Smith, St Andrew’s Primary School
Our Kickstep teacher was full of energy we really liked her! She had such positive energy we really liked her! Thanks for sending her."
~ Amanda Murphy, Headteacher of Springfield Community Primary School
'Thank you, the dance was amazing. The children gained enormously from the experience. We were very impressed and would like to continue working together’.
~ Penny Smith, Headteacher, Whitmore Primary School
Darrell was great. Everybody seemed to absolutely love the workshops.
I am continuing to receive more praise for his workshops for their engagement; Darrell's behaviour management; his flexibility; and the connection to our curriculum.
~ Jamie Bird, Deputy Head, Mandeville Primary School
"We were very happy with the workshops. The children loved it, and Edgar was fantastic once again! Thank you so much"
~ Alex Norris, St Andrew's Primary School
‘I have worked with Kickstep for a number of years on cluster based school performances and summer holiday provision for 8-13 year olds. I continue to utilise their skills and expertise to organise fun and engaging activities for young people in Hackney. Kickstep Wellbeing is reliable, self-sufficient and open to fresh ideas and new ways of working. They provide a professional and highly polished service which both children and parents enjoy. They have become part and parcel of Hackney’s extended school provision and therefore come highly recommended.’
~ Dawn Henry, Extended Schools Co-ordinator, Hackney