Long Sutton dance workshops to build children’s confidence

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Ballet teacher Jemima Rose says one of the important things that dance gave her as a shy child was confidence.

That’s something she is passing on to the hundreds of children that pass through her classes each week – as well as youngsters who take part in her Dance Attack classes in Long Sutton.

Children as young as pre-school age can grow in ability with simple exercises, such as the “good toes, naughty toes” Jemima uses to encourage children to point toes up or down.

Jemima makes classes fun for the little ones, with imaginative play, such as looking for fairies or playing clowns.

From aged five, they start preparing for graded exams, right up to grade eight.

One of Jemima’s students has just secured a place at the Barbara Speake Stage School.