THE DOTS STORY
The idea for DOTS originated with my realising there was a gap in general activities on offer for children that require specialised support, understanding and/or monitoring.
There are many dance teachers who offer a space for such children in their dance schools however, as I have taught and assisted many children of this nature during my career, I have come to see that although dance is fun for them, there could also be a more positive outcome for them to greater improve their needs and skills.
It was at this point that I became familiar with the DIR Floortime Model and decided to incorporate their philosophies with my knowledge and understanding of dance, anatomy, music and extensive experience working with children in this environment over the past 30 years.
In so doing it is the aim of DOTS Dance Over the Spectrum to offer not only classes in dance for fun, but to assist with developing and building neurological pathways for oratory, fine and gross motor skills as well as social skills to better equip the children throughout their lives.
The classes will also offer feedback and reflection to the parent / guardian and confidential discussion (where necessary) to have a clearer partnership between the teacher, student and Parent/Guardian in the hope of creating an actual outcome in a fun and social atmosphere.