What We Do

What We Do and Where we do it

Movement improvisation is a natural way for us to learn about ourselves, others and the world we live in. It is crucial to the development of healthy, happy, thriving humans. The foundation of our work nourishes this innate impulse to move and celebrates the natural creativity and wisdom of the body we have.

Through a broad range of activities and projects, we aim to engage families, young people and adults in their own creativity, art and well being. Having started out with a focus on developmental movement play for early years, we now work with people of all ages and all abilities. Our inclusive approach is core to our practice.

The nature of our work supports communication, creativity, physical health and emotional well-being.

We teach, facilitate, create, collaborate, train, film, research, develop, perform and project manage. Over the years we have gathered a wealth of experience and through our presence in the region, we continue to have conversations with other arts and well being organisations with a commitment to creating opportunities to move.



Where you might find us …

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Our central office is at Dance City. Here we run adult classes, aerial yoga and family aerial as well as teach on the over 55s project and on the outreach team.

We also work in Further Education to teach a movement module on the Nordoff Robbins music therapy MA, we offer a module on the Dance Degree at Dance City and we contribute to a module of the Northumbria University midwifery course.

We are involved in delivery and performance projects at Circus Central and for Lets Circus. This includes touring, Circus BTEC, Silver Circus and education projects.

We are involved in ESRC funded research at Durham University exploring the importance of embodiment on physical and mental health in primary school children and staff.

Collaboration on academic research projects in a variety of settings.

We deliver in both mainstream and SEND schools providing residencies and CPD for educators, parents and staff.

We enjoy short and long term projects in collaboration with arts and well-being groups and organisations, including delivering and co-odinating activities for community projects, festivals and events.
Our ongoing partnership with Arts Connect spans 10 years and we take a central role in delivering and coordinating music, art and dance opportunities for young people with SEND needs across Newcastle.

We bring together our music and movement practice with Forest School skills to take our work outdoors.

Other strands to our work include singing and music, body work and massage therapy and Movement Psychotherapy.
Also Movement Medicine and 5 Rhythms dance both online and in the Newcastle Dance Collective space at Summerhill Bowling Club … and beyond. We each offer these practices as part of retreats, courses and workshops.