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MAGICAL MINDS

Magical Minds is a day of Dance Performance and Dancing Mindfulness workshops offered to primary schools that focuses on mental health and well-being. Magical Minds provides children with a creative exploration into the human mind and tools to increase their ability to self-regulate their emotions.​​

01 Objectives

  • To encourage children to think about emotions

  • Educate children about the importance of both positive and negative emotions

  • Through the character of the Emotion Squasher, highlight the importance of not suppressing emotions

  • Educate children about the human mind and how the brain helps us to survive

  • Every child takes part in a Dancing Mindfulness workshop

  • Provide children with instant techniques for them to cope with their emotions 

  • Facilitate Dancing Mindfulness for children to continue practicing within their classroom environment and even take home to practice with their family and friends

02 A Day Of Magical Minds

Magical mids runs from 9:00AM - 14:00PM and can be tailor made for your school requirements.

PERFORMANCE:

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Three characters embark on a journey to the centre of the brain to save everyone from the Emotion squasher. The Emotion Squasher tells everyone that if they squash their emotions they can feel good all the time, in reality we find that by doing this we won't get very far on our journey in life. On their journey, they experience many emotions; a happy dance, sad dance, nervous dance and angry dance but when they finally make it to the centre of the brain, they realise that all these emotions have helped them to survive.

DANCING MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPS

10:00AM - 14:00PM (6x 45 minute workshops)

Dancing Mindfulness workshops use Movement, music and Mindfulness-in-motion to reach a place of greater awareness. The core principles of the workshops are; non-judgement, letting go, trust, patience and acceptance. Dancing Mindfulness increases connectivity in the frontal lobe of the brain which increases children's ability to self-regulate their emotions, self awareness, social awareness and self-confidence. The workshops are carefully and age appropriately devised to continue referencing the Magical Minds performance  ensuring engagement and awareness of being present, through props and creative guided movement.

Dancing Mindfulness increases empathy and the ability to understand what another may be feeling which improves children awareness and helps them to build positive strong relationships. Dancing Mindfulness reduces the severity of depression, anxiety and ADHD in children. The practice of Dancing Mindfulness can continue to be practiced within a classroom / school environment and children can even begin to use it at home to help them cope with emotions.

 

 

 

03 Tour Dates

SEPTEMBER 2019 - DECEMBER 2019

FUNDED BY EAST LONDON DANCE AND THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON & CHELSEA

SUPPORTED BY STUDIO WAYNE MCGREGOR, STRATFORD CIRCUS ARTS AND REDBRIDGE THEATRE

  • 17TH SEPTEMBER:  SELWYN PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 23RD SEPTEMBER: OUR LADY VICTORIES PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 24TH SEPTEMBER: NEWPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 30TH SEPTEMBER: SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSIS PRIMARY SCHO0L

  • 1ST OCTOBER: ST HELEN'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 7TH OCTOBER: ASHBURNHAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL

  • 8TH OCTOBER: MILLFIELDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

  • 15TH OCTOBER: DAWLISH PRIMARY

  • 29TH OCTOBER: RIPPLE PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 4TH NOVEMBER: FOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 5TH NOVEMBER: RIPPLE PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 11TH. NOVEMBER: ST JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 12TH NOVEMBER: HANDSWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 26TH NOVEMBER: CALVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 2ND DECEMBER: CRANBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL

PREVIOUS TOUR DATES

SEPTEMBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2018

SUPPORTED BY SEEDBED

  • 13TH SEPTEMBER: WESTON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 20TH SEPTEMBER: HARPENDEN ACADEMY

  • 27TH SEPTEMBER: ROKESLY PRIMARY

  • 4TH OCTOBER: HALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • 11TH OCTOBER: MAJORIE MCCLURE - SPECIALIST SCHOOL

  • 25TH OCTOBER: ST MERYL

  • 1ST NOVEMBER: ST GILDA'S

  • 8TH NOVEMBER: TANNERS WOOD

  • 15TH NOVEMBER: ST MARY'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND (VA)

  • 22ND NOVEMBER: ARNETT HILLS JMI

Contact us if you would like to book a day of Magical Minds call - 07807 009 750.