Welcome to Greenside School Stevenage. A school for children aged 2-19 with special educational needs and disabilities.



Therapeutic Dance

Nicky comes to school on a weekly basis. She supports pupils to move their bodies to music and empowers the adults working with classes to support pupils in positions that are different, exciting, and engaging. When pupils dance in Nicky's sessions we often see an increased level of communication - a clear sense of what the pupils like, and don't like; and anticipation about what is coming next. There is a level of reciprocal engagement to the sessions - 'I do it to you, and then you do it to me' - so that the pupils have control over elements of the session.

Nicky, and her friend Edgar have kindly supported us by providing video of movements she uses in the sessions. Put on some music your child is not familiar with, alternatively there are two videos of music Nicky uses in her sessions included below. Your children should associate these with dance.

Have a go, and have fun!

Therapeutic Dance with Nicky from Greenside School on Vimeo.


This activity requires two adults

Once your dance session has come to an end you may like to spend some time relaxing with your child. Nicky and Edgar have shared some ways that you might like to try lying to relax.  

Maria Gadú - "Shimbalaiê"


Låpsley - Painter



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Greenside School
Shephall Green
Stevenage SG2 9XS
Tel: 01438 315356
Email: admin@greenside.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Alex Tomkins