Brain Grooves for Schools

Fusing Dance, Brain Activation and Wellness to promote Whole Brain Learning and Whole Brain Living. These structured lessons are designed specifically for schools to promote and encourage students to improve their learning and flourish in a fun and efficient way. Have More Fun! Get More Done!

What is Brain Grooves

Brain Grooves is a programme of dance lessons created by our founder Zoe Patterson designed to engage the bodies and minds of students.

What makes this programme different from regular dance lessons is that it combines brain activation with body movement. See below or sign up at

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The Brain Grooves programme fuses 3 areas
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Dance/ Movement Patterns to Music
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Brain Activation
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Each 30 minute session delivered on Zoom will include

  • 3 steps to create focus and centering
  • The Brainy Warm-Up for brain activation, raising the heart beat for fitness and activating major muscle groups to help train a supple, flexible body & improve mood
  • The Brain Sequence, a patterned movement sequence to tone the core muscles and improve brain function
  • A follow along routine for fun, new learning challenges, fitness and an active brain
  • Cool down, stretch & eye exercises to help with improving and strengthening eye sight and relieve eye strain

Bonuses include: 

  • Access to the zoom tutorial for 7 days to continue to groove and improve at a time that suits you throughout the week
  • Access to a private Facebook group where I can open discussions, answer questions and post extra content such as my 5 Minutes Moves for Improved Mood etc
  • Information on my Patreon catalogue of pre-recorded Brain Grooves classes & content

The music and movements are suitable for the whole family, from kids to active grandparents (can be adapted to chair assisted also). 

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Brain Grooves for Schools

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Select: BECOME A PATRON and choose school size

The Brain Grooves Schools Addition fuses 3 areas for the learner

1. Dance

As set out in the Primary PE curriculum. Using the three areas of create, perform, appreciate. I use stories to engage learning with infants; rhythm and modern theatre step for the junior end and Hip Hop Party Steps and Grooves for the seniors. Through our dance programme we engage in

  • Taking responsibility for our own learning
  • Collaborating in teams
  • Turn taking and sharing ideas
  • Practicing being creative and explorative
  • Exploring the use of space
  • Rhythm and tempo
  • Problem solving
  • Creating and performing dance sequences
  • Talking about ours and others creations in a positive constructive and helpful way
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2. Physical Literacy and Brain Gym

Using the warm up and brain sequences from the SIMPLE (Sensory Integrated Movement Programme for Learning Enhancement) Programme, plus Brain Gym activities, the children engage in movement patterns that help to:

  • Stimulate new neural pathways + whole brain learning
  • Encourage myelination of new neural pathways
  • Develop focus and calm in the studio and in the classroom
  • Develop transferable skills to the classroom and other activities
  • Rewire the brain and focus for improved learning
  • Help with reading, writing and comprehension by targeting specific areas of the brain through movement patterns. “When the Body Moves, the Brain Grooves”- Jim Kwik

3. Wellness

This part of the class is woven throughout each lesson and focuses on 

  • Creating a positive mindset
  • The use of body language to instil self-confidence
  • Affirmations for a growth mindset
  • Jim Kwik’s tips to Activate your Superbrain
  • The importance of exercise and movement for longevity and quality of life, throughout your life
  • Life long learning
  • Good nutrition to support your learning and life goals
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