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J
Jess
« Over the past year and a half Melanie's work has been an inspiration... More »
J
Jess
« Over the past year and a half Melanie's work has been an inspiration of mine, allowing me to shape an art practice of my own. I started off shadowing the wonderful work she does for the local community groups in the Lancaster area while carrying out my research in Dance and Parkinson’s Disease during my final year at Lancaster University. Her style of work is very versatile which can be tailored towards anyone’s preferences and her friendly manner always puts people’s nerves at ease. Continuing to expand my knowledge and understanding of Parkinson’s, Melanie has constantly offered support and provided opportunities that I have been very lucky to be involved in. I look forward to working with her again on our future projects. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Melanie
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Resume - cover letter’s writing prep
  • Dissertation and thesis’s writing preparation
  • Dissertation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma

Get that writing done! Writing skills for job applications, dissertations, UCAS forms etc. (Currently completing my PhD)

Methodology

My qualifications: MA, BA Hons, PGCE, RSMA. Writing skills for students in schools, community, F.E and HE.
Person-centered lessons, responding to your needs and identifying your aims and targets.
Scaffolding approach to teaching, starting where you are and identifying where you need to be

Background

30 years teaching experience.
100's of students taught over my career in education and community settings.
I can teach a wider range of ages and abilities and am used to working one to one with people in their homes.
Friendly, reliable, interested in supporting people

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £95
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180

Details

Rates vary with distance (travel expenses maybe incurred) over 5 miles from my home

Lessons offered by Melanie
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Resume - cover letter’s writing prep
  • Dissertation and thesis’s writing preparation
  • Dissertation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £95
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180

Details

Rates vary with distance (travel expenses maybe incurred) over 5 miles from my home

Melanie's CV

CURRENT POSITION: ‘CONSCIOUS BODIES’
As a self-employed Community Dance Artist and Registered Somatic Movement Educator, I specialise in dance for people living with long-term health conditions, such as Parkinson’s, Dementia. Stroke.
I work in partnership with local and regional arts organisations, charities & care homes engaging in project management, creative delivery, and training.
I am a PhD Researcher in Dance and Parkinson’s at the University of Roehampton (part-time) and member of Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK Practice / Advisory Group (Voluntary / unpaid).

Classes:
Parkinson’s UK ‘PD Flow & Connect’ Lancaster (fortnightly) and Blackpool (every 3 months).
Neurodropin Centre, Lancaster (independent charity) (concealed information) ‘Keep Calm and Carry On Moving’, (weekly class for mixed neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s, MS, Stroke, and Muscular Dystrophy) and ‘A Circle of Friends’ (weekly Dance and Dementia session).
Dance & Dementia sessions at Pioneer projects (concealed information) in Bentham (monthly) and Settle (weekly).
Look, Listen, & Explore (Sensory Awareness session for adults with learning difficulties).
Longer-term Projects:
Lead dance artist for Pioneer Projects on ‘Bridging The Gap’ (3 yr Big Lottery funding). Creative delivery, training / mentoring, and evaluation in 4 care homes in the Craven District of N. Yorkshire.
Training support staff who work with adults living with Autism at Underley Gardens School, Cumbria (Pioneer Projects)
‘Home Performance’: One to one, co-creative somatic dance and movement education in people’s homes (South Lakes, Lancashire, North Yorkshire).
Mentoring and training practitioners for Dance and Parkinson’s Network UK and local artists and care home staff.


Presentations / workshops / training 2017- 2018:
One day advanced CPD training for dance artists at Lancaster University April 2017 on behalf of Dance for Parkinson’s Partnerships UK (DPPUK).
Presentation / workshop at Manchester University Psychology Dept in Dance and Parkinson's April 2017
Workshop delivery (Dance & Parkinson’s) at CDAN conference at Sheffield Hallam University June 2017









EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Lark Hill House School, Preston, Lancashire 1974 -1978
GCE’s: English Lang (A), English Lit (A), French (A), History (A), Geography (A), Maths (C), Biology (C), Art (D)
Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College, Preston, Lancashire 1978 - 1980
‘A’ Levels: English (B) Geography (D)
University of Liverpool, Merseyside 1980 – 1983
BA Hons Geography (2ii) & subsidiary subjects Psychology and Sociology
Liverpool Institute of Higher Education, Merseyside 1984 – 1985
PGCE (Primary - infants)
University of Warwick, Coventry 1993 – 1996
MA in Arts Education by Research (Dance)
Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Cumbria 2006
Framework for Accelerating Creative Enterprise (FACE) NOCN 6 credits Level 3
Foundation for Community Dance, Leicester 2006
Duty of Care Examinations Courses 1-5
University of Central Lancashire, Preston 2008
MA (Merit) Dance and Somatic Well-Being: Connections to the Living Body
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT RECORD
Edge Hill University from October 2011 to 2016
Associate Dance Lecturer (Part-time)
University of Chichester, West Sussex, 2011 and 2012
External examiner on MATAP programme (MA in Transpersonal Arts Practice)
University of Central Lancashire, Preston October 2011 – February 2012
Lecturer in Dance and Somatics on the BA Dance programme (to cover absence)
Futures Cumbria, Penrith January 2010 - June 2011
Creative Mentor in ‘Change for Schools’ project at Queen Katherine Secondary School, Kendal, Cumbria
University of Central Lancashire, Preston September 2008 – October 2010.
Lecturer (0.5) in MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing: Connections to the Living Body (to cover maternity)
Teaching and assessment on the MA in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing
Tutoring students, including research
Assessment and marking
Administration of course
Planning, implementing, reviewing teaching and learning strategies
Lecturer (hourly paid) in Dance on BA Dance 2008 -2009
Lecturer in Dance and Somatics, Dance History, Technique, Dissertation tutor
Assessment and marking
Kendal College of Further Education, Cumbria 2002 – 2008
Lecturer in Dance BTEC National and First Diploma (part-time 0.5 -0.7)
Youth Dance Cumbria 2006 – 2007
Youth Dance Practitioner in Primary Schools, Eden Area, Cumbria (one day per week)
Lancaster and Morecambe College of Further Education, Lancashire April 2003 – July 2003
Lecturer in Dance (part-time / temporary)
Heysham High School, Lancashire September 2002 – April 2003
Teacher of Dance KS3 and KS4 (full-time)
North East Wales Community Dance October 2000 – June 2001
Dance Practitioner (sessional)
Llandrillo College of FE, N.Wales December 2000 – June 2001
Lecturer in Dance (part-time, hourly paid)
South Trafford College of Further Education, Manchester September 1996 – January 2000
Lecturer in Dance (f/t and then p/t) BTEC First and National Diplomas / GCSE and A - Level Dance
Theatre Clwyd, N.Wales January 1995 – March 1996
Community Dance Animateur N.E. Wales
Foxford Mixed Comprehensive School, Coventry September 1991 – December 1994
Assistant Faculty Head and Teacher of Dance and Expressive Arts
Sidney Stringer School and Community College, Coventry September 1987 – August 1991
Arts Technology Coordinator and Teacher of Dance, Combined Arts, and Media, Community Links

AWARDS
2014: Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to research Dance and Parkinson’s in New York and Oakland, California.
2013: Rebecca Skelton Research Award from University of Chichester to study BMC ‘muscles’ course relating to Parkinson’s disease.
2012: Lisa Ullmann Travelling Fellowship and Stanley Wertheimer Fellowship for training at ‘Dance for PD’ at the Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, New York.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
RSME (Registered Somatic Movement Educator) at ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association)
Dance for Parkinson’s Partnerships UK
People Dancing (Foundation for Community Dance)

2 reviews on Melanie
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

J
Jess

Over the past year and a half Melanie's work has been an inspiration of mine, allowing me to shape an art practice of my own. I started off shadowing the wonderful work she does for the local community groups in the Lancaster area while carrying out my research in Dance and Parkinson’s Disease during my final year at Lancaster University. Her style of work is very versatile which can be tailored towards anyone’s preferences and her friendly manner always puts people’s nerves at ease. Continuing to expand my knowledge and understanding of Parkinson’s, Melanie has constantly offered support and provided opportunities that I have been very lucky to be involved in. I look forward to working with her again on our future projects.

S
Susan

Very approachable, hard working and extremely supportive. Always puts on the time and effort to achieve the best.

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