We currently offer the following extramural activities:
The benefits to the child are incredibly diverse but include improved co-ordination, balancing skills,core strength, fitness, proprieception, spatial awareness and vitally improves confidence. These benefits allow the child to select their preferred form of dance in a safer environment while benefiting them in other sporting activities as well. Props such as scarves, hula hoops, fans, ribbons, poi etc are also included to promote these skills whilst dancing!
Overall, The DANCE MOUSE™ and Dance Madness™ syllabus is to encourage children to enjoy dance expression and to increase the their passion and love of dance. It provides the child with technical training, as well as fun, rhythm and exercise.
DANCE MOUSE™ and Dance Madness™ is endorsed by the SADTA (South African Dance Teachers Association) and the program has been well received by 100’s of schools throughout South Africa and sharing the love of dance to over 7000 dancers countrywide!
Sensory integration therapy, otherwise, equitherapy, will be benefited from in all circumstances, whether, learning difficulties, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome or Autism.
During equitherapy optimal sensory integration will take place due to the movement of the vestibular system. Therefore any problem can be successfully treated through specific activities on horseback. No problem is too big or too small to be fixed!
It is important to remember that during equitherapy, the actual therapist is the horse itself. He represents the most important qualities during therapy. He gives the movement to the rider which improve sensory integration and also the motivation to try their best.
It is important to concentrate on the abilities of the rider, rather than his inability to do something. Through “play” the riders are given the opportunity to learn new skills which will provide them with better opportunities in the future.