Why Choose Us?

Helping any teacher teach PE and dance

imovesdance.com solves the "How can I teach PE?" dilemma. It’s the no-stress, no-sweat way for you to bring PE and dance into your classrooms.

  • Fun, funky lessons every child will love
  • Curriculum and age-group aligned
  • New styles and topics added every year
  • Structured easy-to-teach approach
  • Time-saving planning and assessment tools
  • Cost effective three year membership
We're on a mission to give more children the chance to be active and have fun through PE and dance - by giving teachers the tools to teach it.
Together, lets get kids active!

Imogen Buxton-Pickles BSc(Hons) Cert.ED

The founder and driving force behind imovesdance.com

Imogen has an extensive background in dance, fitness, nutrition and working with children. Imogen initially trained in dance and went on to teach dance and fitness in her early 20's. Since 2000 Imogen has focused on working with children and their teachers, driving forward new and innovative ways to motivate young people to be more active.

Imogen's passion is getting every child to be active, and her mission is to give every teacher the tools to enable it. Working with teachers, Imogen created imovesdance.com to help them motivate children to be more active through dance and movement to music. She firmly believes that although every teacher might not be a Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, with the right support they can still lead an outstanding lesson. After teacher feedback, she has now extended this idea to other areas of PE, bringing together the best available expertise in Gymnastics, Pilates, Athletics and Ball-skills.

100 years of combined experience helps you deliver your lesson

Every lesson has been designed by our experienced teachers to engage children and be easy for a non-specialist to lead.

Experts demonstrate via movie clips.

Comprehensive supporting resources give you the confidence to run the lesson.

Meet the team:


Gaye
Elise
Gina
Caroline
Gary

Rich
Lauren
  • Gaye Holmes

    Gaye is the UK's leading expert on using Pilates with children. She trained with the Pilates Institute under Michael King in 1999 as a matwork instructor, and then joined the faculty of the Institute in 2003 as a matwork Assessor and Trainee Tutor. After having some time off to have a baby, Gaye re-joined the Pilates Institute Faculty team in 2009 and has developed our child specific Pilates programme which she shares with us in our PE package.

    Gaye is passionate about the benefits of Pilates, especially in growing children, as it helps develop children in a variety of ways, from improving balance, concentration, co-ordination, motor skills and posture, as well as overall improvement in spatial and body awareness.

    She is our Senior Presenter and as well as developing the Pilates module, has been heavily involved in developing many of the dance topics and styles with Imogen. She also covers the Midlands area of England for dance and Pilates.

  • Elise Blake

    Elise is a primary school teacher and fitness instructor with over 8 years’ experience of teaching P.E. She studied Exercise and Health at Leeds Metropolitan University and achieved a first degree honours after her dissertation was published in the British Journal of Nursing. She then went on to study at Leeds University, training to be a primary school teacher. After five years teaching in the classroom, Elise decided to pursue her passion for teaching Physical Education and now works in many schools throughout the Yorkshire area offering gymnastics and dance CPD to schools who require additional support.

    Elise is passionate about helping teachers improve their confidence and capability in teaching PE, particularly gymnastics and dance. She has co-developed our Gymnastics resources and is one of our key presenters, primarily covering the North of England.

  • Gina Mayolin

    Gina has a comprehensive and varied career in the fields of personal development and education, holding a PGCE in dance and a Masters Degree in Education (Coaching and Mentoring). Gina’s background is in further education, where she has taught vocational and academic dance subjects and she specializes in educational coaching methods. In her 20 year career she has taught across all age and ability ranges and is a standards verifier for Performing Arts and Dance. She also performs regularly with a local performance group.

    Gina loves helping teachers to improve their confidence in teaching dance, and she is our presenter covering North of England.

  • Caroline Newman

    Affectionately named the Dance Lady by the children and teachers she works with in schools throughout South West England, Caroline has been teaching children fitness and dance for over 15 years . Passionate about using dance and movement to learn and achieve, Caroline believes intensely all children can be inspired and motivated by the medium of Dance & movement .

    Caroline is the lead organiser for the West Wiltshire School Dance Festival & is also the director of her company The Dance Lady, which works directly with pupils providing Dance, Cheer and Hula experiences within schools. She is our lead presenter for South West England and will be leading our CPD workshops for teachers in that area.

  • Gary Kirby

    Gary is one of the most respected coaches in UK gymnastics, coaching 4 of the gymnasts making up the team of 5 girls, who represented Team GB in London 2012, including 3 times World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Beth Tweddle. Gary holds an International Performance Coaches licence and is a qualified tutor and assessor with British Gymnastics. Gary is now using his vast knowledge and understanding of artistic gymnastics to underpin the educational needs of gymnastics in schools around the country.

    Gary holds an International Performance Coaches licence and is a qualified tutor and assessor with British Gymnastics, delivering courses around the country throughout the year, including the British Gymnastics Teachers courses.

    In January 2013, Gary set up his own company, Sports Basics, delivering courses for teachers throughout the country. We are delighted that Gary delivers our Gymnastics CPD for schools, as well as co-developing our gymnastics resources.

  • Richard Hawke

    Rich is a former UK & International Dance & Fitness Presenter who also had a career in professional football with Chesterfield FC.  Since 2010 Rich has taken Dancedaze from a local Street Dance training class to becoming Under 10 & Under 14 World Champions.  Rich has 12 choreographers working as part of the Dancedaze Team & are currently teaching in over 30 schools per week. Energy & Passion have always been his main key in getting children to be active.

  • Lauren Mack

Planning all done for you!

Save time with our curriculum-aligned lesson plans and 'Upskill me' guides for minimal preparation. Simply print off and read the plan, watch the movie, listen to the music, and you're good to go.

PE Lead?

Give individual teachers instant access to sessions co-ordinated by subject, term and session. Planning tools allow you to set up lessons for the whole school - and add your own notes.

Your easy-to-use dashboard

Measurable outcomes for progress monitoring

Designed in line with the PE curriculum, the assessment tool provides for simple and robust monitoring and reporting.

Track progress with ease, and showcase your success at delivering inspiring PE lessons!

New skills for your staff

Staff using the lessons become more relaxed and comfortable about teaching PE and dance. You eliminate anxiety and generate enthusiasm - and you may well find some of your teachers starting to teach the skills directly!

Information for headteachers

Cost effective too!

Less than £2 per lesson over the 3 years!
One year's membership costs the same as 1 day of a specialist teacher. That makes imovesdance.com a great way to invest your budget for long term benefits.

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