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Friday, 11 February 2011

Photo call

We had a great photo call last Sunday and many thanks to all the girls and boys who helped.

Here are a group of Melody Movement dancers lining up ready.

Children were modelling the fantastic new Melody Movement uniform supplied by

Look at our little dancer at the back of the line in the picture below! She helped us all have a great time.

Lots of great pictures to follow soon!

'Spring is here!' says Melody Bear

Melody Bear spots the first signs of Spring and enjoys the little snowdrops in her garden.

Melody Bear says that if you are very quiet you may spot a tiny fairy looking for snowdrop petals. The fairy sews the petals together with a thread of fox hair and makes herself a magical tutu skirt to dance in.

Melody Bear's dancers this week will be dressing up and dancing as snowdrop fairies. They will skip and spin, sway and swirl and dance the snowdrop hop to celebrate the start of Spring.

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Teaching Studio Ready

The Melody Bear HQ teaching studio is ready for action!

The programme of workshops 2011 will be circulated to Melody Movement teachers soon together with your Spring update.

We have many exciting ideas for the New Year and are looking forward to sharing them.

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Monday, 13 December 2010

Melody Bear HQ

Building freshly painted and sign back up.

Melody Bear is pleased!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Melody Bear gets ready for her show

Melody Bear prepares for her show with the Jill Bridger School of Dance.

Tell us about your show, Melody Bear.

"This year I am travelling the world to find the lost Christmas stars. On my journey I meet Russian, Japanese and Spanish dancers. But where are the stars? 'Open sesame' call out the Arabian Princesses and the missing stars spin, sparkle and twinkle out of the cave," says Melody Bear.

Over 100 preschool students, helped by the senior chorus, at the Jill Bridger School of Dance are performing on Sunday 12 December at the new Swavesey College Performance Hall in Cambridge.

Thank you to for their help with the great costumes and props.

Good luck Melody Bear!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Melody Bear has a visitor

Melody Bear is delighted that Gerrard from 'Childcare is Fun' is visiting the Melody Bear HQ in St Ives, Cambridgeshire this week and joining in dancing classes with Jill Bridger, the author and creator of Melody Bear and the Melody Movement Early Learning dance programme.

Gerrard is a small furry faced bear who is travelling around the UK looking for new friends and exciting adventures. He had a lovely time on Wednesday joining Melody Bear at the Jill Bridger School of Dance and dancing with her Melody Movement children. Gerrard loved the special Christmas routines and laughed at Melody Bear when the dancers covered her in tinsel! He thought the dancers were very graceful as snowflakes and very clever to gallop so high whilst pretending to be reindeers.

After the preschool Melody Movement class, Gerrard enjoyed watching the Melody Bear Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony and clapped very hard as each child was awarded a certificate. Jill Bridger told Gerrard that 100 children aged 5 to 6 are graduating from the Melody Bear Foundation ballet classes and moving up to the school's Junior Ballet classes in January. Gerrard even tried the RAD Grade 3 class at the end of the evening. He found that class a bit tricky!

On Thursday Gerrard joined the team in the Melody Bear HQ offices. It was very hectic with the phone ringing all day, but he tried very hard to help everybody. Jill Bridger's Melody Movement syllabus is taught across the UK and overseas and the office is always busy. In the afternoon Gerrard joined Jill and Melody Bear as they dashed off to teach the First Ballet with Melody Bear classes. These were his favourite so far as he loved watching the dancers act out the Melody Bear Ballet song. When they danced the Cinderella dance he joined in with everyone counting up to twelve, very loudly, as the clock chimed at Cinderella's ball.

Today Gerrard is going to help Melody Bear get the costumes ready for her big show this weekend called 'Christmas with Melody Bear'. The preschool Melody Movement children at the Jill Bridger School of Dance are telling the story of Melody Bear's search across the world for the missing Christmas Stars.

Gerrard says he is missing his family at Childcare is Fun, but having a lovely time with Melody Bear. For more information visit: Childcare if Fun has lots of information and advice for child-carers, parents and parents-to-be.

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Melody Bear joins Wayne's World of Dance

Wayne Sleep launches the new International Dance Supplies 2010/2011 Diamond Catalogue featuring our new Melody Bear uniform.

Photo: left to right - Anne Walker MBE, founder of IDS, Wayne Sleep OBE and Jill Bridger, creator of Melody Bear.

We are proud to announce our association with Anne Walker's International Dance Supplies (IDS) as the new exclusive supplier of our Melody Movement Early Learning uniform. IDS has over 30 years of experience in the dance wear industry and we are delighted that we can offer their quality of service and value to our Melody Bear teachers.

Anne, who launched her new Diamond catalogue with the help of dancer, Wayne Sleep OBE, has recently been awarded an MBE for services to business. Wayne gave a fascinating and highly amusing talk on his career and experiences in the dance world with anecdotes featuring everyone from Margot Fonteyn and Nureyev to his friendship with Princess Diana.

Jill Bridger, the creator of Melody Bear, says she is "excited about the future of Melody Bear as we now have more than 400 teachers in the UK and overseas who are finding success with our preschool dance syllabus. Our association with IDS means that they can benefit from IDS's streamlined stock, order processing and dispatch facilities and are guaranteed a professional service for their Melody Bear uniform supplies." Jill adds that apart from the ballet uniform, Melody Bear HQ in Cambridgeshire will be continuing to supply all our teacher packages, resources, syllabus, music CDs and providing assistance and advice to all teachers as before. "We are working together to ensure young children everywhere enjoy 'learning to dance and dancing to learn' with Melody Bear".

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