FAQ | DDMIX for Schools

Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions, however please do not hesitate to contact the team if you have any other queries.

What services do DDMIX for Schools provide?

DDMIX for Schools is a not-for-profit company. We want to work with you to get dance fitness into your school.

There are many package options available to you, our most popular packages being our inset training including the Schemes of Work.

We will come to your school and train up your own teachers. Your school will receive the Schemes of Work and our professional team will provide a breakdown of the Key Stages along with a thorough initial break down of genres.

We have found after the insets, the teachers feel confident with the key movements and genres regardless of previous dance fitness experience, encouraging more people to want to teach PE. This package can be part of a yearly membership and with that you can receive support from DDMIX in the form of:

  • Automatic updates on Schemes of Work, events and any other additional information
  • One free yearly CPD place for a member of staff
  • Exclusive access to our School website login area, which includes our Schemes of Work, video and music resources, along with news updates and our new DDMIX shake up!

Further staff insets and general school visits maybe booked separately including:

  • General school visit: half a day visit from your DDMIX Area Manager. This can include an assembly, additional training, class observations and assistance, help organising a yearly performance/festival

We also offer the option to purchase the Scheme of Work, DVD and music resources separately without inset.

Alternatively, if you are interested in a DDMIX instructor visiting your school we provide DDMIX for Schools workshops. We will provide a day of workshops covering a genre/genres of your choice. For example you may choose a different country for each year group if you would like to go around the world.

We are passionate about giving all children the opportunity to get active and will provide the most appropriate package to suit your school.

How much does it cost?

We have a variety of packages because we appreciate that there is a variety of school budgets.

Our packages for Schemes of Work and inset start at £750, but please see our School packages page to select the most suitable inset package for your staff. From there you can then go ahead and begin the booking process by filling out our booking form. If you need further assistance you can of course contact the school team to discuss a package that’s best for you.

Our lead in package includes 2 hours training from our professional team along with the Schemes of Work for KS1 and KS2, music, DVD, games and picture resources.

Our extended package options can be split into two training sessions, for example 4 hours can be split into 2 x 2 hour sessions. This will give your staff time to absorb the information and movements from the 1st session. If you have then identified areas of focus or improvement, this can be covered in the 2nd session along with further training. We are here to make it work for you.

Workshops: The cost of a day of workshops start at £220 for the day (this includes 4 sessions during the day)

Why DDMIX for Schools?

DDMIX for Schools is a not-for-profit company. Any profits are reinvested to get dance fitness into as many schools as possible.

We are passionate about making dance fitness an integral part of PE in all schools, giving all children the opportunity to get moving whilst most importantly enjoying exercise.

It is easy to teach. The genres are each broken down into key movements which can be used as building blocks to allow easy delivery and give the children the confidence and foundation to create.

The classes are very high time on task, and therefore the children are moving within 60 seconds of entering the class for a group warm up.

It is diverse, inclusive and non-competitive.

DDMIX Dance fitness is movement to music NOT specialised dance.

It is a full body and mind workout.

Designed to fit within PE, following the National Curriculum guidelines.

It fits any UK school’s physical assets, all you need is a power source.

The music is unique and specifically created for DDMIX, therefore there is no opportunity for exclusion, we never use ‘pop’ music.

Our membership means you have the option to have continued support should you need any further help/assistance with the program, including Scheme of Work updates and yearly CPD places.

Who do I need to get in touch with to book or for more information?

Contact our Head of DDMIX for Schools Kelly Bennett on info@ddmixforschools.com or on 07925174194 who will be happy to assist you with your bookings and enquiries.

Can my school trial the product?

Yes, if you are interested in booking one of our packages we would be more than happy to offer a complimentary taster session in the form of a school assembly or a 30-minute session with a specific year group. Please get in contact to organise this.

Will Darcey come to my school?

Darcey is actively involved with the Schools however, we cannot guarantee specific visits due to her incredibly busy schedule. However, we can say since the launch of the program she has visited a huge amount of schools, and will always try to get down to as many schools as she can to see the children in action.

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