Emma Morgan, the founder and director, has vast experience working with and teaching young children.
Read more about Emma here as featured on BBC Wales
As a professionally trained Classical Ballet dancer, Registered Royal Academy of Dance teacher, an experienced Primary School teacher and most importantly a mum of three boys, Emma has combined her extensive knowledge of how children learn, alongside her dance expertise, to create a post-natal and pre-school syllabus that has been designed to captivate, delight, inspire, motivate and challenge, whilst developing important language, social and gross motor skills.
A creative and energetic practitioner with a wealth of experience, Emma has designed this unique syllabus to promote positive benefits for both you and your child. The emphasis is placed on inspiring creativity, use of the imagination, self-expression and an ongoing passion for dance.
“I can pinpoint the moment Tiny Toes Ballet was born. My son, 5 months old, began dancing in his high chair to music that had just come on in the background. It was a demonstration of something I’ve long believed – that in all of us there is a natural desire to express ourselves through movement.
Through my personal experience as a professionally trained classical ballet dancer and teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, I have been lucky enough to witness the extraordinary lengths to which this natural response can be explored. But I’ve also seen how the strict training regimes inherent in traditional ballet training can stifle a child’s creativity.
During my many years working as a primary school teacher, I also saw parallels with the way modern curriculums leave little room for creative expression and play.
When I founded Tiny Toes Ballet, I was determined to find a way to combine the enormous benefits ballet brings with my belief that children learn best when they are given space to explore their imaginations. I wanted to find a way to harness that natural desire to dance that I saw in my son, but in a way that fostered confidence, learning and above all, joy.”
A little bit of background
At the age of 12, Emma attended the vocational ballet school in Chester Hammond.
From 16 years old she studied at the prestigious Central School of Ballet London.
After completing a degree and PGCE she taught as a class teacher in schools across England, Wales and abroad from Reception to Year 6 and was also appointed as part of the school leadership team, an NQT mentor and a Literacy and Dance specialist and coordinator.
Emma currently spends her time working with both mainstream and special needs schools, training teachers and delivering specific education and topic-based dance programmes to primary schools.
As a qualified and registered Royal Academy of Dance ballet teacher, she also teaches and enters many pupils into exams with 100% of all pupils passing with Merit or Distinction.
Emma is still very much involved in the everyday running of the tiny toes programme; from updating lesson plans in line with the latest educational research to supporting franchisee's and running the tiny toes teacher training and assessment centres.