Jill Bridger Creator and author of the Melody Bear stories and Melody Movement curriculum
Eugene Kulikov Composer The enchanting, memorable melodies of the Melody Movement syllabus have been specially composed by Eugene Kulikov.
Jill Bridger is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Her Cambridgeshire School opened in 1988 with children’s classes in Melody Movement, classical ballet, tap and modern theatre dancing. In 2003 Jill created Melody Bear at her own school and soon her school had tripled to 300 students. Jill launched the Melody Movement Class-in-a-Box for fellow dance teachers in 2006. Since then, her Melody Movement curriculum has grown to a portfolio of syllabi for ages 18 months upwards and is taught by over 450 teachers worldwide. Jill continues to enjoy teaching Melody Bear at her own school which has grown to over 680 pupils with students not only enjoying Melody Movement sessions, but also Jill’s Student Assistant Development Programme and Associate Teacher Training programme which has opened doors for teenagers and young adults to learn new skills.