About Us

Little Movers was founded in 2007 by Melanie Buck.

After having children Melanie wanted to continue to teach dance part time, she was invited by Gateshead Council to deliver a programme to engage both parents and preschool children in a fun, healthy dance activity and so began Little Movers.

The brand quickly grew and Little Movers was commissioned to work in all Children’s Centres across Gateshead and within weeks had hundreds of families in class having fun!

Private classes were set up and it quickly became a full time job for Melanie! Over the 12 year period the structure of the classes has continued to be tested, developed and perfected.

What did I want from working for Little Movers?

  • To put my children first!
  • To take and collect my children from school everyday!
  • To enjoy all of the school holidays with my own children
  • To generate enough income to enjoy life!
  • To provide a product that was enjoyed by everyone who comes along!
  • To enjoy my work!

“Little Movers has far exceeded my expectations. I work with hundreds of Little Movers every week!I have been lucky enough do all of the above.

I have never missed a Carol Service or Nativity Play and enjoyed all of the school runs.

I am enjoying sharing my knowledge, expertise and skills to others who have a passion for working with young children! It’s fantastic to watch the Little Movers franchisees grow their own business”

Little Movers head office is based at Gateshead International Stadium where we provide training and support to all of our team.


Our strongest testimonial is our Little Movers keep coming back for more fun. They progress to join our sister company Snapdragon Arts which provides Dance, Singing and Drama!

Our contracted work continues to come in and we don’t advertise to childcare providers, they contact us. Our reputation is our advertisement. We continue to grow and have become so successful that we have a bigger team of staff and have recently opened our head office!

“At Little Movers every child is valued, celebrated and allowed their moment to Shine in whatever way that may be!”


Little Movers mum

“Really good fun for the kids and adults.”

“Super Class, my son loved it.”

“Fun for everyone.”

“Built my daughters confidence, she had great fun. Fabulous group.”

“I think the sessions are brilliant, very fun and children encouraged throughout.”

“My child has enjoyed the experience, think it was really good for behaviour and the transition to nursery will make a big difference.”

“Little Movers provides Freya with a fun way to engage in physical activity through play and dance. The design of the classes and their input have played a significant part in developing her co-ordination, learning and dance skills, dramatically increasing her confidence and her ability to interact with other children and adults.”