DANCE,  FITNESS, ARTS  AND WELLBEING  IN SCHOOLS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

We can work with whatever your school is focussing on, so you can discuss with Darrell if you want him to add anything or hone in on anything in particular.

We have devised these workshops over the last 6 years and schools tell us that they cover so much information but in an engaging, dynamic and fun design.  Our professional african dance teachers, Darrell, Nandi, Ria and Hannah will discuss with you which options would suit your year groups and can adjust the workshops to your needs. Contact us if you need any more information.

 

ASSISTANTS

 

One of your staff must be present to assist in all of our workshops.

WORKSHOP TIMINGS

 

The workshop can be divided up into six 50 minute workshops, from 9:30 - 3:30 or 4 longer classes, or 2 half days, depending on the workshop.

 

 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

 

All we ask for is a working CD player and a clear open hall for the group to move in.

Please ensure that the group are in suitable fitness clothing, no jewellery, either trainers or bare feet.

 

WHAT THE SCHOOLS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR BHM WORKSHOPS:

"I have had very good feedback form staff who really enjoyed the sessions and so did the children, see you next year!"

 

Michele Van Noorden, St Stephen's Primary School 2015

 

'We were absolutely thrilled with the work that Nandi did with the children for BHM. She got a lot from them in a short amount of time and they were really buzzing with excitement (and pride) about their work. She is very talented!"

 

Rebecca Mackenzie, Deputy Headteacher, St Matthias C of E Primary School, 2014

 

'Just wanted to say that Year 6 really enjoyed their workshop today. Darrell was really great and engaging and they learnt a lot'.

 

Sarah Hopkins, Lauriston Primary School, 2015

 

 

CREATIVE AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP

This workshop allows the group to devise their own dance, often led with a story of tribal conflict and resolution or with a theme from your school.  The introduction will explain how these dances were used to teach the younger tribes people about their history and heritage.

The teacher will teach a handful of simple tribal african moves and the groups will devise their own short dances and expressive movement to expess the story.

 

AFRICAN STORYTELLING WITH DANCE

This workshop will start with a storytelling session, then the teacher will work with the group to tell the story through creative dance, as well as teaching the group a handful of simple aftican tribal moves.  Ideal for younger ages.

 

HISTORY OF AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP

Many of our most popular dance styles came from Africa; Tap dance, Hip Hop, Salsa, Charleston, Lindy Hop even Zumba, so this workshop involves an introduction to the history, how slavery shaped our dancing now, with the group listening to the music from each era and learning a very short routine from most of the dances, and then understanding how tap evolved from slaves being forbidden to take their feet off the floor, it then evolved to charleston, then to Lindy hop, then to Hip Hop! A fascinating journey through history.