We offer excellent dance activities to schools via our DanceOUT programme. This caters for young people of all ages and abilities giving them the opportunity to participate in dance of the highest artistic quality, offering access to all, encouraging participation, creativity and excellence. We have a range of off the peg and tailor made programmes to suit each school and class group.
Dance activities can take place in a variety of settings and the dance work delivered can range from a taster session to longer projects. Our Education and Development team is on hand to discuss your individual dance requirements.
For 2018 we have new offers that can be tailored to suit Key Stages 1-5:
HEALTHY SCHOOLS INITATIVE
Practical classes and courses that support the Healthy Schools Award and are kite-marked by Swindon Borough Council’s Healthy Schools Team. We suggest weekly classes over a half or whole term. These can be adapted to address Physical and/ or Mental Health and wellbeing and your pupils and aims (Bronze/Silver/Gold). We have worked with a number of schools including Hazelwood Academy, Westlea Primary School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School.
DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES
Practical Classes and courses that explore the 1910’s, right up to today with Social and Cultural cross curricula links to History, Physical Education, Geography and Music. We are also able to bring film/visual resources to support the sessions. Styles include: Cakewalk, Charleston, Lindy Hop, Rock and Roll, Disco, and Street Dance.
BOYS & YOUNG MENS DANCE
Practical classes and courses led by male dance teachers to empower and encourage more boys and young men to Dance. Styles on offer include Urban, Contemporary and Contact.
VISIT THE VENUE
Bring your students to us to experience a half/full day in our artistic life. Each visit includes:
- Tour of the grade 2 listed building, it’s history and a fun quiz (with prizes!)
- One or more Dance classes in our dedicated studios, led by highly experienced dance teachers and tailored to your requirements. A range of styles is available including Jazz, Contemporary and Street.
- Q&A session with a real life professional dancer/dance teacher/professional.
SPORTS PREMIUM & ARTSMARK
We offer Primary school teacher Dance training, courses, classes and packages for Sports Premium funded activities, we are also an Artsmark partner.
SPECIAL EDUCATION & DISABILITY WORK
We have a small, dedicated team of experienced and specialist Dance teachers and musicians that are available to work in Special schools.
CURRICULA & EXTRA CURRICULA CLASSES & COURSES
We continue to offer curricula and extra curricula classes and courses in schools and other communities across Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and beyond. We have Qualified, experienced, professional Dance teachers in a range of styles including: Creative/Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Social and Cultural styles.