workshops and demonstrations
Our main aim is to provide opportunities for people who would not otherwise experience professional dance, to experience it. The best way being to try it for themselves.
Our inclusive workshops are for people of all ages and abilities. We have visited local and pre-professional dance schools, Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities, Care and Retirement Homes, with workshops that are especially designed for each group. They offer professional experience, encourage movement for well-being, and develop an appreciation of the art form.
We have a carefully selected group of professional dancers who lead these workshops, all are DBS checked, highly trained in their field and have extensive teaching experience. Our leaders are friendly, warm and encouraging by nature, creating a safe environment for all participants to feel comfortable and able to give new things a try.
Our child and student workshops are usually between 45-60 minutes long and consist of a warm-up, some technical steps, a choreographed routine, creative tasks and an opportunity to share work at the end. There are elements to challenge the participants, both physically and creatively, and to boost confidence, physical awareness and artistic appreciation. For older participants, we give a more gentle or sitting down workshop, with movements to music, again stimulating creativity, well-being and artistic appreciation.
Alongside teaching, our workshop leaders can also give professional dance demonstrations, normally linked to the workshop topic. For instance, if teaching a ballet workshop on Sleeping Beauty, the participants may learn the Waltz of the Flowers Act I (flower garland props provided) and afterwards our professional might dance a Sleeping Beauty solo in costume and pointe shoes.
We offer workshops and demonstrations on a range of dance styles including:
- Street Dance
- Musical Theatre