These fun, energetic and lively workshops also educate participants about the meanings of the dances promoting a deeper understanding of the rich culture of the Countries from where the dances originate. We have many cultural instructors and can provide dance workshops from many different regions.
Our popular dance workshops include:
Dance around the world
Jive, Swing & Charleston
Experience a taste of African culture through music in this fun and interactive workshop where participants will have the opportunity to play a traditional West African piece of music using Djembe Drums. Through learning different drum beats, the workshop improves co-ordination and motor skills, develops listening skills and concentration, promotes working together as part of a group, improves confidence through performing, and encourages creativity and self-expression.
African Drumming is fun, energising and can be enjoyed by all ages, backgrounds and abilities. No special musical skills are required. Everyone is given their own instrument and within minutes the group comes together, promoting a feeling of community and team spirit.
Energetic and great fun, our circus skills workshops are a fantastic way to build confidence. We offer structured workshop sessions in juggling, unicycling, devil sticks, diablos and poi as well more informal circus workshops as part of youth and play events where participants have greater freedom to choose what they want to do and just enjoy the wonderful world of circus.
There are many benefits to learning circus skills. One key point is that everybody regardless of ability or background can engage in the activity and have fun. It helps develop a range of social, physical and emotional skills and can be used to support the national curriculum linking to areas such as PE, Art, Literacy, Science. A circus skills workshop is also effective for community engagement projects and team building, with opportunities to develop skills and confidence quickly as well as getting to see people in new and wonderful ways!
What better way to explore other cultures than through play. Learn traditional games from around the world including Jamaica, Tanzania, Somalia, Argentina, Ghana, Pakistan and many more. Sessions are playful, informative, involving music, dance, games and stories. The programme is supported by the World Jungle Global Play Toolkit, with a CD of songs so you can play the games afterwards. Find out more about Global Play...
Exploring Diversity (British Values)
Together with staff training on how to embed British values and support the successful delivery of the SMSC curriculum, we offer an engaging and inspiring programme of workshops for children and young people across the Key Stages on each of the four fundamental British values identified as key by the Department for Education and Ofsted. Find out more.
By promoting fundamental British values the following will be developed
• an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
• an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
• an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
• an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.