Give your next PE or history lesson a touch of Swing, Charleston or Jive dance magic with a workshop. Specialists in dances from 1910-1961 including WW1, WW2 & post war dances
Our classes are suitable for children of all ages from primary school (year 5 upwards) to GCSE dance students and performing art colleges, and can be tailored to suit all ability levels.
We can also design our dance workshops to fit in with specific curriculum requirements. From a fun dance class, to experience a little bit of living history or help prepare a choreography for that end of year show.
The dance classes that we run offer a fantastic mix of education and exercise, helping to develop physical fitness and stamina, spatial awareness and coordination, teamwork, self-confidence and creativity simultaneously!
A typical class could include a short question and answer session, a warm up, learning a vocabulary of steps, how to create your own conversation in dance or a choreography aimed at a final performance.
One teacher is usually sufficient to lead a swing dance workshop, but please check prior to booking.
What to Wear
If possible, could the students wear either jazz shoes, plimsolls, character shoes or even street shoes in preference to bare feet or trainers that don’t allow them to spin, turn or twist where required.
This is what people have said:
"I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for your wonderful teaching yesterday. The children had such a wonderful time and even came in this morning saying 'shortie shortie shortie shortie shortie George!'" Emily Capel, Dancescourt Primary School
"Huge thanks for the workshops on Tuesday. There was an enormous amount of very positive feedback from the pupils who LOVED it, and appreciated your gentle, fun, approach". Sarah Upjohn, The Purcell School
"On behalf of all the year 5 / 6 children and staff at Thames Ditton Juniors, I would like to thank you for the fantastic sessions you ran at our school last week. It seems that everyone really enjoyed it and the children certainly learnt a great deal. It was a rare opportunity to try something new and something we would now be happy to recommend to others running a similar themed week of events". Kelly, Claire & Angie, Staff Thames Ditton Primary School