International Dance Day

A global celebration of dance

Workshops

International Dance Day

29th April

African Mask Making & Dance

Children learn about Western African art and discover that most African masks are thought to portray the faces of spirits and gods. Many African societies have no extensive written culture so masked dances serve to teach people right from wrong. When a dancer wears a Dan mask he becomes the...

Chinese Dragon Dance

2024 is the Year of the Dragon. Dragon dances are performed to scare away evil spirits. The dragon symbolises good luck, long life and wisdom.  Our professional dancers bring a traditional Chinese dragon, parasols and fans for the whole class to create an exciting dance...

Maypole Dance

Children learn to work together to form simple patterns through movement and dance, progressing to more complex weaves, before working out how reverse their dance to unwind the ribbons. With traditional folk music and dances including The Gypsies' Tent and The Grand Chain. Our...

Irish Dance

Our céili brings the enthusiasm for Irish dance, music and story-telling into your school. Children are encouraged to wear green to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.  Our professional dancer leads each class in Irish step-dancing to lively tempos. The day culminates in a...

Dance

Our interactive dance workshops encourage children to express themselves through dance. They are a hugely rewarding experience, providing an inspiring day that is both educational and fun. Whether you would like a focus on Greek dance, Flamenco, street dance or a musical, no style is beyond our...

Indian Dance

Children build on their natural enthusiasm for movement and develop skills of coordination and teamwork. Our professional dancers get the whole class moving to the beat. The Kathak style is graceful and is treasured for its intricacy, elegance and charm. One of the oldest forms...

Olympic Nations Dance Workshop

This energetic dance workshop is a celebration of the nations taking part in the Olympics. The workshop involves diverse traditional dances representing the rich heritage of the participating countries. Our professional dancers teach key moves, the cultural significance and historical context of...

Cardio Dance

Part of the PE curriculum, dance is a fantastic way to activate your whole class. It is recommended that children do at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day. Dancing is a whole-body workout, improving coordination, balance and muscle-memory. Healthy kids are...

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