for Secondary Schools
Welcome to African Activities Dance Workshops for secondary schools. A workout for body and soul!
African Dance Workshops for secondary schools are tailored for key stage 3, 4 and 5. We will work with you to meet the learning objectives and needs of your dance students. We can offer a fun introduction as part of an off timetable day, GCSE, BTEC or A level focused dance workshops. Our dance practitioners are skilled professional dancers. They will place the dance piece within its cultural context bringing depth to the experience. Our focus uses dance and movement to improve both mental and physical fitness.
All our dance workshops offer a great fun cardiovascular workout!
Within the workshops an African dance teacher will take students through the chosen dance, explaining its meaning and significance along the way.
Dance workshops can stand alone or be combined with a drum workshop leading to a vibrant final performances.
Running a workshop
A cool room with good acoustics is great. Students will be moving around and there needs to be ample space for them to do so. The drums are heavy and loud, please bear this in mind when locating us.
Sample Timetable with one class
09.30-10.30 Dance Session Panlogo
10.30-11.30 Call and Response song
11.30-12.30 Dance Session Agbajah
13.00- 14.00 Dance Session Practice
14.00- 15.00 Performance
Sample Timetable with a school (45 minutes per class)
09.30-10.15 Dance Session
10.15-11.00 Dance Session
11.00-11.45 Dance Session
11.45-12.30 Dance Session
13.00- 13.45 Dance Session
13.45- 14.30 Dance Session
14.30-15.00 Closing Performance
One practitioner can offer nine 30 minute sessions with 40 students in each session throughout the day.
The kids were really buzzing after the workshops and every single one that I asked said they thought it was brilliant. I will definitely be recommending you to colleagues in other schools and hope that we can use you again.
The hurligham Academy
This was an absolutely fantastic and worthwhile experience for our students. The performance at the end of the day made them feel incredibly proud and confident - a brilliant day facilitated by the happiest workshop leaders I've ever worked with.
All of the students have had such a valuable experience, and we have had excellent feedback regarding your company. Kwame was evidently very experienced, and engaged with the students really well. He also worked with the school's agenda, and the day ran very smoothly. I hope that we will be able to work with you again next year.
BASINGSTOKE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
It was great as always!! The learners were really interested, got involved and we had some fantastic feedback. They said: it was amazing, epic, learnt something new and thoroughly enjoyed myself
Thanks so much for the workshops today. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. (Children and Adults!)
We love your passion and enthusiasm and we learnt so much from you about your culture. We will definitely be in touch about booking some more workshops next year.
We had an absolutely super morning with Kwame and team – they were so friendly and pitched the sessions at exactly the right level. The girls and staff had a super time!