Experience the joy of Rhythm
West African Dance Workshops For Schools
Step into a world of pulsating beats and vibrant movements with our West African Dance Workshops for Schools. We offer entertaining and enriching experiences that not only get everyone moving but also provide a cultural journey through the diverse styles of West African dance.
For primary school dance workshops, African Activities offers vibrant and engaging sessions designed to introduce young learners to the rich and diverse world of African dance. Dance workshops for Primary schools offer interactive activities, children explore rhythmic movements, traditional dance steps, and cultural expressions, fostering both physical coordination and cultural awareness in an inclusive and lively environment.
In secondary and sixth form workshops, African Activities provides dynamic dance sessions that delve deeper into the cultural nuances and historical significance of African dance forms. Tailored for older students, these workshops focus on refining technique, understanding the cultural context, and encouraging self-expression.
Our skilled and highly experienced team of West African dancers will immerse your students in the tapestry of West African dance, featuring energetic and celebratory dances from Sene-Gambia, Guinea, or Ghana.
From high-energy introductions to authentic and dynamic sessions, our workshops cater to all ages and skill levels. The perfect way to get fit while having so much fun you don’t notice!
Explore the lively rhythms, intricate footwork, and spirited expressions that make West African dance an unforgettable experience.
Dance works best when mixed with a live drummer to support the action but it can work as a stand alone activity…
With Dance it is possible for us to work with much larger groups at one time, making it a cost effective option for larger schools. Let us know what you would like and we will work hard to achieve it.
A dance style in which every movement tells a story – used to both venerate and destroy kings
The dance is taught on a clock system and is accessible to much younger children.
Professional dancers to take your students out of their comfort zone and into a whole new genre.
Teaching not just dance moves, but the context and history behind these dance moves and working with students to choreograph their own piece.
Mixed activity day
This dance style uses large and balletic movements which are easy to follow and a real work out!
It works well with a drummer to support as the movement changes in response to the drum. However your dancer can replicate this with voice calls if necessary.
Recreate animals and daily movements from washing to collecting water from the river.
Everyone can dance
We like to ensure that all of our activities are fully accessible. we are happy to work with students with limited mobility and can adapt the dance to suit your needs. Also if anyone still thinks ‘boys won’t dance’ we are always delighted to prove them wrong.
Dance workshops the details
How do we timetable?
Our team will work with you to get the best outcome to reach your objectives.
With dance we can work with 8 separate classes a day or we can work intensively with one class.
How many students?
How long is a class?
With dance we often work on shorter sessions which with larger class sizes can make it a great solution for big schools. We will schedule breaks and ask that water is on hand.
Can we mix activities?
What do you need?
How much is it?
All our school workshops aim to introduce positive views of Africa and challenge stereotypes. Activities are unifying, adapting to the differing abilities of those within the group.
We are deeply proud of the service we provide
“The Year 6’s at our school had a brilliant day with Kwame! They took part in art, drumming and dance sessions. Every child went home beaming and excited to tell their parents about the activities they did.“
“The children were inspired by his knowledge and energy. The activities were engaging and the children enjoyed each one with the diversity and fun that they offered, they did not stop smiling!
“Keep it up – as a teacher I have never gone home feeling so inspired and thankful.”