EDUCATION

We offer schools a range of Dance Workshop options for all ages

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E.Y.F.S. Digital Dance Workshops

Based on curriculum themes/ topics e.g. “Mini Beasts”. The sessions are designed for your school and delivered weekly via Zoom at a time agreed to support your time-table. A typical workshop would include Warm-Up, Creative Choreography & Cool Down.

The programme would be 5 weeks  x 40 minutes 

Key Stage 1 Digital Dance Workshops

Based on curriculum themes/ topics e.g. “Carnival of the Animals” or linked to the PE National Curriculum. The sessions are designed for your school and delivered weekly via Zoom at a time agreed to support your time-table. A typical workshop would include Warm-Up, Creative Choreography & Cool Down.

The programme would be 5 weeks  x 50 minutes building up to a completed dance

Key Stage 2 Digital Dance Workshops

Based on curriculum themes/ topics e.g. “The Vikings ” or linked to the PE National Curriculum. The sessions are designed for your school and delivered weekly via Zoom at a time agreed to support your time-table. A typical workshop would include Warm-Up, Creative Choreography & Cool Down building up to a completed dance.

The programme would be 5 weeks  x 60 minutes 

Key Stage 3 Digital Dance Workshops

Based on the Dance curriculum, a specific style e.g. Street Dance or linked to the PE National Curriculum. The sessions are designed for your school and delivered weekly via Zoom at a time agreed to support your time-table. A typical workshop would include Warm-Up, Creative Choreography & Cool Down building up to a completed Dance.

The programme would be 5/6 weeks  x 60 minutes 

Key Stage 4 Digital Dance Workshops

Based on the Dance curriculum for G.C.S.E. / BTEC.

The sessions are designed for your school / college and delivered weekly via Zoom at a time agreed to support your time-table. 

Workshops for GCSE and BTEC Dance students in choreography and performance units, focusing on technique, performance skills and solo, duo or group compositions.

The programme would be designed around each school’s needs  typically  6 weeks  x 60 minutes to choreography a complete dance

ALL KEY STAGES – Digital Dance Workshops     

Choreographing a dance for a Performance or Festival

The sessions are designed for your school / college and delivered weekly via Zoom at a time agreed to support your time-table.
A dance piece can be choreographed in 5/6 x 1 hour sessions

After School  – Digital Dance Workshops     

The sessions are designed for your school and delivered weekly via Zoom after school for 45 – 60 minutes over a half-term or full term.

ALL OF THE ABOVE PROJECTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE WORKING FACE TO FACE WITH YOUR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCHOOL

Dance Festivals

BCDH host 2 Annual Dance Festivals at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre 

May – June Dance Festival Week

Early Years – Year 6 can participate in a 4 day Festival of Workshops and Performances. 

All Early Years – Year 6 participants work with a BCDH Artist to create a Mass Dance Performance during the morning of each day.

The Mass Dance Performances open and close each Festival Day Performance.

Each school also performs their own dances as part of a Afternoon Festival 2.15pm each day 

High Schools and Colleges can also perform as part of the Afternoon Festival 

Schools, Colleges, Universities & Community Dance Festival 

November 2021 7.30pm

An evening of Dance Performance for Children & Young People, Community Dance Companies and Contemporary Companies of all ages from different parts of the community across the Black Country and wider West Midlands

Arts Award

BCDH is a registered Arts Award Centre and works with schools to help deliver Arts Award linked to our Dance in Education Projects.

Sports Premium

BCDH can advise schools how to use your School Sports Premium effectively.

WE can create bespoke workshops or projects to help schools and children supported through Pupil Premium, or you select a Ready Made Workshop options from our menu of key stages and or curriculum based projects.

School Sports Premium

All Primary Schools receive Sport Premium funding from the Government to enhance the PE Curriculum and make sustainable improvements to the quality of their PE and Sport Offer.

Funding is based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 – from 5 to 10 years old

BCDH can help enhance your school’s existing PE offer

Examples of how your school could use Sports Premium funding for Dance by engaging a BCDH Specialist Dance Artist/Teacher to:-

  • Deliver your school’s Dance curriculum linked to a theme or topic
  • Deliver Dance as part of the PE National Curriculum, this will also provide your teachers with CPD and enable them to observe and assess students effectively
  • Introduce Dance into your school to engage all students including
    those traditionally less motivated through sport
  • Deliver after school clubs
  • Deliver an INSET day or CPD session to provide staff with training
    and resources to help them teach dance more effectively as part
    of the school PE and sport offer
  • Choreograph a Dance Performance for the BCDH Festival or
    School Event or Performance

Using Pupil Premium Effectively

We understand the ways in which dance can release creativity and confidence in children and young people and we have identified a menu of workshops linked directly to the curriculum to offer complementary learning activity to classroom based work.

BCDH Dance Teachers & Artists use a variety of learning approaches using collaborative ,social and emotional learning, identified by the Education Endowment Foundation to help teachers and schools use the Pupil Premium effectively and to support disadvantaged pupils.

BCDH can devise and deliver bespoke curriculum projects and workshops to support schools and children through Pupil Premium

BCDH also has a menu of Dance Workshops & Curriculum Projects at each Key Stage that will effectively enhance the PE curriculum

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Contact Us 

If you want to find out more about our Dance projects in Education contact 

Maggie Lewis (Director)
maggie@blackcountrydance.com

Jodie Stus (Coordinator)
jodiestus@blackcountrydance.com

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BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG

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