Our Lockdown Digital Dance Programme for Early Years and Primary Children
In June and July 2020 when the UK was in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, 27 schools and over 100 children schooled at home signed up to our weekly digital dance programme.
Two dances for EYFS and KS1 and KS2 were choreographed by professional artists Jodie Stus and Mark Anderson of InfuseDANCE and shared with just under a thousand young people over 4 weeks. At the end of the project the youngsters who had taken part had the option to be filmed performing the material and included in a final film which premiered in August 2020.
New Horizons – “Children Dancing in Lockdown” Released August 2020
Film maker: Mark Anderson – Infuse Dance
Jodie is an experienced, West Midlands based Community Dance Practitioner Working with Children and Adults for over 16 years. Graduating from Coventry University with BA (HONS) Dance and Professional Practice, Jodie has lived, breathed, and helped shape Community Dance in the West Midlands.
Working in many areas of the Arts; Dance Teacher, Performer, Coordinator, Manager of Arts Projects. Jodie has been working for Black Country Dance Hub (BCDH) since 2013 and has developed a fantastic relationship with the Education and Arts sector of the Black Country and beyond.
The company delivers education and dance performance work both nationally and internationally in Contemporary and Physical Theatre techniques and works with participants from beginner to professional standard in a wide range of settings, as diverse as Schools to Prisons.
Mark is also an experienced dance photographer and filmmaker creating both photo exhibitions and film screenings across the UK.