Dance

Here at Pro-Vision we are offering an exciting informative British culture dance day! This will be an action packed day for all involved. British culture is important in the lives of all young students. It will open their eyes to the history, beliefs and way of life of other British cultures. We have a professional dance team which will provide the service at your school. They will organise a routine to represent each British culture. Then your practised routine can be performed to the school in an assembly at the end of the day.

Morris dance: This is an English folk dance accompanied by music, based on rhythmic stepping and choreographed figures by using a group of dancers. The earliest known and surviving English written mention of the Morris dance is dated back to 1448. Irish step-dance: This is a style of dance originated from Ireland and the tradition of Irish dance. It can be performed solo or in groups. The Irish step dance originated in the mid 1800’s.

Welsh folk dance: This dance originates from the 18th and 19th century. In 1949, the Welsh folk dance society was formed with the aim of promoting and resurrecting the old dances.

Scotland highland dance: This is a competitive solo dance developed in the Scottish highlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They would perform this dance at public events such as the highland games.

Each dance will be accompanied with interesting information about that culture and dance. A rota will be created for each group, then cultural dances assigned to each team. This will be a fun day of learning for all involved!

Dance Activities

New Workshops

Primary schools– we can use both theory and practical elements; for example with key stage topics such as space, we could use a book for the theory such as ‘aliens love underpants’ by reading the book to children and then develop the understanding of this through dance moves. In this way we are telling the story “in motion” using different body language and feelings to represent different parts of the book.

Secondary  school  workshops–  These  can  be  based  on  both  theory  and practical  elements.  For  example,  around  Christmas  time  we  could  do  ‘A Christmas  Carol’  based  on  the  Charles  Dickens  book  and  film. This teaches about respect for others and how different social classes live differently. We could  examine  this  using  theory  about  the  book  and  film,  and  then  work towards a performance using drama and dance. Drama/ singing/ dance- This is called musical theatre where you incorporate all three subjects. It is similar to the above where you pick a topic to work alongside. Primary schools may pick a short story or a relevant script they have been working on in class. Secondary schools might be concentrating on a topic such as Romeo and Juliet that could be used as the story acted out in a play including dancing, singing and drama. This wouldn’t include as much theory but it would help enhance speech and language and further understanding of the topic.

Celebrations for schools– we could work alongside different religions and celebrations. For example Diwali [Divarli] in RE we would incorporate this into dancing and show different cultures with a Bollywood style for this particular religion.

PPA sessions or PE sessions  –  We can  work in any of the above and include them into any PPA sessions, PE sessions or others. Children can be taught different styles of dance such as ballet, tap, modern, jazz, culture, country, zumba, yoga, drama, freestyle or any other styles which may be required.

We  can  also  put  the  children  through  exam  sessions,  where  we  teach  a subject/theme and the work required for this. We have a qualified examiner working with us who would come into the school, examine the children on their work and if successful the child would receive a certificate and a medal as a reward for their achievements.

Drama/ singing/ dance– This is called musical theatre where you incorporate all three subjects. It is similar to the above where you pick a topic to work alongside. Primary schools may pick a short story or a relevant script they have been working on in class. Secondary schools might be concentrating on a topic such as Romeo and Juliet that could be used as the story acted out in a play including dancing, singing and drama. This wouldn’t include as much theory but it would help enhance speech and language and further understanding of the topic.

Training of teachers within schools– We are fully qualified to teach and train teachers who might be interested in learning dance themselves so they can teach it to their classes or include it as part of their curriculum. Full practical training is given alongside theory with teaching techniques and guidance as standard.

*We can cater for any schools that have special needs children through a set syllabus for this too. Training of teachers within schools- We are fully qualified to teach and train teachers who might be interested in learning dance themselves so they can teach it to their classes or include it as part of their curriculum. Full practical training is given alongside theory with teaching techniques and guidance as standard. The above are only examples as we can adapt this to any topic that children are learning in class or at certain times-for example Halloween, Easter and Summer holidays when there is usually a book or film which is education based.