We can start our day with you with a 15min school assembly.
- Telling the children what they will be doing throughout the day in the workshops
- Some background about the style of dance you have chosen and it’s history
- Showing props and costumes relating to that dance style (where appropriate)
- Short demo from your dance teacher of the style of dance
Or alternatively we can finish the day with an assembly. The classes who have had a workshop can do a short performance to the rest of the school, or even to parents. They would need at least 30mins for this, and each of their dance workshops would need to be at least 40mins long.
An assembly gives the children who were not able to take part in a workshop a chance to see what the others have been up to. They get to experience the music and dance through watching the performance, and will feel inspired to dance themselves.
At Zest we really think that performance is important, whether it be at the end of the class in small groups, or as a whole class in assembly.
An informal performance is great as it gives the participants something to work towards in their sessions. They feel a great sense of personal achievement, and are proud to show their dances to others.
Or you could film the dance at the end of the workshop. You can send this to parents, show it at an assembly, or simply watch it back in class. It’s great to see how everyone is getting on, and it’s hard to see if you are dancing at the time!
We teach a wide range of styles which you can choose from. Have a look at the Dance Styles page if you are not sure what style to go for….
School Play/Leavers Assembly
We could even help choreograph a school play, or work with Year 6 to make their leavers assembly one to remember!
Inset Sessions for teachers
At Zest we are frequently asked by teachers for help in teaching dance lessons as they are often not given much training in this area.
Our sessions usually happen after school for teachers, or at a time that is convenient for everyone. The sessions focus on how to deliver dance workshops for each different Key Stage.
We leave you with teaching material, notes and music to help. You are given you a practical lesson in dance and how to break it all down to teach the children. Or we can show you how to begin even thinking about a topic in dance terms.
We know lots of teachers find it really hard to teach this subject, and we want to make it easier for you. Please contact us for more details on inset sessions.
Get in touch!
For information on all of our workshop and prices, please go to the dance workshop prices page or contact us for a specific quote.