Using dance to teach religious education is a great way to open up a subject. We link different religions to their traditional dances from around the world.
In the dance workshops we will give an outline of the religious festival and any stories linked to it. We explain the rituals and customs, as well as how dance is used in that festival, and the significance of it. This gives a rounded learning experience for the participants.
Music, costumes and props
We will play traditional music and where possible your teacher will wear a dance ‘costume’ to link in with the style of dance/country it’s from. We will also show some props (if possible), linking to the certain religion.
Some of the religions or religious festivals we can teach for you are listed below, along with the dance style we would teach:
Nirvana and Wesak – Thai dance or Indian dance workshops
Diwali and Holi – Indian dance workshops
Passover, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur – Israeli dance workshops
Ramadan, Eid-Ul-Ahda –Egyptian Belly dance, or Indian dance workshops
Vaisakhi, Birthday of Guru Nanak – Indian dance workshops
Lent, Easter, Christmas – Traditional English Country Dances
Chinese new Year:
Or please get in touch if you have another religious topic you’d like us to cover, as i’m sure we can teach a dance workshop to compliment it.