Dance and Theatre

A place of belonging

Forming friendships through dance. As professionals, we can recognise that young people in today’s society face multiple pressures, many of which are pushed by expectations, the idea of fitting into a social norm, or mirroring what is around you. The desire to fit into a social group or friendship circle may tempt even us adults to wear a mask in the hope…

Understanding the physical benefits of dance

Promoting positive physical activity for young people Dance, like any sport, is a valuable way to increase a young person’s level of physical activity, and with that comes many health benefits. Within my dissertation study (The Impact of delivering dance through youth work programmes), I had the opportunity to explore this in more depth and gain a broader vision of the impact…

More than just a dance class

An introduction to my dissertation research… A dissertation for any University student, marks the beginning of the end, this was it, the submission that would see me qualify! Three years of building my knowledge and development, all down to this. And to be able to write 10,000 words about one topic and for it to have such importance in my degree, you…

Dancing through lockdown-Junior member Activities

Who says quarantine has to be lame? No studio? NO PROBLEM! The world is your stage. Below is a list of dance and music-based activities we’ve created to keep young dancers and creators busy during these strange times. Fun and games DANCE- Word search (Suitable for ages 7-10 years) Dance Dice- (Suitable for ages 5-8)– With parental supervision Movement Dice- (Suitable for…