Outreach

There is much evidence that dance can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Delivered by experienced professionals with a clear intention, dance has the potential to improve well being, both psychologically and physically.

OUTREACH IN THE COMMUNITY: I am looking to work with partners who share my vision – schools, theatres, day centres, housing trusts, health services and the local council. By joining forces we can share our knowledge, resources and experience and work together to create opportunities on the island for people of all ages and backgrounds, to have access to dance and all it has to offer.

OUTREACH IN SCHOOLS: For schools I have created a one day dance workshop inspired by ‘Under Julia’s Spell’ introducing Isle of Wight pupils to local hero, Julia Margaret Cameron.  I can create bespoke workshops too, which not only introduce pupils to dance and choreography, but also make links to other areas of the curriculum such as history, art and literature.

I also offer DRAMA WORKSHOPS for primary and secondary schools in particular a workshop that helps pupils understand and explore literary texts in a fun and physical way.

CPD is on offer too. With over 20 years of experience of teaching in schools and colleges, I can deliver dance workshops to primary teachers and non specialist secondary teachers providing staff with some key tools to help them deliver imaginative and progressive dance lessons and show them the potential for cross-curricular learning through dance.

I offer twilight/a half day session in ‘Drama – a practical approach to delivering Shakespeare’.  This will provide teachers with a practical approach for teaching Shakespeare to children and young people and can be adapted to suit KS2/3 or 4 teachers.

I am currently a Lift the Lid artist/trainer for Quay Arts.

INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECTS

Dance brings people together and is the perfect medium to get people of all ages working together and communicating ideas.  Stereotypes are broken down and relationships are formed.  Here I am working with the Isle of Wight College Performing Arts Students and DanceMakers in a celebrating age project, 2018.  The participants were aged between 14-84!  A lot of fun was had by all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I OFFER ‘CREATIVE WRITING FOR WELLBEING’ COURSES, TOO. 

 

I have recently worked with/or delivered workshops for:

Isle of Wight Council’s Adult and Community Learning department
Independent Arts
Quay Arts
QuayCrafts
Paul Windridge
Dimbola Museums and Galleries
Sandy Kealty
Trinity Stars Youth Theatre
Haylands Farm
New Avenues Group
ACE7
Dimbola Museums and Galleries
Trinity Stars Youth Theatre
Yarmouth, Carisbrooke, Freshwater and Freshwater Bay WI societies

If you’d like to discuss a special project for your group or organisation, please call or contact me.