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DANCE IN SCHOOLS

Ludus Dance in here to support and provide dance programmes within all types of education settings.

We lead quality sessions that are inclusive and engaging - putting children’s enjoyment and participation at the heart of our practice.
Ludus Dance's Early Years specialist dance artists are experienced in leading creative play and movement, linked to their natural learning and development stages, and can create quality workshops for the children at your setting.
With children under 5, we've found that a series of workshops allows children to become familiar with the dance artist and build confidence, thereby allowing the best opportunity for long-term skills development. However, we can also provide individual sessions to suit your requirements.
We facilitate fun, active and creative sessions, working to a particular theme, topic or stimulus, encouraging children or families to play together and simply indulge in the joy of movement and dance.

We can help your primary school deliver a high quality dance experience to KS1 and KS2 - either within school hours or as part of your after-school provision.

To meet your objectives, budget and time requirements, this can range from single workshops to one-off projects or longer-term programmes. Workshops can be linked to the curriculum and to specific topics - such as the environment, around the world, animals, seasons, the weather – or they can support school events and celebrations - such as Arts Week, school productions or anniversaries.

Our 'Shake Up' after-school activity programme is a fun, engaging and informative dance and health intervention programme - promoting healthy lifestyle habits, talking childhood obesity and building physical literacy amongst children of primary school age. Participation fees are heavily subsidised by Ludus Dance and could be either further subsidised / funded by the school, via Pupil Premium or Sports Premium budgets, or through a nominal weekly fee.

We also have a Primary Dance Teacher Development Programme, which combines CPD, mentoring and off-the-shelf or newly developed lesson plans.

Prior to carrying out any project work, we will meet with you to discuss your needs and can also support you in applying for funds to allow the project to take place.

Whether its supporting GCSE Dance delivery or a designing a one-off project, Ludus Dance can help you.

Our experienced dance development team will work with you to create something special that meets your budget and time restrictions, as well as supporting curricular outcomes or addressing particular subject areas, such as citizenship.

Activities can be linked to various dance styles including contemporary technique, street dance, contact work or world dance.

If you have a specific celebration or event to plan - such as Arts Week or a school production - we can support you in this by running workshops or by delivering choreography. We also offer the opportunity for students to gain their Arts Award with our experienced advisors.

We offer teacher development options for projects and choreography at GCSE, AS/A Level and BTEC Dance, working with you to develop teaching tools and lesson plans.

In addition to the above, we can help you to identify and apply for funding from organisations such as Big Lottery Fund or Sport England, that will allow your project to take place.

Ludus Dance has a long history of working with emerging artists and students undergoing dance training, either to complement their studies or to provide them with training for life as a portfolio artist.

Our experienced team can deliver short courses direct to students in specific areas of dance, such as technique, improvisation and contact, or to deliver a performance project

We also offer shadowing and placement schemes allow students to experience work based learning. Placements can be short or long term and can focus on delivery of dance in the community, administration, marketing, project management or a combination of all areas.

To reflect the ever changing nature of the dance industry, Ludus Dance does not have ready made projects for further and higher education sector. We prefer instead to work with you to develop a programme that is unique to your students and offers them a high quality experience that best prepares them for professional life.

Talk to the Ludus Dance Team today about how we can deliver Dance in Education for you!

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LUDUS CONTACT:

Vicky Frayard

Creative Programme Manager

Vicky's responsibilities include managing Lancashire Youth Dance Festival as well as a range of health and educational projects across the North West. Need to chat? Get in touch:
Email: vicky.frayard@ludusdance.org

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