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Dance Directions

The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is offering a new programme for primary schools called Dance Directions, supporting schools to deliver dance in the curriculum, improving the quality of PE, raising achievement and encouraging more pupils to take part in physical activity.

Taught by specialist dance teachers from Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban, Dance Directions will help to fulfil the requirements for the PE and Sports premium funding. Dance Directions will support schools’ aims for all pupils to be physically literate, with knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity.

The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is a leading model of collaboration between a key British arts organisation and an internationally respected higher education institution.

Dance Directions offers:

  • Professional development for primary school teachers to increase confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching dance as part of PE.
  • Curriculum dance projects helping to raise the profile of dance across the school as a tool for whole school improvement. By working alongside classroom teachers, our specialist dance teachers can improve the quality of your PE curriculum offer.
  • A bespoke programme of professional development and curriculum projects to suit your school’s individual needs.

For details including costs, contact Caron Loudy at Greenwich Dance at caron@greenwichdance.org.uk or 020 8293 9741.

Resources

Youth Dance England and The Programme Board: Children and Young People’s Dance, have worked with the Department for Education to ensure that schools have information on how to access high quality dance.

Through The Coaching in Primary Schools' portal, schools can now get advice on where to find a dance artist/practitioner to work with pupils and/or teachers and also information on how to identify high quality dance teaching. This information will help schools deliver programmes funded through the PE & Sport Premium as well as being useful to any school or organisation that wants to develop dance in and beyond the curriculum.

A young participant enjoying dancing
Photo by Richard Hubert Smith