Work in schools
Greenwich Dance works closely with schools in Royal Greenwich, providing tailor-made projects to meet the needs of the school and enhance learning across the curriculum at all Key Stages. All our dance artists are highly experienced professionals and DBS checked. These projects manifest themselves in a number of ways, detailed below are some of the most current programmes running in the Borough.
“Dance is a vehicle for creativity and expression that the children cannot access in other areas of the curriculum or life.”
Jamie Olney, Sherington Primary School
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.
After School Dance Clubs
Greenwich Dance works with several primary schools across the borough to provide after school dance clubs in a variety of different dance styles, such as street dance and creative contemporary dance.
Greenwich Dance offers SEN schools opportunities to participate in dance projects helping to improve health, life skills and communication skills through high quality dance delivery.
Greenwich Dance delivers innovative, bespoke education projects. In 2012 we collaborated with the National Maritime Museum, Trinity Laban and Ravensbourne College for a project called Making Waves, that saw over 140 primary and secondary school children across the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham collaborate on a dance and music project inspired by the National Maritime Museum collections and core values of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"Greenwich Dance is a fantastic organisation to work with, I am always impressed with the quality, expertise and creativity of the offer to Royal Greenwich schools. Their expertise and delivery of training for primary school teachers is excellent. Teachers and school staff benefit greatly from their expertise. Increased teacher confidence and understanding of the dance and creative curriculum is always positively impacted upon after any Greenwich Dance course."
Michelle Moore, Head of Partnerships and Development, Children's Services, Royal Borough of Greenwich