“When I dance I learn how to put my imagination into a movement… It helps me learn how to bring out my potential, how to work as a team and how to be brave about dance” - Year 5 Pupil, Reay School
Siobhan Davies Dance works to advance dance and choreography. Our Primary Programme has been delivering experiential learning through dance in schools since 2008.
Experience It is our programme of movement workshops delivered directly to and with students in schools. We work with you to provide bespoke programmes of workshops on specific curriculum topics to enhance students’ learning through movement and choreography. The programme is suitable for all ages, from Nursery to Year 6, adding to an enriched creative curriculum. Experience It provides termly cover for PPA. For more information on what Experience it looks like click here.
Example project: a six-week Experience It project for 2 class groups being taught for an hour each on the same morning / afternoon
We are currently offering discounted introductory rates on our Experience It programme. Click here for more details.
Extend It is our programme of Teacher Professional Development workshops, ideal for staff meetings, NQT training, INSET days and ongoing CPD. Our professional development workshops give teachers a practical understanding of how to integrate dance and choreography into curriculum teaching through accessible tips and activities. Teacher’s resource packs and lesson planning documents are included.
“Learning about and through dance has brought the curriculum alive for both the children and teachers and continues to inspire many new projects.” - Teacher at West Oxford Primary School
Starting with a simple idea or stimulus we support participants – children or teachers – to create movement by observing, listening and experiencing. There are no taught steps. Through the experience and skill of our Artist Facilitators and their application of our creative methodology, participants learn to develop and structure movement and connect their learning to school subjects and beyond.
“The project has had a real impact on the children’s learning about dance, and about other subjects including science and maths. Their learning has surpassed the curriculum markers. Now I’ve begun to teach science and maths through dance!” - Teacher at Reay Primary School
Find out more about the impact of our programme here.
To speak to a member of SDD staff regarding our Primary School Programme please contact Nancy on 0207 091 9650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“It was honestly one of the best CPD experiences I have ever had in 10 years of teaching” - Teacher, Birchfields Primary School