CPD Masterclass:
Exploring Children’s Books Through Dance

Primary School CPD Dance

Join us for an evening of CPD developing techniques to build confidence in exploring children’s books through dance with primary school children.


Storytelling through dance can be a fantastic way of sparking children’s imaginations, bringing fictional lands and inventive characters to life. 

‘Exploring Children’s Books Through Dance’ is a hands-on session equipping teachers with a toolkit of dance techniques. Learn methods for developing perspective on character and setting, as well as physical storytelling, which can be used with primary school children from Reception to Year Six. 


The Masterclass, led by our Creative Director, will be a practical exploration of the topic, equipping you with a variety of activities for approaching the subject with 4-11 year olds. You will be given ideas to take you and your class right through from warm up to performance exploring your favourite book. Activities covered include:

  • Warming up for a dance class - breaking down inhibitions.

  • Sparking creativity - ways to generate original ideas.

  • Exploring the story physically - moving through environments and embodying characters.

  • Creating a sequence - choreographic techniques for bringing your book to life!

Following this there will be a Q&A and discussion. And the evening has plenty of opportunities to network with other teachers and our creative team.


Attendees will come away with:

  • A set of tools for approaching creative topics with primary school children

  • Confidence in leading creative activities

  • Knowledge of how to use performing arts activities as a stimulus for cross-curricular activity (such as PE or creative writing)

  • A resource pack containing handy notes about what was covered in the Masterclass

  • A certificate of completion

Practical information:

Monday 18th March
4pm, for a 4:15pm start

St Peter's London Docks Primary School, Wapping

£20 per person

This masterclass was so inspiring. I loved all the tips and tricks provided to help engage students of all ages. I will definitely incorporate these techniques in my teaching going forward.
— Reception Teacher, Forest Hill Academy, 2018

Cost: £20 per person - after you complete the session you will receive a discount voucher for a West End in Schools workshop in your school*.

When: Monday 18th March 2019, (4pm to 6pm)

Where: St Peter's London Docks,
Garnet Street,

Getting Here: The school is a one minute walk from Wapping overground station or ten minutes walking from Shadwell for overground and DLR lines.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please call Katie on 020 7395 7520.

You can also email office@westendinschools.org.uk.

*You can choose from either a £100 discount on a workshop for your whole school, or a £50 discount for sessions with select classes.

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