Bringing Books to Life: Dance Workshops

World Book Fortnight 2020


Dance and movement workshops inspired by books

We have special arrangements for the period 24 February to 13 March 2020 to ensure that we can deliver high quality visits to many schools around World Book Day, Thursday 5 March 2020.

Our choreographer will work with each class, developing responses to the books through language, movement and dance.

The children will be inspired to use their imaginations as they explore the chosen book in a new and vibrant way. We use a range of techniques and music, and differentiate each session to suit the interests and age of the children.

Each workshop concludes with a performance moment, when the children perform aspects of their work to each other and to their teacher.

Learning Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of the chosen story by recreating the narrative from start to finish. 

  • To gain confidence in physical literacy and explore how physical vocabulary can express emotion.

  • To develop creative ownership and the imagination by working alongside a professional dancer-choreographer.

  • To collaborate with classmates by creating a shared retelling of the story.

Book Titles Available for World Book Day 2020:

For options throughout the year click here.
Title Author Nursery EYFS KS1 KS2
The Troll Julia Donaldson X X X
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak X X X X
The Lorax Dr. Seuss X X X
The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl X X X
Coraline Neil Gaiman X


In one school day a professional West End dancer/choreographer can lead up to seven sessions of up to 30 children from Reception to Year 6.


Storytelling through movement, responding to stimuli, creation of simple dances, expressing feelings.


All in your school hall!

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