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Dance workshop: Poetry in Motion

The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear*

What a frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Our Lewis Carroll-inspired dance workshop will give your school a great day to remember as we join with the children to bring The Jabberwocky to life.

The children will gyre and gimble in the hall before they go galumphing back to class - with new found confidence in both movement and language and with memories they will cherish.

Consider the new understanding they will have gained from exploring and physically interpreting Carroll's famous language. The children's fear of complex (and nonsensical!) vocabulary will diminish and they will develop their ability to interpret words by looking at context and to express themselves through movement and dance.

Above all the children will use their imaginations as they work in a team and use the rhythm and sounds of the words to inspire and select movements!

With KS2 classes we use the classic Kenneth Williams recording of the poem with music from Carnival of the Animals, whereas for KS1 we use the Sesame Street music with a narration by Big Bird!

Led by one of our talented West End in Schools choreographers these class by class workshops will be a day your children will never forget!

*New for October 2018:

The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

Let us know in the enquiry form if you would like this option!

We are delighted with how well the West End in Schools dance workshops went. The choreographer was hugely engaging and had the children were captivated right through from the initial introduction. The workshops were very well structured and extremely lively. All the children thoroughly enjoyed participating and benefited hugely from taking part.
— Head of KS2, Norfolk House School

Workshop leader: A West End dancer and choreographer experienced in working with children

Topics: Communicating ideas through movement, basic performance skills, responding to music, creation of simple dances.

Age range: KS1 and KS2

Location: In your school hall

Group size: Up to 30 children per class, 6 or 7 classes per day. Larger schools may need multiple days.