Bringing Books to Life dance workshops in Scotland
Mon 16 - Fri 20 May 2016
Dance and movement inspired by books - differentiated for each year group
Our choreographer will work with each class, developing responses to the books through language, movement and dance. Schools can choose a mixture of workshops covering up to three books with up to seven classes in the same day at no extra cost.
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 themselves and to their teacher.
For P1 to P3:
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
by Eric Carle
For P1 to P7 (differentiated by age):
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
by Maurice Sendak
MAN ON THE MOON
by Simon Bartram
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Roald Dahl
For P4 to P7:
by David Walliams
We recommend that fewer books each day is better.
To get the best out of our visit the children should be familiar with the books in advance. This is particularly the case with the longer books where we wish to avoid spending time explaining the plot.
What you need to know
Workshop leader: A West End dancer and choreographer experienced in working with children
Topics: Literacy, storytelling through movement, responding to stimuli, creation of simple dances, expressing feelings
Age range: P1 to P7 (with Nursery versions of Where The Wild Things Are and The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
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.
Typical schedule: A full day typically comprises either an assembly followed by six class by class workshops, or seven class by class workshops with no assembly. We recommend including the assembly as it is a fantastic shared start to a special and memorable day.