Aside from our weekly street Dance Classes, Dance Challenge works in Schools to support their curriculum programme, PE lessons and in the Outreach.
Previously we have choreographed routines based on Egyptians, Fairy Tales, Around The World and World War One.
This enables the pupils to connect their academic work in a physical way and gets them to think more of their work in a new approach.
We have proven to be very successful and popular in our schools and we will continue to work in our schools in this approach.
Aside from the curriculum program we help our schools out with the choreography for their School Plays and Leavers Assemblies.
Together we have worked on shows including, Sleeping Beauty and Robin Hood.
In the Outreach….
In 2015 Dance Challenge took one of Our Schools – Cranham Primary, to perform at Chance2Dance at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
The selected 20 dancers worked with Steve throughout the academic year to prepare for this event, they had 2 routines to get stage ready and confident.
The pupils specially designed their own costumes, and wrote their own raps. Cranham Primary School were the first school to ever perform at this event. They will be repeating this success in June 2016.
Here is what the Principal from Cranham said –
“Steve has been an Inspiration to the pupils at Cranham. Pupils have been motivated to attend clubs inside and outside of school as a result of Steve’s input. The crowning glory for our street dancers, was their performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of Dance Challenge – It was Brilliant!”
- Mr G Morgan – Head Teacher – Cranham Primary School
As mentioned above, working heavily in schools and creating routines with the pupils gives us the Opportunity to enter schools in Worcestershire Schools Dance Festivals.
In 2015 we took pupils from Year 3 at Inkberrow First School to perform at the Number 8 Theatre in Pershore Dance Festival. They routine was based on Cops and Robbers.
In June 2016 we will be taking this year’s year 3 students to perform at the Palace Theatre in Redditch as part of the Just for Fun Dance Festivals. Their routine is based on the theme of Shadows and has taken huge inspiration from Peter Pan.
We are very excited to perform at this event.