Creative INSET — Dancing every day in the classroom ← Workshops ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Wed 3 Jun 2020

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Creative INSET: Dancing every day in the classroom
Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9am–3.30pm

Siobhan Davies Studios
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Fidgety pupils? Stationary teaching practise? Reinvigorate your teaching...

This one day Teacher Training Day will enable School Teachers to integrate dance effectively within everyday teaching as a tool to engage and motivate pupils and strengthen curriculum learning.

Teachers will be introduced to an easy to follow, tried and tested inclusive methodology for eliciting pupil’s physical creative responses to a topic, theme or a concept and then structuring these ideas through choreography. Teachers will experience this methodology in practise and its application to different key stages. Through physical activities and discussion teachers will be supported to plan dance activities appropriate to their teaching contexts that enhance and embed pupils’ curriculum learning. Teachers will feel empowered to lead these activities back at their own settings, supported by a take home resource pack.

The day will draw from examples of our work with Charlotte Sharman Primary School, where dance has positively impacted pupil’s learning particularly in language acquisition within literacy, and our Next Choreography course for young people.


Learning outcomes for participating teachers:

Knowledge and understanding of using dance within everyday curriculum teaching including;

  • how to plan and facilitate creative, physical movement activities linked to curriculum learning
  • how to elicit children’s creative responses, empowering and engaging pupils
  • how to stretch and challenge the complexity and depth of pupils’ creative work and their analytical appreciation skills.
  • how to compose pupil’s creative work into choreography, and support pupils’ agency within this process.


Suitable for

This event is suitable for teachers and teaching assistants working in London schools, from all disciplines, Key Stages and educational settings, with an interest in creative learning. We regret that this session is not open to colleagues from cultural organisations or freelancers working with schools.

Venue info

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
T +44 (0)20 7091 9650