We’re grateful to Schools who give us feedback about Participate workshops we offer, as this helps inform our work. Here are some comments from children and teachers who participated in Dance workshops with Slanjayvah Danza workshops in May. Jen Wren and Lowenna Hosken worked at Shap and Appleby Primary Schools in Cumbria, Middleton in Teesdale Primary School, County Durham and Allendale Primary School in Northumberland. The workshops reached over 100 KS1 and 2 children, in rural primary schools.
“The children most enjoyed the style of dance and the way the dance incorporated telling a story. They also loved the chance to do some freestyle dancing within the dance which showed their individual personalities.”
“Lots of smiles throughout the session.”
“Confidence grew both with the dance and with trying elements of new languages related to the dance.”
“Children had the chance to work on coordination and rhythm with some of the moves.”
“The quality of the teaching and the interaction with the children was excellent.”
“The children enjoyed the opportunity to try something new with an expert.”
“Many children have asked if they can do it again this (the following) week, or in PE sessions.”