Here at For Schools LTD we have been providing schools across the uK with fun, alternative and educational workshops since 1991. find out what we can do for your school today!
   
   

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS
  • Dance
  • Cultural
  • Music
  • Alternative
  • Art
  • Health & Fitness
  • Theatre
street dance workshops  

STREET DANCE - Street dance constantly evolves and is always changing; it never goes out of fashion. Your pupils want to take part in the style of dance they see on TV and in music videos. There is no better way to do this than by using For Schools ltd. Our teachers work and perform in various roles throughout the industry. They are enthusiastic, experienced, dedicated and will deliver the latest choreography to your school.

 

hip hop workshops  

HIP HOP - Hip Hop dancing combines some basic break dance moves with urban street dance and African cultural dances; it’s a fantastic way to keep fit and stimulates the participant’s minds as they learn and remember complex sequences. Artists such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Usher use hip hop choreography in their music videos. This has created a huge youth following and inspires students with a willingness to take part. Hip Hop’s growing popularity makes this style extremely popular with pupils of all ages. For many leading artists hip hop is not just a dance form but a way of life.

For Schools provide accomplished and experienced teachers whose enthusiasm motivates pupils to succeed. Pupils’ accomplishments in our sessions give a sense of achievement to the class and deliver an enjoyable workshop experience

 

cheer dance  

CHEER DANCE - Initially cheer was only used for supporting sporting events and teams; it has now developed into a sport in its own right. It combines steps from all aspects of dance with acrobatics, songs and rhythmic chants.

For Schools ltd give a unique sense of team work and motivation; with experienced teachers delivering a range of sharp synchronised and dynamic routines. This is perfect for performing at all types of school events. This style is an inclusive form of dance and it is very popular among students for whom traditional sports might not appeal.

 

Ballet Workshops  

BALLET - Most people’s perception of Ballet is that of a little girl in a pink tutu, in actual fact ballet is one of the most technical and demanding dance forms. Professional ballet dancers have great amount of strength as well as elegance and grace. Recent projects such as “ballet Changed my life, Ballet Hoo” (Channel 4) have used the discipline and challenges that ballet provides to build self-esteem, enhance personal development and teaches life skills.

For Schools offers experienced passionate and committed ballet teachers. Our ballet workshops benefit pupils of all ages and abilities.

 

ballroom workshops  

BALLROOM - Ballroom goes back to the late 18th century started as a social and recreational form of dance. Over the years different dances have evolved such as Waltz, Quickstep, foxtrot, Cajun, Hustle, Tango, Argentine Tango, Polka. These dances are still considered social but many competitions and shows now use this flamboyant style of dance. Recently ballroom dance has been in the lime light on a variety of television shows, capturing the flare and elegance of these visually exciting styles. Because of these programmes the popularity for ballroom has risen in the last two years now everyone wants to get involved.

For Schools offer a committed and highly experienced teacher to conduct sessions at your school. We have had a great success with pupil & parent and staff classes, these forms of dance are fun and promote social skills and timing.

 

bollywood workshops  

BOLLYWOOD - In recent years Bollywood has grown in popularity with people of all ages and cultures participating. Bollywood films are full of dancers with glamorous costumes performing elaborate and dynamic dance sequences to songs and music that tell a dramatic story. Bollywood is fusion of various elements such as Bhangra, Pop, r&b and traditional Indian performing arts. Bhangra is the traditional music of Punjab, the north-Indian region whose people have a long history of migration both inside and outside India.

For Schools offer funky and energetic dance classes using both traditional and modern Indian dance techniques. Pupils will benefit from our highly experienced teachers extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for commercial Indian culture and its style of music and dance. It is especially useful for pupils studying this part of the world.

 

boys dance  

BOYS DANCE - There has always been fantastic male dancers such as Wayne sleep, Fred Astair and Michael Flatley. Thanks to celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and usher and the famous story of Billy Elliot, dance has recently become more popular and acceptable for boys. In some of the funk styles and break dance the majority of dancers are male.

For Schools give boys the opportunity to learn to dance as a boy and use their full potential. These workshops give a fantastic opportunity for boys to work with a male teacher fresh from the industry in Contemporary, street, hip hop, Break-dance, robotics, popping, locking, Jazz, and street Jazz.

 

break dance  

BREAK DANCE - Break Dance was very popular in the 80’s as part of youth culture. It has recently made a phenomenal comeback and is popular with children of all ages.Break Dance has a rich history, during our workshops pupils get the chance to discover the past, present and cultural aspects of this dance style.

Break Dance is taught like no other style rather than set routines the pupils are taught technique and individual moves. They can then use these moves to compile their own dance sequence enabling the pupils to express themselves and let there individuality shine through.At the end of Break Dance sessions a circle will be formed and pupils will be able to show their work in an informal way. These sessions by For Schools ltd have proven to be great for confidence, concentration and commitment.

 

contra dance  

CONTEMPORARY - The name "Contemporary Dance" describes a range of techniques and styles used in classes, workshops and dance choreography. Contemporary dance was developed in the early 20th century by artists such as Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham. Contemporary uses ease of movement using the body's natural lines and energy, allowing a greater range and fluidity of movement than many conventional dance techniques. Contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.

For Schools give the pupils a chance to discover new ways to move and input their own ideas and feeling into choreographies as well as giving background and understanding of contemporary dance. These workshops are extremely beneficial and can be used to supplement and enrich the dance curriculum within your school.

 

disco dance  

DISCO - Disco is a form of free style dancing that originated in discos and dance halls in the 70’s. Each routine is defined by the music it is performed to. This gives each piece its own individuality. Disco began with traditional 70s music such as Saturday night fever it has now progressed and can use the latest music from the charts. Disco competitions and examinations are held all over the world and remain popular with pupils of all ages. Many West end shows feature original disco music including: Mamma Mia, Saturday night fever, boogie nights, daddy cool and Oh what a night.

Our disco workshops are very accessible and packed with fun; perfect for pupils of all abilities. Our teachers are versatile and can deliver routines from any era of disco. The session can be styled in an original format to let you step back in time or in the more modern setting to take advantage of the latest developments.

 

gcse dance help  

GCSE DANCE HELP - For Schools ltd offers support in GCSE dance, whether it is a taster session to help pupils decide on taking GCSE dance or a course of sessions on choreography, dance history, a study on a particular choreographer. We can tailor sessions to suit your pupils needs.  

 

house dance  

HOUSE - House dancing is danced to house music. It owes some of its origins to tap dancing without the tap shoes. In fact most of the movements are taken from tap, with many improvised moves. House music has evolved a lot over the last 20 years. It started off in the late 70's and early eighties in Chicago. DJs added a steady drum beat via a drum machine to old disco tracks. Soon after, people started really support this new hybrid music and it became really popular at local Chicago clubs and became known as loft music and eventually house music.

We now find house dancers and competitions running along side breaking and funk style events. There is a shortage of house classes in the UK, but For Schools can offer these style of dance taught at your school or event.

 

jazz dance  

JAZZ - Jazz describes the form of dance used in most shows whether in the theatre, casinos or on board a cruise ships. It first won popular acclaim in the 80’s with musicals such as chorus line, Chicago, flash dance and staying alive it is still a big part of the audition process for many careers in dance.

For Schools will give an insight to the professional dancer’s world whilst teaching the foundations of technique and achieving a satisfying Jazz routine. Jazz is incredibly popular and current Jazz shows on Broadway and the west end include: Chicago, Rent, dancing in the street, Cabaret, West Side Story, Fame, What a Feeling, All that Jazz, A Chorus Line, Grease, Footloose and Fosse

 

latin dance  

LATIN - Latin consists of four main dances: Samba; Rumba; Cha Cha and Paso Doble they originate from Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, and Mexico. Bolero, Conga, Lambada, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Samba, Boss nova, Bachata are all influenced by the four main Latin dances. The basics of Latin are simple and compelling, once you try it, it is very easy to get hooked. Our expert teacher’s encourage and support you as you learn. Our sessions are targeted to suit the needs of your class.

For Schools provide fun, relaxed and informal sessions delivering all the essential elements you need to get you started.

 

line dancing  

LINE DANCE - Line dancing is exactly what it sounds like lines of people dancing in synchronisation giving a spectacular effect. Most people think line dancing is western cowboy dancing in fact line dance encompasses many dance styles, drawing from a variety of influences such as Irish, Latin, Ballroom, Jive, Funk, Salsa and disco. All sorts of music such as Country, Latin, Pop or Rock can be used.

Our Line dancing workshop is flexible and can be adapted to your schools needs. For schools teachers provide a fun, relaxed, perfectly paced session. Line dancing helps with fitness, coordination and is ideal for all ages, mixed age or mixed ability classes.

 

locking and popping  

LOCKING - This style evolved in the early 1970’s and is closely connected to the disco era. It is best described as playful with over exaggerated gestures and distinct movements. Many moves were taken from mime and many steps from everyday situations (i.e. looking at your watch, waving a handkerchief). This is the more rhythmical of the Funk styles. All movement strictly occurs on the second and fourth beats of the bar to coincide with the snare drum.

This style can be incorporated into popping workshops or taught on its own. See Robotics.

 

modern dance  

MODERN - Modern dance carefully combines ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. For a lot of professional trained dancers modern is the basis and underlying technique of their dance. Modern Dance is great for Limbering, Stretching, Strength, Memory and Technique. The choreography is powerful and dynamic encouraging pupils to work in groups as well as individually. Modern dance has had a great impact on the quality and standards of dance internationally.

Our workshops deliver key aims and objectives of the schools curriculum for the arts and dance as part of the PE syllabus using the structure and ideals of modern dance.

 

musical theatre  

MUSICAL THEATRE - Our musical theatre workshops bring Broadway and the West End to your school. Workshops for schools can provide popular musicals such as Fame, Grease, Bugsy Malone; we will rock you, chorus line, footloose, guys and dolls or a musical of your choice.

Our musical theatre workshops give a great insight to the world of theatre and are often used to work towards a performance for a school production. These sessions give students a real experience of the theatre. Your pupils will benefit from our teachers extensive knowledge: learning Dance; Acting; performance skills; vocal skills and technical stage craft.

 

robotic workshops  

ROBOTICS - Made popular in the 70’s by the Electric Boogaloo’s, This style has proven to be very popular in youth culture today with celebrities such as peter crouch celebrating a goal by doing “the Robot”. Many music artists use this dance form on stage and in their music videos.

For Schools teachers use Robotics; Boogaloo and Body Popping to create stimulating and stylish Dance workshop. Flowing waves are often juxtaposed with sharp, jerky, staccato, moves to create a look, which brings together both mechanical and fluid effects. Pupils get the chance to learn the foundations of this style of dance and add their own personality and flavour.

These sessions have proven popular with pupils who don’t normally participate in with dance activities.

 

salsa  

SALSA - Fiery, and fun, Salsa is the dance of the moment. Just watching salsa is enough to evoke an irrepressible urge to dance. The hot rhythms of Salsa make it one of the world's most addictive and energetic dances. As salsa music has spread around the world, various Salsa styles have emerged: Cuban, Puerto Rican, LA and New York. All are based on the same rhythms but with varying steps, body movements and turns.

For Schools provide great, dynamic and educational salsa sessions for beginners through to advanced. Classes are also highly recommended for parent and pupil sessions. Salsa classes can be in taken in partner form or salsa steps in a sequence that can be danced alone. Our teachers will make the session a perfect fit for your pupils, creating a great class atmosphere and a real sense of achievement.

 

street jazz  

STREET JAZZ - This grounded style is sharp, powerful and funky using a range of dance moves from Jazz, Street, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance. It uses the technique from jazz and the relaxed urban feel of hip hop and street this offers the perfect way to get a more polished style but remains popular and up to date.

Our workshops helps develop co-ordination, rhythm and flexibility, pupils enjoy the commercial edge that For schools teachers deliver.

 

swing jive  

SWING JIVE - The history of swing dates back to the 1920's. The style has continually been developed and new dances are constantly being invented. The style has changed with music from Jazz to Rock and Roll. There are over 20 different Jive styles including Rock and Roll, Balboa, Blues, East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Le Roc, sway, lindy hop, Boogie Woogie, Ceroc.

For Schools provide a great introduction to swing and jive our classes are ideal for all ages and abilities. Swing Jive is great fun for parent and pupil or staff sessions and offers an incite into this energetic social dance. Workshops for schools provides a unique approach and dedicated practitioners that will leave you and your pupils wanting more.

 

Recycle Workshops  
JUNK 'N' RHYTHM - For schools inspire pupils to make music and rhythms using their hands, feet and other objects. Composing music and playing rhythms together as a group, pupils will learn the importance of team work and social skills. Our workshops concentrate on a recycling theme throughout. We use everyday items that would usually be thrown away. This workshop can be adapted to suit your schools project, pupils could get involved in making their own instruments or we can get straight to the music and dancing side.  These sessions captivate the pupils’ attention and cultivate their imagination enabling them to dance and hear their own rhythms whilst experimenting with unconventional instruments: objects used in everyday life such as brooms, bin lids and more.  

 

Chinese Lion Dance  

LION DANCE - The lion is traditionally regarded as a guardian creature in many Asian cultures.  The Lion Dance is performed in many Asian countries like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, with each country possessing their own distinct styles and purposes.

Lion Dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture in which performers mimic the lion's movements in a lion costume. Usually performed by martial arts schools, the dance symbolizes good fortune, prosperity and longevity. Lion Dances now appear in the West during Chinese festivals, particularly Chinese New Year, as well as at other multi-cultural events.

 

samba  

SAMBA DRUM - Samba drum is an exciting and vibrant expression of the percussive rhythms of South America. A traditional samba band consists of various different percussion instruments all differing in size and the sounds they produce. The south American bands are highly disciplined and energetic groups, each instrument having a very specific role to play. The powerful and hypnotic sound of the big drums captures the vitality of Brazilian culture and produces an exciting fusion of rhythm and movement.

Our workshops provide inexperienced players with the expert tuition and support that can make them sound like an exciting drumming ensemble. For schools carefully combine Culture, history, rhythm and energy making this an educational package excellent for team building, communication, creativity, relaxation, cooperation and fun.

 

salsa  

SALSA - Fiery, and fun, Salsa is the dance of the moment. Just watching salsa is enough to evoke an irrepressible urge to dance. The hot rhythms of Salsa make it one of the world's most addictive and energetic dances. As salsa music has spread around the world, various Salsa styles have emerged: Cuban, Puerto Rican, LA and New York. All are based on the same rhythms but with varying steps, body movements and turns.

For schools provide great, dynamic and educational salsa sessions for beginners through to advanced. Classes are also highly recommended for parent and pupil sessions. Salsa classes can be in taken in partner form or salsa steps in a sequence that can be danced alone. Our teachers will make the session a perfect fit for your pupils, creating a great class atmosphere and a real sense of achievement.

 

Afriacn Dance  

AFRICAN DANCE - African Dance is one of the oldest dance forms and can be traced to most modern movement. Dance in Africa is not a separate activity but a part of life; It varies from the slowest of court dances to those which move so rapidly you cannot pick out individual moves. This dance styles relationship with the music is what distinguishes it from any other art form. In African dance the movement is controlled by the music or musician. There are many different forms of African dancing such as South African gum boot, East African, North African and West African dances including Lamban, Kakilambe, Doundounbah,Feracodabah,Mandiane and Econcon.

At For Schools ltd our extremely experienced teachers pass on knowledge and information covering all aspects and background. Pupils will learn the importance of Rhythmic action, composure, smile, body decoration and beliefs through the movement of African dance.

 

balkan  

BALKAN DANCE - Balkan dance includes the folk dances of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and all other countries of the Balkans. In this region of Eastern Europe dance has changed little over the centuries. These dances can still be found at events, parties and family occasions. Each of these countries has its own style but most of them use the circle and chain dance format.

The workshops provided by For Schools create a greater understanding of culture and daily life in general. Our Expert workshop leaders teach in a fun and relaxed way this enables your students to learn about Balkan history, tradition, costume and music.

 

bollywood dance  

BOLLYWOOD - In recent years Bollywood has grown in popularity with people of all ages and cultures participating. Bollywood films are full of dancers with glamorous costumes performing elaborate and dynamic dance sequences to songs and music that tell a dramatic story. Bollywood is fusion of various elements such as Bhangra, Pop, r&b and traditional Indian performing arts. Bhangra is the traditional music of Punjab, the north-Indian region whose people have a long history of migration both inside and outside India.

For Schools offer funky and energetic dance classes using both traditional and modern Indian dance techniques. Pupils will benefit from our highly experienced teachers extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for commercial Indian culture and its style of music and dance. It is especially useful for pupils studying this part of the world.

 

clog dance  

CLOG DANCING - Clogs were worn in the northern industrial towns until the end of the world war two; Clog dancing was developed by workers in the mills around the time of the industrial revolution as a form of enjoyment to brighten the dull surroundings in which they worked. Today clogging takes its influences from many countries such as Wales, England, France, Holland and Scotland.

For Schools will provide the opportunity for pupils to benefit from historical knowledge as well as the chance to discover new and exciting rhythms.

 

contra  

CONTRA DANCE - Contra Dancing is a form of American folk dance better known as a barn dance or ceilidh dancing it danced to the fantastic music of traditional jigs, reels, and hornpipes from the Scottish and Irish tradition. Many of the basic moves in Contra Dancing are similar to those in square dancing such as swings, promenades and dos-à-dos. In Contra Dancing, your feet are never asked to do more than walk to the music. With the insight and instruction of our teachers Contra Dances are easy to learn with a lot of the moves and patterns often repeated.

The sessions provided by For Schools allow for many different sequences to be learnt and enjoyed. Our classes form a great introduction to this style and dance in general. Our classes accommodate both beginners and experienced dancers who can happily share the same workshop. These workshops are excellent exercise that you can take at your own pace.

 

western dance  

COUNTRY & WESTERN - This dance form was brought about as Cowboys were not interested in intricate dance steps and they did not wish to gracefully lead a fair maiden across the floor. Rather they would join a dance with a wild whoop and dance to express joy in vigorous celebration. The Cowboy would stomp in without stopping to remove his sombrero, spurs or pistols. This dance style was not so much original as it was a spontaneous adaptation of traditional moves brought west by various immigrant cultures.

For Schools will have your pupils shouting Ye Ha’ as they gallop, skip, and jump in unison. This effective visual and enjoyable workshop will give a greater understanding of the Wild West. Our professionally and well organised sessions are perfect for a themed event as well as keeping everyone fit, healthy and in high sprits.

 

english traditional  

ENGLISH TRADITIONAL - English traditional dance and Morris dancing is one of the most fun and interactive ways to encourage pupils to learn more about the history and culture of England. Pupils will learn the history behind this form of dance as well as information about basic costume and instruments.

Pupils will take part in a traditional English dance, learning steps and sequences whilst working closely with their peers. For schools create a strong sense of team work within the group, provide a fun relaxed work out as well as supplying historical and cultural context.

 

french breton  

FRENCH BRETON - The people in different regions of France are very diverse and so we find areas with unique historical and cultural roots all of which is reflected in their dance. France has influences and has influenced many parts of Europe; during our workshops pupils will discover the rich, diverse history behind this style of dance. French dancing has different levels of complexity and so For schools can tailor our sessions to suit your pupils age and ability.

 

german  

GERMAN FOLK DANCE - These workshops combine the different dances of Germany, Bavaria and Austria; including Bavarian polka, Viennese waltz, Landler, and the famous schuhplatter using its lederhosen for clapping and slapping movements.

For Schools provide fun packed educational, informative and cultural sessions, perfect catered to your schools needs. Moves are boisterous and physical but even so in Germanic partner dances the males and females carry out the same steps.

 

indian folk dance  

INDIAN FOLK DANCE - These workshops concentrate on the more traditional dances of classical south Asian and Northern Indian Folk dance. There are many different dances such as Kathak, Bharatntyam, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Manipun, Odissi and Kuchipud each with their own distinct character and beauty, reflecting the cultural diversity and heritage of the Indian subcontinent.

For Schools offer sessions rich in content giving your pupils a greater understanding of Indian culture.

 

irish  

IRISH DANCE - Irish dance is one of the more well known traditional cultural dance styles; it is practiced all over the world at festivals, competitions and west end scale productions including River dance and lord of the dance featuring Michael Flatley. Dance in Ireland is linked closely to the politics and history of the country; dance is a major part of Irish culture.

Using For Schools is a great way to learn how dance relates to the history of Ireland. Enjoy the sensational Irish music, whilst dancing this very powerful, cultural and Rhythmic dance.

 

russian cossack  

RUSSIAN COSSACK - The Cossacks of Russia were legendary horsemen and warriors, but it was really through their music and dance that they unleashed their relentless energy and passion for life and freedom. Russian Cossack dancing is renowned for its strength and athleticism, sparkle and spontaneity. It requires commitment and self-discipline.

For Schools give a great incite and foundation of the dynamic and breathtaking style of the Russian Cossack dancing. Our Teachers have great dedication and enthusiasm for this unique cultural dance form and are able to adapt workshops to suit all ages and abilities.

 

scottish  

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL - Scottish dancing has a rich history and is a huge part of the British culture. Scottish dancing is spilt into two sections Country and Highland, Country dances are the traditional square dances, Highland includes dances such as the famous Sword dance and the hornpipe.

For Schools offer enjoyable, fun and educational traditional Scottish and highland dance workshops. It is a fun and interesting session that engages pupils with the history and dance of this part of the UK. We offer a package that is suited to your schools needs and follows the key learning objectives of the national curriculum.

 

turkish  

TURKISH & EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE - Originating in the Middle East, Most of the basic steps and techniques used in belly dance are circular motions isolated in one part of the body; for example, a circle parallel to the floor isolated in the hips or shoulders. Accents using "pop and lock" where a dancer either shimmies or makes a striking motion the shoulders or hips are common.

These workshops are a great way of keeping fit, toning bodies as well as learning the about culture and belly dancing. For schools offer this package for staff, pupils, parents with a mixture of ages and abilities.

 

African drum  

AFRICAN DRUM - African drumming is more than just rhythm. Drumming is used: to bring together communities, to celebrate, to worship, during rituals, as a means of communication, to relieve stress and anxiety. Drumming and rhythm is a universal language, an inclusive activity that everyone can enjoy and take part in. It affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and can be profoundly uplifting. Our practitioners energise and motivate your pupils and staff.

Our workshops encourage teamwork, fun, expression and improvisation. Workshops for schools provide access into the rhythms, instruments, techniques and culture of African drumming suitable for all ages and abilities, complimenting key stage 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum.

 

flamenco  

FLAMENCO - This style of dance is both graceful and powerful this achieved by mixing complex rhythmic patterns with an intricate footwork characterized by toe-heel clicking steps. The upper part of the body expresses grace and posture, appearing undisturbed by the vigorous footwork. Our Flamenco workshops are a great way to explore the culture and national folk dance of Spain.

We deliver workshops that you can use to promote cultural learning within your school. Pupils learn the foundations and history as well as basic rhythm, footwork, posture and technique. For schools teachers have great passion and respect for flamenco passing on knowledge and enthusiasm of this dance form.

 

capoeria  

CAPOEIRA - Capoeira is a Brazilian Art Form, which combines elements of dance, play and ritualistic fighting. Capoeira is a celebration of life in the face of everyday struggle. It develops confidence, combined with a strong feeling of centre and balance. Capoeira's circular and evasive movements, combined with its rich tradition of music and song, place it firmly in the category of art form. Capoeira games require the grace and agility of a dancer, with the strength and skill of a warrior.

For Schools offer a fantastic package which includes:Knowledge of the foundation moves, an introduction to the history and background of Caporeia and a demonstration by the workshop leader.

 

Samba Drum  

SAMBA DRUM - Samba drum is an exciting and vibrant expression of the percussive rhythms of South America. A traditional samba band consists of various different percussion instruments all differing in size and the sounds they produce. The south American bands are highly disciplined and energetic groups, each instrument having a very specific role to play. The powerful and hypnotic sound of the big drums captures the vitality of Brazilian culture and produces an exciting fusion of rhythm and movement.

Our workshops provide inexperienced players with the expert tuition and support that can make them sound like an exciting drumming ensemble. For schools carefully combine Culture, history, rhythm and energy making this an educational package excellent for team building, communication, creativity, relaxation, co-operation and fun.

 

DJ Workshops  

DJ WORKSHOPS - Dj’s are now artist’s in their own right. DJ’s have become part of the creative process themselves by using mixing, scratching and beat matches to create new pieces of music. Stars such as Fat boy slim, Scooter and Robert miles have made DJing even more popular with youth culture. The DJ scene is forever expanding and evolving. Our workshops deliver a golden opportunity for pupils to meet DJ’s from the industry watch them perform and ask key questions. For schools give pupils a great introduction to the equipment, techniques, terminology and ethos of the modern DJ. Whether it is Garage, Drum and Bass, House or R & B, DJ culture has the power to motivate, engage and encourage even the most difficult of students in creative music making.

For Schools ltd DJ sessions improve self-confidence and musical awareness. Pupils use source music on either MP3, CD or vinyl, they create an original sound by manipulating the selected tracks. The students also listen carefully to and appreciate the significance of the basic structures of music they create and identify with.

 

African Drum  

AFRICAN DRUM - African drumming is more than just rhythm. Drumming is used: to bring together communities, to celebrate, to worship, during rituals, as a means of communication, to relieve stress and anxiety. Drumming and rhythm is a universal language, an inclusive activity that everyone can enjoy and take part in. It affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and can be profoundly uplifting. Our practitioners energise and motivate your pupils and staff.

Our workshops encourage teamwork, fun, expression and improvisation. Workshops for schools provide access into the rhythms, instruments, techniques and culture of African drumming suitable for all ages and abilities, complimenting key stage 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum.

 

MC RAP  

MC RAP - MC'ing is the art of rapping. MC stands for ‘master of ceremonies’ and that is exactly what MC’s were. Early rappers were there to host the party. While the DJ’s are playing sets MC’s would get the crowd going by shouting things like, “Throw your hands in the air / and wave them like you just don’t care!” This was known as ‘rapping to the crowd’.

Today MC'ing is a big part of youth culture allowing people to express issues important to them.During our workshops your pupils will be given an introduction to the background of MC'ing and learn the importance of vocal exercises. Our experienced artists offer guidance and support giving pupils structure; enabling them to write their very own lyrics.

Pupils will all have the opportunity to try their new skills, channeling their innermost thoughts and feelings into lyrics. This provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to completely express their ideas in a healthy way.

 

Circus skills  

CIRCUS SKILLS - For Schools bring the magical experience of the circus into your school. Pupils learn a variety of diverse skills including Stilt Walking, unicycle, plate spinning, Diablo, Juggling, Staff, Devil sticks and Poi. Circus skills can boost children’s self esteem, movement, control, concentration and enthusiasm.

The skills discovered in these workshops can be transferred to a social setting and applied to more conventional learning situations. Our highly skilled workshop leaders deliver excellent support and guidance throughout the session ensuring that your pupils benefit from a very rewarding workshop experience.

 

balloon  

BALLOON MODELLING - Balloons have always been a fascination to young and old, transforming balloons into a variety of toys, animals or flowers. Balloon Modeling is a skill that fascinates all ages. Our workshop leaders give clear instructions in a helpful and friendly manner, whilst demonstrating the techniques needed to accomplish these fantastic models.

For Schools provide a fun interactive workshop for pupils of all ages. Pupils get to make their own models to take home. Each student produces several shapes, each one more difficult to execute and more rewarding to complete than the last. These innovative workshops engage pupils and captivate their imagination releasing creative and artistic capabilities and also promote logical thinking and team work.

 

magic workshops  

MAGIC - This fascinating, exciting and fun workshop provides an insight into the world of magic. For schools expert practitioners provide pupils with knowledge and understanding of magic and how to perform magical effects. The pupils watch an exciting demonstration and then apply the same ideas to their own performance. Students are taught different illusions to perform and also have the opportunity to show and improve any tricks of their own.

These workshops are enjoyable for all ages and help increase self esteem, communication, concentration, commitment, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Pupils discover why it is important to keep the information they learn secret. While this workshop teaches many aspects of magic it will not spoil the enjoyment of future performances.

 

story telling  

STORY TELLING - Story telling workshops provide an introduction to the core principles of storytelling and explore the relationship between storytelling and theatre. Stories communicate ideas holistically, conveying a rich yet clear message, and so they are an excellent way of communicating complicated ideas and concepts in an easy-to-understand form. Stories therefore allow people to convey knowledge that might otherwise be difficult to articulate; in addition, because stories are told with feeling, they can allow people to communicate more effectively.

Storytelling can help to make organisational communication more ‘human’ – not only do they use natural day-to-day language, but they also elicit an emotional response as well as inspiring thoughts and actions.

These workshops will enliven and entertain; pupils enjoy sharing their stories with others as a form of expression. Storytelling can be used as part of the schools curriculum, to deliver an important message or for events like World book week.

 

photography workshops  

PHOTOGRAPHY - This workshop can really open your eyes, letting you see how much more there is to photography then you may think. Being taught different techniques you can find out what a camera can really reveal. By using different angles you can attempt to find that perfect snap shot.

Overall this workshop teaches you a great skill that is used in everyday life and seems to bring own your creative side. After participating you never be able to snap a normal photo again!

 

comedy workshops  

COMEDY - Comedy workshops are great for all ages and ranges of ability, taking participants through the process of composing, rehearsing and performing their material. These workshops emphasize literacy, teamwork, self expression and self esteem. If desired, workshops can be tied in with the national curriculum or particular themes.

themed art  

THEMED ART - Our fantastic art workshops can be accessed many different ways we can tailor the workshops to the needs of your school using a theme or topic. Working with your pupils on individual projects or a group piece, our artists bring their professional creative edge to the workshops.

graffiti skills  


GRAFFITI - Graffiti is used to communicate social and political messages, and as a form of advertising. It is also considered a modern art form, and can be seen in galleries around the world. Our interactive workshops are designed to allow pupils to showcase their talents, meet professional graphic artists and ask key questions.

During the workshop pupils will design their own graffiti piece enabling them to express feelings or issues they feel strongly about. They will also learn various graffiti art techniques. Pupil’s art work can be combined to create an exhibition to be displayed within school. 

 

kite making  

KITE MAKING - Kite making is a cross-curricular activity and is an enjoyable way of learning about Science, Art, Maths, History, Geography and different cultures. Kite making is a skill whose origins can be traced back at least 2000 years. China, Japan and India traditionally used kites for celebration and decoration. For schools sessions can be used as a CDT, GCSE project or be introduced as part of a topic on flight, wind, air and symmetry. This enjoyable activity involves working together using different materials, using theoretical, practical and artistic skills.

Our highly experienced workshop leaders deliver a session involving rules of aerodynamics, design, assembling your prototype and kite flying.Our workshops are be enjoyed by any age and give a great sense of achievement.

 

ballon  

BALLOON MODELLING - Balloons have always been a fascination to young and old, transforming balloons into a variety of toys, animals or flowers. Balloon Modeling is a skill that fascinates all ages. Our workshop leaders give clear instructions in a helpful and friendly manner, whilst demonstrating the techniques needed to accomplish these fantastic models.

For Schools provide a fun interactive workshop for pupils of all ages. Pupils get to make their own models to take home. Each student produces several shapes, each one more difficult to execute and more rewarding to complete than the last. These innovative workshops engage pupils and captivate their imagination releasing creative and artistic capabilities and also promote logical thinking and team work.

 

photography  

PHOTOGRAPHY - This workshop can really open your eyes, letting you see how much more there is to photography then you may think. Being taught different techniques you can find out what a camera can really reveal. By using different angles you can attempt to find that perfect snap shot.

Overall this workshop teaches you a great skill that is used in everyday life and seems to bring own your creative side. After participating you never be able to snap a normal photo again!

 

comic book drawing  

COMIC DESIGN - Since the first true comic book , ‘The Yellow Kid’ was published in 1896 right up to the present day with such artworks as Batman™ and Spiderman™, children’s imaginations have been inspired by the exciting, dramatic and vivid adventures of these enigmatic characters.

For Schools offer your pupils an insight into the magic of comic book style illustration. Your pupils will learn the secrets of producing their own graphic novel including character design, pencilling, inking and colouring. These creative workshops can be used as part of your schools curriculum and deliver the knowledge to continue further study within school.

 

fashion design  

FASHION DESIGN - The Fashion & Design workshop covers a lot of scope on this glamorous industry. The Workshop is very practical and hands-on giving everyone the opportunity to "create", whilst at the same time offering helpful advice on design and how to wear today's fashion. We have different ways of offering this workshop depending on the schools needs, call today for more information.

 

jewelery design  

JEWELLERY MAKING - This creative and enjoyable workshop allows self expression as the pupils design and make their own piece of jewelry, the business side of hand made jewelry can also be approached depending on the project. For schools can tailor the session to meet the schools needs.

origami  

ORIGAMI - Origami is the ancient art of paper folding, it literally translates as ori (folding) gami (paper).Origami uses a small number of folds which when used creatively can be combined to make amazing designs.Research has shown that paper-folding, particularly in the elementary school years, is a unique and valuable addition to the curriculum. For schools Origami sessions are not only fun, but also a valuable method for developing vital skills such as concentration, and cooperative learning. Our practitioners also relate the session to the curriculum including maths and symmetry. Pupils learn to create and manipulate basic geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles, and triangles.

Our origami workshops are well-suited to working with a classroom of multi-age setting, paper-folding tends to eliminate the status associated with age differences; the younger children are often in a position to teach the older children, and it provides an activity that works well when teaming different grade levels.

 

pop up books  

POP-UP BOOKS - Workshops in Pop-up books and cards inspire your pupils, increasing their interest in books and reading. Pupils will get the opportunity to design, create a unique piece of work using their own ideas, original thinking and creativity. Our Workshops can be used as part of your schools curriculum learning the science and mechanisms of levers and linkages as well as part of English reading and writing.

Our Highly experienced teachers combine knowledge of this art form with a fun and educational package giving pupils a great sense of achievement with their finished product. Give your pupils this opportunity to enjoy and discover the art of pop up books with For schools.

 

sculpture  

SCULPTURE - Using clay or other materials your students will create their own sculptures. The Workshops can be themed to coincide with other events or projects taking place in your school or your students can develop their own individual designs with the guidance of our experienced clay modeler.

t-shirt design  

T-SHIRT DESIGN - For schools offer the chance for your pupils to learn the process of t.shirt design from the illustrations and picture creating to printing the t.shirts. All pupils will take home a hand made t.shirt. (3 hr package for 30 pupils or less).

junk puppets  

JUNK PUPPETS - Junk Puppets are a truly Eco Friendly art form. Everyday objects become incorporated into a puppet that may be moved by hand, string or rod. This includes boxes, socks, egg cartons and paper plates. These puppets can then be used for a drama based performance.

tai chi  

TAI CHI - Tai Chi has quickly grown over the past twenty years to become one of the world’s most popular forms of fitness training. Tai chi fundamentally promotes good physical fitness in its students in order to study to the martial art level, enabling students to use Tai Chi as a form of self-defence. However, it is much more common for people to practice Tai Chi purely to benefit from its ability to provide relief from stress and instil calm and good mental well-being through focus and meditation.

 

capoeira  

CAPOERIA - Capoeira is a Brazilian Art Form, which combines elements of dance, play and ritualistic fighting. Capoeira is a celebration of life in the face of everyday struggle. It develops confidence, combined with a strong feeling of centre and balance. Capoeira's circular and evasive movements, combined with its rich tradition of music and song, place it firmly in the category of art form. Capoeira games require the grace and agility of a dancer, with the strength and skill of a warrior.

For Schools offer a fantastic package which includes:Knowledge of the foundation moves, an introduction to the history and background of Caporeia and a demonstration by the workshop leader.

 

yoga pilates  

YOGA & PILATES - Founded on the basic postures of Yoga, Pilates was developed in the early part of the 20th Century by German physical fitness expert Joseph H. Pilates. Designed to aid the rehabilitation of World War I veterans, Joseph believed that mental and physical health are essential to one another. Pilates is an energizing method of exercise that can improve strength, flexibility and mobility. It can help improve your posture and your overall sense of well-being.

Using the Pilates method can develop leaner, stronger muscles helping you feel at your best, raising confidence and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for both body and mind.

 

martial arts  

MARTIAL ARTS - For Schools ltd. can offer your school a variety of martial arts styles including Kung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi and the Brazilian martial art Capoeira. Self defence in the form of martial arts brings both physical well being and confidence by encouraging healthy living and mental discipline. Lead by experts in their field, our self defence workshops are based on traditional Asian martial arts, in particular; Kung Fu.

 

aerobics class  

AEROBICS, DANCERCISE & BODY CONDITIONING - There are many different types of aerobic workouts. For schools can work with your school to find the workout for your pupils or staff. Aerobics is a great way to improve fitness and stamina as well as burning calories and improving body tone.

Body Conditioning is a great exercise class that combines muscle toning and cardio vascular exercise. The main focus of this workshop is to tone and gain strength for bums, tums and abs.These sessions include A warm-up followed exercises, routines to get the brain and body motivated. Sessions finish with a relaxing cool-down. Exercise is proven to raise your serotonin levels, which stimulate your brain to release endorphins and so give a natural "high" easing stress or anxiety.

Dancersize aerobic-style class will give you a full workout through the enjoyment of dancing. Using simple dance moves dancercise workshops offer a great way to keep fit and active for those normally unwilling to participate in sporting activities.

themed show  

THEMED SHOW - Theses packages take the stress out of organising your school production. For Schools can work with a theme of your choice and tailor the show to meet the schools needs. We choreograph the show, organise script rehearse the performers, and direct the production. Our productions are fun accessible and inclusive.

Our workshop leaders encourage participation from novices to experts and from the less confident to budding Broadway stars. This package is great for end of term and end of year shows, Christmas specials or work introducing pupils to dance, drama or musical theatre.

 

tv presenting  

TV PRESENTING - This workshop is designed to teach your pupils how to present their own show, learn interview techniques, and discover how to behave on camera and on set. Allowing pupils to experience the process first hand equips them to question and analyse what they watch.

This workshop helps pupils to develop the transferable skills of critical analysis, confidence and team work. It also offers participants an opportunity to consider a career in the media industry.These workshops generate a greater understanding of Technology, English, Creativity, Media, Drama and Project work.

 

drama workshop  

DRAMA - Acting - During our acting workshops pupils learn the different methods of acting and the difference between film and stage acting. Our teachers pass on knowledge and help pupils develop their creative side and social skills. They learn the importance of self expression and confidence.

Improvisation - Acting Improvisation can be a great asset to any actor. The ability to be spontaneous can help you become a better performer and is an invaluable technique for anyone wishing to pursue a career on the stage. Our workshop leaders can help your students unlock their creative potential.

Script Writing - Our professional and experienced actors are able to give your students an insight into the creative world of script writing. Students will have the opportunity to study and discuss scripts used in well known film and TV and will learn the importance of timelines and continuity as well as character development and plot devices. Working in groups your students will then be guided as they produce their own script culminating in a short performance by each group at the end of the session.

 

junk puppet  

JUNK PUPPETS - Junk Puppets are a truly Eco Friendly art form. Everyday objects become incorporated into a puppet that may be moved by hand, string or rod. This includes boxes, socks, egg cartons and paper plates. These puppets can then be used for a drama based performance.

musical theatre  

MUSICAL THEATRE - Our musical theatre workshops bring Broadway and the West End to your school. Workshops for schools can provide popular musicals such as Fame, Grease, Bugsy Malone; we will rock you, chorus line, footloose, guys and dolls or a musical of your choice. Our musical theatre workshops give a great insight to the world of theatre and are often used to work towards a performance for a school production.

These sessions give students a real experience of the theatre. Your pupils will benefit from our teachers extensive knowledge: learning Dance; Acting; performance skills; vocal skills and technical stage craft.

 

theatrical make-up   THEATRICAL MAKE-UP - For schools offer the perfect way to explore the art of professional makeup. Pupils will learn about powder, paint, character make up from convicts to colonels; ageing, bruising and broken noses; and creating a style from naturalism to the supernatural.

Sessions with Workshops for schools are fun, relaxed, and excellent for all ages and abilities. During our theatrical makeup workshop you will create characters by transforming your face with imagination, skill and a little make-up.
 

 

 

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