Supporting dance and drama courses, 20th century history topics, non-competitive physical education, music classes and extra-curricular activities, The Swing Dance Company are available to support schools and colleges.
With a natural tie-in to dance and drama courses, The Swing Dance Company can be hired to provide expert tuition in lindy hop, Charleston, jive and other similar styles that are rarely found within the teaching skillset of Schools and Colleges. Any number of the swing dance styles add an interesting cultural diversity.
We have enhanced school drama productions with tuition themed to the event from Bugsy Malone to Grease and Hairspray, as well as choreographing and teaching students and staff for school video projects.
Dance offers a perfect option as a non-competitive physical activity, and it is suited to both mixed and single sex groups. Dance lessons can add to students’ portfolio of social skills, especially on the build up to a major event such as a school prom.
Swing dance styles bring history lessons to life with dramatic effect. From the Roaring 1920s Charleston, 1930s depression era lindy hop, 1940s World War 2 jitterbugging or classic 1950s rock’n’roll, we can bring fun to history lessons or music lessons!
It’s helpful if you have an idea of dates, approximate numbers and age of students.
“Feedback from the students is great – they are buzzing about it!” J Cotton, Bay House School, Gosport
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the rock and roll workshop Clare and you did at Harrison School last Wednesday afternoon. The children (and the teachers!!) thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and when we got back to class we had several spontaneous dance performances to the rock and roll music I was playing. Hopefully it can become a feature of the Post 1948 history project!” K Saleh, Harrison Primary School, Fareham
Schools, colleges and universities we have worked with include;
Creative & Performing Arts, Portsmouth University
Performing Arts, Alton College
South Downs College
Bay House School, Gosport
Centre Stage Academy, Midhurst
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
Harrison School, Fareham
Mill Rythe Infant School, Hayling Island
St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, Brighton
Portswood Primary School, Southampton
Paulsgrove Primary School, Portsmouth