Dance Manchester: Home-school Dance

18 Apr 2016

Dance-Manchester-long-letter-headerDance Manchester is bringing its first exclusive dance sessions for home-schooled children, and their parents, to the city. On Thursday, 28 April, Greater Manchester’s central dance charity will host two sessions at Z-Arts’ studio. Led by a professional dance artist, the first hour long session is open to 5-11 year olds, the second to 12-16 year olds, both with the option for parents and guardians to join in for free. The sessions will encourage participants to work together exploring and creating dance, supporting self-expression and improving fitness and well-being. No dance experience required, just come along and have some fun.

This pilot project for children who are schooled from home could lead to a regular dance programme in Manchester, giving the home-schooled community a unique opportunity to learn from internationally respected dance artists, choreographers and performers. Following said sessions, parents and children are invited to join us for tea and cake and tell us what they would want from future sessions.

Dance is a flexible and creative activity, and sessions in the future may explore other cultures, other dance styles and even other academic subjects brought to life through movement. It’s an energetic way to experience one of the oldest creative arts and to have fun making new friends whilst learning. Participants will take part in movement games and activities, enabling them to be creative whilst developing physical and dance skills.

Bridget Fiske, a respected choreographer, performer and facilitator working locally, nationally and internationally, will lead the first sessions. Along with a portfolio as a dance artist that includes working with companies such as Belarus Free Theatre, she has also created performance work for children and families. Furthermore, Bridget has worked extensively across community and education; including teaching at The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts as a tutor on dance, and arts curriculum subjects for Primary Education and Queensland University of Technology.

So book your tickets today for the first ever Home-school Dance sessions.

Tickets: £5.99 per child available on Eventbrite (limited availability) (parents go free, we offer a 2nd child discount)

Where: Dance Manchester, Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Rd. Hulme, Manchester. M15 5ZA

When: Thursday 28th April. 10:30-11:30 – 5-11 year olds. 12:00 – 13:00 – 12-16 year olds.

For further information, please contact Dance Manchester on (0161) 232 7179 or by emailing