Dance In Education

EXPLORE – RESPOND – CREATE

Afon Community Dance specialises in delivering high quality Creative Dance sessions in schools in South Wales.

There are many benefits to having Creative Dance included in your school; it has seen positive impacts on personal development, academic learning, mental health, creativity, social skills and physical health. Afon’s Creative Dance in Education sessions reflect the principles highlighted for the new Curriculum for Wales 2022.

Exploration through dance brings themes taught in the classroom to life through movement and imagination. This style of dance and teaching makes for an all-inclusive learning environment, and encourages self-motivated learning as well as improving listening, cooperating and leadership skills.

Through these sessions participants have the opportunity to respond and reflect to the work they create and the work of others. This contributes to building respect, improving communication and problem solving.

Creative Dance sessions are designed to explore movement by drawing inspiration from a range of stimuli including curriculum themes, music, props, emotions and working with others.

“Dance in Education places visual and performance art at the centre of the child’s learning. It widens the children’s understanding of a theme, whilst developing their self-expression and imagination through a fun and creative approach”

– Mrs. Davies, Headteacher at Llantrisant Primary School

The team at Afon Community Dance are highly skilled and passionate about the work we do and strive to bring quality dance experiences into your schools.