Dance workshop: Britain to Brazil

The Rio 2016 dance workshop brings Brazilian beats and all the fun and drama of the Olympic Games into the heart of your school.

Using music and movements inspired by samba, sports and South American carnival traditions, the children will explore important concepts like ambition, discipline, practice, teamwork, sportsmanship, competition and achievement.

The Rio 2016 workshop takes the children on an incredible journey. They will physically embody and vividly imagine the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Through inspirational dance, led by a West End choreographer, they will learn about the host country, the people there, and ultimately about themselves.

 
They were incredibly inclusive, engaging and undoubtedly fun for all
— Year 2 Teachers, Ridgeway Infant School
 

What you need to know

Workshop leader: A West End dancer and choreographer experienced in working with children.

Topics: Storytelling through movement, responding to stimuli, creation of simple dances, teamwork, friendship

Age range: Reception to Year 6 (P1 to P7)
Location: In your school hall

Typical schedule: A full day typically comprises either an assembly followed by six class by class workshops, or seven class by class workshops with no assembly. We recommend including the assembly as it is a fantastic shared start to a special and memorable day.