An infant school class in costume on World Book Day. Workshops are designed for each of EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

An infant school class in costume on World Book Day. Workshops are designed for each of EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

London Summer of Dance and Literature
14 to 18 July 2014

Once a year for one week only we offer a special treat to London schools - full days of dance workshops with our favourite workshops at a massively discounted price.

Our choreographer will work with each class, developing responses to the books through language, movement and dance. Schools can choose a mixture of workshops in the same day at no extra cost.

The children will be inspired to use their imaginations as they explore the chosen book in a new and vibrant way.  We use a range of techniques and music, and differentiate each session to suit the interests and age of the children.

Each workshop concludes with a performance moment, when the children perform aspects of their work to themselves and to their teacher.

Photo by Tony Kelly

The available workshops are:

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak
For Reception to KS2. We can also give a special 30 minute nursery class workshop based on this book.

THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE by Roald Dahl
For Reception to KS2. We can also give a special 30 minute nursery class workshop based on this book.

THE BUTTERFLY LION by Michael Morpurgo
For KS2.

MAN ON THE MOON by Simon Bartram
For Reception to KS2

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle
For Reception and KS1. We can also give a special 30 minute nursery class workshop based on this book.

To get the best out of our visit children should be familiar with the books in advance.  This is particularly the case with The Butterfly Lion. 

Special booking arrangements

Download this booking form and return by email or fax to the details shown on the form.


Special Prices

Full day £329 (usually £499);
Mornings £259 (usually £349);
Afternoons £249 (not discounted)

(All prices plus VAT, which the school reclaims).


What you need to know

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

Topics: Literacy, storytelling through movement, responding to stimuli, creation of simple dances, expressing feelings

Age range: Reception to Year 6 (with Nursery versions of Where The Wild Things Are, The Troll & Pinocchio)

Location: In your school hall

Group size: Up to 30 children per class, 6 or 7 classes per day. Larger schools may need multiple days.


We felt that if Ofsted had watched any of the sessions they would have judged them as Outstanding. The children were totally engaged and produced a high level of work.
— Deputy Head, Stanburn First School
Photos on this page by Tony Kelly

Photos on this page by Tony Kelly