Free online dance lessons for schools during lockdown

During lockdown, we are making our in-school dance provision available online to schools, for FREE!

Check out one of the short warm-ups, led by Ellie, to get a sense of what to expect from the sessions:

We want to enable children and young people to participate in physical activity during times of remote learning and have fun whilst doing it.

Our schools program has been running for three years, has been delivered to over 1,000 pupils and has been used as part of health and wellbeing across a number of Gloucester schools. 

Delivered by trained and professional dancers who specialise in education, the sessions are sent out each week to every participating school and include a warm-up, main piece and cooldown. 

Meet our dance leaders

Ellie – Strike A Light Dance Practitioner

Ellie is a Gloucester-born dancer who went on to train at Bird College London, obtaining a BA(Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.

With a passion for dance and education, Ellie has gone on to develop her teaching with a traineeship with RISE Dance Company and an internship with Strike A Light, as a dance practitioner within our schools program and Strike A Light’s Youth Dance Company which is in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire. 

Ellie uses her practice to work in schools and communities alike which offer engagement to children who the arts would not be readily available too giving her incredible insight in relating to young people and making them feel comfortable and confident to participate. 

Rosanna – Strike A Light Dance Practitioner 

Rosanna trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, completing her BA(Hons) in Dance Theatre and MA in Performance.

She has always loved dance, not only as a tool for creativity and expression, but also for improving physical and mental health. Alongside performing professionally, Rosanna has worked in education for over 10 years as a workshop leader, qualified primary school teacher and creative arts subject leader.

Whether through cross-curricular teaching, community projects or choreography, Rosanna is passionate about engaging with young people in order to build their confidence, spark imagination and inspire change.

Sign up now

Just drop us your contact details below and we’ll give you access to the free lessons and videos.

We’ll email you a link to the first session straight away, and then we’ll send you a link to the next video lesson each week. You can then send it on to pupils to include as part of their weekly physical education.

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