Teaching Subjects Through Creative Dance
|Programme Lead||Jeanefer Jean-Charles|
|Focus Group||Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teachers|
|Time Offered||Varies per project: Weekly for half a term or for a full term|
|Cost||Half Day: £175 - £225
Full Day: £350 - £500
Cost and packages vary depending on the project.
Jeanefer Jean-Charles is a qualified teacher who has taught dance extensively in schools, theatres and arts centres both nationally and internationally. As a teacher with a passion for nurturing and developing creative talent, Jeanefer has over 20 years experience of training and mentoring teachers, artists and producers. Jeanefer’s education programmes offer both pupils and teachers inspirational, transformative training and learning opportunities, enriching school life.
Jeanefer is also a leading Choreographer, Mass Movement Director and Creative Consultant. Previous projects include: London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, The Queen’s Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace, Beijing Cultural Olympiad Festival on the Great Wall of China, Derry Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013, FA Cup Final and Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected.
Jeanefer’s in-service training programme provides teachers with the confidence and resources to deliver dance and build capacity internally. Through co-teaching and mentoring, the teacher will be equipped with the skills to deliver a scheme of work based on a National Curriculum topic. The scheme of work includes film and music examples and is given to the school providing a sustainable resource for future years. Teachers do not need to have any prior dance experience to take part in the training. The beauty of the project is that teachers can work with their full class while training and get the children dancing immediately.
By the end of the training, teachers will:
- Feel confident to teach a scheme of work
- Understand how to deliver a successful dance session in seven sections
- Be introduced to the various stimuli that can be used as a starting point to create a dance, such as music, film, objects, images and narrative
- Have a better understanding of how to draw creative movement from the children
- Be in a stronger position to work creatively in a variety of ways
- Have weekly briefing and debriefing sessions with Jeanefer
- Receive a unique resource pack, including music, as well as film footage of their own teaching
Previous schemes of work include:
King of the Jungle, Soldiers, The Stone Age, Dangerous Earth and Space.
Jeanefer has a range of other dance and movement programmes available for schools –
Tomorrow’s Men: Jeanefer’s ground breaking project created to address the disengagement of boys and young men from society and to support vulnerable young men build trust, confidence and better relationships.
Lads and Dad: An extension of the Tomorrow’s Men project, Lads and Dads creates opportunities for boys to enjoy interacting and working creatively alongside their father, or a father figure, significantly strengthening the bond between them.
Bespoke Projects: Whether you have something you’d like to celebrate in an inspiring and unforgettable way or have a spark of an idea you’d like to develop, Jeanefer would welcome a conversation with you.
Previous bespoke projects include, Key Stage 2 Girls: Building Confidence Through Dance, One World Week, Rwandan Dance, Year 6 School Production: Understanding production techniques for putting a quality show together and performance techniques to get the best out of the children.