Dance Unites- Virtual Big Dance 16th July  

Dance Unites is a new project commissioned by Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries.
We are excited to share this new exciting dance opportunity for schools and children at home to learn a new dance, working with Dance Unites partners: Next Door Dance, Unite the Scene, Gareth Woodward and Vcreate. 

How to get involved? Learn the dance from our professional dancers Level 1 video learn  Level 2 videolearn
Run through video watch (see below)

MUSIC: Lets Play (Dance Royalty) -Conti Music

Apply to join the dance on 16th July Link within school, Link outside of school, as an individual
You will also be invited on a secure zoom link on the day of the performance
For more information please contact IYA@inspireculture.org.uk

https://youtu.be/anxypUYAY48

 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day

Vcreate is delighted to be part of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day.  Vcreate has worked with Next Door Dance to create the following resources.

Check out the following films:

Part 1 Creative Dance workshop: Vcreate YouTube

Part 2: Learn the dances: Vcreate YouTube

and useful tips:

FINAL PDF-Dance

About RSE DAY: Pupils in Nottingham schools will discuss ‘Books I Love about Love’ during this year’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day.

Taking place in classrooms and homes through online distance learning on Thursday 25 June 2020, RSE Day will feature online creative workshops exploring healthy relationships; with poetry, visual arts, music and dance online lessons, creative challenges and short story and picture book readings.

Organised by Nottingham City Council and ChalleNGe in partnership with the Sex Education Forum, RSE Day will also feature a takeover of the council’s YouTube channel to livestream events and activities across the city. It will also be available to livestream from www.challengenottingham.co.uk and Facebook.

Among the people reading books during the day will be Sid Sloane from Cbeebies, who will appear at 2.45pm on the ChalleNGe/YouTube takeover.

Vcreate’s offer for Schools 

Vcreate believe every child should have access to high quality, fun and creative dance experiences. We work with schools to provide curriculum based activity and after school dance clubs for primary and secondary pupils.

We provide a menu of support and delivery options that you can use to develop a bespoke package to help improve physical education, develop creativity, tackle obesity and improve wellbeing of children and young people in your school.

We will work with national targets and policies including:

  • Helping all children to enjoy an hour of physical activity every day
  • Improving the co-ordination of quality sport and physical activity programmes for schools

“There is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children, The UK chief medical officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day”. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childhood-obesity-a-plan-for-action/childhood-obesity-a-plan-for-action

  • We want to improve the quality and impact of dance programmes and ensure all schools have access to this opportunity. We provide the support resource and training that to improve dance and arts in schools.

The offer will support every child to

  • Support wellbeing
  • Develop creativity
  • Build confidence and social interaction
  • Support children and young people who are less active and least engaged in the arts

Active Lessons

Active lessons bring subjects to life using physical and creative activity, making lessons more engaging whilst promoting health and wellbeing.  Vcreate can work with your school to develop a series of active lessons around curriculum topics and themes. Topics could include: Under the sea, Countries and cultures (ie. the haka), Sport and Games, Historical events and Literary characters.

Teacher CPD

Our CPD programme helps teachers explore themes across the curriculum and active ways of bringing lessons to life. We can provide lesson plans and creative ideas and help you find suitable music and resources to support your delivery. CPD can be delivered during school hours or as twilight sessions, depending on what best fits your school.

Dance Coaches

As well as Vanessa, we work with a number of experienced dance teachers, working in a range of styles, who can be bought in to run high quality, specialised dance activity at (something about competitive costs). Vcreate can provide dance coaches to deliver curricular and extra-curricular activity for all school ages and abilities.

Arts Award

Whether as part of your curriculum or as an after school club, Vcreate’s Arts Award programmes give your pupils the opportunity to gain new creative skills, develop their creativity and gain a nationally recognised qualification. The awards provide a foundation for children’s exploration into the arts, allowing them to widen their understanding of different art forms and to embrace and enjoy these together.

We are trained to deliver Arts Award at all five levels – Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Get in touch to find out how Vcreate can bring Arts Award to your school.

Artsmark

Designed by schools for schools, the new Artsmark award was relaunched in 2015 to help schools enrich, develop and strengthen their arts and cultural provision – bring creativity, arts and culture to every classroom. Vcreate work closely with the The Mighty Creatives, the Artsmark local delivery partner for the East Midlands, and can offer a range of activites and experiences to develop the arts provision in your school. Get in touch to find out more.