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Sutton Bonington Primary School
Over the last academic year, Funky Feet has worked with years 1-6 at Sutton Bonington Primary School in curriculum time to provide PPA cover and to diversify its Physical Education. Funky Feet also facilitated an extremely popular After School Club, which resulted in place at a regional performance showcase for dance groups aged under 11 years. The children found the whole experience incredibly exciting and fulfilling, particularly as it was the first time some children had participated in a dance group and performed in front of a big audience. “I was very impressed with their performance and it was great to see them getting the chance to dance in front of a large audience. Well done to all those who took part.” Mark Brumwell, Headteacher, Sutton Bonnington Primary School.
Westminster Holiday Playscheme
At the end of 2008, Funky Feet provided dance workshops to children and young people aged between 4 and 12 years old at the Westminster Holiday Playscheme, run by Tinies Kids Club., "Rachel was lovely and the children loved learning the routine." Lynnsey Fitzgerald, Operations Manager
East Midlands Sports Academy
Funky Feet works with the East Midlands Sports Academy, providing specialist coaching in dance and cheerleading
for young people who attend the provision. Young people join the squad for fun and fitness in addition to performance opportunities at events, which include football matches.
Gateford Girls Dance Troupe
Funky Feet worked with the Gateford Girls Dance Troupe in association with County Youth Arts to produce a complex, high energy dance street dance routine for a countywide dance platform. With weekly rehearsals and a tight schedule, the young women worked extremely hard to learn the moves and pull off a confident, impressive performance in front of hundreds of people. "The show was a real success! All of the young women remembered the routine and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort; you did an amazing job with them all." Nikola Loydall, Detached Youth Worker, Inclusion and Engagement Division
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Funky Feet Dance Workshops
Funky Feet Dance Workshops are great for after school clubs, playdays, holiday schemes and any other setting where children and young people can keep fit, have fun, be creative and build their confidence.
Funky Feet Dance Workshops stimulate and encourage children and young people in an active and participatory way and integrates the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.
Funky Feet encourages participation by all and support of peers. Each child can be challenged to develop their skills and confidence during their time with Funky Feet. Movement based games allow children who are new to dance, movement and creativity to participate in a safe and comfortable environment where their confidence can grow steadily as they become more aware of their bodies, the space and their imagination.
Activities can include dance routines to popular songs, movement based games and activities using props such as a parachute, ball, hoop, chair or cloth. The participants have the opportunity to work independently, in pairs and in small groups thus developing their teamwork and communication skills.
The emphasis of our workshops is to have fun and enjoy spending time with friends, particularly as this may be a fresh opportunity for them to enjoy dance as a fusion of the performing arts and physical exercise. During these workshops is the opportunity to introduce threads of learning, which includes numeracy, literacy and communication. Special requests can be included where possible.
The King's Camps
In August 2008, King's Camps asked Funky Feet to provide specialist dance coaches for their summer sports and activity camps to provide dance workshops to the children and young people attending their camps.
The King's Camps only work with the country's top sports universities to find great staff who excel in sport and love to work with children. This year, on a quest for specialist dance coaches, King's Camps requested the expertise of Funky Feet at a number of their camps across the UK. The King's Camps are part of the King';s Foundation, which works with children and young people in greatest need in both the UK and in the developing world.
"You have done a great job! We have had some brilliant feedback from the camps who said Funky Feet coaches were brilliant with the kids and did some great sessions. Thanks for the great instructors and I hope we can work with you again in the future" Rebecca Milnes, Recruitment Officer, The King's Foundation.
National Playday 2009
National Playday 2009 will be on 5th August and the theme is 'Make Time' for play. Last year, Funky Feet’s Madeleine was in Leigh, Greater Manchester, running the dance workshops at Lilford Park Playday. Six year old Sarah said “Funky Feet was really fun. We did a dance and played lots of brilliant games.”
Book Funky Feet now to provide workshops at your local Playday or keep watching the area pages so that you can join Funky Feet at a local Playday near you.
Chertsey Children's Centre
Funky Feet provided dance workshops for thirty 3-11 year old children who attended Chertsey Children’s Centre during the half term holidays. “Many thanks for a great workshop. We had lots of positive comments about the session and we loved it. Rachel was fantastic and we will definitely book Funky Feet again in the future.” Zoe Felix, Children’s Centre Co-ordinator, Chertsey Children’s Centre
Regional Dance Platform, Episodes07
Funky Feet worked with gifted and talented year 9 students
from a secondary school with specialist performing arts status to create a contemporary dance piece based on the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade for the Regional Dance Platform, Episodes07. “Young people from all over the county hit the stage once again to showcase their work in the annual youth dance platform, Episodes. Fast becoming the highlight of the youth dance calendar, Episodes was a sell out success. It was clear that each youth group had worked hard to create professional and exciting work.” Dance4, National Dance Agency