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DANCE IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

DR2 have worked with hundreds of primary and secondary schools and colleges over the years

DR2 has worked with hundreds of Cornwall’s schools and colleges to create outdoor and indoor performance events in special sites all over Cornwall.

Every winter we produce the Dance Platform – in its 5th year, traditionally in the Hall for Cornwall, and every summer we put on an outdoor performance extravaganza in a gorgeous site somewhere in Cornwall – in the past we have been at Restormal Castle, Lanhydrock House, Prideaux Place, Pencarrow House, Trebah Garden, Trelissick Garden, Eden Project and many others.

We have worked with individual schools to create bespoke projects that are linked to the curriculum and topics being studied in class.  These have involved as little as one class of 30 children to whole schools with hundreds of children.  We can and have created bespoke projects for Multi Academy Trusts and federations that bring together teachers and pupils from a group of schools to work together, fostering a greater sense of community and belonging between schools that may never have met each other before.

Since 2012, Dance Republic 2 has been involved in a process of debate and consultation around dance for children and young people with Falmouth University, Cornwall Sports Partnership, KEAP, Hall for Cornwall, independent dance artists and teachers, and Headteachers and teachers from Cornwall schools. The process began with an enquiry event at Falmouth University in November 2012 entitled ‘Would it matter if our children Stopped Dancing?’. This event featured presentations by the choreographer Siobhan Davies CBE, Professor Mick Waters, the former Director of Curriculum at QCA and Marie McCluskey MBE, Director of Swindon dance, attended by headteachers, teachers and dance professionals from all over Cornwall and beyond, it triggered fascinating discussion and debate, leading us to collaborate with Falmouth University, Cornwall Sports Partnership, KEAP, Hall for Cornwall and RIO.

This partnership delivers dance opportunities to Primary, secondary schools and colleges across Cornwall. These include regular contact with local dance practitioners, workshops from local, national and international dance artists, opportunities for professional development and training, and much more.

INSPIRED BY SHORELINE: 2016
Cubert Community Primary / Watergate Bay / Tue 5th July / 1pm
Manaccan, Grade Ruan, St Keverne, Coverack & St Martin Primary Schools / Kynance Cove / Thur 7th July / 3.30pm

INSPIRED BY NEPTUNALIA: 2016

Polperro, Lanlivery, Lewannick, Boyton, Wadebridge, Gunnislake & Delaware Primary Schools / Prideaux Place / Mon 11th July / 1pm
Padstow, St Minver, St Dennis, Otterham, St Breock Primary Schools / Prideaux Place / Tue 12th July / 1pm
St Marys Falmouth C of E, Grampound with Creed, Cubert and Porthleven Primary Schools / Trebah Garden / Thur 14th July / 1pm

OFF THE MAP: 2015
Coads Green, Blisland, Wadebridge Primary, St Winnow, St Tudy, St Mabyn, Lerryn, St Petrocs, Lanivet with Cardinham and Beacon Infants
Pencarrow House July 2015

CORNWALL SCHOOL GAMES: 2014

 

ROAD TO THE BEACH: 2004


Watergate Bay – with MotionHouse Dance and 1700 Young people and diggers! see Here for more info

Cornwall Dance Partnership

In order for dance to thrive in Cornwall’s schools and our wider community of children and young people, there needs to be a carefully planned, long-term development programme, driven by a clear strategy that has general sign-up across the education and dance sector in Cornwall. That is what Cornwall Dance Partnership provides.

Since 2012, Dance Republic 2 has been involved in a process of debate and consultation around dance for children and young people with Falmouth University, Cornwall Sports Partnership, KEAP, Hall for Cornwall, independent dance artists and teachers, and Headteachers and teachers from Cornwall schools. The process began with a ‘sandpit’ enquiry event at Falmouth University in November 2012 entitled “Would it matter if our children Stopped Dancing?” . This event featured presentations by the choreographer Siobhan Davies CBE, Professor Mick Waters, the former Director of Curriculum at QCA and Marie McCluskey MBE, Director of Swindon dance,. This extraordinary day, attended by headteachers, teachers and dance professionals from all over Cornwall and beyond triggered fascinating discussion and debate, leading us to collaborate with Falmouth University, Cornwall Sports Partnership, KEAP, Hall for Cornwall and RIO to launch Cornwall Dance Partnership.

The project now delivers dance opportunities to Primary schools across Cornwall. These include regular contact with local dance practitioners, workshops from local, national and international dance artists, opportunities for professional development and training, and much more. For full details on each years' tailored programme, visit the Cornwall Dance Partnership website.

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