King's St Alban's

31 January

Y6 pupils collaborate with 2 Faced Dance

Year 6 pupils take part in collaborative dance workshop

In preparation for our Creative ConneXions 2020, ‘A Snapshot of Great Britain,’ we invited 2 Faced Dance to run a workshop for our Year 6 pupils. 2 Faced Dance are a professional, all male dance company that fuses contemporary, ballet and street dance. Each year we look forward to welcoming 2 Faced Dance to King’s St Alban’s. We believe that their workshops really enhance the creativity and skill levels of our Year 6 pupils.

Cameron Woolnough, who led the workshop introduced the children to different techniques with an emphasis on collaboration. The children practised this by working together and supporting each other. He was very keen for the children to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. He went on to stress the importance of sticking with the choreography as it would get easier with practise.

Liz Lewis, King’s St Alban’s dance teacher, said “the children worked industriously in pairs and threes to come up with phrases of movement linked to their themes. The Year 6 theme this year is British Innovation. The pupils have come up with some excellent ideas for their class dances. 6KB’s dance is about British advancements in scientific development against viruses and disease, 6M’s dance is about British innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) and lastly, 6DB’s dance is all about the telephone and the age of communication. The children worked on their class dance and at the end of the day they were able to perform what they had created in front of their teachers and peer group”.

Richard Chapman, Head, added: “We look forward to seeing how the Year 6 dances develop over the next few weeks, ready for the performance of ‘A snapshot of Great Britain’ in the John Moore Theatre on the 25th and 26th March. Creative ConneXions is a highlight in the school calendar for many and is the culmination of two terms of hard work”.

 

Year 6 pupils collaborate with 2 Faced Dance company