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New Rickstones Boys Dance Workshops

posted 25 Feb 2015, 03:51 by dmcevoy@academiesenterprisetrust.org   [ updated 25 Feb 2015, 05:33 ]

A creative school based project to improve boys' participation in dance within the PE curriculum is being grant aided by GCT to enable it to expand and prosper.

New Rickstones Academy (NRA) in Essex has introduced a series of dance workshops for its students working with older boys in local primaries. They have been taking dance modules led by Lisa Warnock at the academy as a study route for their PE lessons.

Led by professional dancer, Benji Shogbulu, they are currently working on a short piece at NRA's Spring Showcase in March and during the summer at local arts events, including the Essex Arts Showcase.

The project will be modified after the March performance to include more activities during the school day and PE lessons to appeal to a wider selection of participating boys.

Lisa said: "My hope is that this grass roots foundation work we help to rebuild our boys' dance community over the next two to three years."