Category Archives: schools

Sea Shanties

Seafarers shaped the development of the modern world and their songsĀ provide a snapshotĀ of their lives, from romantic entanglements to captain brutality to a longing for home. They often rely strongly on call and response with a very strong rhythm, which … Continue reading

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Band Skills

Band workshops can be organised for all ages and abilities, and as one-off events, a short series of events or weekly rehearsals. The usual format is: Learn a tune (or two, or more!) Experiment with arrangement ideas Decide on a … Continue reading

Maypole Dance

At Key Stage 1 & 2 level, Maypole dance workshops are an excellent introduction to English dance history, combined with physical recreation, teamwork and a lot of fun creating patterns and shapes with brightly-coloured ribbons! Maypole can be a fun … Continue reading

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