Dance is deeply emended into black culture by tradition. Two sorts of dance evolved as cultures developed: social dances on occasions that celebrated births, commemorated deaths, and marked special events in between; and magical or religious dances to ask the gods to end a famine, to provide rain, or to cure the sick. As the dance migrated to the Caribbean it was often seen as a form of celebration.
Definitive up-tempo foot movement to sounds of African drums, combined with unusual but alluring hand patterns and clapping, is an exhilarating introduction to dance. As well as learning basic history of African dance, students stomp and shudder to rhythms that were by traditionally used for story telling and ceremonies
Working as a group, pupils will take part in a dance routine incorporating elements of traditional African dance and movement.
Soca is combination of Soul and Calypso. Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad and Tobago at about the start of the 20th century. Dance, fun and energy are just three elements of this fantastic workshop, which is tailored to suit each age group.
Working as a group, pupils will take part in a dance routine incorporating elements of traditional Soca dance and movement.
Morning: A Maximum of 4 Different groups (Recommended)
Afternoon: A Maximum of 3 Different groups
Full Day – Afternoon: A Maximum of 6 Different groups (Recommended)
All Key Stages
For More Groups / Sessions MPA Must be informed as this may lead to extra charges…..