DRUM & DANCE school Workshops
Rhythm Culture provides Drum & Dance School Workshops to Kindergartens, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools all over Queensland.
Dancing is an art form created by bodily motion through space. Dancing is pure joy. Dancing is therapeutic, Dancing is mindfulness. Dancing is the present moment where you are paying attention. Dancing encourages physical exercise for mental well-being, releases social pressure and decreases stress. Keeping active strengthens confidence and improves self esteem. African dance workshops allow for individual expression within a facilitated group session.
What will students learn in their African Dance Workshop?
- To connect with others through movement and rhythm.
- Expand the body’s movement.
- Mindfulness through dance.
- Appreciation of different cultural practices through music and dance.
- Dancers learn to use and hold ones personal space within a moving group.
- Spatial awareness through movement alongside fellow students.
- To understand their relationship to their surroundings by paying attention to when and where they move with ease.
- Encourages present awareness of ones own body and place in space.
African dance, where knees are bent, hips are rolling and arms are moving circular. The dancer leaps, skips, hops and jumps from an energy pulsating from within the drum.
Students will love the joy of West African Dance. Fun choreography with upbeat and earthy moves. Every dance has an ancient story or purpose and the connection between the drum and the dancing feet is established with students learning about breaks and calls to each rhythm. There is no limit to how much fun we have when we are dancing!
Go low, move fast, leap, jump, step, hear the call, dance a break, left right, up, down, to the side and dont forget to smile!
Through a musical and cultural experience and the teachings of an indigenous art, children gain insight into African culture with instruments, costume, story, song, music and dance. These active, engaging workshops are fun, loaded with activity and ensure that each student is;
- being activated creatively through social and cultural education.
- developing and strengthening communication skills.
- enhancing self-efficacy, self-esteem and self-confidence levels.
- being encouraged to use abstract ideas and problem solving techniques.
- motivated through sound, physical activity and community engagement.
We consider these skills and practices essential to the growth and development of independent, competent, young happy individuals.
Enhance your curriculum or extra curricular activities with cultural programs that align with initiatives such as The National Quality Standard Professional Learning Program and The Australian Government, National Cultural Policy, Creative Australia.