East London Dance are looking to offer four partner schools two FREE 6-week dance & tech programmes, in both spring & autumn terms 2022 as part of our flagship programme VR Dance.
VR Dance is a free East London Dance programme for schools or specialist education providers in Newham and Redbridge working with young people aged 12-16 who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion.
The programme is funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoner’s Fund, delivered in partnership with hip hop dance company BirdGang Ltd and co-designed by young people.
It combines immersive technology with physical performance allowing participants to explore alternative realities with their peers to encourage a wider conversation about positive and creative choices. The programme is designed to:
- Build confidence, self-esteem & aspirations
- Strengthen peer networks
- Develop team building, problem solving skills & resilience
- Allow participants to express themselves through dance & technology
Participants will take part in a range of Dance & Technology Workshops throughout the 6-week course, as well as Group Coaching and 1 to 1 Mentoring Sessions with our specialist Youth Support Worker.
The spring programme* will run weekly from w/c 21 Feb – w/c 28 March 2022 on Mondays in Newham and on Wednesdays in Redbridge during school time at your location.
*Autumn dates to be confirmed
“You pushed us to see our potential. I didn’t think I could dance but I did.”
VR Dance Participant 2021
“I got to do something that made me feel happy!” VR Dance Participant 2021
Dancing Avatars created by VR Dance participants and project partners Werkflow and BirdGang Ltd in 2021
How to register
To find out more information please download and read the school information pack here.
Please register your interest on the form below by Friday 1 October 2021. If completing this form on a mobile device we recommend doing so here.
For more information please contact Jessie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.