Dance Woking goes to Woking High School

Dance Woking and Momentum Parkour were invited to lead assemblies this week for Year 7 and Year 9 at Woking High School, linking in with their Mental Health Awareness week. As well as explaining Parkour and its benefits by the team, James & Chris Harrison from Momentum did live demonstrations to show how to do 3 different types of jumps: Running Precision Jump, Step Vaults and Kong Vault Pre. This was followed by volunteers from a number of pupils watching willing to have a go at some basic jumps; year 7 pupils were more willing to try out new skills in front of their peers with the volunteers doing amazingly well at learning the jumps shown; year 9 found the experience more daunting but Year Head Mr Bland did volunteer following encouragement from his staff team and pupils and led the way.

Feb Half Term there will be a special project led by Justice in Motion 18 – 20 Feb for details click   HERE

For those who don’t know: Parkour was originally termed Art du Deplacement, but now as well as Parkour it is also referred to as Free running, and was founded in France in the 1980s

Why we like it, Parkour is:

  • Non-competitive
  • Uses running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement
  • It encourages self-improvement on all levels
  • Reveals one’s physical & mental limits

The aims of Parkour is to:

  • Build confidence
  • Determination
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-reliance
  • Responsibilities for one’s actions

What does Parkour encourage?

  • Humility
  • Respect for others and for one’s environment
  • Self-expression
  • Community spirit

It highlights the importance of:

  • Play
  • Discovery
  • Safety at all time

Weekly Parkour sessions are back! Dance Woking is running weekly Parkour sessions every Thursday evening at Addlestone and Sheerwater Youth Centres. The sessions are running from now until March, new comers are welcome; for details follow the link: Rotate Parkour – Every Thursday

2019 video highlights

This activity is supported by: Surrey Community Foundation, Sportivate – Active Surrey, Arts Council England, Woking Borough Council, Surrey County Council Family Services