Surrey Schools SLAM

Wednesday 24 May saw Dance Woking’s partner schools take to Rhoda McGaw Theatre stage to take part in the Surrey Schools SLAM!

A schools dance platform, school groups from Woking were able to share work completed this term in front of family and friends in the hip hop/street style of dance.

Dance Woking’s outreach team had been working with partner schools to create pieces using the stimulus of a ROYAL REMIX. The process encouraged participants to input their ideas into the piece created and develop some of their own moves based on skills taught and their own experience.

A sold out auditorium saw groups from Woking High, Horsell Juniors, Beaufort Primary, Broadmere Primary, New Monument Primary and Woking College as well as guest groups Claygate Dance Club, Monarch Dance Studios, Priorsfield School and Esher High School showcase their skills and inspire the audience with their enthusiasm and passion.

It was wonderful to see the students back on stage and we want to extend our thanks to the team, parents and schools for being so supportive!

You can view our highlights reel here. More photos will be uploaded soon!

This activity forms part of Dance Woking’s Inspiring Learning Programme and is an important area of our work. The dance clubs have been set-up to:

  • Improve the participants self-esteem and give them a new focus
  • Help improve the participants fitness, health & wellbeing
  • Learn new movement skills
  • Improve the participants understanding of teamwork
  • Through shared experience build a community feel within group
  • Encourage mutual support and respect
  • Provide an activity for the participants to do within their spare time
  • Raise aspirations for young people

If you would like more information on our inspire programme, please contact Ellie Dowling, Engagement Manager.