Surrey Schools SLAM

Thursday 24th March saw Dance Woking’s partner schools take to Jubilee High School stage to take part in the 1st 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 performing for the first time at Jubilee High’s purpose built auditorium.

Dance Woking’s outreach team had been working with partner schools to create pieces using the stimulus of the urban environment as their inspiration. 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, Jubilee High, Horsell Juniors, Broadmere, New Monument, Sythwood Primary, Claygate Dance Club, Westfield Primary and Kingfield Primary showcase their skills and inspire the audience with their enthusiasm and passion for their environment and street/urban dance style

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 in the new venue!

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.