EXPERIENCES AT DANCEWORKS
Regularly at Danceworks we have professional performers come into our academy and teach a workshop to all of our pupils (occasionally 3-6yrs depending on theme of workshop).We have previously had performers from X factor, Take That Backing dancers,Little Mix Backing dancers and more. These are amazing and children thrive from the experience - especially the Q&A time with the performers.
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
Each year at Danceworks we hold an annual show to showcase the children's amazing talents. In our annual show all dancers perform up to 2 routines that they have been working on in class!
In addition to this we also have shows at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre, performances at Chance 2 Dance and at the performance stage at the Hammerwich Bonfire.
EXAMS WITH ABD
Every year at Danceworks we have exams with ABD. The children get to work within their set class for these exams enabling every child to have complete understanding of grade work in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Association Board Of Dance is a leading examination board that offers regulated examinations in dance core subjects which are accredited by GQAL & OFQUAL and offers accredited technical examinations and medal tests in all forms of dance.
We offer work experience to students, support the duke of Edinburgh with the skill certification and welcome The Children University. Please speak to a coach for more information. We also offer assistant dance coach positions to help pave way for the next generation of brilliant coaches.
We encourage students during our classes to become leaders and use the skills they learn to assist other members and possibly assist within classes. This prepares them for if they want to become a permanent assistant or continue their training to teach for Danceworks.
Stageworks supports local communities and works in partnership with lichfield council's 'Get In2 It' scheme to support young people and provide fun, safe and supportive classes.
TROPHYS & MEDALS
We believe it is important for children to be regularly recognised for their achievements no matter how big or small. This is why at Danceworks we have weekly trophies or class bears that get sent home for the week to an individual.
Every year we hold a presentation evening for each class and children are awarded medals and trophies to keep. This is a highlight of our year and all children and their families look forward to it.
Recognition is important because it keeps the children focused and determined all year round. All children know that one year maybe their year for our SPIRIT TROPHY which is our biggest trophy of all. We also recognise Best Newcomer, Most Improved, Best Performer and most determined.
At Danceworks we work individually with children on their skills and techniques in class and use goals and techniques cards to track their progress. This enables us to see how far they come in classes and also as no child is the same, they all know their skill goals.