Primary Workshops for Schools

Maypole Dance Workshop

Our Maypole Dance workshop aims to bring this celebration to school, complete with a full Maypole! Children will be able to envisage themselves as part of historic days or celebrate the modern May Day.

Around since the mid-14th century, Maypole dancing is traditionally associated with May Day celebrations. Normally celebrating the arrival of spring, children were selected as May Day Queens and Kings and the festivities were celebrated with music, feasting and dancing around a Maypole.

This experience will be one they won’t forget. Maypole dance pairs perfectly with our Morris dance workshops and links to English culture, May Day, St. George’s Day.

Workshop Performance

Workshop & Performance

Workshop Sessions:

Up to 8 sessions

During a typical day-long workshop, Primary Workshops for Schools can work with up to 30 children in a session and deliver 6 sessions, stretching to 8 if required. The workshop can then end with a performance from the children during which they can showcase the traditional routine they’ve learnt throughout the day.

Workshop in Action

School children dancing around the may pole
School children dancing around the may pole School children dancing around the may pole School children dancing around the may pole Teacher adjusting the strings on maypole
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National Curriculum Links

EYFS

  • Communication
  • Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social & Emotional
  • Expressive Arts

KS1

  • Speaking & Listening Skills
  • Movement
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination

KS2 (3/4)

  • Co-ordination
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Ability to perform Dances

KS2 (5/6)

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Technique
  • Movement Patterns

Please note; EYFS taken from EYFS Framework. KS1/KS2 taken from National Curriculum Framework.

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Primary Workshops for Schools Ltd
9 Earlstrees Court
Corby
Northants, NN17 4AX

01536 265432