Boost!

Creative dance project promoting children's good mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our education projects have been a little boost for children, staff and us, in recovering from the challenges of the pandemic. With this in mind, we've designed this children's good mental health creative dance project, alongside child psychotherapist, Sarah Haddow. 

Dancefest are offering bursts of creativity for each year group, in Little BOOST! dance workshops for Access All Arts Week 17-21 June. Contact poppy@dancefest.co.uk to find out more or book.

About Boost!

BOOST! creative dance sessions will give children space to play, grow, listen, learn, and engage with their emotions. They'll gain practical skills on recognising and regulating feelings, and building resilience.

BOOST! will impact children's confidence and mental and physical wellness. This, in turn, will positively impact their academic pathway and school experience.

BOOST! is available to Herefordshire and Worcestershire primary schools throughout the academic year, shaped and designed for each school.

 

Costs and funding

Please contact Janene Wyatt, our Dance Development Leader for Children, at janene@dancefest.co.uk to discuss costs, as these will differ depending on engagement and the size of your school. Delivery can be very flexible, including:

  • 6 week BOOST! project with 1 to 5 classes a day EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
  • BOOST! CPD, building confidence in delivering a quality primary dance scheme of work.
  • A little BOOST! assembly

Many schools are able to take part through funding supporting mental health and wellbeing, and School Sports Premium.

Children's Mental Health

We believe children's mental health and wellbeing should be a core thread through school activities and that, as a creative dance organisation, we are in a unique position to support children and teachers through the power of creativity and dance.

Dancefest are adaptable and happy to shape our creative dance projects around the needs of your school.

Arts Council England Worcester Municipal Charities Baily Thomas Charitable Fund Eveson Charitable Trust United by 2022 Legacy FABRIC People Dancing Professional Member Arts Award Supporter

Dancefest is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and also gratefully receives funding from Worcester Municipal Charities, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, The Eveson Trust, Dumbreck Charity, Albright Grimley Charity, and WA Cadbury Charitable Trust.

Our Masterclass and Stopgap work is part of Keep Moving, which is produced by FABRIC, generously supported by United by 2022, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund through West Midlands Combined Authority.