OUR PROGRAMMES

Street Dance Satellite Club Programme

Our satellite clubs programme has been trialled and tested over the last 5 years and has proven very succesful in both England & Wales to increase street dance opportunities in communities via academic schools. Our taster sessions give every pupil the equal start of trying street dance in an environment that is safe & comfortable to them and brings down barriers to participation by bringing the activity to their PE lesson in school.

 

A typical satellite clubs programme with us looks like:

- 4 weeks of engagement sessions (1 per week)

- 8 weeks of the club (afterschool club / linked to community venue)

Additional engagement sessions for other year groups can be arranged.

Dance Leadership Programme

We understand the importance of providing different progression pathways as every dancers journey will be different. We have training available for those who just want to start their leadership journey and for those who want to be accredited for the leadership work they are already doing.

This includes:

-  Street Dance Activators Workshop (3 hour training in how to facilitate street dance in a relaxed community setting)

- UDOIT Street Dance leadership training

Level 1: Recommended age 13+ (1 hour leadership required)

Level 2: Recommended age 15+ (10 hours leadership required)

-  Volunteering opportunities – We have opportunities for keen volunteers to build up skills on the job at our satellite clubs, UDOIT events and UDO events. Leading, admin, social media, film & photography are among the roles included.

National Schools Dance Championships

The UDOIT National Schools Dance Championships offer a fantastic opportunity for dancers from academic schools/ colleges & universities to showcase their talent through platforms they may not have had access to previously.

Dancers are encouraged to participate in workshops with a framework that promotes realistic and measurable goals, from a wide range of dance styles taught by industry professionals.

The Championships are aligned with, and representative of, UDOIT Dance Foundation’s mission and objectives. Recognising that dancers and potential dancers from education settings do not have as many opportunities to showcase their personal best, express themselves and/or compete.

The championships has 2 team categories- Street Dance and All style.

(The all style includes any dance style that isn’t street dance.)

ConfiDance Course

We have recognised that the pandemic has had a great affect on childrens confidence and motivation levels from having 2 years with little opportunities to develop their skills. This course is focussed on working with children in primary schools in their school environment to use dance to help with their confidence, self esteem and any anxiety issues they maybe facing, through positive street dance activity. A big part of confidence building for children involves helping them ot overcome their fears and inhibitions to take on new challenges. The Confidance course helps support the students as they gently extend their confort zones and learn that real courage means acting despite of anxiety. The course teaches cthe value of goal setting and breaking big challenges down into smaller steps. As young people accomplish smaller goals their confidence grows and they start to recognise that anything is possible.

The Confidence course is delivered over 6 weeks of 90 minute sessions.

I AM | Mental health movement

In partnership with the Big Dance Company, pupils are shown the movie which highlights how you don't know what other people are going through behind closed doors, and how hurt people can hurt others. The content of the movie raises awareness and highlights the effects and of drugs , eating disorders, teen pregnancy, domestic abuse, self harm, bullying, underage drinking, spiking, sexuality, social media addiction & suicide.

The I AM 1 day programme will be mentoring, leading and developing young people at school on how to use movement and music to tackle their own issues that they might be going through. By bringing these conversations to the dancefloor we can take away the need for words if they do not feel comfortable talking about their problems and help young people voice and express their feelings. When they feel more confident to discuss their challenges and understand the consequences of bullying, this will help them to see that there is always a choice.

 

This programme is aimed at young people in secondary school aged year 8+.

United We Dance- Antisocial behaviour programme

  • Increasing access to aspirational and positive street dance activities to engage disadvantaged young people at risk of anti-social behavior and youth crime.

  • Educating young people on the different types of anti-social behaviour/ crime and the impacts it can have on their community.

  • Use street dance as a tool to build essential skills e.g. teamwork, positive communication, respect, confidence, and self-esteem.

  • Provide a safe and nurturing space in which young people will be supported to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing

Available as 1 day / 6 week programme.

Senior Street Dance

UDOIT Dance Foundation know and understand the power Street Dance can have on physical and mental health, our Senior Street dance programme allows us to harness the opportunity to enrich the lives of older adults through the power of Street Dance.

Giving older adults a positive experience of Street Dance that is tailored to their needs and abilities in the comfort of their setting whether this be at their residential care home, day centre, community centre or at home through online services.

  • 6 week block of 45 minute Street Dance sessions

  • Sessions will consist of set routines to 'golden oldies' music, plus copy me style delivery

  • Sensory props provided to help those participants with additional needs

  • Optional online delivery via Facebook Portal

(This will ensure continuity that the programme can still go ahead should future restrictions be brought into place or instructors unable to attend.)

  • During & post programme evaluation and feedback

  • Option to extend programme

Street Dance Holiday Camps

UDOIT have extensive experience in delivering street dance as part of school holiday camps for local councils.

Our camps that cover a whole days delivery consists of the following over the holiday duration.

- Prime focus on enjoyment whilst covering the basic foundations of street dance.

- Work on skills such as musicality/ co- ordination/ creativity/ teamwork/ leadership/ resilience

- Learn the foundations of street dance styles such as hip hop, breaking, locking, popping, waacking and house.

- Creative tasks working in pairs/ groups and as soloists

- Fun games that encourage increasing confidence, motivation and Street Dance knowledge

- Mini showcases that help the young people involved practice the skills they have learnt throughout the day

- Performances to other staff, parents, community members and other young people that demonstrates the skills and confidence they have developed throughout the camp

- Building relationships with the local street dance school should they wish to continue dancing after the camp

Case Studies

Learn about how our programmes have benefited those we work with

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