544368_10200999040684872_1312512029_n (2)Welcome to Multicultural Dance & Drama workshops for Schools ( Click on Dance Drama & Music workshop page for full list ) are holistic in approach. My aim is to create a fun, flowing creative educational environment, encouraging each student to freely express themselves and explore their own creativity through world music, dance and drama, whilst learning about and hence, de-mystifying cultures and faiths perhaps beyond their everyday reach or experience, therefore promoting tolerance of those of differing faiths and beliefs, in an atmosphere of mutual consideration, respect and understanding

Samba Carnival dance workshops in anticipation of Rio Olympics 2016, and dance workshops on indigenous people of the Amazon.  Super day at Helmingham Primary School in Suffolk teaching Carnival Samba in preparation for the Rio Olympics

And Girton Glebe Primary School Cambs teaching Indian dance

Recent visit to teach Indian dance :Thanks for a great day, everyone who took part in the workshops had a brilliant time and really learnt a lot too. It was really impressive that you were able to deliver such a high quality of learning to such large numbers. We used what the children learnt in assembly to do an Indian dance and they showed just how much they had retained. Many of the adults who were helping to supervise said how they really liked your sessions and it was lovely for our ‘visitors’ to see such creativity too! My headteacher actually recommended you, based on one of your previous sessions and I would definitely ask you to come in again.Many thanks : Vicky Zarate  Icknield Primary School in Sawston near Cambridge: 

NEW FOR THIS TERM :MUSIC & DANCE OF ANGLO SAXONS

Indian Dance and Drama March 2016

Hi Lorraine, Just wanted to say thank you again for a fabulous morning on Tuesday. All the children thoroughly enjoyed it, as did us staff. We were so inspired that we are going to be showing off some storytelling and dance in assembly next week…………they were amazing with you, as your calmness, good humour and enthusiasm seemed to instantly transform them, thank you for inspiring me and my class. We will definately welcome you back next year, and I have recommended you to other staff

Mrs Madeley

Swanton Morley Primary school

Dances of African Continent at Suffield Park Infants, great work children and supportive staff

Workshop on Amazon Rainforest February 2016

Hi Lorraine
A big thank you for an amazing day today! The year 2 children had an amazing experience 
with the rainforest dancing, face painting instruments and masks! I don't know how you 
managed to fit so much in! Children were all so engaged and inspired! 
As a one woman show you did an amazing job! Thank you and hopefully we would love to have you again in the future. 
Tahmina #southwood primary Dagenham
With a big thank you to the work of www.survivalinternational.org
Thank you so much for the fabulous Ancient Greek dance workshop you held for us at Forncett at the very beginning of December.  I was so impressed with your teaching style and the way you engaged the children in the workshop from the very beginning.  This was especially evident in the small group storytelling dance and drama. thank you Liz Chubbock Dec 2015 

Dear Lorraine…We love having you here…you really inspire the children and encourage

them to participate in dance moves they have never even thought of doing before!  All

your amazing instruments really bring it all to life for them.  Jacquie and I both feel it is

brilliant to have such a professional dance specialist in, who we know can deliver the

goods.  We know we can rely on you  Thanks again for a smashing morning. Sara Frost

Swanton Abbott Primary School Jan 2016  

 

I have taught dance in schools successfully in over 800 schools throughout the East Of England for 25 years to thousands of school children, covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hamphire: Hertfordshire & Oxon.  Fully CRB checked

 Dance, Drama, Music and Ancient History workshops:   plus  musical instruments

African Continent : – Africa : South Africa : Senegal : Gambia: Rwanda: Ghana : Kenya: Malawi :Tanzania : Ethiopia: Morocco : Uganda : Madagascar including Benin (West Africa) c. AD900-1300: plus North Africa

Ancient Egypt  & current Traditional Folk Dance Includes authentic costumes & instruments scarves and sticks for the bedouin dance: Ancient Mesopotamia : Sumerians Europe - Traditional British: Ancient Celts – Ireland – France- Poland – Greece Ancient and modern -Turkey- Spain – Italy- Ancient Romans – Armenia

Asia - Indian Dance – Bollywood and Classical +Indus Valley: Musical Instruments + costumes

Tibet – Learn the sacred Buddhist dances :

China :Chinese Dragon dances : With Beautiful authentic Chinese Dragon plus instruments and face paints

Japan: Japanese exquisite mime fan dance

North & South America : Native American Indian : Aztec Dance – Inca – Mayan – Mexico- Peru – Chile – Brazilian Carnival Samba – Argentina – Amazon rainforest : Tahiti:

Caribbean Islands: Reggae, Soca, Calypso or back in time to discover the Afro-Caribbean folk traditions of Haiti, St Lucia, Jamaica

Australasia Australia : Australian Aboriginal dance: New Zealand : Maori Haka : Papua New Guinea

 Religious Education workshops for schools uk: please ask for details

: All workshops are cross curricular suitable for KS1 – KS2 – KS3 – KS4 -KS I also offer workshops for adult Inset training days and staff well being and ladies groups such as WI. Click here for the interactive map! Recent Testimonials… or click to testimonials page Monday was fantastic – both classes had an amazing time and have been buzzing from it ever since, it was a pleasure Thanks  Jo McRitchie Morley Memorial Cambs 

We had a wonderful time, so glad we booked you, you completely inspired the children for their show – Morag Richardson, Lincs.)

From Holt Primary - The children clearly enjoyed every minute of your workshop, so thank you very much from all of us. Here are a few comments the children wrote down; “I wish we could do it again and again.” Ella; “My favourite move was the turtle. I thought it was excellent.” Noah; “The Indian dancing was great. Every time we did something wrong, Lorraine said it was fine. Thank you.” Daisy; “I loved the dancing. You have some fantastic moves.” Joe; “I liked the part when you made the rug a tunnel.” Hector.

For more recent testimonials, please take a look here…Great fun and challenges for all with Norfolk’s teacher of teachers at Lorraine Theobald’s masterclass: Earthy, Lively Shaabi – Egyptian dance workshop. Miriam Gita Spacek Norfolk Oriental dance.