Happy Chinese New Year 2020 Chinese Dragon dance workshops for schools uk
Brazilian Samba Dance, Australian Aboriginal dance & African dance days at Arden Grove school Norwich
Aldeburgh school Suffolk teaching Australian Aboriginal dance, Chinese Dragon dance, British Morris dance & dances of Africa
Dances of indigenous peoples of Amazon Rainforest for Dunmow Primary School Essex with a focus on Yanomami & Matis tribes.
Looking forward to working in schools teaching Multicultural world dance & music workshops : Dances of Amazon rainforest in Essex school: Samba Carnival dances, Australian Aboriginal dance, music & culture, Dances of African continent in Norwich Primary school: Morris dancing, Chinese Dragon dances for Chinese New year at Aldburgh School, Suffolk: African continent dances & Caribbean Reggae in School in Gainsborough Lincs: Indian Dance reflections at West Earlham school Norwich Norfolk: Biblical Lands & Times dance & music workshop in School in March Cambs.
Janet Marshall Head of Schools & Family Learning Norwich Cathedral
‘We have worked with Lorraine for several years now. Her workshops are always engaging, fun, professional planned & delivered, feedback from the teachers is always excellent. She can adapt to all ages/key stages and SEND requirements. She is able to link in with other curriculum areas, especially RE.’
Ancient Greek #Dances at Mile Cross Primary School Norwich Norfolk, who as always are exceptional in their listening skills, team work and overall #creativity eg Poseidon in the Fire, Zeus & the baby, Jesus saves
Woods Loke Primary School Lowestoft #Suffolk for #Indian #dance reflections, some wonderful concentration on hand gestures, and flowing arms. Exuberant dancing to livelier praising #folkdances, and great choreographies by the yr 3 pupils thanks to Sarah Merrill & Caroline Calver
#Mayans #dance & culture workshops at North Denes Primary School Gt Yarmouth Norfolk Year 6’s surpassed themselves in #creative expression & teamwork thank you to Headteacher Debbie Whiting Miss Burrage Mrs Gadsdon
#Ancient Egyptian dance & music + current Egyptian dance workshops taught to North West Norfolk Division of Guides & rangers at Dunton Activity centre Norfolk thanks to Suzanne Dunton superb morning, great hospitality
North Featherstone Junior & Infants school West Yorkshire teaching dance workshops on Indian dance reflections to very focused & delightful reception ‘ The children & staff thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. It has definitely inspired them & the teachers who learnt a lot Miss Jagger
Diocesan schools week Norwich Cathedral Jesus is the Light of the world. Great time teaching dance workshops to 12 Norfolk diocesan schools.
North Denes Primary School Norfolk Dances of the Mayans excellent work by year 5
Morley Memorial Primary School Cambs return visit to teach Dances of African continent, drums, masks face paints great work Thank you Mr Hill
Chantry Primary Academy Luton Beds return visit to teach Australian Aboriginal dances & culture’ It was fantastic as always, Lorraine you are amazing with the children, we would love you to stay longer. Hopefully see you again next year ‘ Mrs Bianchi & the year 3 team
Yorkswood Primary School Solihull ‘ Brilliant as ever ! Lorraine has been coming here for several years for our Ola Mexico day including Mayan culture, which they explored in a creative & kinesthetic way. The day leads into the start of the topic, and immerses them into Mexico & Mayans, to share with parents at the end of topic’ Mrs Webb & Mr Hales year 6
Samba Carnival time for Broadband District council at half term lots of fun thanks to Nicola Pye.
Egyptian dance workshop for NW Norfolk guides at Denton nr Fakenham. What a super two hours, they made such progress in this time & fully embraced the experience & delightful welcome & hospitality. Thank you Susanne
St Martin at Shouldham Primary School
Super MultiDance day teaching Chinese 🐉 dances, Australian Aboriginal & Dances of African continent
Feelings & Emotions dance workshop at Angel Road Junior School Norwich via Indian dance Reflections ‘ Brilliant work’
Dances of African continent at Angel Road Junior Norwich Norfolk ‘ Great choreographies, well done ! ‘
Schools visited this term: Summer 2019
Worstead Primary School Norfolk : Australian Aboriginal. Kesgrave High School for Spirituality day : Indian dance Reflections. Kinsale Junior School Norwich World Week : Morris dance, Australian Aboriginal, Brazilian Carnival Samba, Native North American dance, Egyptian dance, Bhangra. Cliff Lane Primary School Ipswich Suffolk: Chinese Dragon dances in Shang Dynasty. Heath Primary School Ipswich: Indian dance reflections. Lyng Primary at Norwich Cathedral : Indian dance reflections. Holt Primary School Norfolk: Indian dance reflections & Japanese mime dance. Family fun day at Norwich Cathedral: Bugs & beasts. North Featherstone infants & Junior School Pontefract N Yorkshire : Dances of the Mayan’s. Heacham Infants & Nursery School: Indian dance Reflections & How to find Gold. Hall School Norwich: Amazon Rainforest dances. Filby Primary School Norfolk: Indian dance reflections, Australian Aboriginal dance, Dances of Kenya, Mayan dance. Oaks Primary School Ipswich : Dances of the Mayan’s & Mexico. Claydon Primary School Ipswich Suffolk : Dances & Music of the African Continent. Toftwood Infants & Junior School Norfolk: Brazilian Carnival Samba. Taverham Hall Norwich : Ancient Egyptian dance and Customs. East Ruston Norfolk: Brazilian Carnival Samba dances. Aldeburgh Primary School Suffolk :Indian dance reflections.
2019 Aldeburgh Primary School Suffolk’ Indian dance reflections ‘ An outstanding dance workshop, that engaged even the most sceptical, in a very magical way …..it exceeded my expectations Mrs Giddings.
Great Dunmow Primary School Essex ‘Thank you for a great day. The children & staff all had a wonderful time ! Helen Andrews Drama
Tacolneston & Morley Primary School Samba Carnival dances & Native American dances. ‘Thank you so much for your input. The children really loved it and came out buzzing. The high pace meant they acheived a lot in a short space of time, and were really proud of their work. They enjoyed the story telling aspect of the dance as well. I hope we can work together in the future.
Jan 2019′ A massive thank you for our Haka dance workshop, which was enjoyed by all. The morning was informative and eye-opening to the Maori culture. The dancing was superb and gave the children the opportunity to express themselves thoughtfully and creatively’
Paul Boucher Westover Green Community Primary School Somerset
Mile Cross Primary School in Norwich teaching Ancient Egyptian dance class to some very enthusiastic Future Egyptologists ☀️
Lots of Chinese Dragon? dances, at Springfield Primary School Chelmsford #Essex, St Peters Junior School #Wisbech #Cambs
Indian Dance reflections at Wherry School Norwich. Amazing.
Hilgay Riverside Academy & Ten Mile Bank School Downham Market Norfolk for dances of the Amazon Rainforest & Brazil.
Springfield Primary School Chelmsford Essex for Viking dance workshops. Truly terrifying ?
Excellent time as always at Mile Cross Primary School Norwich, teaching Australian Aboriginal dance & traditions. Great listening skills and enthusiastic learner’s. In the last 10 minutes choreographed their own dances and shared them, amazing dancers #Australia #rainbowsnake #yidaki
CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 DRAGON DANCES FOR SCHOOLS IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX, CAMBS,LINCS
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Springfield Primary School Essex, teaching Ancient Greek dance, Ancient Egyptian dance & Indian dance reflections workshops, lots of fun and great learning experience.
‘Year 4 had a fantastic time at your workshops. Many of the children came away saying they felt more confident and able to join in the dance. The face paints allowed the children to immerse themselves and feel free in their movements. Your style of teaching is nurturing, and made the children feel comfortable. I feel it really encouraged our children to ask questions and want to learn more about Native Americans Kelsey Gingell Stifford Clay’s Primary School Essex.
Great Time @Norwich Cathedral teaching Brazilian Samba Carnival dances & at Elmwood School Essex
‘ the children had a fabulous time, they absolutely loved it, you did an amazing job – thank you Carolyn Baker
Tunstead Primary School Language Day Ancient & Modern day Egyptian Dance workshop, and Indian dance reflections ‘ The children loved it and they are still talking about it’
Fulbourn Primary school teaching Indian dance reflections, some very enthused Yr1/2, with their own dance moves, wonderful !
Grove Primary school teaching dances of Native Americans: great choreographies well done !
Kinsale JUNIOR SCH teaching Samba Carnival dances, Maori Haka, Native American dances, Ancient Egyptian, Irish & Indian Dance reflections. ‘ Brilliant 2 days, all of children really enjoyed it, thank you so much. It has been a blast & a real highlight to our Around the world week of learning’ Andrie Constantinou’
Little Plumstead Primary School Excellent time with reception teaching Biblical Lands and Times & Ancient Egyptian dance & music workshop year 3
Angel road Junior school, Ancient Greek dance workshops
Schools visited thus far :Thank you for giving the children such an enjoyable and informative experience. They were buzzing, and want all lessons to be like that ! Mrs Amey, East Wold Primary, Lincs
Mile Cross Primary Norwich School Dances of Australian Aboriginals, super work by talented creative pupils Thank you so much for today. We all had a brilliant time and the children loved it!’ Cathy Loebig
Town Close Pre Prep school Norwich teaching dances of African Continent ‘ wonderful exuberant day of dance.
Dunmow St Mary Primary School Essex teaching Maori Haka ‘an enormous thank you for today. The feedback from children and staff has been overwhelmingly positive. You have truly inspired our year 4s and it was wonderful to see them at the end of the day buzzing with excitement over everything they had experienced’. Mr Heath
Colman Road Junior School, Norwich Norfolk teaching Ancient Egyptian dance workshops. Egyptian dance & History workshop Year 3 had a brilliant time, thank you for coming! Colman Junior School
Taverham Hall School Norwich Norfolk teaching Ancient Egyptian dance workshops
Feb 2018 Taverham Hall Norwich As part of their Ancient Egypt topic, Year 3 welcomed Lorraine Theobald from Multicultural Dance to show them how the Ancient Egyptians used to dance.
As music was played, pupils were encouraged to listen carefully and imagine themselves gliding effortlessly along the river Nile on a boat, under the heat of the Egyptian sun. Pupils were given the opportunity to play instruments, dress in traditional Egyptian style and even to try to balance a walking stick on their head, all elements of Egyptian dance.
Norwich Cathedral Family fun day teaching Indian dance reflections & Chinese Dragon dances
Angel Road Junior School, Norwich Norfolk teaching Anglo Saxon & Vikings dance workshop. Amazing Viking choreographies
Swanton Abbots School, Norfolk
teaching African dance and Chinese Dragon dances.’the children were excited, engaged, & inspired by the dynamic content & delivery’ Swanton Abbott Primary School, Norfolk. Chinese Dragon dances & dances of African continent.
Hall School Norwich teaching Ancient Greek dance.
St Edmunds RC School Bungay & St Benets RC School Beccles, Suffolk teaching Chinese Dragon Dances.
Whitton School Ipswich Suffolk teaching dances of Gambia, great work.
Looking forward to Chinese New year celebrations with Dragon dances
Autumn Term 2017
Mile Cross Primary School Norwich Mayan dancing by Kayla November 15th
Earlier today, we did a Mayan dance workshop. We did it with a lovely lady, who knows a lot about the Mayans. her name is Lorraine. We did this in the hall. All of the class did Mayan dancing because of our topic, Mayans. All of this was really fun.
This morning involved lots of dancing, listening and teamwork. We listened to Mayan songs. We had very Mayan face paints. We did the Kulcantan dance, the Mayans admired this dance. It was a dance that was the Mayans favourite. It was a snake form that went in and out the space. This activity ws one of my favourite. You had to hold hands with the person in front and back and follow the person in front.
I think the instruments were good because of the sound. I really think the drums because they had a loud beat to it. In my opinion, if you have been learning about the Ancient Mayans then Lorraine is the one to call. Lorraine is really good at Mayan things. In my opinion, shes really creative but these things she has thought of are true facts. It really felt like i was a proper Mayan. Do you want her to visit?
Again, Lorraine is the one to go for. I really enjoyed playing the instruments and making up dance routines the most. I would defanitly recommend her because she’s fun, enjoyable and gives you more and more facts in an hour. Thanks Lorraine.
Multicultural dance for schools & Cathedrals throughout uk
Biblical Lands & Times Catton Junior School
The children enjoyed it immensely and found the element of community, explored by the whole group dances, to be great fun. The groups are not particularly confident dancers nor are they all that happy to work together holding hands but this was encouraged from the start in a positive way and everyone was made to feel a part of this community dance – even the teachers. John Semmens
The use of music to link to stories told in other cultures was an effective way to bring in the concept of storytelling and the use of the scarves as ‘be all’ prop meant that the children had tremendous freedom of expression when telling their own stories. They greatly enjoyed this, as seen in the two attached poems. Please take a look at their own words.
Alderman Swindell Primary School in Gt Yarmouth, teaching Native American dances, and put on a show later: thanks to Miss Ingrams & Miss Hopley Headteacher : super school, super children super staff: to be closed ?? Does not make sense
Happisburgh Primary School teaching dances of Bible Lands with aspects of Judaism for RE day, happy to re visit Happisburgh
At Norwich Cathedral teaching Indian dance reflections with aspects of Hinduism to Queens Hill Primary School Norwich – they created exquisite dances
Kenninghall Primary School Indian dance reflections for Diwali, lovely time with Mrs Morphew’s reception class. Mr Steven Wills from New Zealand generously gave me a 10 minute lesson on Maori stick passing, great teacher
Hevinham Primary School teaches Ancient Egyptian dance workshop, Indian dance reflections and Maori Haka posture dance. Lovely to see Stephanie Firth again, great pupils and supportive staff
Ely Cathedral Diocesan days for schools organised by Shirley Hall teaching Indian dance reflections with a Christian perspective for 4 days to hundreds of pupils from Cambridge schools
Two days teaching Biblical Lands & times,Ancient Israel & Ancient Palestine including authentic musical instruments, dance workshops at Norwich Cathedral for Catton Junior School Norwich on behalf of Head of Education department Janet Marshall. The children’s dances at the end were exquisite. Thank you to Mr Semmens
Swaffham Junior School Norfolk teaching Indian dance reflections and Japanese mime fan dances enthusiastic talented children, thank you to Lee Frost
Dunmow St Mary Primary Scool Essex teaching Indian dance reflections , wonderful morning, beautiful compositions thanks to Laura Ogglesby
Morely Memorial Primary School Cambridge teaching dances of African Continent thanks to Maya Dalby. I regular returning booking for many yerars and always a super African dance experience for me, and many talented pupils.
Skegness Junior Academy Lincolnshire teaching British Morris dance, Indian dance reflections, Australia Aboriginal dance, Brazilian Carnival Samba thanks to all staff Mandy York
Yorkswood Primary School Solihull Birmingham teaching dances of Mexico for their Hola Mexico day thanks to wonderful pupils and staff Chrissy Rowberry. Wonderful costumes and expressions
Waterside Primary School Stoke on Trent Teaching dances of Mexico to some very enthusiastic and delightful pupils thanks to Felicity Wood
Steeple Morden Primary School Herts teaching Indian dance reflections, been attending this school for many years , always a pleasure
Multicultural dance workshops for ST Edmundsbury Borough Council summer activities at Nowton Park Bury St Edmunds Suffolk including British Morris, Indian dance reflections, Australian Aboriginal, Japanese Fan dance, Maori Haka, Egyptian Veil dance, & dances from African Continent. Lovely time and met some super children and parents, in the most beautiful Nowton Park
African dances to express Fire and Armenian dances to express Water, scarf dances to Indian Bansuri to express Air, Australian Aboriginal dances to express Earth at Norwich Cathedral for Family fun days
More lovely dancing events coming up in Norfolk and Suffolk, Family fun day on Wednesday 23rd August at Norwich Cathedral and Nowton park on Sunday for Multicultural free dance sessions for all the family .
August 2017 Multicultural dance taster sessions at Nowton Park Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, teaching Maori Haka, Indian dance reflections , Australian Aboriginal Dance and English Morris dances aka Lolly Morris
Family Fun day at Norwich Cathedral teaching Earthy Australian Aboriginal and Indian dance reflections
Sunflower Club Norwich Brazilian Carnival Samba Dances
Norwich Cathedral Priors Hall teaching Indian dance reflections with aspects of HInduism to Queens Hill Primary Super morning
Hollelsey Primary School teaching British Morris dance aka Lolly Morris
Thank you so much for coming in to work with us today. I think the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Morris workshop was brilliant- lots of fun had by all!
Sir Thomas Mills High School Indian dance reflections with aspects of Hinduism
‘a massive thank you for running such great sessions last week at the Multicultural Day. The students got so much out of each of the workshops and are still talking about the day now!
Thank you so much again.
Kind regards, Helen Lambert
Ghost Hill Primary School teaching Indian dance relfections, 3 sweet sessions thank you to Sam Church all staff and Mrs Garret Headteacher
Suffield Park infants and Nursery School 2 days of Australian Aboriginal dances, really lovely work. Thanks to Ros Hele
Heacham Infant and Nursery Brazilian Samba Carnival lovely day, always a lovely place to visit, super children, Thank you to Louis Jackson Headteacher
Birkwood Primary School Cudworth Barnsley Australian Aboriginal dances 3 days of delightful dancing with some very enthusiastic, creative and courteous children and helpful staff, Thanks to Alex Betts and Mrs Julie Allen MBE
Australia Aboriginal dances & History
The three days you spent with us for our Australia Week were very memorable. The children loved it and they were so enthusiastic during your sessions. Your creativity and love for dance shines through and inspires all children to have a go and most importantly have fun! Thank you again.
Alex Betts Birkwood Primary School Cudworth Barnsley
Forres School Hoddesdon Herts, two lovely sessions teaching dances of the Mayans/Aztecs and Mexico, Mexican Hat Dance !1 Lovely letters from the pupils thank you.
Folk Dances of Spain and a some Flamenco at Burnham Market Primary School lots of Duende
Last day of the month 31/05/17 Family fun day at Norwich Cathedral dances of Armenia, Indian dance reflections and Turkish Classical, super children lovely parents
Schools last week, phew it was SO busy. St Andrews North Lopham dances from France, Australian Aboriginal, Caribbean. Hapton Primary School dances of Mayans , British dances : Sailors Hornpipe and Lolly Morris. All Saints Winfarthing Primary School in there wonderful spacious hall. Dances exploring Greek Mythology, Medusa, Mermaids, Theseus & the Minotaur and Phoenix.
Avenue Junior School teaching Chinese Dragon dances, some on the playground, so catch some breeze in the heat.
Friday my birthday : in Cambs teaching Indian dance reflections and Dances of Bhangra aspects of Sikhism
Great Day at Ormesby Junior School teaching Ancient Egyptian dance & Music workshops.
Two lovely days at Greensted Junior School in Basildon Essex, teaching following dances: British Morris, Samba Carnival, Maori Haka and Mayans, and stayed at Fraser Guest House in Battlesbridge Essex, all good.
The children created their own Morris dances at the end: Spirit Home Morris: In and out Morris:The Magical Forest Morris: Dolly day dreamers Morris: Spirit Walk Morris: 3J’s and an L Morris: Greensted Haystacks Morris and British Unicorn Morris
Really enjoyed the beautiful sunny day in Norfolk today, and getting a booking to teach Ancient Egyptian dance workshop at Little Plumstead Primary School
Looking forward to visiting Greensted Junior School Essex to teach a range of Multicultural dances next week
Got my new brochure for Multicultural dance in schools, aka World Dance workshops, and I am really pleased, Dance workshops on offer Traditional British, Caribbean, Indian dance reflections, Brazilian Carnival, Aztecs, Incas or Mayans, Ancient Egyptians, African continent, Chinese Dragon, Japanese Fan, Greeks and Romans, Australasia, Native North American, all looking good
Forthcoming workshops on Ancient Egyptian dance, Chinese Dragon dances, Ancient Greek dances for schools
Really enjoying programme about Ancient Egypt on C5 fascinating , can I incorporate any of these facts into my Ancient Egyptian workshops for schools in I’m, yes I can!
Lovely time at West Row Primary School Suffolk, teaching dances of the Mayans, to some very enthusiatic engaging and courteous children thank you to Headteacher Mrs Matthams, Mrs Finch and Mr Garrett
April 2017 West Row Primary School dances of the Mayans :The workshop was fantastic, it gave the children a much clearer understanding of the Mayan Culture, it had a great mix of information giving, and physical interaction, the children are doing writing and art work. Thank you so much, my children really enjoyed it and they loved you’ Mrs Finch West Row Primary
Two days at Tannery Drift School Royston Hertfordshire teaching 11 Ancient Greek dance workshops with Nursery through to Yr 4 on painting from National Gallery London ‘Penelope with the suitors’ by Pintoricchio, amazing work by some very talented expressive children thank you to Beth Robins & Mrs Greetham Headteacher and all staff
Easter family fun day Norwich Cathedral, Greek dance, British Morris Dance and Japanese fan dance
Ancient Egyptian dance workshop @ Treehouse children’s centre Norwich, super time
St Giles Nursery & infants School teaching Native American dances, a super day thank you to Judith Garley
Mile Cross Primary teaching Ancient Egyptian dance workshop, with the wonderfully talented and artistic pupils, encouraged and nurtured by Mr Starling, Miss Percy Miss Lach and Mr Stuart Allen Headteacher, always a joy to visit
Carleton Road Primary school teaching Ancient Egyptians dance & Music workshop, fab afternoon
Firside Junior School Hellesdon Norwich teaching Welsh Dragon dance workshop, incredible work by year 3, Thank you to Lucy Seagrave, Mill Hill, Miss Thomas, Mr Townsend
St Francis of Assisi a delightful morning of Indian dance reflections including dance storytelling, and Vintage Bollywood super work
Southwood Primary School Dagenham dances of the Amazon Rainforest, amazing children.
Ancient Egyptian dance workshop at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, Costumes, Ancient history, scarves, musical instruments packed full of fun !Lorraine Theobald, our instructor for the morning, arrived with an absolute passion for her subject and this engaged the children straight away. She has spent 26 years working with children through the medium of dance and music, allowing them to immerse themselves in the culture of many different countries around the world. Lorraine talked the children through the history of Egyptian dance and the Gods who were known for their love of it. In addition, she spoke about the instruments, what they were made from and also their names. We even spoke a little Arabic to each other! Year 3 were amazing and some hidden dance talents were certainly revealed. We learnt ten different dance moves from traditional Egyptian dance and then performed a group dance, complete with clothing and music typical at that time.Lorraine’s company, Multicultural Dance was winner of the prestigious Dr Frank Bates Dance & Musical Theatre Award as part of the 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards. She commented very positively on the children’s behavior and engagement. Mrs Sarah Howe, Miss Jemma Holmes and Mr Adam Sayer were extremely proud of the way in which the children embraced this wonderful opportunity and were thoroughly impressed with the dancing that they saw. The morning was educational as well as great fun.
Swanton Morley Primary School teaching Indian dance Reflections including Vintage Bollywood & Stoke Holy Cross Primary School Norfolk
Fleet Infants School Hampshire teaching Chinese New Year workshops
Carleton Rode Playgroup Chinese Dragon dances, delightful morning with the super tots and very supportive and talented staff
Whitton School Ipswich Indian dance reflections, lovely day as ever
Lutton St Nicholas School Lincolnshire Amazon Rain-forest dances plus Madagascan dances
Thank you Lorraine it was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all the children and adults Emily Pattern Lutton School.
Whitton School Ipswich dances of Africa, praising God through dancing, singing chants and music with focus on Lesotho thanks so much Miss Cooper and Mrs Edwards
St Francis of Assisi Ancient Greeks music and dance and end of day extravaganza !
Happisburgh Primary School Dance workshops : Indian dance reflections, Native American, and Tibetan Sacred dance.
Beaumont Primary School Hadleigh Ancient Egyptian dance plus costumes and instruments
Amazing day, as always at Mile Cross Primary School Norwich teaching Mayan dances, wonderful creative choreographies by the pupils, thank you to Miss Musselwhite and Mr Pollard Year 6
Also Ancient Greek dance at Mile Cross Primary super Labyrinthine dance & exuberant modern Greek dances thank you To Miss Seymour & Mr Averill Yr 5
Great day at Beaumont Primary School in Suffolk teaching Ancient Egyptian dance & music workshops
Teaching st North Denes Primary School, Gt Yarmouth dances of the Mayans. The pupils were a delight to teach, very focused, polite, enthusiastic and very creative, lots of super ideas, thank you
Recent schools, The Merlin School Putney teaching Maori Haka and Australian Aboriginal dances, St Michaels Academy Kings Lynn dances of African Continent, Willingham Primary School Brazilian Samba Carnival dances, Westover Green Primary School Somerset dances of New Zealand Maori Haka including history of Moko
Really pleasantly surprised to be nominated and consequently awarded for Dr Frank Bates Dance & Musical Theatre Award as part of the 2016 The Norfolk Arts Awards for my work in schools www.multiculturaldance.co.uk
held at Norwich Cathedral Hostry
Chantry Primary school in Luton teaching Aboriginal dance music and stories
Dunmow St Mary teaching Indian dance reflections, with vintage Bollywood ragas and storytelling
Morley Memorial dances of African continent, great day
Yorkswood Primary school Hola Mexico day, with focus on Mayan dances, some incredible work from Talented pupils @Yorkswood thanks to Mrs Rowberry
Some delightful days this summer at Nowton Park Bury St Edmunds for West Suffolk’s Councils Commonwealth fun day teaching Indian dance, Maori Haka, Australian Aboriginal, Jamaican Reggae, Bhangra thank you to Polly Kane and Tom Ogden.
Lovely day teaching dance at Norwich Cathedral in Weston Room for family fun day, dances covered including British Morris dance, Farandole snake dance, Big set Jig, and Japanese mime dance thank to Janet Marshall Head of Schools & Family Learning
At Burnham Market today teaching dance session on Ancient Greece, lovely time by all, and such a beautiful setting
Thomas Mills High School Framlingham June 2016 Thank you so much for coming to our school and running the fantastic dance workshops. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves. One of the girls said that she loved how everything was so happy and they were making turtles, deer and birds for days after! They pupils not only got great knowledge and understanding from the session, it was also a very spiritual experience for them. Helen Lambert Religious Studies Super day today at Helmingham Primary School in Suffolk teaching Carnival Samba in preparation for the Rio Olympics Dear Lorraine,
Thank you so much for visiting us at Great and Little Shelford Primary School during our International Week. It was a challenging task – to come and work with four different year groups on dances from four different countries all in one day, but you pulled it off! The classes you worked with thoroughly enjoyed the dances (Aboriginal, Greek, Native Indian Canadian and Maori Haka) and using the musical instruments and face paints! The rest of the school got to see what had been learned in your workshops in our assembly at the end of the week. The performances were fantastic and very inspiring! Thanks once again! Mrs Unwin June 2016 Dear Lorraine Thank you so much for the wonderful drama/dance session today( Friday 27th May ) on the theme of the Amazon. You provided a brilliant atmosphere which enabled children to express themselves freely. They all thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m sure we will be in touch soon to organise more workshops, Many Thanks Mrs Rogers St Edmunds Catholic Primary School Bungay
St Edmunds Catholic Primary school Bungay teaching Indigenous people of the Amazon Forest dance workshop, thanks to Mrs Rogers, fantastic work children and lovely welcome at school Forncett St Peter School teaching Ancient Egyptians workshop, lovely time thanks to Mrs Theobald and delightful pupils Costessey Junior School teaching Ancient Egyptian dance workshops, super work thanks to Miss McGrath, Mr Simon, and Miss Davis and all their super supportive staff Fulbourn Primary School workshop covering aspects of Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism, we danced some Bhangra, Gidda, Indian Classical, and Tibetan Sacred dance Just finished six week at Bishops school in Thetford, we covered Japanese Fan dance, Australian Aboriginal, South African dance, Indian dance, and Ancient Egyptians. Samba Carnival dance workshops in anticipation of Rio Olympics 2016, also dance workshops on the indigenous Indians of the Amazon rainforest Lovely day at Wistaston Academy teaching Morris dance & Traditional British Folk Dances Thank you to Ms Linda Davis Principal Great Time this term, teaching dances in Primary schools and Junior Schools in uk dances of Amazon Rainforest, Dances of the Ancient Egyptians, Indian Dance and Drama, & Divali, Greek dance & Drama, dances of the African continent, Native American dance, Dances of the Mayans, New Zealand Maori Haka dance, Chinese Shang Dynasty Teaching about Chinese Dragon yesterday at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, in the Crome Gallery on behalf of Norfolk Museums. Lots of enthusiastic children traversing therotunda at Norwich Castle with my 25ft Chinese Dragon, playing drums and cymbals, thanks to Anna McCarthy Chinese Dragon Dances at Fleet Infant School Hampshire thanks to Clare Curtis teacher, delightful enthusiastic children Whitton Primary School in Ipswich Chinese Dragon dances, fantastic work of year 5 children creating their own dances really beautiful, thanks to Headteacher Mrs L Allison, Mr Richards music teacher and Mrs Moody Indian dance at St Francis Of Assisi School – lovely work children and super supportive teachers thanks to Edwina Knowles and Brian Slack 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 Big thanks to the work of www.survivalinternational.org 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, Norfolk Jan 2016
Successful dance day at Dereham Junior School teaching Chinese Dragon dances, and Ermine primary school Lincoln teaching Mayan dance and culture Thank you so much for the fabulous 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 Lovely day in Wix Essex, teaching Native American dances, Dances of Africa, the New Zealand Maori Haka, and dances of the Aztecs Hello Lorraine, We had a fantastic day. Here are some comments from other teachers in the school for you.
‘ An absorbing lesson the children were captivated! It was age appropriate and fun.’
‘Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Pupils all engaged enthusiastically.’
Firstly, thank you for coming to Linton Heights Junior School yesterday. The children had a brilliant day, in which you played a significant part. The structured discussion at the beginning of the session helped to place dance within the Mayan context. The physical dancing was great fun and much loved by all. Whilst the girls were bound to love it, I was delighted to see every single boy join in with such enthusiasm, inspired by tales of hunting or being a jaguar or quetzal. The greatest accolade was surely from my partner teacher, Mr Wilson, who promptly asked you if you would come again next year!
Many thanks to you, Lorraine, for such successful Mayan dancing
Year 5 Class Teacher
Linton Heights Junior School
Mayan Dance: Thank you so much for today the children really enjoyed it and have written some great recounts this afternoon.
Thanks again and hopefully will be in year 6 again next year so we can do it again!! Miss Musselwhite Mile Cross Primary School Norwich Norfolk uk
Lovely dance workshop teaching Dances of the Mayan’s to Mile Cross Primary School Norwich ; Dance gets you into the Zone, if you are stressed, JUST DANCE! ‘ Tyla
I would just like to pass on our thanks for a really lovely afternoon, last Wednesday. We will hopefully see you again for some more dancing!!!!
Regards Gill Boyd
At St Mary’s School Colchester teaching Chinese dragon dances, and focus on the Shang Dynasty of China ‘Wonderful workshops Lorraine’ thank you Mrs Boyd head of year 4.
Teaching in Lincolnshire school this week, Native American dances to wonderfully talented children thanks to Lee Armstrong at Cherry Willingham Primary School
Egyptian dance workshop today at school in North Norfolk, covering Ancient Egyptian dance music and authentic Egyptian instruments and costumes, the children and staff loved it, super time.
Teaching Indian dance at in Dunmow Essex , lovely work, freedom of expression and boundless creativity
Great Morning at Steeple Morden Primary school Herts teaching Indian dance, they are getting ready for show dancing story of Ram and Sita
Loving the Rugby World Cup England V Wales tomorrow
Great day at Morley Memorial Primary school Cambridge teaching African dance super
Attended Magna Carta exhibition at British Library, it was amazing! Knights of old taking to task the errant King John 1st
Getting interest in new workshops on Chinese Shang Dynasty.
Happy Creative Autumn Term in School Uk 2015
Multicultural World Dance & Music workshops available for Norfolk schools, Suffolk schools, Cambridgeshire schools, Lincolnshire schools, Essex schools, Bedfordshire schools, Hertfordshire schools, in the following
Traditional British, Caribbean, Jamaica, Haiti, India Classical & Bollywood, Brazilian Carnival Samba, Aztecs, Inca,or Mayan, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, dances from African Continent, Tibetan sacred dance, Biblical lands and times music and dance, Chinese dragon, Ancient and modern dances from Greece and Italy, Ancient Rome dance, Folk dances of Spain, New Zealand Maori Haka, Australian Aboriginal dance, Native North American dances, Dances from Ireland, Japanese fan dance, South American Dances from Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, dances from Tahiti,
Indian dance at Whitton Primary Ipswich Suffolk beautiful dances they created. St Francis Primary school Norwich Chinese Dragon dances , super morning.
Ghost Hill Primary School Taverham, Spanish Folk dance and Indian dance, thank you to staff and delightful children
Great Egyptian dance workshop in Norwich taught Shaabi and Baladi style at Limelight Studios on behalf of Norfolk Oriental dance.
Lovely day Millfield Primary School North Walsham teaching Japanese mime dance thank you to Mr Robin Smith, staff and pupils, great work
Been working in Lincolnshire at Ancaster Primary School, workshops on Native American dances, Chinese Dragon dances & Samba Carnival dances what way to end the week.
And finished off with attending NOD’s inaugural Hafla organised by norfolkorientaldance.org.uk
Lovely afternoon, well done
NOD presents a special, long-awaited Egyptian dance workshop by Lorraine Theobald: Earthy, Lively Shaabi.
Lorraine will be leading a thorough warm-up and starting the class initially with earthy folk styles, perfecting the Egyptian walk and camels with punctuating hips. The range of music used will include Hossam Ramzy’s Baladi Plus and the songs of Ahmed Adaweya. Students are requested to come prepared with sticks and veils just in case (spares will be available to borrow) as Lorraine has a spontaneous style and likes to have scope to go with the flow.
Tickets cost £20. Reserve your place soon as numbers are limited! contact http://www.norfolkorientaldance.org.uk/
Looking forward to Half term break after a very satisfying and successful few months
Workshops to look forward to Egyptian dance as in Ancient, The Maori Haka dances, Native American dances, Chinese Dragon dance, Dances of South American continent, Indian dance,
Working with children in schools across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge, Herts and Lincolnshire
Dunmow St Mary School Great Dunmow Essex great time teaching Indian Classical dance and Bollywood Dance thankyou
Have taught wonderful pupils at
Recreation Road Infant School Norwich, African & Indian dance including Bollywood, thank you to Jenny Lewis and Mrs Dixon.
Bishops School Thetford Samba Carnival wonderful choreographies they created, thank you to Mrs Batty and Mr Taylor
Dunmow St Mary’s School another super morning teaching Indian dances thank you to Mrs Kathy Thompson.
Hempnall Primary School project on Ancient Egyptian Dance thank you to Mr Smith and Headteacher Mrs Miriam Elston
April 2015 Dance workshops in Norwich and Thetford this week, Indian classical & Bollywood dance and Brazilian Samba Carnival dance great pupils thank you
Thank you for a wonderful day, we all really enjoyed it! I just wish I could have stayed and watched and joined in all day! The sharing at the end was great and very much appreciated.
Kind regards and thank you for brightening up our week! Mrs Reeves Shenley Primary School Herts
Lovely day at Shenley Primary School Herts teaching sacred dances of Tibet and Islamic civilisations, beautiful performances well done
St Francis of Assisi School Norwich teaching Aboriginal dances and traditions great work thank you to Miss O’Kelly & Mrs Kelly
Mile Cross Primary School Norwich workshops on Amazon Indians dance – fantastic work from year 4 as usual
Millfield Primary School North Walsham workshops on Chinese Dragon super pupils and Dragons
Super day last Saturday at teaching mini workshops on Ancient Egyptians dance, music and instruments
Great day last week teaching Ancient Egyptians, dance, music and instruments at Toftwood Junior School Dereham Norfolk uk
Bracebridge Infants Lincoln Samba Carnival and Indian dance
Chinese Dragon Dance
Thank you for all your hard work today the children had a great time
Mrs Lesley David
Assistant Head West Raynham Primary School Norfolk
Dear Lorraine thank you for such a wonderful morning of Chinese Dance. It really completed our week of Chinese New Year celebrations perfectly. The children were entranced by your stories, captivated by your passion and hugely inspired to be creative themselves. They were all so focused, and it was truly wonderful to see some of the struggling learners blossom and show a new talent.
We hope to see you again next year.
Kathy (MS Riviere)
Norwich Two days teaching Chinese dragon dances at Suffield Park Infants Cromer Norfolk, lovely time with lots of delightful Chinese Dragon’s Thank you
Teaching Native American dances at Monks Abbey Primary School Lincolnshire, great pupils and teaching staff thanks to Theresa Peacock
Returned welcome visit to Beaumont Primary today Hadleigh suffolk to teach Mayan dances, at the end of which Miss Cox’s pupils got into groups and devised their own dances and then shared them . Brilliant ! Mrs Chisholms class learned British dances covering Big set, Sailors Hornpipe, Farandole, and the pupils created their own dances recounting the story of St George and the Dragon again Brilliant work and lovely day, thank you to Mr Shin
Teaching dances of the Mayans at Ermine Primary academy, Lincoln yesterday, fascinating dance and very well danced by the pupils also
Worlingworth Primary School Suffolk Samba Carnival
Stalham Infants and Nursery School Norfolk sessions on Chinese Dragon dance, all great
Ancient Sumerians Dance & Music workshop’ fun-filled wow day to introduce our new topic. The children really enjoyed themselves. Rebecca Rocha Shenley Primary School Herts
Lovely day at Cove Infants School Hampshire, Native American, Aboriginal and Chinese Dragon dances, thankyou to Jan Sampson Headteacher
African dance workshops
Thank you for coming and for your lovely comments. The children had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed the dancing.
Mrs Lesley David
Assistant Head West Raynham Primary School
Recent Schools visited teaching Indian dance Carleton Colville Primary school Suffolk, Carleton Rode Primary School Norfolk, Steeple Morden Primary School Hertfordshire, Whitton Primary School Ipswich Suffolk and Holt Primary School Norfolk all teaching Indian dance, great pupils and staff.
Endeavoring to promote SMSC in schools, Spiritual Moral social & Cultural awareness
Redbourn Infant and Nursery school Herts teaching Indian dance, and Handford Hall Primary School Ipswich teaching Indian dance lovely work great pupils and staff
Teaching Ancient Romans dance workshop at Bignold Primary school Norwich, delightful morning with super talented pupils, thank you to Mr Whitton and Mrs Basnett
Super morning at Mile Cross Primary School teaching Ancient Greek Dance to some very talented pupils
Lovely day yesterday at Morley Memorial Primary School teaching African dance, a range of story telling dances from African continent. The children were amazing and staff very supportive, thank you
Multicultural dance workshops for schools 2014/2015
Traditional British, and Ancient Britons, English folk dances including step dance or times of Boudicca : Caribbean Reggae or Afro-Caribbean Folk dance : India Classical and Bollywood: Brazil : Carnival samba: Meso-America: Aztecs, Inca or Mayan: Egypt : Ancient Egyptian: Mesopotamia: Ancient Mesopotamian dances: African Continent: Tibetan Sacred dance: Biblical Lands and Times: China :Chinese Dragon: Greece: Ancient Greeks including dance of the Labyrinth by Theseus: Italy: Ancient Rome and Italian folk dances: New Zealand : Maori Haka: Australia : Aboriginal: North America: Native North American Indians: Ireland: Ancient Celtic and folk dance: Japan: Japanese mime 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.
Vicky Zarate Icknield Primary School in Sawston near Cambridge
Teaching Ancient Egypt and modern day Egyptian dance at Hapton Primary school Norfolk uk this morning, all lovely thank you
Super morning teaching Japanese fan dance to Catton Grove Primary school Norwich/ and Garrick Green Infants School Norwich Aztec dances & musical instruments, masks & face paints
Teaching Ancient Egyptian and modern day Egyptian dance workshop covering instruments dance & costume at St Andrews Primary school North Lopham great time had by all thanks
Teaching Aztec music & dance at Kettering buccleuch academy last friday, and today at Queens Hill Primary school getting ready for the World Cup teaching Brazilian Carnival Samba
Excellent day at Icknield Primary School Sawston Cambridge, teaching Indian dance, at the end of each session the children devise their own compositions, what they achieve in 10/15 mins is truly amazing Thank you to all staff and to Head Mrs Sarah Robbins and Vicky Zarate
Gave a talk on Egyptian dance, ancient and current to Bowthorpe Women’s Institute, and then a mini lesson, there were some very feisty ladies !
Back in business after trips to Ireland and Iona, visited Iona Primary school Scotland lovely school
Great morning teaching workshop on Ancient Egypt dance music & customs at Mile Cross Primary School Norwich wonderful pupils and staff thank you
‘thank you so much for the lively and exciting Native American dance workshop you delivered at our school on Friday.
The children really enjoyed it and I know they learnt a lot too. We were really pleased with the content and hope that you will come back and work with us again in the future.’
Anna Spencer and year 5
Wonderful day at St Francis of Assisi school Norwich before Easter teaching Indian dance, just received some beautiful letters from the pupils, inspiring. thank you to Felicity Hope and Mrs Knowles, comments to follow…….. Roman dance at Bignold Primary School Norwich, African Dance at Swanton Abbott Primary School Norfolk And Indian Dance at St Francis of Assisi School Norwich, all positive educative creative experiences….thank you to wonderful children and teachers Teaching days at Wickham Market primary school, dances taught were Chinese Dragon, Dances of Egypt, African dance, New Zealand Maori Haka, Caribbean dances, Brazilian Carnival Samba Lots of great work with super staff and children Two lovely days teaching Indian dance at Suffield Park Infants and Nursery School Cromer Norfolk Great evening giving talk on history of Egyptian dance Ancient & and current, then super class with enthusiastic Sprowston W.I. Great Fun Multicultural World Dance, Music and Ancient History workshops in 2014 Celebrate Chinese New Year in Norwich Norfolk with Lorraine’s amazing Chinese Dragon dance, learn about the many aspects of Chinese Dragon and find your own inner Dragon………… Celebrate Chinese New Year in Norwich Norfolk with Lorraine’s amazing Chinese Dragon dance, learn about the many aspects of Chinese Dragon and find your own inner Dragon………… African Continent : – Africa : South Africa : Senegal : Gambia: Rwanda: Ghana : Kenya: Malawi :Tanzania : Ethiopia: Morocco : Uganda : Madagascar including Benin (West Africa) c. AD900-1300: Egypt Traditional Folk Dance Includes authentic costumes & instruments scarves and sticks for the bedouin dance Europe – Traditional British – Ireland – France- Poland – Greece – Spain – Italy – Turkey Asia – Indian Dance – Bollywood and Classical – Tibet – Learn the sacred Buddhist dances :China : Chinese Dragon dance : 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 ANCIENT DANCE & HISTORY Ancient Egypt – Ancient Britons -Ancient Greece – Ancient Rome – Sumer – Ancient Mesopotamia- – The Indus Valley – Shang Dynasty of Ancient China – Music and Dance in Biblical times – Old and New Testament – Phoenicians –Ancient Israel & Palestine Judaism & Christianity Great Day at Holt Primary School, Norfolk, teaching workshops on Aztecs and Spanish Folk dance. Super children thank you to all. Egyptian dance classes in Norwich and Norfolk is always a great favourite for Ancient Egyptian days to Arts weeks and Festivals. Looking forward to teaching at Holt Primary school Norfolk next week, teaching Aztec Folk dance and Spanish Folk dance to year 3. One lovely New Year’s present ‘We are one’ a Celebration of Tribal peoples created and edited by Joanna Eede in recogition of Survival International’s work. www.survival-international.org African dance: Dances of the African continent in schools for children My journey in multicultural dance printed in Association of Dance of the African Diaspora by Laura Dodge from Dance UK http://www.adad.org.uk/metadot/index.pl?id=25520&isa=Category&op=show. Focusing on African dance ie Dances of the African continent, taught in schools Lovely Ancient Egyptian dance days at Caister Junior School and Toftwood Junior School, amazing pupils. Multicultural dance workshop for adults at St Lukes Church Norwich, covering Armenian dance, Greek dance and Egyptian popular, really good fun. and All Ancient dance workshops in schools most popular now…….. Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient Indus Valley, Ancient China, Super evening last night giving talk on my journey with Egyptian dance through being introduced by my Mum, studying Ancient Egypt and providing workshops to adults and in schools. I brought along costumes scarves and instruments, and the Neatishead WI joined in a mini class, great fun had by all
African dance workshop
Monday was fantastic – both classes had an amazing time and have been buzzing from it ever since………..it was a pleasure to see everyone lose themselves to the music and dance!
Jo Mc Ritchie Morely Memorial School Cambs