Multicultural Dance workshops in schools

Wonderful time teaching  at Suffield Park Infants School Cromer, dances of Africa
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, Dances  of the Aztecs
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 the rotunda 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 Workshop on 
Amazon Rainforest 
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

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.  Sara Frost Swanton Abbott Primary School 

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.’

Dear Lorraine, 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 . Sue Sue Faircloth 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
Teaching  Greek dance and Spanish Folk dance at Harford Manor Norwich lovely day
Hi Lorraine,
                         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

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.
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, Islamic civilisations, 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 afternoon teaching New Zeakand Maori Haka at Catton Grove Primary school thank you to Miss Barnes great pupils and supportive staff
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
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
Looking forward to Half term break after a very satisfying and successful few months working in schools with lots of talented children
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
All multicultural World dance workshops are Cross curricular covering Physical Education, Music, History, Geography, Languages, Maths & Art
May 2015
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
March 2015
St Francis of Assisi School Norwich teaching Aboriginal dances and traditions great work thank you to Miss O’Kelly & Mrs Kelly
Lovely day at Shenley Primary School Herts teaching sacred dances of Tibet and Islamic civilisations, beautiful performances well done

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
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 !
February 2015
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 dances
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)
Kathy Riviere

SENDCo Nelson Infant School Norwich

Suffield Park Infants School Cromer Norfolk Taught Chinese Dragon dances very lovely two days thankyou Mrs Bradford and staff

January 2015
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


Looking forward to going to Morley Memorial Primary School in Cambridge on Monday teaching Multicultural dances of the African Continent

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: Islamic Civilisations: 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.
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


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 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 !



I have one eye on Autumn and school dance workshops are booking up nicely, but I want to take a moment to reflect on an excellent summer.  Wonderful three days at Hautbois Guide camp Anglia 13 teaching Egyptian dance, and teaching adults at Forum Norwich for Festival of Cultures on behalf of Mind. Take a look at Gallery for recent photos.

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