Winner of the Dr Frank Bates Dance & Musical Theatre Award at 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards. MultiDance workshops can assist schools in their Artsmark Award journey. Embracing diversity & integration. Over 900 schools taught MultiDance workshops
Whilst I am based in beautiful Norwich Norfolk, I am always happy to travel throughout UK.
March 2019 Indian dance reflections at Aldeburgh Primary School Suffolk ‘An outstanding dance workshop, that engaged even the most sceptical child, in a very magical way….it exceeded my expectations’ Mrs Giddings
Samba Carnival & Native American dance workshops at Morley & Tacolneston Primary Schools Norfolk ‘Thank you so much for your input. The children really loved it and came out buzzing. The high pace of your input meant they acheived a lot in a short space of time and were really proud of their work. The younger children loved the story telling aspect of the dance as well. I hope we can work together in the future.
Westover Green School Somerset
Massive thank you for our Maori Haka dance workshops, which was greatly enjoyed by all. The morning was informative & eye-opening to the Maori culture. The dancing was superb, and gave the children the opportunity to express themselves thoughtfully & creatively’ Mr Boucher Westover Green Community Primary School Somerset January ’19
Dunmow Primary School Essex Indian dance reflections & Australian Aboriginal dance Thank you for a great day, the children & staff had a wonderful time Helen Andrews
Chinese New year 2019 🐉 dances year of the Pig
Great time at Mile Cross Primary School Norwich teaching Australian Aboriginal dance, music and traditions. They created some amazing choreographies and shared them, in the last 10 minutes of the workshop. Such a joy to be a dance teacher to so many children !
Norwich Cathedral Family Fun days & Elmwood School Essex 2018
2018 Whitton School Ipswich Suffolk teaching dances from African continent with focus on Gambia, Hall School Norwich Ancient Greek Dance, St Edmunds RC School Bungay Suffolk Chinese Dragon dances, St Benets School Beccles Suffolk, Chinese Dragon Dances, Swanton Abbots Primary School Chinese Dragon dances & Dances of Africa, Angel Road Junior School Norwich dances of Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Colman Junior School Norwich Ancient Egyptian dance workshops.
‘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
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Brilliant two days, all of the children have really enjoyed it, so thank you ever so much for coming in. It has been a blast & real highlight to our Around the World week of learning’ Andrie Constantinou’ Kinsale Junior School Norwich summer 2018. Ancient Egyptian, Maori Haka, Indian dance reflections, Brazilian Carnival Samba & dances of Ireland
‘Year 4 had a fantastic time at your workshops this week, they came away saying they felt confident and more able to join in the dance. Your style of teaching was nurturing and made them feel comfortable and let them show what they could do. I feel this workshop really encouraged our children to ask questions and learn more about Native Americans Thank you again Kelsey Gingell Stifford Clay’s Primary school Essex
‘ The children had a fabulous time with you, they absolutely loved it. You did an amazing job – thank you ‘ Brazilian Carnival Samba Carolyn Baker Elmwood Primary School Essex.
‘Thank you so much for a wonderful experience that the children & adults throughly enjoyed.’ How well did the visit match your learning outcomes ? Brilliantly – Lorraine & the Cathedral staff were wonderful Catton Grove School Mrs Stevens
‘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’
Little Plumstead Primary School Excellent time with reception teaching Biblical Lands and Times & Ancient Egyptian dance & music workshop year 3
Occold Primary School Suffolk Ancient Romans dance, Awesome morning
Wonderful to see the pupils absolutely shine in a lesson we rarely experience. Lorraine was excellent at keeping the children engaged. One of the best dance lessons I’ve seen taught. Philippa Lidstone-Scott, Nth Cockerington Sch Lincs
Workshops at Norwich Cathedral on Indian dance reflections & Ancient Egyptian dance workshops at Filby Primary School Norfolk, & Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall Norfolk
Biblical Lands & Times Dance & Music workshops at Norwich Cathedral, plus Drama & stories, Bible Art, For KS2, 26th April/ 1st May/ 3rd May contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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March 2018 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
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Dunmow St Mary’s School Essex ‘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
Feb 2018 ‘the children were excited, engaged, & inspired by the dynamic content & delivery’ Swanton Abbott Primary School, Norfolk. Chinese Dragon dances & dances of African continent.
Recent evaluation July 2017
Alex Betts Birkwood Primary School Cudworth Barnsley
Autumn term School visits 2017
Skegness Junior Academy Lincolnshire Australian Aboriginal dances/ Indian dance reflections/British Morris dances
Norwich Cathedral Biblical Lands & Times Ancient dance & music workshops
Ely Cathdral residency Indian dance reflections
Kenninghall Primary Indian Dance reflections
Alderman Swindell School Native American Dances
Happisburgh Primary School Biblical Lands & Times workshops
Marsham Primary School Caribbean/ Native American dance workshops
Chantry Primary School Luton Beds Australian Aboriginal dances
Morely Memorial School Cambridge Dances of Africa
Dunmow St Mary Primary School Essex Indian dance reflections
Waterside Primary School Hanley Stoke on Trent Mexico day
Steeple Morden School Herts Indian dance reflections
Norwich Cathedral : Indian dance Reflections with aspects of Hinduism
Sir Thomas MIlls High School Indian dance Reflections
Fantastic work by some wonderfully creative students
Two days at Tannery Drift School Royston teaching dances on painting of ‘Penelope with her Suitors, by Pintoricchio, at National Gallery London, as part of their Take One Picture courses for schools, Amazing work children, thank you to Beth Robins all staff and Mrs Greetham Headteacher
St Giles infant & Nursery School days workshops on Native American dances & Culture, visited this lovely school for 10 years thank you Mrs Garley
Always a joy to visit Mile Cross Primary to teach Ancient Egyptian dance workshop, to talented, enthusiastic and artistic pupils, thank you to Mr Starling, Miss Percy
& Mr Stuart Allen Headteacher
Firside Junior School Hellesdon Norwich teaching Welsh Dragon Dances, wonderful choreographies from Yr 3
Langley Prep at Taverham Hall. Feb 2017
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.
Southwood Primary School Dagenham Amazon Rainforest workshop Great work !
Clare School Norwich Chinese Dragon dances, delightful morning Thank you Haley Strivens
Stalham Guides dances of African Continent afternoon,wonderful work thank you to Hannah
St Francis of Assisi School Norwich Indian dance Reflections, year 3 amazing !
January 2017 Lutton School Lincolnshire, Dances of Madagascar & Amazon Rain-forest‘Thank you Lorraine, Its was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all the children and adults’
Swanton Morley Primary School : Beautiful work by such talented pupils Indian Dance reflections including vintage Bollywood
Whitton School, Ipswich, Indian dance Reflections & dances of the African continent, with focus on South Africa & Lesotho
Great work at Mile Cross Primary School, teaching dances of the Mayans & Ancient Greek dance, 10/10
Reflections on Indian Classical dance, Hinduism and vintage Bollywood
Sir Thomas Mills High School 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
September 2016 Morley memorial School Cambs Dances of African Continent always a special day at Morley Yorkswood Primary School Birmingham day of Mayan dances in Hola Mexico day, fantastic work of talented children 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
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
Swanton Morley Primary school
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 Indian Dance and Drama March 2016 Swanton Morley Primary school Mrs Madeley !0 years of teaching Multi Dance at Suffield Park Infants,most recently dances of the African Continent, great work children and supportive staff thanks to Ros Hele Workshop on Amazon Rainforest February 2016 Dagenham
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.
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.