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Associate School Partnerships

Our Associate Schools Programme places emphasis on strong, sustainable relationships with a small number of local schools who are committed to providing high-quality dance education, and a growing capacity for dance excellence.

PDSW will provide young people and staff with professional workshops, tickets to see live performance, curriculum specific projects, creative careers advice, peer-training, performance opportunities and responsive department support where possible.

We also aim to grow a supportive network of teachers, to share best practice and to collaboratively champion the survival of dance within this ever-changing landscape of education.

We are so excited to reveal our 2018/19 associate settings, these are:

After identifying the priorities for each of these settings, we have devised a plan of action for the academic year ahead. Some example activities that will be unfolding throughout the partnership this year are:

  • After School Club to create pathway for youth dance company
  • Bespoke choreographic project to work towards a curtain raiser performance
  • Workshop in-school and show offer with professional touring company
  • Celebratory platform for network of teachers
  • A day of Lindy-hop workshops to support WW1 learning
  • Artist provision/support during Arts Week
  • Arts Award support
  • Bespoke careers advice within School

An Associate School can partner with us at two different levels: Dream and Discover, which ensures accessibility for all.

Please contact our Young People’s Producer, Claire Wakefield, on 01202 203644 if you would like an informal chat about this opportunity.

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