WigLe in Schools
WigLe Dance works closely with schools across the Wigan Borough and with the School Games Organisers to provide creative, high quality dance opportunities for schools and their pupils
Dancers in residence
WigLe Dance CIC provides schools with expert dance teaching to meet your needs. Our dance artists in residence can deliver dance sessions that enrich your schools PE and Arts curriculum as part of PE lessons, PPA time and extra-curricular clubs. All of our dance artists are first aid trained, have undergone recent DBS checks registered with the update service and have taken part in safeguarding training. By commissioning WigLe Dance to provide your dance provision in school, you are also supporting the continued dance training of hundreds of young people attending our community classes.
All income generated from our schools programme goes directly towards providing community dance provision across the borough. By working with us, your school will contribute towards opportunities for young people to access dance sessions and progression opportunities.
CPD for Teachers
Our dance artists have been working in primary settings for a number of years and have a wealth of knowledge about delivering dance as part of the PE curriculum. You can book CPD sessions with our team either in school or via zoom. The practical sessions will provide teachers with dance vocabulary, lesson plans, warm up and cool down games and a scheme of work with music to take away and deliver to their classes. We are offering CPD afternoons at an introductory rate of £35 per teacher.
‘Let’s Dance’ Schools Showcase
The Wigan Borough Dance Festival is an opportunity for dancers across Wigan to perform and celebrate their achievements. In 2020, we introduced the ‘Let’s Dance’ School performance events linked to the school games offer. The ‘Let’s Dance’ performances are a chance for schools to bring a group or groups of children to perform their own routines in front of parents and family members. This is an opportunity for children to dance alongside a professional light, sound and stage set up and to come together with other schools to perform.
We work in partnership with Cathy Robinson and Sharon Walls the School Games Organisers to curate the festival. If you are interested in bringing your school group, please contact them via the school games network. The 2021 festival is taking place in a new digital format, for more information visit the dance festival page.
As part of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have created a huge amount of free online resources for children and schools to use.
You can view all of our online content on our youtube channel.