Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

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Dancing together – Embodied music making

Dancing together is a 6-week project held across 6 Saturdays in the autumn term of 2016 for 15 families from Woodlands Park Children’s Centre and Nursery School. The project was also run at Rowland Hill Nursery School and Children’s Centre. Funded by Sound Connections ‘Innovate’ strand the project aims to explore creating a bespoke pedagogy to working with families to explore deeper understanding of how music and movement can support children in the home.

Delivered by Angeline Conaghan and David Leahy and staff from Woodlands Park the project brought together families to share song, dance and food.

Throughout the project we explored three themes Ritual, Language and Culture. Parents shared songs and dances from their own cultures and lives and we hope to embed these into other work that goes on in the centre.