Your own School Song
Wouldn’t it be great to have your own school song? I can do that for you! I spend time at your school getting a ‘feel’ for the atmosphere, talking to staff and students and collecting ideas. I compose the lyrics using your Mission Statement, ideas from staff and students and include things that are particularly important to your school. The ‘finished product’ is up to you – e.g. backing track, chords to play along with, recording the song with selected students singing it/or the whole school. This and the method of teaching the song to the staff/students will be negotiated. Students feel extremely proud to sing their own school song. It’s a lovely way to bring students together as a whole school.
Phone: 027 450 4978
I have 3 songs on Kiwi Kidsongs CDs - "Individuality", "Dad I wanna be a Camel" and "Seasons". Another, "Save the Planet" will be on 2009's KKS CD.
I have held live concerts for children as part of the Nelson Arts Festival in 2005 and 2006, performed in several schools and preschools around the country.
I have run adult music and songwriting workshops for the OSCAR foundation, sing and also play guitar.
I have produced two children's CD's of my original songs.
Arts Practice Medium: Music
Topics or Genres of Expertise: Singing and song writing
Languages Spoken: English
Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary
Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)
Space and Resources Required: Just time and ideas
$500 + other expenses to be discussed
Mode of Delivery: Joint participation and learning
Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori
Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.
A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.
Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.
Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.
Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.
Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.
A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.
Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.
Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.
A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.
Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.
Copy and paste this url to listen/watch Henley School singing the song I wrote for their school http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_y43tV5b-w
Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes