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DANCE... develop and nurture confidence + expression

The programme caters for all levels and can be linked to the achievement objectives and indicators of the dance strands of the Arts and Health curriculum, it can be tailored to meet the schools specific needs, but dance in the Arts curriculum is creative dance. It is about getting the students to create their own piece rather than telling them how to move in a particular way. Students will use elements in dance, they will present dance and explore choreographic ideas and develop ideas.

Artist Information

Leigh Cane - Dance/Choreographer


Phone: 09 575 3187 or 021 026 46 898

Email: leighcane@gmail.com


Tap, Jazz, Aerobics and Choreographer. NZAMD reg
Teaching curriculam dance in schools
Choreography. Recent productions include Grease, Joesph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, Pirates Penzance, Godspell, Rocky Horror

Currently teaching a curriculum based dance programme in schools as a specialist teacher.

Judge for the Secondary Schools Hip Hop competitions 2008

Community dance/aerobic classes
School dance competitions

Dance teacher

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Drama, Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: creative dance, jazz, tap, aerobics, choreography, theatre

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: Auckland


2011 - July, August, September, October, November, December
2012 - February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Space and Resources Required: Adequate space to manage 35 max students. OHP and/or projector on occasion if available - not essential. We supply all our own equipment.

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Performance, Workshop, Presentation

Cultural Context: European, European, 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.

Programme Information


can be obtained.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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