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Strike Residency

The Strike Education Residency is tailored to suit the host school and it's community. Strike undertake a series of concerts, workshops, masterclasses and other initiatives over a week-long period. They develop the teamwork and leadership skills inherent in music performance and they inspire students to become active participants and audience members in the arts.

Artist Information

Strike Percussion

Website: http://www.strike.co.nz

Phone: 06 364 0550 or 027 444 9995

Email: manager@strike.co.nz


Over the last 9 years Strike has performed to almost a million students of all ages, both nationally and internationally.
We offer performances in schools, perform shows for schools to attend whenever possible, and provide workshops and week long residencies.
The performers are all highly qualified musicians with significant experience at sharing their skills and

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Percussion

Languages Spoken: English

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

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: percussion materials if available, Materials, Microphone

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Performance, Workshop

Cultural Context: Pacific Rim


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


The skills of the Strike tutors were so finely tuned and well presented that the students were totally engaged which meant that in the 2 sessions they had, they showed progress and their enjoyment was obvious to everyone. Even the most difficult students were participating and caring about the sounds produced. The week was certainly full on for all concerned. Barbara Candasamy St Claudine Thévenet 2007.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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