Our contemporary dance workshops are tailor made to suit the needs and interests of any group to ensure a positive dance experience and fulfilling engagement with Candoco.

All workshops start with an inclusive warm up/ dance technique class and can then explore: 

  • Company repertory by choreographers including Yasmeen Godder, Hetain Patel, Alexander Whitely
  • Contemporary dance technique
  • Choreography skills; tools for generating movement material 
  • Building performance confidence and skills
  • Q&A with workshop leaders

Our workshops are suitable SEND and mainstream schools, for Key Stage 1 – A Level and no previous dance experience is required. 

Workshops can be delivered as a half day, full day or a weekly programme. We can also arrange five day intensives upon request where students work together to create a piece for performance. 

If you are looking for in depth information about Candoco Dance Company, our Student Resource Pack should be your first port of call. The pack includes interviews with our former Artistic Co-Directors Stine and Pedro, company dancers, a Candoco Artist, a Cando2 dancer and our former Learning Producer, Hannah Dye. You will also find information on the company’s ownership, funding and organisational structure. Download the Student Resource Pack.

Candoco is an ArtsMark partner and Arts Award Supporter.

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Projects

Remember 1914-1918

Remember was an intergenerational piece of contemporary dance inspired by the First World War, following on from previous successful collaborations with Amanda Faber on site-specific performances Muster and Traces of War.

Muster

Muster: A bold exercise in dance creation. Cando2, students from Caldicott School and ex-service people from the cast of the award winning West End show, The Two Worlds of Charlie F by Owen Sheers and Combat Veteran Players, came together to form a unique partnership.

Traces of War

An original piece of choreography looking at the impact of war on the individual and the collective.

Scunthorpe School Project

An event at The Bath Halls featuring performances from surrounding schools, colleges, residents and Candoco Dance Company.

Diggin’ The Gallery

A day of arts activities for SEN groups/schools at Tate Britain.