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Project information

Dance Moves

Delivering FREE 'Dance Moves' activities to children (aged 3-11years) in London. We currently work with over 400 children from Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Language of Dance® is used as a tool to encourage the creative talents of children.

September 2011 - July 2012

Charity information: Language of Dance Trust

Language of Dance Trust logo
  • Need


    Inactivity, obesity, limited access to high quality arts activities, increasing self esteem and confidence in children and working with children who do not have the opportunity to dance through financial or social disadvantage.


    Since 2008 our project has provided over 1200 children, many of whom had not had access to dance, with a free-of-charge provision during school time and as an extended schools activity.

    Feedback from pupils included:
    “I love it when we make up our own dances.”
    “It is one of my favourite sports.”
    “It has inspired me to do more dancing.”
    “I get to be myself dancing.”

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide good quality dance provision for children in North and East London boroughs.


    » Work with schools where pupils have limited or no access to dance.

    What success will look like

    Working with 400 children per year

    Aim 2

    To increase children's confidence and self esteem.


    » Provide opportunities for children to be creative, perform and encourage participation for all abilities.

    What success will look like

    Positive feedback from pupils and recognised improvements recorded by teachers.

  • Impact


    Children have access to dance and may continue with this in secondary education or as a hobby.
    Children have had the opportunity to engage in a dance activity and have produced creative dance pieces bringing a sense of achievement and positivity of success which will help motivate children in the future.
    Children have improved self esteem and confidence, display this in other areas of education and maintain this with raised aspirations of their abilities.


    Reduction in Funding may mean we reach less children and have to reduce the number of sessions we can provide post July 2011.


    We write comprehensive evaluation reports that include; feedback from pupils, feedback from schools, session evaluations from our Leaders and statistics. These are delivered every 6 months or as required by the donor.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £39,914

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,680 Leaders Providing 18 Dance sessions per week for 32 weeks per year
      £6,734 Various Teacher Training, Equipment, Insurance, Monitoring, Adminstration
      £17,500 Project Coordinator Dedicated Coordinator who also teaches on the project

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Scotshill Trust £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and London Borough of Waltham Forest


    Children aged 3-11 years old

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over 40 years experience in Dance Education, a unique approach to dance that allows for creative development and a dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic team.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Eve Kinghts

    Project Coordinator. Eve coordinates and teaches the entire project. Eve has worked with the Language of Dance Trust for over 7 years.

    Language Of Dance Leaders

    Three freelance leaders deliver sessions on this project.

    Valerie Farrant

    Director of Dance Studies. Valerie monitors this project and carries out Quality assurance visits.


a child's weekly dance classes for 32 weeks

“beneficial to our children in a variety of ways including confidence, self-esteem and their enjoyment at school.”

Angela Kerr, Hillyfields Primary School EYFS Co-ordinator, London Borough of Waltham Forest