Creative learning and participation

mapdance offers a tailor-made educational programme delivering half day and full day one-off workshops or longer-term residencies based on the company’s repertoire.

All workshops and residencies are led by members of the company, enabling participants to gain an insight into the dancers’ training and the choreographic/creative process. Longer-term residencies can include dedicated projects or short ‘curtain raisers’ to complement the touring programme.

Workshop content

The learning and participation programme is suitable for

  • Key Stages 3 & 4
  • Further Education
  • Community dance groups
  • The company can also provide a dedicated programme for Key Stage 1 & 2

All workshops will include contemporary dance technique and creative tasks based on the ideas and movement style of a chosen piece of the repertory, although specific requests for content will be considered. For younger students the company can offer tailor- made workshops involving creative ideas that could be based on the Key Stage 1 or 2 curriculums.

Information for teachers can be provided to detail workshop content and ideas for future progression.

Working with the company will enrich your students’ experience of the performance as well as:

  • Development creative skills;
  • Enhance understanding of dance making;
  • Improve problem solving skills;
  • Strengthen social skills and confidence in sharing and communication;
  • Develop leadership skills;
  • Increase awareness of physicality and health impact of dance activity.

Participating in a workshop will increase your students understanding of the different creative processes used by the choreographers and time is always given for questions to allow them to learn about touring with a company and the experience of full time training

mapdance are also available for post-show question and answer sessions.


For booking, availability, fees and any further information regarding performances and residencies please contact:

Libby Battaglia
Tel: +44 (0)7867 721 233