Carnival Workshops for Schools
The Global Grooves Carnival brings together the very best of the individual art form workshops into a spectacle to excite and unify your students. Our favourite format brings together dance, music, and visual arts into an exciting celebration day to capture the imagination. Carnival is a global phenomenon, and so the Global Grooves Carnival can encompass Brazilian, African, Caribbean, and South Asian art forms.
Suitable for all ages, the Carnival features an interactive morning presentation to introduce students to the activities for the day, including Q&A and a chance to get a flavour of the day ahead. Through the day, arts week, or longer period of workshops, the Global Grooves Carnival experience guides students through the dances, rhythms, and making processes of the Carnival community. The day culminates in a rehearsed (and sometimes costumed) performance celebrating everyone’s efforts in a vibrant Carnival finale.
The Global Grooves Carnival is a perfect way to introduce a topic, tie together cross curricular learning, enhance youth leadership activities, or celebrate the end of term.
I’d never tried African dancing before, and enjoyed it so much! I liked it when the drummers played the intro call so we knew when to start, and then it was so exciting to dance to the drums!
I knew a little bit about Brazilian dance which I have passed on to the students, but it was brilliant to have experts on hand to ask questions and check I was on the right lines with my teaching!
Miss JensonP.E. Teacher
I’d tried salsa once before (having watched something online!) so it was amazing to do the workshop with a real Cuban person who knew so much about the style. I want to do it again!
StacyAged 16, Dance Student
It was such a pleasure to work with the tutor. Having an authentic teacher working with our class was brilliant, and we could tell what a great time the children had given their huge smiles; they were tired afterwards!
Mr JefferiesClass Teacher
I loved it so much I joined a local drumming group so I could keep doing it! I’d seen the group performing before, but hadn’t been brave enough to get in touch. Now I go every week to learn dance, thanks to being inspired by seeing something at school.
What a pleasure it was to work with the class today; so many ideas being shared and conversations happening!
That was brilliant! Can we do it all again?
This was obviously enjoyed by the students, everyone laughing and throwing themselves into it the entire time. The tutor spent some time with me at the end, and was happy to share some tips about how I could get a regular after school club going as so many of the girls wanted to do it again!
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