Storytelling / Literacy
(KS1) Workshops

What better way to tell a story than express it through dance, be a character and let your imagination run wild, make every gesture and moment count and bring your students closer to the action.

Children love to identify with characters and so through expression and dance break barriers and build confidence in a fun safe environment after all who doesn’t like a happy ever after.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

This folk tale has been told in many ways but never like this... Follow the pebbles deep into the wood, discover the gingerbread house but what secret lies within. This workshop is perfect for those wanting to develop characterisation through dance. "Having Katie...

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My dance workshops

Educational Workshops

All of my educational dance workshops are designed to work alongside the school curriculum to help enhance and develop a deeper understanding of learning.

From looking at the skeleton and allowing the children to explore the human body through to discovering the beauty of the rainforest and the numerous animals which have chosen to make it their home.

My educational workshops are designed to build on classroom fundamental skills and continue the learning journey through movement of dance.

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Musical Workshops

Step into the world of musicals where every number is a song and dance. From the golden glamorous days of Hollywood to the modern upbeat world of today these musicals have something for everyone and continue to wow audiences worldwide.

Whether you prefer to strut your stuff 1950’s America where Grease is the word or take a step on the wild side and explore the Lion king or maybe take a flight on a magic carpet.

This genre of dance is lively, energetic and a show stopper every time which will delight and amaze students of all ages and abilities.

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I am constantly developing new material for my workshops, shows and displays that I believe my students will enjoy and I will continue to get youngsters active and share my love for the performing arts.

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More Storytelling

Xbox Magic

This workshop is designed to take those well-known movie and Xbox characters and transport them from the small screen to the dance studio where you can have lots of fun developing character motifs from flying broomsticks to discovering hidden treasure, the adventure...

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Winterschild

Winter is here and with spring around the corner, come and dance the changing of the seasons. From the harsh crisp winter through to a sleepy joyful spring, a beautiful medley of song and dance which will melt the toughest of hearts. When Tom wishes winter would never...

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Tiddler

Take a deep dive and meet Tiddler the fish, who tells the tallest tales in the ocean, so who will believe him when he really gets caught in a net... Come on this adventure and find out. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a...

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Firebird

Take a look at this famous Russian folk story and discover the beauty of dance within. This workshop is a celebration of Stravinsky’s classical ballet entwined with tradition Russian folk tale. Our story begins in a rich Russian Palace and follows the mystical...

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Dinosaurs

Step back to the prehistoric times and you may just see a Velociraptor, Stegosaurus or even Tyrannosaurus Rex... Get ready to run! A must for all dino lovers. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach...

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Hungry Caterpiller

Follow the caterpillar’s journey into becoming a beautiful butterfly see the childrens faces light up as they dance and perform the story. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum....

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Space

Join Bob on his space ship and explore the mysteries of Space. Story telling through dance the children cant fail to love it. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It's great to...

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Katie Morag

Enjoy meeting Katie Morag and her family and friends on the Isle of Struay. Follow the story and discover what events unfold when the Ferry boat arrives on the island. This workshop with a variety of different songs and dances will give you a true taste of Scotland....

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The 3 little pigs

This well-known fairy tale is retold in a new light, featuring new catchy songs and dances which put’s a new spin on an old tale. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It's great...

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We’re going on a bear hunt

The children will love this all singing all dancing favourite the classic story with a few twists and turns along the way. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It's great to see...

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Come and climb that famous beanstalk and discover what lies at the top this workshop is full of show stoppers providing you can dodge the giant! "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the...

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Goldilocks and the 3 bears

Have fun and meet the 3 bears in this early stage story book of songs and dances. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It's great to see the children, even the shy ones, really...

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The Enormous Turnip

Follow the fun and games of this classic children’s story and mix it up with some favourite dance moves and songs. "Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It's great to see the...

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Body Workshop

This is perfect for all key stage 1 students learning about the skeleton. It is certain to put a smile on all faces and get those bones tapping in time to the music as well as familiarising each different body part. The fun doesn’t stop there you will meet 3...

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