Our programs are tailored for people with a passion for the creative arts. Below you'll find details information on each of the courses we offer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch
You would be delivering a workshop for an roughly hour a day (you will need planning time and reflection time added to this) three or four times a week (this may vary) - which eventually leads to a presentation of their work. We aim to develop the juniors and seniors that we work with through various processes.You could be developing their ensemble work, laban, street dance or contemporary choreography. We encourage volunteers to develop their own workshops with their own set of unique skills they may have such as contemporary dance or tap. You can also take part in other workshops such as music, or art and use the opportunity to absorb as much as you can from professionals volunteering and local artists.
A typical day on the dance project
- 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 - 10:00 Planning and preperation of days activities
- 10:00 Pick up and drop off at site
- 10:30 - 12:00 Deliver workshops to kids
- 12:00 - 15:00 Lunch and time off (maybe a swim?)
- 15:00 - 16:00 Explore the local area and culture or come and help volunteer on some after school sport
- 16:15 Transport pick up to house
Information on Kenyan Dance
There is no singular definition of Kenyan dance: In kenya each tribe has its own traditional dances. Though similar themes may be found throughout dances across the many tribes and landscapes, each has its own history, language, song, background, and purpose and cannot be translated to another dance of the same culture. The most widely used musical instrument in Africa is the human voice. Nomadic groups such as the Maasai do not traditionally use drums.Traditional dances often do not appear in isolation but are parts of broader cultural activities such as Rites of Passage and Coming of Age. Dances here involve movement often to traditional rhythms and to music. It is performed in many tribes as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances.
If you're interested in this project, please get in touch and we'll arrange a meeting to tell you more about it. Click here to contact us