Participation

Camden Partner Schools Programme

Over the last six years The Place has engaged 16 local primary schools in Camden - approximately 3,400 children - in an exciting programme of creative dance activity. We want to give children the chance to experience dance in their lives and provide teachers with the confidence to embed it in their school’s curriculum permanently.

The Partner School package for 2022-2023 costs £1,200. The programme is designed for two participating classes in your school and includes:

  • Welcome Workshop: A visit to The Place where children get to take part in an introductory dance workshop and observe the fulltime students in their dance classes
  • Professional Dance Performance: Tickets for both classes to attend a professional dance show in our theatre
  • Creative Project: 20 hours of in-school creative dance sessions led by our team of skilled and experienced dance artists. This project is cross-curricular – designed to enhance and expand learning that is already taking place in the classroom – and culminates in the creation of a short dance piece that our artists help the children to make
  • Camden Partner Schools Festival: Children return to The Place to perform their dance creations in our theatre with costumes, lighting, and an audience of almost 300! The performance is professionally filmed and shared with each school
  • In-School Performance: An up-close performance in your school hall by students from London Contemporary Dance School, with a facilitated Q&A
  • CPD: 1.5-3 hours of bespoke teacher CPD, designed to suit the needs of either the whole staff group or specific class teachers
  • Discounted Tickets: 50% off tickets to mid-week matinees at The Place theatre
  • Artsmark Support: The partnership provides evidence for multiple criteria for an Artsmark application

If you'd like to enquire about the Partner Schools Programme, please contact learning@theplace.org.uk

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Read what teachers and parents say about the Camden Partner Schools Programme below:

“With over 19 years’ experience as a classroom teacher, this is one of the most, if not THE most, inspiring, aspirational and engaging experiences for all children. It is overwhelming to see how children with confidence issues, learning needs and even physical barriers, grow and change over time through the workshops and the culmination of efforts in a performance in a real theatre is an experience that is impossible to recreate in a school alone. Thank you to the dedicated, passionate team who are a joy to work alongside. Truly exceptional.”
- Assistant Head Teacher, West Hampstead Primary School

“As a parent of 3 children who attended schools in Camden at various times I was lucky enough to witness several of these events and it always amazes me how endlessly varied and unique they all have been. The workshop leaders at The Place are able to inspire the children’s creativity and provide them with appropriate tools and framework to turn their raw ideas into glorious, memorable, vibrant and soulful performances. My 9-year-old son never was particularly fond of dancing before, but this project made him really motivated and proud of what his class was able to achieve together.”
- Parent, Fitzjohn’s Primary School

“Thank you so much for your energy, creativity and kindness! In all my (many!) years of teaching, this has been one of the most memorable and exciting experiences. We will miss you so much brightening our Monday mornings!”
- Year 5 teacher and Assistant Head, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

 


 

Our Partner Schools for 2021-2022

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Torriano Primary School
St George The Martyr CE Primary School
Netley Primary School
Fitzjohn's Primary School
West Hampstead Primary School
St. Paul's CE Primary School
Kentish Town CE Primary School
Rhyl Primary School
Holy Trinity CE Primary School
Eleanor Palmer Primary School
Argyle Primary School
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
Kings Cross Academy

 

 

Our Partner Schools for 2019-20
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Torriano Primary School
St George The Martyr
Brookfield Primary School
Netley Primary School
Fitzjohn's Primary School
Beckford Primary School
St. Paul's CE Primary School
Kentish Town CE Primary School
Rhyl Primary School
Holy Trinity CE Primary School
Eleanor Palmer Primary School
Christ Church NW1
Gospel Oak
Argyle Primary School

 

Our Partner Schools for 2018-19
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Beckford Primary
Brookfield Primary
Fitzjohn’s Primary
Kentish Town Primary
Netley Primary
St. George The Martyr CE Primary
St. Paul’s CE Primary
Rhyl Primary
Torriano Primary

 

Our Partner Schools for 2017-18
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Brookfield Primary
Netley Primary
Rhyl Primary
St. George The Martyr CE Primary
Torriano Primary

 

Our Partner Schools for 2016-17
The Place Partner School 2016-17

Brookfield Primary
Netley Primary
Rhyl Primary
Torriano Primary