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Wayne McGregor launches London Curriculum dance module to get the capital dancing

The choreographer backs new module as part of wider curriculum for London schools.

By Hayley Bartley (Former Content Producer (Learning))

10 July 2015 at 4.23pm | Comment on this article

Wayne McGregor, alongside the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, has launched a new dance module for the London Curriculum at City Hall.

The London Curriculum is an initiative for secondary schools in the capital, aimed to help pupils learn more about their city and experience the wealth of cultural opportunities London has to offer.

Running alongside the National Curriculum, the programme already includes modules in English, Art, Music, Geography, and History.

Developed in partnership with Sadler's Wells, the new dance module for 11-to-14-year-olds will involve visits to organizations including the Royal Opera House, as well as dance classes and workshops with artists and choreographers.

‘Opening up opportunities for children to learn about dance is incredibly important in education as it nurtures creativity, helps with self-expression and boosts confidence and self-esteem’, said Wayne. ‘Dance inspires young people to work in the creative industries. People who study dance become more focused, motivated and disciplined and it’s fantastic to see London leading the way in making sure that opportunities to take part in dance are open to everybody from all backgrounds, especially schoolchildren.’

Find out more about the London Curriculum.

By Hayley Bartley (Former Content Producer (Learning))

10 July 2015 at 4.23pm

This article has been categorised Learning and tagged learning, learning and participation, London Curriculum, National Curriculum, Wayne McGregor

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