Project Description

Lancashire Sparks is an exciting cross curricular project which captures the essence of our County’s traditional clog dancing and includes practical dancing sessions and wrap around literacy activities. The project is a partnership between About Time Dance Company and Lancashire County Council Heritage learning team and funded through Museums for Schools by Arts Council England.

The project has so far engaged with 6 primary classes across Lancashire. The children all receive an introduction and history to clog dancing and 8 hourly dance sessions. These dance sessions encourage and inspire participants through dance using rhythms steps and music. Clog dance feels incredibly rewarding and develops musicality, confidence, spatial awareness and fitness levels. 

The sessions have a cross curricular approach with wrap around activity as part of the project, which has been compiled into the Lancashire County Council’s loans service to create a clog dancing resource and legacy for years to come. The project has seen the making of 150 brand new pairs of clogs by clog maker Phil Howard which will also be made available to schools after the initial project.

For more information visit: lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums

Have a look at Phil making the clogs here:

Jenny Reeves and Alex Fisher are available for specialist clog dancing classes for key stage 1 and key stage 2

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