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Japanese Fan Dance

England, Scotland, Wales


Japanese Fan Dancing is an ancient tradition, dating back oto 600BC. Originally used to cool aristocracy, now they are used for storytelling and entertainment. Together let’s explore the graceful movements, sweeping gestures and traditional cultural tales through dance. Perfect to celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

Your class will…

  • Explore Japanese cultural traditions and history of fan dancing.

  • Perform and participate in dances using a range of movement patterns

  • Have a great day!

Option 1 : We can work four classes across the school day, each class (maximum 35 pupils) working for one hour long session.

Option 2 : If you want to work towards a dance to perform at the end of the day, then we can work with two classes for around two hours each, and end the day with a short sharing session to their peers, or if you wanted parents.

This workshop includes props and accessories to aid learning

What One Day needs to succeed:

Number of Children

Two or Four classes (up to 35 children per group)

Length of workshop

1-2 hour per class

Suitable for

KS1 / KS2 / P1 - 3 / P4 - 7

Space needed

A large clear space (preferably a school hall) Please let us know if you have any special requirements!

What the children learn...

  • Express ideas and feelings through dance, using a combination of voice, movement or role play
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