The evaluation sought to understand how taking part in the ‘Dancing with Light for Schools’ pilot project affected teachers’ and students’ attitudes and behaviour towards dance and how teachers might best be supported to enable the rollout of dance projects across schools in the future.
Providing dance projects in schools that are both engaging and diverse, is likely to produce the best outcomes in terms of student experience. To encourage initial interest from schools, projects should be presented in as straightforward a way as possible, with links to things that the school is already doing. For project delivery, there is a clear preference for artists to come in and support teachers, at least for part of the project.
A full evaluation report is available for this project >>
Sam Ivin and Hannah Delaney