The Dutch Don't Dance Division offers various educational performances that can be seen both in schools and in the theater. Every year a number of dance performances are offered in combination with educational activities such as a workshop and teaching materials specially developed for the project. The target group varies per project.
In addition to the existing range, The Dutch Don't Dance Division regularly organizes workshops for various clients and target groups. A lot is possible in this context. We are happy to talk to you to discuss your wishes and the possibilities.
"HET WAS GEWELDIG! DE DANS RAAKTE ME ENORM EN OOK MIJN KLAS VOELDE WAT IK VOELDE: HET KWAM ECHT BINNEN. DE ONDERWERPEN SLOTEN VOLLEDIG AAN BIJ WAT IK IN DE KLAS MET ZE BESPREEK BIJ MIJN ZELF IN HET LEVEN GEROEPEN VAK 'MENSKUNDE'. ECHT PRACHTIG!"
- JUF LAURA (GELDERLANDSCHOOL) OVER GRENZE(N)LOOS 2020 –
The DDDD underlines the importance of learning THROUGH dance. She strongly believes in dance as a facet of a Life Long Learning Process for all her target groups. The DDDD offers a wide variety of activities and wants to connect dance with education and its curriculum in schools, in theaters and at various locations. Based on an open dialogue, she always tries to make contact with the target group: with the student in front of her. Working across borders, involving vulnerable groups and tailor-made work on equal opportunities are also always central.
The DDDD allows children and young people to discover and encourages them to get started with dance creatively. De DDDD always bases its educational offer on social themes such as migration, bullying and the environment. This sometimes results in confrontational situations in the performances, but also creates amazement and dialogue. The DDDD brings all this to the art discipline of dance with an artistic and technical approach from classical ballet and modern dance. In this way De DDDD hopes to amaze the public on an art and human level. Conversely, she herself also wants to be amazed by that audience and De DDDD is always looking for new opportunities to meet that audience.
De DDDD sees research within dance education on two fronts: research among the public and research among its own dancers. In the first instance, she wants students to get to know their own bodies. In the eyes of De DDDD, dance provides more tools for this than any other art discipline. In education and upbringing, the emphasis is on the cognitive. But it is precisely in dance that the combination of investigating and understanding structures, coordination, spatial insight, collaboration with others, but above all the understanding of one's own body (one's own possibilities and limitations) has been developed like no other profession. This is very important and of value for the rest of your life. In addition, De DDDD wants the public to research social topics and increase their knowledge about them. Even if that is not always obvious. In addition, De DDDD puts in on the research by its dancers themselves. As a bridge builder between dance training and the professional field, the company finds it important that its own dancers become acquainted with the aspect of education. In the months of September and October of the relevant season, the education manager gives them introductory workshops in teaching and they also contribute ideas in building up and choreographing the performance. The dancers investigate which aspects of education they find valuable and which they will take into account in their further career.