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Virtual Dance Festival 2021

Looking for inspiration for the ‘OUR EARTH’ theme?  Scroll down for some ideas and suggestions.

Inspiration from art

  • How about these thought provoking graffiti art works from Banksy?

25 Powerful Pieces Of Street Art That Tell The Painful TruthBanksy Sends Haunting Environmental Message With New ...

  • Or something from Henri Rousseau?

Henri Rousseau: The untrained godfather of modern art ...Apes in the Orange Grove - Henri Rousseau - ...

Inspiration from Role Models

  • Greta Thunberg is a fantastic role model for our young people, particularly in raising awareness of climate change

Greta Thunberg

  • And David Attenborough could be used as inspiration to create a dance piece based on sustainability or a documentary-style piece about nature

Weston Library Opening by John Cairns 20.3.15-139 (cropped).jpg


  • There are SO many lovely children’s books about nature.  For younger readers there’s stories such as…

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit ...Jasper’s Beanstalk – East Hoathly Nursery

  • For older children you could focus on…

The Secret Garden - Penguin Books AustraliaBBC rewrites Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons over ...

  • Or something that is issue-based like…

A Review of the Dr. Seuss Classic, The LoraxBe The Change: Poems to Help You Save the World by Liz ...

You can find inspiration from your own topic work in class, or a project the school might be focusing on.  Here’s a list of more suggestions…

  • Gardening: growing, plants, mini-beasts
  • Oceans
  • The jungle
  • Wild animals
  • Seasons
  • The weather
  • Water Cycle
  • Eco school projects
  • Forest schools

Most of your schools will have some JumpStart ‘Dance Class in a Box’ resources from Dance Development training events, so have a look through these too!

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