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Ludus Dance - Beyond Lockdown

12th June 2020

Ludus Dance fully understands the importance of the arts in education and supporting good mental health and wellbeing and we have been working hard to adapt and respond to the needs of vulnerable children and young people, during this ever-changing situation.

We have taken the time to find a safe, secure and effective platform (whereby.com) and developed a strong delivery model to continue to provide the quality experience you have come to expect from us.

Weekly Dance Classes

Sessions are limited to 10 participants, which sits nicely with our person-centred approach and gives the workshop leader the opportunity to see how participants are progressing through the weeks. Through the use of creative tasks and calls for responses, participants won't just be following a routine on a screen, they will be able to interact with the tutor and fellow students as well as feel a sense of ownership over the movement they are creating.  Find out more about our classes here https://ludusdance.org/classes/

State of Flux 2.0 - multi-arts intervention for mental health

State of Flux 2.0 has been funded by Children in Need and before lockdown, we were delivering to inpatients at The Cove CAMHS Unit in Heysham using dance, film and music as tools to support soft and hard skills development, reduce social isolation and develop self -worth and aspirations in young people.  Since the lockdown we have been uploading pre-recorded sessions to our YouTube channel and are keen to widen our audience.  If you know of any groups or young people who could benefit from these sessions, or would like further information, please contact laura.worden@ludusdance.org

Virtual Birthday Parties

Understanding that a lot of children and young people are missing out on their birthday parties at this time, we have developed a successful birthday party package, find out more here https://ludusdance.org/studiohire/parties/

Ludus Youth Dance Company

Ludus Youth Dance Company & LYDC Juniors have been taking time out of their day to NOTICE and RESPOND to their environments, in an effort to 'rediscover the familiar' as we acclimatise to this new way of life under lockdown.

Company director, Kate has been setting them creative tasks to do at home... in their bedrooms, gardens, and cosy corners where they have been creating their own moves and poetry... NOTICE is the collective result of their observations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oXDYfPrbIc&t=6s

Schools

We've also been working hard to support schools through engaging cross-curricular resource packs which can be used for home schooling https://ludusdance.org/schools/

What's Next?

Looking ahead, we are exploring options for socially distanced, safe, face to face dance sessions and are also working with schools to look at cross-curricular outdoor learning modules looking at nature and dance.  At the heart of all of our research and planning, is the health, wellbeing and safety of the young people we work with and we are committed to delivering online until we can be sure that face to face delivery is safe for everyone involved.  If you would like to keep up to date with what we are doing please email info@ludusdance.org to be added to our mailing list.



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