EDUCATION & COMMUNITY
Here at Squirm we respect that dance means different things to everyone, whether this may be; artistic expression, professional development, recreational activity, healthy life style choice, or confidence building. When it comes to teaching we do not offer a set workshops but tailor the learning experience to meet the individual or group’s needs.
We cater to a variety of clientele, such as private companies, schools and colleges, community and outreach groups.
Classes can be either creative and focused on Squirm Dance Company’s unique way of creating movement, or can be technique based. These can range from a one off hour class, a whole day workshop or a terms worth of classes building into an end performance for family and friends.
We also offer performances at schools, colleges, community groups & many other events.
What we can offer:
Dance technique classes
Disability and inclusive dance
“I love seeing participants joy when they achieve something new, be it a new move, remember a whole routine or perform for an audience for the first time.“ Helen Mason
Our Artistic Director comes with over fourteen years of teaching experience in education, community and health settings, has a teaching qualification, DBS checked and full public liability insurance.
Helen is a professional member of the Foundation of Community Dance and is also a fully qualified assessor for the Bronze and Silver Arts Award. Helen has taught G.C.S.E, A’level and Btec performing Arts at level 1, 2 and 3. She has also taught at H.E level and for dance graduate groups.
Helen has extensive experience of teaching for participants with learning and physical disabilities and is a qualified level 2 Instructor for Para Dance UK. Helen has set up Birmingham’s first wheelchair dance group ‘Freewheelin’ in association with Para Dance UK. Helen has also taught in care and residential homes with elderly participants.