“I was so impressed with the Motionhouse workshop. The dancers were absolutely outstanding! The students were appropriately challenged and the dancers were enthusiastic, approachable, professional and excellent role models... Thank you!"
Nikki Brocklehurst, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive



The following organisations support Motionhouse's Education and Outreach programme.

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

The Saintbury Trust

Baron Davenport's Charity

CHK Charities Limited


Leamington Town Council


The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust, Warwick

St Mary's Hall Trust

Ratcliff Foundation




Education & Outreach


Motionhouse has an outstanding reputation for delivering excellent education and participatory work. We believe that there is a fundamental and intrinsic link between the creation of our performance work and the leading of participatory projects.

The Motionhouse participatory programme much like our professional work encourages students to be creative, strong, dedicated, curious and adventurous. We nurture a fully inclusive environment where students feel safe, accepted and challenged regardless of age or ability.

The transformational power of dance is endless and every year thousands of people join us for a range of classes, projects and performances. We deliver a wide range of teaching and training projects to all ages and abilities including schools workshops, creative residencies and teacher training days. Our teaching is accessible and inspiring; we build upon each individual’s capabilities, emphasizing a sense of achievement for all.

Helping young people develop skills in an extremely competitive and challenging industry is at the fore front of what we do. Recognising talent, commitment and dedication, we provide invaluable industry experience for young people wanting to pursue a career in dance. Placements, apprentiships, professional training oppourtunities and bespoke mentoring are some of the ways we help young people start and develop their careers in the Arts.

Schools workshops

Our schools workshops are suitable for primary school age and upwards; each workshop will be tailored to meet your specific brief and the needs of your group. Workshop content can be linked to GCSE, BTEC and A Level modules.

Our 2005/06 production Perfect is a set piece on the GCSE Dance curriculum in England and Wales and we've developed a series of educational workshops and teaching resources entitled PerfectED to support the study of this piece.

Our dance style is athletic and energetic, with extensive use of partnering and lifting. Above all, our workshops are challenging and fun!

Creative residencies

from 2 days to 1 week – developing a piece for performance which may be for GCSE unit 3: Performance in a Duo/Group Dance or perhaps an extra-curricular activity for an ‘arts week’ or end of term celebration.

Upskilling teachers in dance – INSET days, lifting technique workshops and new ideas. Giving you some fresh teaching inspiration and the chance to be taught and brush up on your own technique.  This can be tailored to primary school teachers, specialist dance teachers, PE or drama teachers or anyone who teaches movement in their sessions.








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