Dance education

Classes & workshops

Types of classes and workshops delivered include;

  • The historical and cultural context of African dance forms

  • Teaching of choreographic skills so participants can create their own work 'in the style of'

  • Teaching of performance skills

  • Teaching of appreciation skills

  • Links with National Curriculum subjects and aims

  • Delivery of INSET 


To discuss a workshop booking, please contact us

Ukachi has worked within education for several years. She has extensive experience teaching African dance forms, Jazz, Contemporary and Urban styles to all ages and abilities in primary and secondary schools, FE colleges, Universities, and community arts settings. 


(Left) Students from St Angela's Ursuline School, East London, who Ukachi worked with on behalf of Step Into Dance. The girl's performed 'Rhythm City' at Big Dance, Royal Festival Hall, and 'Nankama' at Step Live, Sadler's Wells. They also participated in borough events alongside other London schools. 

Past education work includes:

  • Royal Academy of Dance / Step Into Dance - Teacher of Dance and INSET leader

  • Moving Matters (formerly Lambeth School and Sports Programme) - Teacher of Dance and INSET leader regarding introducing dance at KS1 and KS2

  • Forest Hill School - Teacher of Dance & Drama, KS3

  • Bishopsford Arts College - Teacher of Dance, KS3, 4 & 5

  • Battersea Park School - Head of Dance

  • DEDA - African dance workshops and performances as part of arts programme and anniversary celebrations

  • Girl Guides centenary celebration 'One World One Beat' - West African dance workshops

  • Hyperfusion Theatre Company - teaching all dance styles to children (7 - 14), choreographing for company productions 

  • Kensington & Chelsea College - Adult Community Learning courses (West African dance), BTEC Performing Arts (Jazz, African dance), Creative & Media diploma (Jazz dance), Jazz summer school

  • The Urban Dance Platform - 5 week course in body percussion for children 

  • East London dance - 10 week course in traditional jazz dance for adults

  • King's Hawford School - African dance residency for KS1 & 2 

  • Rickmansworth School - Teacher of Dance, KS3, GCSE, A level

  • Copthall School - Teacher of Dance, KS3, GCSE, A level 

  • Haringey Youth Services - African dance principles in order to improve confidence and self-esteem for teenage girls

  • University of Bedfordshire - INSET for Bedfordshire teachers, Topic: Introducing African dance to primary and secondary school children.

  • Finchley Youth Theatre - Creative dance for young people with and without SEN

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