Jeanefer’s In-Service Training programme provides teachers with the confidence and resources to deliver dance and build capacity internally. Through co-teaching and mentoring, Jeanefer equips teachers with the skills to deliver a scheme of work, using creative dance to teach a topic on the National Curriculum. Teachers do not need to have any prior dance experience to take part in the training. The beauty of the project is that teachers can work with their full class while training and get the children dancing immediately.
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Lads & Dads is an extension of the Tomorrow’s Men programme, creating opportunities for boys to enjoy interacting and working creatively alongside their fathers/father figures in order to produce meaningful work.
The sessions give participants the skills to enhance, build on or develop long-lasting relationships and through task-based movement exercises encourage verbal and non-verbal dialogue between boys and their role models. The Dads enjoy it too!
Through creative expression and exercises in trust and confidence building, the proven Tomorrow’s Men method diverts young men from antisocial behaviour, inspiring and empowering them alongside their peers.
Tomorrow’s Men was developed following Jeanefer’s Rayne Fellowship, which saw her research and develop ideas alongside the Metropolitan Police, key members of the Criminal Justice System (Diamond Initiative) and other social welfare and arts organisations.
Each bespoke Tomorrow’s Men project culminates in a unique performance opportunity celebrating participants’ achievements to their peers and the wider community.
Today’s Tomorrow’s Men method is the result of years of targeted development through a series of pilot programmes with industry leaders, East London Dance and WAC Performing Arts College.
The projects have been delivered in primary and secondary schools and pupil referral units helping boys from the age of five to young men in their twenties.
Previous performance highlights have included Ignition Festival at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 2018 and Tomorrow’s Men 2012 which was produced by East London Dance and funded by the East London Business Alliance’s Transformers Grant Programme through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and Big Dance 2012.
Michael Dillon, Headteacher