The Dance Ambassadors programme aims to strengthen and support the Christchurch dance community through the promotion of active engagement with dance in Christchurch secondary schools. The programme runs in an annual cycle with events and activities taking place throughout the school year.
Through identifying suitable students to act as ambassadors for dance, the programme enables selected students to promote dance both as an art form and as a recreational activity within their school.
Dance Ambassadors are required to actively engage both with each other and with the wider dance community as part of the interactive programme, promoting dance not only by “word-of-mouth”, but also by “word-of-mouse”: via Facebook, Twitter and other Social Networking sites that they may use on a daily basis.
We offer practical support to these students within their schools, through providing a series of opportunities that will enhance the students’ ability and knowledge of dance and the dance industry.
In 2016 these opportunities will include, amongst others:
In 2016 the Dancing Ambassadors programme is running in 14 Christchurch secondary schools: