Education

MaypoleSchools ask for a fascinating range of workshops based on the folk traditions of where we live, including broom dancing, maypole, morris and country dancing. We always use live music adding depth to the experience and we encourage creativity – we love to see folk tradition evolve in front of our eyes!

We are hub partners with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Music Hubs working closely with them developing larger school projects, such as ceilidhs where young musicians can play at their own level with professional folk musicians for dancers from different schools.

Schools Workshops

Schools Workshops

FolkActive Schools workshops are: Active!  Delivered with energy, skill and good humour, bringing local folk dance and music traditions to life in schools. Relevant to Hampshire’s cultural heritage. Where possible tailor made for each school’s loca...
FolkActive Youth Ensemble

FolkActive Youth Ensemble

We are delighted that the FolkActive Youth Ensemble is continuing into the 2019-20 academic year.  The ensemble began in spring 2019 with string players of Grade 3 standard or above, and we are now opening membership to other instruments. Please contact ...
FolkActive Schools Ceilidh

FolkActive Schools Ceilidh

Our FolkActive Schools Ceilidh package aims to support schools wanting to promote awareness of traditional British culture in active and creative ways. Traditionally, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) was a social gathering which could include music,...