Let's Go, TOKYO! (Mass Dance)

 Let's Go, TOKYO!

DNA's mass dance programme is re-launched for 2021. 

Let’s Go Tokyo! is a dynamic programme for you and your young dancers to build confidence, increase health, gain knowledge and skills in dance and movement. Designed to fulfil the dance element of the PE curriculum, with the chance to be part of a digital summer celebration event, this programme brings an easy-to-teach dance programme into schools and community groups. 

Available in Essex, Barking & Dagenham and beyond as an online programme. Join us to celebrate achievements at the 2021 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and in your education setting.

Due to Covid-19, our 2021 programme has moved on to a digital platform, making this year's programme unique compared to previous years. 

Essex Programme Details

Essex & Beyond Let's Go, Tokyo!: 

There's still time to join and be part of something great! 

Teach and learn the choreography in time for the mass performance filming.

Contact us to find out more, get involved, the physical & well-being benefits

including building confidence, self-esteem and being more active.


Essex Digital Performance: w/c19 July 2021

Following current guidelines, this years event will be a digital celebration with performances

being filmed and a celebratory documentation and showreel will be shared.

 

The timetable for summer 2021 is - 

  • Until Easter 2021 - Journey to Japan (see Spring 2021) every Thursday at 9.30am via Zoom (donation to support sustainability)

  • w/c12.04.2021 - Journey to Japan back catalogue will be available to purchase via the website 

  • w/c12.04.2021 for up to 10 weeks, Let's Go, Tokyo! choreography taught via Journey to Japan. For more information about Journey to Japan visit our Spring 2021 page.

  • Until 20.06.2021 - Documenting learning and filming performance footage for the Let's Go, Tokyo! film. We would love to include extras such as pupils and teachers feedback and responses on the choreography, photographs etc.

  • 21.06.2021 - To be included in the final film, all footage must be sent to Dance Network by this date.

  • w/c19.07.2021 - Final performance film for Essex (and Others) will be issued and the 2021 Summer Olympic celebrations begin! Gather your school to celebrate the end of another year and your pupils achievements during this tough time.

Essex based, and other schools or groups - Packages start from £100, with the cost of the full programme is £350.00. Full package includes training, online tutorials and music MP4 and inclusion to our filmed mass performance.

Barking and Dagenham (B&D) Programme Details

B&D Let's Go, Tokyo!: 

There's still time to join and be part of something great! 

Teach and learn the choreography in time for the mass performance filming.

Contact us to find out more, get involved, the physical & well-being benefits

including building confidence, self-esteem and being more active.


B&D Digital Performance: w/c12 July 2021

Following current guidelines, this years event will be a digital celebration with performances

being filmed and a celebratory documentation and showreel will be shared. 

The timetable for summer 2021 is - 

  • Until Easter 2021 - Journey to Japan (see Spring 2021) every Thursday at 9.30am via Zoom (donation to support sustainability)

  • w/c12.04.2021 - Journey to Japan back catalogue will be available to purchase via the website 

  • w/c12.04.2021 for up to 10 weeks, Let's Go, Tokyo! choreography taught via Journey to Japan. For more information about Journey to Japan, to pay, and to book, visit our Spring 2021 page.

  • Until 13.06.2021 - Documenting learning and filming performance footage for the Let's Go, Tokyo! film. We would love to include extras such as pupils and teachers feedback and responses on the choreography, photographs etc.

  • 14.06.2021 - To be included in the final film, all footage must be sent to Dance Network by this date.

  • w/c12.07.2021 - Final performance film for LBBD schools, will be issued and the 2021 Summer Olympic celebrations begin! Gather your school to celebrate the end of another year and your pupils achievements during this tough time.

B&D based school or community group - Cost of the full programme has been fully funded with great generosity from London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Package includes training, online tutorials and music MP4 and inclusion to our filmed mass performance.

What is Let's Go, Tokyo! and why be involved?
 

  • Arts Council funded mass dance programme aiming for 1000 dancers performing together.

  • Building confidence, health & fitness with a sense of fun, this project offers all ages and abilities a creative dance experience not usually available in school or community settings. 

  • Choreographed step-by-step dance piece offering teachers, artists and dancers the opportunity to develop skills and build confidence in the delivery of dance and performance.

  • Designed to fulfil the dance element of the P.E. curriculum

  • Have access to online resources to support your teaching and curriculum activities, developing children’s curiosity and interest.

  • Gain support and experience from DNA and other dance professionals in the education sector

  • Opportunity to included in our digital performances for summer 2021

  • Proudly represent your dance group whilst wearing colours of the Olympic rings.

  • For an additional cultural journey, why not sign your dancers up for Arts Awards so they achieve an award while doing something they are enjoying - https://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2300

  • Bring smiles and happiness to your school or community group, make memories that last a lifetime.

How do I get involved?
 

The Dance Network Association is proud to be working with Essex based Co-Creators Sam Blayney and Lucy Blaheva, as well as partners at Essex Music Education Hub (Peter Lovell) University Centre Colchester (Phil Toms) who created a soundtrack specifically for the programme, dancers from Year 2 Level 3 Dance BTEC at Colchester Institute and finally Digital Media and Film degree students supported by Julien Mery.

 

Let's Go, TOKYO! is generously funded by Arts Council England, The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Active Essex; Essex County Council. The Re-launch event was made possible with funding from Essex 2020, Essex County Council. 

“Amazing company, amazing idea, amazing you. Thanks for everything you have done. My kids have loved being part of this and will be pros at the next event. Can’t wait for the next one!” Anastacia (St Peters B&D)

See below past versions of the programme to see what could be in store for Let's, Go, TOKYO! 

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World Cup Fever Tutorials

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The Great War Centenary Tutorials

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Bard to Bollywood Tutorials

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Dance Rio Tutorials

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