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Continued professional development

The Full English: professional development one day courses

As part of the learning programme of The Full English project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is hosting professional development courses across the country. These events will demonstrate the successful use of folk arts to enhance learning in the school curriculum from key stages 1 - 5, including work at GCSE and A Level, inspired by The Full English digital archive of manuscript materials. If you want to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to start using folk music, dance and drama to enhance your teaching, find an event happening near you and get involved!


Professional development one day courses for teachers, artists and educators

Using folk music, dance and drama to enhance learning in schools

These practical courses will share material developed through The Full English learning programme. Each one will have a unique regional flavour and focus (eg music with dance, storytelling or SEN), with differentiated sessions for different key stages (primary and secondary).

Providing ‘ready to go' knowledge, skills and resources, these courses will enable participants to start using folk music, song, dance, drama / storytelling immediately in their teaching!

No previous experience of folk music, folk dance or other folk arts required.

Course fee £10 (including refreshments and a light lunch)


Attend a course in your region


Wednesday 19 March, 9.30am - 4pm

The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes
More info | Book now
Download course flyer (PDF)


Monday 31 March, 9.30am - 4pm

Cecil Sharp House, London
More info | Book now 
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Thursday 24 April, 9.30am - 4pm

Sage, Gateshead
More info


Monday 2 June, 9.30am - 4pm

mac, Birmingham
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Monday 16 June, 9.30am - 4pm

The Met, Bury
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Monday 30 June, 9.30am - 4pm

Over Community Centre, Over, Cambridgeshire
More info

More dates in different venues will be announced soon, so  keep an eye on The Full English professional development page for details.