School Games Competition Toolkit
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.
A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games’ inception in 2010 – ranging from intra – inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.
Youth Sports Trust and EMD UK have worked together to create toolkits enabling primary and secondary schools to run their own dance competitions. These are:
- Level 1 : Support and guidance on how to run a competition within your school (primary and secondary)
- Level 2 : Support and guidance on how to run a competition for your local authority (primary and secondary)
- Level 3 : Support and guidance on how to run a competition for your county (primary and secondary)
If you’re looking to integrate dance lessons into your primary school lessons? Here you’ll find resource cards and videos that can get your started.
If you’re looking to integrate dance lessons into your secondary school lessons? Here you’ll find resource cards and videos that can get your started.
There are a variety of EMD UK member organisations who provide support for schools who are looking to implement dance sessions in their curriculum.
Young Leaders Training
EMD UK is dedicated to providing high-quality training opportunities for both existing instructors and those just starting out. We recognise that young people make excellent and inspiring role models for their peers and we provide opportunities for them to grow and develop their skills.
Our Intro to Dance Fitness programme for 14 – 16 year olds is a two-day practical course gives young people the skills, knowledge and confidence to #StandAtTheFront and deliver dance fitness sessions to their peers under supervision. Not only will our training give them the skills to deliver sessions to their peers but we’ll also provide them with free Future Pro membership to support them beyond their training, helping to kick start their instructing career.
Find an Instructor
If you’re looking to find an instructor to teach dance fitness in your school programme or as after-school sessions, use our instructor search to find someone in your area.
Additional Competition Opportunities
There are plenty of chances for school’s teams to take part in other competitions and performance opportunities. Check out the offerings from these organisations and take your dance troupe to the next level.