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GAP YEAR | VOLUNTEER ABROAD | WORK EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS

 

TEACH ART, DANCE, DRAMA OR MUSIC OVERSEAS

Teach Art, Music, Dance and/or Drama in schools in poorer communities. The Arts are an excellent means of communicating and can also be downright fun for the kids! You don't need any qualifications, just lots of enthusiasm.

Use the Arts to address social issues and enable children to express their frustrations and confusions - and perhaps help them to understand and learn to cope with unwelcome situations. Art, Dance, Music or Drama help teach children life skills, communication and socialising skills. And it's fun! Music and dance frees the spirit and brings out the creative forces in children.

If you'd like to learn Music or Dance, click here for Music, Dance & Drama courses

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South Africa Zambia

Make a difference ... get involved!

 

ARGENTINA

 
Teach Drama and Music in Buenos Aires

Teach Drama or Music in Buenos Aires
As part of a general Teaching Project. In schools in Argentina, you'll work as an Assistant to the Teacher, teaching a number of subjects, including English, Drama and Music. The Project is based in Bueno Aires, the flamboyant capital of the country.

Salsa Courses and Tango Courses are available if you'd like to add an extra Latin creativity to your placement! You can do courses as an Optional Add-On concurrent with your main Project.


INDIA

 

Teaching Drama to Children in Schools in Madurai:
Teach Drama to children from the ages of 5 to 12, mainly at matriculation schools where English is taught as the main language. The Principals at the schools are very keen for the children to develop their acting skills and you'll have free rein on devising your own lessons.You may even be able to put on a production at the school. You'll normally teach 4 to 5 classes per day.

Summer Camp in Madura
Teach Drama and Music, as well as English, Games, Sports, Arts and Crafts, magic, face-painting ... and more, depending on what skills you have). A rewarding project based in the fascinating town of Madurai in the South of India.


NEW ZEALAND

 
Teach Music in Schools in Auckland
You'll work as an assistant teacher and you'll also have the opportunity to teach Drama, English and a choice of other subjects, if you'd like to.

As an Assistant to the Music Teacher, you'll have the opportunity to work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to assist them with their music and really give them the attention they need. A very enjoyable and worthwhile project!

SOUTH AFRICA

 
Teaching Drama, Music and Dance in South Africa

Teaching Drama, Music and Dance in Knysna
In very poor township schools. This project is based in the beautiful beach resort of Knysna. Some of things you could do include:

  • Organising and putting on drama workshops

  • Organising an after-school drama club (and possibly even during lunch break) or drama sessions during school-time for pupils.

  • Helping the local school children to put on a small-scale productions in Drama, Music and/or Dance

  • Devising and performing educational pieces of theatre (on issues such as bullying)

  • Helping out with conversational English classes


ZAMBIA

 
Teach Children in Zambia

Teach Drama, Music, Dance and Arts & Crafts in Livingstone

Work in a poor school located in Livingstone, a town close to the famous Victoria Falls. You'll normally teach a mix of subjects which will include Drama, Music, Dance and Arts & Crafts.

You'll assist the teachers to start with, but depending on your ability, you may be given complete control of a particular class or group. The schools are very poor secondary and primary and you will generally be asked to help out with any age groups.

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ABOUT TEACHING ART, DRAMA, MUSIC OR DANCE

Children from all backgrounds can participate in drama, developing essential skills by learning to express themselves and gain self-confidence. You'll teach in classes and sometimes informally outside the classroom. During your project, you may be able to produce a play or a musical and invite the parents to come and watch.

During your project, depending on the country you choose, you'll either live in a house with other Travellers volunteers, with a host family, or in a comfortable backpackers where you'll be able to socialise with other Travellers and visitors to the region.

We provide you with a Teaching Suggestions Guide which we've put together for our volunteers. It is packed with guidelines to help you plan lessons and has many examples and ideas for topics and games to use in class to help the children gain confidence in using English, but can be adapted to help you in planning your drama, music or dance classes.

"I've just had the most incredible day. The warmth I was given by the children and staff was quite something. Don't think the kids had seen anything like me before. They either pointed and smiled or just came up and hugged me. A number of them asked me if I was a pop star!" Adrian Tate, teaching in South Africa

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