24 September 2021
More House School in Knightsbridge and St Paul’s Cathedral School have joined forces and recently launched the London Heads’ Dance Society. In a unique, one-off event, Heads are invited to don their sequins to dazzle on the dance floor in a Strictly Heads event in June 2022.
The initiative is raising funds for the London-based charity icandance who give children and young people with disabilities the chance to dance. What better way to enhance your own wellbeing, whilst supporting a fantastic cause and bringing publicity to your school all at once!
In terms of commitment, they ask Heads to attend just seven dance classes across the academic year in preparation for the main event itself on 30th June. The dance sessions will be taught by a fantastic team of professional coaches from Dakoda’s Dance Academy with the classes taking place at More House.
Faith Hagerty, Head of More House, and organiser of the event said: “Our role as Headteachers is to ensure ALL children have a chance to thrive. We are putting our dignity to one side for one evening because we feel strongly that icandance is a vital resource for young people. In the pandemic many disabled children lost the chance to socialize and express themselves because they had to shield. We want to help them emerge confident and happy.”
Simon Larter – Evans, ex-dancer and Head of St Paul’s Cathedral School, also collaborating on the project said “I am thrilled to be dancing again for such a wonderful cause. We need lots of Heads to get involved and raise essential funds for this fantastic cause.”
They are delighted to announce that they currently have Heads of the following schools taking part; Dolphin School, St Margaret’s School, Halliford School, Sydenham High School, St Paul’s Cathedral School, Prince’s Gardens Prep, Wandsworth Prep, St Augustine’s Priory, Oratory Primary School, Thomas’s Kensington, Lochinver House, Maltmans Green, Channing, Maida Vale School, Paddock Wood and Willington Prep.
If you are interested in either sponsoring this event, or are Head who would like to take part, please contact Faith Hagerty at More House.
We for one cannot wait to see the results.