Movingeast is a growing interdisciplinary centre of excellence specialising in Martial Arts and Contemporary Dance based in a tranquil, light-filled building in Hackney, north-east London, with Tetsushinkan Dojo at its heart. Its core ethos is to facilitate the creative development and self-empowerment of individuals through reflection, inquiry, cooperation, respect and self-discipline.

Movingeast has been working in schools for the past 4 years, delivering classes into the day-time curriculum, one-off workshops and after school clubs. We offer a range of physically based activities which support and enhance the National Curriculum encouraging pupils to delve into areas of knowledge which are enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

Through our activities in Dance, Theatre and non-competitive Martial Arts we aim to build the self-confidence of children and young people and to address matters of physical health and well-being. Groups can be mixed-gender to encourage and enhance understanding, respect and collaboration between male and female pupils. Participants work with partners developing empathy, self-reflection and interpersonal skills such as communication and the ability to negotiate.

The learning process requires children to translate visual and verbal information into an action and to modify action in response to instruction. Pupils are encouraged to assume responsibility for their personal growth & development by setting achievable personal goals. Grounded in experiential learning, the activities offered by movingeast provide opportunities for the development of a healthy and creative physical identity and a positive outlook.

Movingeast can provide the following activities to Primary and Secondary schools within the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Camden:

Formats: After school clubs, Taster classes, Workshops, and Evening Classes (at our studio in Hackney for schools wishing to use the Extended Services Disadvantage Subsidy Fund to support their pupils in this way).


Martial Arts

Aikido – a dynamic, non-competitive Japanese martial art manipulating joints and balance – includes learning of “self-defense” techniques

Taiji – non-competitive Chinese art with a meditative quality emphasising fine articulation and an appreciation of energetic changes – includes learning of engaging and beautiful sequences



• Creative Dance for Primary Schools

• Contemporary Dance for Secondary Schools (including workshops for GCSE and A Level Dance)

• Performances

• Observations of professional companies


• Acting, story writing, mask making, clowning

• Circus Skills – acrobatics, juggling


Key information

  • Centre of excellence for Dance & Martial Arts
  • Delivering Lessons in Dance, Theatre, Aikido & Taiji
  • Supporting the curriculum
  • After schools provision
  • Qualified and experienced instructors
  • Flexible bespoke service
  • All ages and abilities
  • All Teachers & Instructors CRB checked

Additional Information

The area/s in which this provider is available are:Greater London

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