Team Drumming: up to 2000 delegates
The team drumming programme is jam packed with many exercises!
Our sessions highlight communication, teamwork, synergy, enthusiasm and the importance of having fun as a team!
Barriers like hierarchy, age, gender and race are broken.
Work colleagues feel re-charged, individual and team confidence will flow stronger than ever before.
Remember, Eddie personally facilitates every team build and has facilitated hundreds of interactive drumming sessions. With over 20 years of experience to companies, schools, communities and institutions.
Drums and Rhythm encourage you to experience the most ‘powerful’ team build in a short time period. We look forward to facilitating your team, allowing them to reach their true potential through rhythm.
How does it work?
- A traditional drum is provided for each delegate (for use during the session only – enquire about our memorabilia drums that can be branded in your company’s logo, after the drumming session).
- An introduction to drumming (within 10 minutes you will be able to drum together!)
- Learn the very basics and two expert ‘authentic rhythms’.
- Rhythms taught are then combined with other percussion instruments.
- With more than 20 years experience, the Professional Facilitator enables the delegates to sound like professional musicians in only a short period of time.
- Demonstrating the group communicating as a team, in synchrony with great enthusiasm, all while having fun.
Team Gumboot Dancing
Team Gumboot Dancing: up to 500 delegates (200 with overalls) or 1000 with drumming
Gumboot dancing originated in the gold mines of Johannesburg, deep down in the shafts. Miners used the sounds of stepping together, smacking their boots, clapping their hands, and dancing to create a gumboot dance rhythm. This distracted them from the long treacherous hours as they worked beneath the ground, helping them bond and operate as a team.
Each delegate is dressed in an overall with a pair of gumboots and bottle top shakers – true miners style!
Our professional facilitators teach you a few basic dance steps, forming a “gumboot dance routine”, within minutes your delegates will be dancing as a team!
How does it work?
- Gumboots with traditional ankle bottle top shakers, mining helmets / bandanas and a one piece overall are provided.
- Our team of authentic and professional Gumboot facilitators teach the group a few basic dance steps and movements.
- Learn how to use the gumboots, and your body to make the slapping and stomping sounds, creating a musical rhythm far beyond your imagination!
- By combining these steps and movements the group builds a dance routine, choreographed by our facilitators.
- The group learns a traditional mining song.
- Depending on the size of the group, we may split you into smaller groups, demonstrating the importance of teamwork, motivation, communication and group synergy.
- The event ends with the entire company / group performing the sequence together as a team (co-operating, rather than competing against one another).
- At the end of the experience each delegate is motivated and experiences a sense of achievement.
Team African Dancing
Tribes throughout the world practice dance rituals to celebrate all occasions and ceremonies, such as births, harvests, worship and unions.
Dancing and singing to the rhythms of Africa creates a sense of unity, motivation, physical and mental well being in the tribe…’
All delegates dress up as a tribe or team; men wear leather skin skirts, a headband, knee garters, and armbands. Ladies wear an African material skirt, apron and shoulder wraps.
Experienced and professional dancers teach your team a basic Zulu dance sequence by working, communicating and thinking as a team.
The event always culminates to a great sense of celebration!
How does it work?
- Drums and Rhythm provide traditional attire to your delegates. Men wear traditional Zulu skirts, headgear, arm bands and shin garters. Ladies wear Zulu material skirts and shoulder gowns.
- Our team of authentic and professional Zulu facilitators teach the group a few basic dance steps and movements.
- By combining these steps and movements the group builds a dance routine choreographed by our facilitators.
- The group learns a traditional Zulu song.
- Once delegates have mastered the entire dance sequence, the group performs a choreographed dance to the beat of the Zulu drums, known as Dlamo drums.
- Depending on the size of the group, we may then split you into smaller groups, demonstrating the importance of teamwork, motivation, communication and group synergy.
Team Belly Dancing
Team Belly Dancing: up to 100 delegates or 200 with drumming
Belly dancing originated in Egypt, Eastern and Middle Eastern nations. The benefits are both mental and physical – dancers learn concentration and specificity, as the dances require the movement of particular muscles.
Belly dancing focuses on connecting with the feminine and therefore is a great event when the ladies dance to the rhythms played by the men in their company.
How does it work
- Lady dancers are provided with a shimmy belt (Eastern hip scarf).
- Our team of professional belly dance facilitators get your team communicating and dancing as a team.
- The delegates learn an authentic choreographed belly dance sequence.
- The team is then divided into smaller groups to perform their sequence to the other groups.
- The day will end on a high note, with the company performing as a team, projecting enthusiasm and synergy, culminating into an event of dancing – an experience never to be forgotten!
Team Fire Dancing
Fire dancing is a group of performance arts and skills using the manipulation of fire.
It typically involves equipment, or other objects made with one or more wicks, designed to sustain a large enough flame – creating an outstanding visual effect!
Experience the magic of a team fire dancing activity to build, motivate and empower your team. Delegates can express themselves through dance and build trust with fellow colleagues.
How does it work?
- A fire staff with burn wick on each end is provided to every delegate.
- The burn wick is covered with a ribbon sock for practicing.
- Facilitators teach delegates a few basic dance movements like the “Weave” and the “Butterfly”. In both instances, you are required to spin, twirl and handle the staff next to, and in front of your body.
- Combining steps and movements the group builds up a dance routine, choreographed by our facilitators.
- When the facilitator is confident everyone is able and ready, the ribbon socks are removed, each wick is doused in a bowl of paraffin, and the wicks on both ends of the fire staff are lit.
- The team performs the choreographed dance with staffs burning on either side.
- Each delegate must face their fears, hold their own and trust their colleagues while communicating and performing in synergy.
- Depending on the size of the group, you may be split into smaller groups, each group performing to the other!
- The event ends with the entire company/ group performing the sequence together, as a team, co-operating rather than competing against one another.
- At the end of the event each delegate is motivated and has experienced a sense of achievement.