GET MOVING IN SCHOOLS
TANZ + BASKETBALL MACHEN SCHULE (DANCE + BASKETBALL GO TO SCHOOL)
Cancelled lessons, lack of exercise, few social contacts – the pandemic left its mark on children and teenagers, in some cases with serious consequences. Tanz + Basketball machen Schule (Dance + basketball go to school) takes a creative approach to the situation.
Pupils at primary and secondary schools in Frankfurt
Creatively and holistically promoting movement as a fun activity
1 school year
Creatively getting school students moving
This interdisciplinary format links dance with basketball in order to revive children’s and teenagers’ interest in becoming more mobile. The idea was developed by dancers at Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and basketball trainers at FRAPORT SKYLINERS e.V..
Tanz + Basketball machen Schule has been running since 2021 in the form of extra-curricular groups at primary and secondary schools in Frankfurt.
It includes elements of various dance styles – ranging from urban dance to ballet –blended with basketball training. Basketball and dance are both rhythmic and encourage children to creatively and playfully put themselves to the test, exploring their own limitations. This combination creates new opportunities for children to discover just how much they can achieve for themselves. The extra-curricular groups are taught by tandem teams of basketball trainers and dance teachers.
Combining sport and cultural education
FRAPORT SKYLINERS e.V. works with around 3,000 pupils each week in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region through its Basketball macht Schule (Basketball goes to school) programme, which has been running since 2008. Thanks to an initiative of the Crespo Foundation and the Hesse Ministry of Culture, the club has now started cooperating with Tanzplattform Rhein-Main to create Tanz + Basketball machen Schule. Around 550 children have used the activity since then as a way of getting moving.
TANZ + BASKETBALL IN NUMBERS
schools participating in Frankfurt
TANZ + BASKETBALL ON VIDEO
Tanz + Basketball machen Schule is a cooperation between Crespo Foundation, Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and FRAPORT SKYLINERS e.V.