The Balinese Monkey Dance, known as Kecak, is a fun vocal reproduction of Balinese gamelan music with simple body movements that can be performed whilst seated. The workshop participants are directed to make vocal reproductions of gongs and cymbals, which also sound like monkeys, to create a piece of music which sounds and looks like a combination of a martial art from the far-east and a primate house! Great fun! 

This workshop is adapted to be suitable for students from Foundation Stage up to Key Stage Five.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Develop knowledge and appreciation of music unique to another culture 
  • Learn how music is taught in Indonesia through memorization, mnemonics, phrasing and pulse 
  • Create a piece of traditional Balinese music using a variety of vocal sounds, body movements and gestures  
  • Develop confidence, leadership, communication and social skills through creating and performing together

Access and space requirements

This workshop requires:

  • Participants need to wear P.E. clothing and comfortable shoes such as trainers
  • A large classroom or hall with a large cleared space

Suggested length of sessions

Maximum 30 participants per group.

Foundation Stage: 20 minutes per session
Key Stage 1: 30 minutes per session
Key Stage 2: 1 hour per session
Key Stage 3: 1 hour per session
Key Stages 4 & 5: Half day/full day - please contact us.

£375 Full Day (maximum 5 hours)
£275 Half Day (maximum 3 hours)

Plus travel expenses and VAT.