Performances & Workshops for libraries & schools


What happens when we open a book? Where can imagination take us? This hilarious, playful adventure is full of energy, exploration and surprise.  

Jump In! is an original production presented by Springs Dance Company, performed by 3 dancers and a live vocal artist.   

The show is made by children and grown-ups for children aged 3-6, and is enjoyed by everyone.

“I really enjoyed the show - it was fun, accessible, joyous and I was smiling throughout! I felt it was easy to follow for non-typical dance audiences and could see it working really well for those whom English isn't their first language as it was almost without words… It was so imaginative, and I really felt like I was seeing the different worlds emerging from the books coming to life before my eyes. I loved the live sound, and also how the children were all invited up to dance and create shapes at the end (which they had been so clearly itching to do!)” 

Zoë Fletcher, Creative Arts East


This project aims to bring new users into the libraries, opening up a world of opportunity for them whilst simultaneously allowing children aged 3-6 to develop their creative voices. 

Through dance workshops focusing on mark making, books and live sounds, and by exploring the library and its treasures, our team of 3 professional dancers and a live vocal sound artist, expertly support children to creatively play with dance and sound whilst being inspired by books.

This activity would be suitable for children aged between 3-8 years of age.

Ideally the project would connect local primary schools and nurseries with their local library, making books, dance and live music available to everyone.

The sessions have been amazing. The children have spoken about them in class and have shared their enjoyment with their families. It has been amazing to observe their development over the sessions and see their confidence grow.”

Polly Wolfson

The production is funded by Arts Council England National Lottery and the Supporters of Springs Dance Company. With thanks to Dance East, Suffolk Libraries, Norfolk Libraries, Magic Acorns, The National Literacy Trust, Enjoy Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Rising Cultural Education Partnerships, CBM Associates Consulting Ltd.


Artistic Director - Ruth Hughes

Producer - Helen Heywood

Performers - Ella Fleetwood, George Perez & Hannah Rotchell

Vocal Sound Artist - Randolph Matthews

Collaborators - The children of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft 

Booking Information


20 minutes

Performed up to 4 times a day


This show designed to take place in libraries with a minimum set-up time of just 30 minutes.

All we need is 4m x 3m of clear space to dance in as well as power and space for our sound.

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Photography: Dougie Evans


Springs Dance Company is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales, No. 6371136.  Registered Charity No. 1136487.
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