This activity pack is designed for all ages. The activities are just a starting point to start you dreaming. We also welcome any creative content: drawings, pictures, ideas, texts, photos, that demonstrate how you can make the Tower Ballroom part of your story and your dreams. We want to see your ideas and imaginations of what the Tower Ballroom could be?
We like to move it move it
When visiting a dream place, imagine how you feel?
ACTIVITY: Create an abstract work using any materials you may have at home - paper, paint, dried pasta, objects, food. Express yourself and what you would like to feel at a dreamed or imagined Tower Ballroom. Let your body and mind move freely and enjoy yourself! Maybe listen to your favourite songs while you do it!
Listen to: "I Like to Move It" a song by American electronic dance duo Reel 2 Real, you may have also heard it in the animation Madagascar 2.
ACTIVITY: Imagine animals visiting the Tower Ballroom. What would they do? Draw some ideas, maybe your animals are dancing, singing and spending time with their animal friends.
To get inspired maybe watch out for animals in your garden or local park.
Watch: “Animal Antics” a youtube channel dedicated to videos of animals/ pets being adorable, silly and getting up to all sorts of trouble. Many hours of fun!
ACTIVITY: Write a poem, song or spoken word piece about the Tower Ballroom. It can be as long or as short as you like. Maybe go for a walk to inspire you.
Listen to: "Paperback Writer" a song by the English rock band the Beatles. Released in 1966. Listen to: "Perfect Day" a song written by Lou Reed in 1972. The song was reperformed in 1997 for Children in Need with many famous singers and stars. I wonder if you can spot them.
Phone a friend
Call a neighbour, grandma, grandad, aunt, uncle, parent or friend. Someone who is a different age to you, then ask these questions?
Q1) Have you ever been to the Tower Ballroom? (if applicable)
Q2) Have you ever been to a dance or party?
Q3) What was your favourite party?
Q4) What did you wear?
Q5) When was the last time you danced?
Record your answers on paper.
A day at the tower comic
ACTIVITY: Create a comic strip which explains a day out at the ballroom with your favourite people. Remember to plan how many scenes you may want, does your story have a start, middle and end?
Listen to: “Asian Dream Song” by Joe Hisaishi Performing at Tokyo Olympics in 1999
I have a dream
ACTIVITY: Write a list, or speech telling us what your dream world would be. How would you make the world a better place?
Listen to: "I Have a Dream" a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963Listen to : "I Have a Dream" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in 1979.Listen to : "Dream a Little Dream of Me" A song by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn. It was covered by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong in 1956.
ACTIVITY: make a cardboard ballroom scene. Document or record it in a photo, video or animation.
Find a box or container with sides and a top.
Draw, print or cut out backgrounds for your scenes.
Assemble scenes (A,B,C) with glue and scissors.
Find or make some characters and figures for the box.
Document your masterpiece in a photo video or animation.
Watch: "Tale as old as time" a song from Beauty and the Beast