Resource Pack

A FREE Shaun Parker & Company resource pack is available to teachers and students to download here – this pack will be of particular interest to teachers and students studying dance at GCSE / A Level or BTEC level.

Lucy Moewlyn-Hughes, DTP’s Education Consultant has worked with Shaun Parker (Artistic Director / Choreographer), the dancers and creative collaborators for Happy As Larry to create a comprehensive and accessible resource guide with interviews, background information and suggestions for creative movement tasks.


Post Show Talks


All workshops will be taught by current company members, and consist of a contemporary warm-up, followed by repertoire from Happy as Larry.

To book workshops: If you are interested in any of these workshops, or would like more information about Shaun Parker & Company’s tour, please contact Anne Colvin at Dance Touring Partnership, email:

Workshop A  – Creative process and repertoire

Involving a short contemporary dance warm-up, followed by a series of task based improvisation exercises that best describe and give examples of Shaun’s creative process for making work, and help participants explore how they might develop their own practice, followed by learning some repertoire from the show and a post workshop discussion.
Suitable for: Age 14+ [studying at GCSE / A Level / BTEC]
Level of experience: Beginners with some experience / Intermediate
Maximum Numbers: 25
Cost: £150 + VAT and local travel

Workshop B – Contemporary technique class

A highly physical contemporary dance class, based on the agile, free flowing and acrobatic dance style that Australian dancers and dance makers are so widely identified and recognised for. The workshop will fuse initial yoga, release and stretch techniques into dance warm-up exercises, developing into contemporary dance exercises and a series of short technical phrases and an acrobatic allegro progression across the floor, incorporating repertoire from the work.
Suitable for: Age 18+ [Professional dancers and those studying dance on full time vocational courses]
Level of experience: Advanced
(Please note: This workshop can be tailored to a less experienced level upon request)
Maximum Numbers: 25
Cost: £150 + VAT and local travel

Workshop duration is a maximum of 2 hours inclusive of warm up and Q+A /discussion at end of the workshop.

The workshop programme has been devised Shaun Parker and the workshop programme will be led by one dancer from Shaun Parker & Company. The name of your workshop leader will be confirmed to you in advance of your workshop.  Workshops can be tailored for particular requirements and are suitable for students aged 14+ (GCSE level +) as well as older students and professional dancers. However, advance notice of the intended participants must be provided to ensure maximum suitability and benefit.