Education & Participation

‘Anybody can dance, everybody is unique’ – Paolo Mangiola, Artistic Director

ŻfinMalta education programmes provide tailor-made experiences for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, with or without an existing relationship with dance. Through programmes targeted at schools, community, and dance as a discipline, our aim is to spread and share a belief that dance is a means by which anyone can experience and explore their creativity and imagination.

Upcoming Education & Participation Opportunities


Our specialised staff and company dancers, under the leadership of Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola, work with primary and secondary schools to give students across the Maltese Islands exposure to unique contemporary dance experiences, as audience and participant. This work is driven by our belief in the importance of giving children a positive relationship with dance from an early age. The versatility of ŻfinMalta’s original ‘pop up’ performances means they can be delivered to any school group.


ŻfinMalta’s school programmes are always inclusive, whether introducing dance to students who have had little previous exposure, or bringing a new perspective to students who take classes in private studios, encouraging them to explore more complex and abstract ideas and providing a space for creative development. These accessible, engaging, participatory experiences take students on a journey of self-development, self-discovery and self-learning, instilling curiosity and a love of learning. ŻfinMalta is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and secure environment for children and young people


ŻfinMalta is always creating new dance projects for communities to explore all aspects of their value and contribution to society. We work in specific communities with people of various abilities, backgrounds and ages to give everyone the experience of dance and the tools to approach movement with honesty, imagination and curiosity. We value community participation projects as a way to demystify dance while providing a safe and inclusive environment for building confidence and social connections.


Our recent participatory projects, led by experts in the field, include: Threaded Fine, with British choreographer Rosemary Lee, where participants were recruited via a local open call for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and Get Loose, a collaboration with ŻiguŻajg festival for children and young people, which also included a large cast of local performers from various backgrounds.

Dance Education

ŻfinMalta is committed to fostering a community of highly-skilled dance artists in Malta, and facilitating connections with peers in the sector, both locally and abroad. We create new programmes and offer open company classes and seasonal intensives for dancers and students at all levels. By joining company classes, local artists become more involved with our work, our programmes and our collaborators, including visiting choreographers who frequently teach open classes. We value the feedback we receive from artists and students who participate in our seasonal intensives, and invite international artist teachers whose style and practice are most relevant to what participants want.


For further information and to discuss any of ŻfinMalta’s Education programmes, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on


With a fresh and innovative approach to audience engagement, ŻfinMalta in collaboration with Heritage Malta and MUŻA presents Movimento, a series of appointments with experts, from Malta and abroad, who share their experiences to demystifying dance and the process of choreography.


Join us at MUŻA and see dance come to life through the stories of these diverse artists whose work intersects with movement. Movimento offers a unique experience that delves into its subject and invites the audience to become active spectators. Our Movimento experts will take you on a journey of discovery that reveals how patterns of choreography can be found all around us.

Movimento Experts: Victor Jacono, Scott DeLahunta, Michele Tufigno, Arthur Dumas, Thomas Schaupp & Rodia Vomvolou
movimento zfinmalta
Dates & time: 18:30
9 January 2020
6 February 2020
1 October 2020
3 November 2020
17 November 2020


Location: MUŻA, Valletta
Tickets: Heritage Malta
Prices: €10/€8 concession
Duration: 1hr