Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our This Girl Can event. We saw 74 people try out bollywood, street and ballroom styles with our mother and daughter duo Anne and Amy.
March 28, 2017Lizzy Humber
Best Foot Forward in the People's ProjectsA huge thank you to everyone who voted for our project – you are our BFF! #VoteBFF #peoplesprojects Unfortunately we have not been successful in winning the People’s Projects funding for our Best Foot Forward project. Our congratulations go to the winners who can be ...
March 28, 2017Lizzy Humber
Sadler’s Wells is inviting applications from over 60's groups across the country to perform in Elixir Extracts, part of Elixir Festival 2017. Celebrating lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists, the Elixir Festival was set up in 2014 to challenge assumptions about what older people can do, throw a spotlight ...
February 2, 2017Kate Wannell
We were so pleased with the success of our Dance In Time weekend at the end of November, so we wanted to share both some images and writing from the weekend. We invited local writer Jennifer Parsons to write a review of Dance In Time 2016, which is below. There are ...
December 15, 2016Kate Wannell
"I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join in the workshops at the Young Choreographers South West Residential weekend at Dartington as a volunteer. The whole experience was wonderful. The choreographers leading the workshops, Sade Alleyne and Theo Clinkard, were inspirational. Very different, but both exciting and thought provoking. ...
November 28, 2016Kate Wannell
On September 10th arts wave devon held an Artists Networking Day at Exeter Central Library. Daisi, Dance in Devon, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Wolf and Water hope those that attended enjoyed the event and had the opportunity to establish new contacts and meet with peers, share best practice, and ...
September 21, 2015Kate Wannell
New Youth Dance Company For ExeterWe are excited to announce the details of our new youth dance company which will be based in Exeter: The Exeter Youth Dance Company is open to young dancers age 11- 19 (or 25 with disabilities) and will be lead by Kay Crook from Chhaya ...
May 28, 2015Kate Wannell
For International Dance Day, Dr. Sara Houston talks about how an innovative dance programme offers both physical and mental stimulation for those suffering with Parkinson’s disease. “I was asked by English National Ballet in 2010 to evaluate its 12-week pilot dance class for people with Parkinson’s. The pilot became a regular ...
May 5, 2015Kate Wannell
Adam Benjamin, lecturer at Plymouth University and author of the seminal text Making an Entrance, explains that access to higher education is key to supporting the next generation of disabled dance artists. Extract from the seminal text 'Making an Entrance': In 1991, Celeste Dandeker and I were faced with convincing the dance ...
April 27, 2015Kate Wannell
The Relationship Between Arts Engagement & Health - New Report From Arts for Health A report published by Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University last month reveals that engaging with the arts and culture generally has a positive long-term effect on health and wellbeing. Under the auspices of the Cultural Value ...
April 20, 2015Kate Wannell
Live streaming of the UK's first ever industry wide dance conference The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations Each day over the weekend, audiences around the UK and internationally can watch selected sessions in the conference live-streamed for FREE. This is a great way to take part even if you can’t be ...
April 7, 2015Kate Wannell
On 26 March 2015, Arts Council England announced a three year commissioned grant for a ground-breaking consortium bringing four leading dance organisations together to create a unified “go-to” industry body. The four organisations are: Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and ...
March 26, 2015Kate Wannell
The Groovement Project, which has been running for less than two years, were named British Crew Battle Campions 2015 at the British Street Dance Championships after an all-Plymouth final. Ellen Coulton and Drew Gallacher, who own the school, took 70 people to the competition in Weston-super-Mare. Ellen said: “Amazingly it was an ...
March 23, 2015Kate Wannell
In January 2014 Dance in Devon began a project giving older people in residential care access to a quality arts experience as participants and audiences. We wanted to create a film about one person’s experience of the programme, so we teamed up with film director Bluglass to make Margaret’s film. ...
March 19, 2015Kate Wannell
Dance in Devon is delighted to welcome our first Creative Intern, Esme Shea to the team. Esme grew up in mid Devon and has been dancing locally since she was fourteen. She studied A Level and BTEC Dance at Exeter College where her passion for the subject grew. ‘For me, dance ties ...
March 19, 2015Lizzy Humber