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