York & North Yorkshire

Areas covered: Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Selby, Scarborough & York

Hub Co-ordinator:

Contact Kate:
Hambleton District Council
Civic Centre
Stone Cross
North Yorkshire
DL6 2UU T: 01609 767 203 E: kate.staines@hambleton.gov.uk

Kate Staines

Kate is the Arts Development Officer at Hambleton District Council and has been in post for around 6 years; before that she worked as Grants Officer for the same authority.

Kate is delighted that in North Yorkshire we were able to set up the dance hub and is really looking forward to working in partnership with the rest of the hub members to deliver top quality dance in North Yorkshire and York!

North Yorkshire & York Hub Partners:

North Yorkshire & York platform, December 2013

North Yorkshire & York platform was held on Sunday 15 December 2013 at Easingwold Galtres Centre. Dancers aged 10 – 19 attended, and were drawn from across a wide area… from North Yorkshire & beyond.

Dancers came from Darlington, Skipton, Thirsk, Richmond, Reeth, Alborough St John, Pool in Wharfedale, Eldwick, Bedale and Wetherby.

A highlight was the guest boys dance group Xtreme Voltage, from Darlington. Their dance brought to life the songs of James Brown including I Feel Good and This is a Man’s World with choreography by Debbie Wasitell.

The county youth dance company, North Yorkshire Dance, performed Criss Cross by Donald Edwards and the dancers – an exuberant party-feel piece showcasing a blend of styles including Salsa, African and Club dance. Spectrum performed in a Commercial Jazz dance choreographed by Julius Ebreo and work in progress full of intricate patterns and unison sequences, with solos, duets and group work all performed at a fast pace. The evening also included a contemporary solo by an ex member of NYD, who is now dancing with the CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

North Yorkshire & York platform, December 2013

Pictures by Gail Ferrin, Get Moving & NYD

Pictures feature NYD, Spectrum and Xtreme Voltage