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Yorkshire Dance to launch integrated performance company

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RAISED an integrated performance company for adults with and without disabilities Wednesdays from 28 January 2015 8.00pm – 9.30pm at Yorkshire Dance Raised is an integrated performance group for anyone aged 18 years and over who wishes to work in an inclusive performance setting. We are looking for dancers with a passion for sharing their [...]

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New research: dance with older adults in partnership with Public Health and the University of Leeds

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We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Public Health Leeds and the University of Leeds on this new commissioned year-long programme Dancing in Time. This research project will provide new dancing activity for older adults who have little access to dance. We will research the impact of dance on the health and wellbeing of older [...]

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Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund supports Yorkshire Dance Youth

Ann Maguire Educational Fund

Yorkshire Dance is delighted to announce that it has secured the first grant from the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund, managed by Leeds Community Foundation, which opened for applications in November. The grant will look to support and allow young people from some of the most disadvantaged areas in East Leeds to gain accreditation through [...]

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BBC Performing Arts Fellow Joins Yorkshire Dance & West Yorkshire Playhouse

BBC Performing Arts Fund

Thanks to funding from the BBC Performing Arts Fund, Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to announce the appointment of Melanie Purdie as their new, shared, Trainee Creative Producer. The BBC Performing Arts Fund is supporting the next generation of performing arts talent across the UK by awarding Fellowships to 32 individuals. From [...]

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Yorkshire Dance help Irwin Mitchell get into the Christmas Spirit..

Irwin Mitchell & Yorkshire Dance

We are currently working with Irwin Mitchell, a national law firm with a Leeds based office, to create a Christmas extravaganza to raise money for our Youth and Community work. ‘Let’s Face the Music…’ is a thirteen minute choreography created by Yorkshire Dance’s Youth and Community Director, Hannah Robertshaw, which will feature six senior law [...]

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Dance Visions Conference 2014

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  Dance Visions Conference 2014 The team are still buzzing from our third and biggest regional youth dance conference: Dance Visions on 7th November in York. Dance Visions was really well attended with (over 130) delegates and speakers from across Yorkshire and beyond including those from a wide range of backgrounds, such as teachers, artists, [...]

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Northern Platforms live: Live Bites success

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We were proud to present a really good evening of work from artist as part of Live Bites (last Friday, 7th Nov). The evening consisted of 5 very different solo’s danced by women.  Audience response to new work by Sophie Unwin, Nadia Iftkar, Melanie Forbes- Broomes, Carlos Pons and Hannah Buckley was great with 100% [...]

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Welcoming Dutch dramaturg – practising being vivid with Sketch

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  Practising to be vivid: dramaturgy in action Sketch, this year’s artist development project, got into full swing on Friday 10 October when the 6 selected artists, their dancers and some observers spent a full day in the studio with Peggy Olislaegers. Peggy is a highly experienced internationally renowned dance dramaturge as well as a [...]

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Yorkshire Dance youth dance needs your help!

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Any donations to the raffle we will be holding at a charity even held with Irwin Mitchell law firm in December would be greatly appreciated!       Yorkshire Dance have signed up to a partnership event with Irwin Mitchell LLP taking place on Wednesday 17 Dec at the Aspire Rooms in Leeds. A Dinner [...]

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Dance in Health Programme

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Dance and Health Programme strengthens connections across the region October marks the final Dance and Health Networking Event which will take place at Bridlington Spa on Wednesday 29th October 10am – 1pm. Following the success of three regional training events which took place in Hull, Bradford and Scunthorpe, Jan Burkhardt (NHS) has been working with [...]

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