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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!  

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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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Next Steps for Youth Dance in East Leeds

Yorkshire Dance Youth - East Leeds FM Launch

On Wednesday 15 October 2014, we hosted an event at East Leeds FM, in Seacroft, to lay out our plans for the future of Yorkshire Dance Youth. Thanks to generous funding from the Igen Trust, we can develop and expand what we currently offer young people in East Leeds, aged 14-19 - a highly creative and [...]

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Leeds International Screendance Competition

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Yorkshire Dance is delighted to partner with the Leeds International Film Festival to launch the Leeds International Screendance Competition, the only current screendance competition in the UK. We received 126 applications to this first edition of the Leeds International Screendance Competition as part of the Leeds International Film Festival Short Film City programme. Leeds-based filmmaker Andy [...]

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respond_ is live!


It feels as if it’s been a long time coming, but at last respond_ is live… and it works! respond_is a new digital platform, based on Liz Lerman’s renowned Critical Response Process (CRP), built by Yorkshire Dance, Breakfast Creatives, the University of Leeds & Liz Lerman, and funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the [...]

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Dance Artists wanted for Yorkshire Dance Youth Companies

Yorkshire Dance Youth at Fresh 2013 (c) Brian Slater

Application Deadline: Monday 27 October 2014 Overview Yorkshire Dance is looking for inspirational dance artists to join our existing team, working with young people aged 12-18 years on exploring issue-based dance as part of a three-year youth dance company project. We are seeking dance artists who are passionate about working with young people and interested [...]

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Yorkshire Dance at People Dancing Conference

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People Dancing The international event for anyone working in dance Thu 13 – Sat 15 November 2014 Cardiff, Wales Yorkshire Dance is very pleased to have been invited to contribute to this autumn’s People Dancing conference. Wieke Eringa (Artistic Director & CEO) will be taking part in a discussion called ‘Frameworks & Partnerships: organisational approaches [...]

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The team expands again

Sophie Inkster

Yorkshire Dance is still growing! In August, Sophie Inkster was welcomed as the new Marketing and Development Intern, hired to support Antony Dunn in the marketing team for 8 months. Yorkshire Dance has recruited an intern in order to offer a development opportunity as a ‘springboard into further employment in the arts sector’. Sophie is a [...]

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Funding For Youth

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Yorkshire Dance has made a successful application to the igen trust to support a three year dance programme for young people in East Leeds. The programme will focus on strengthening community links to support and develop both a junior and senior youth dance company. The focus of the work will be to explore and create issue [...]

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Sharing learning – the bigger picture

Dancing With Your Neighbours

Yorkshire Dance is delighted to present research and good practice at the 2014 Engage Conference ‘Disruptive Influences?’ (10/11 Nov) and at the national ‘People Dancing’ conference (13-15 Nov, Cardiff) organised by the Foundation for Community Dance. Part of Yorkshire Dances’ vision is to ‘raise standards’ and ‘increase knowledge and understanding’. Therefore it’s exciting to be [...]

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