Results of the U.Dance SW Regional; Youth Dance with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance in May; Two jobs with Dance in Devon, Opportunities, Events, Performances;
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Youth Dance: Weekend Intensive with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance 

We are excited to be working with internationally acclaimed Shobana Jeyasingh Dance to offer young people a chance to work with a company member over an intensive weekend. The workshops will explore choreographic ideas for making new work and be an insight into the way the company create their adventurous and experimental work.
The weekend is suitable for young people aged 11-19 (or 25 if disabled) with some experience and a commitment to dance. It will be held at Exeter University between 10:00 – 4:00pm on Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th May.  To apply download the application form via this link and send it to by 4:00pm on Wednesday 29th April 2015. 

U.Dance South West Regional 
On Sunday 19th April, Dance in Devon presented the South West Regional Platform for U.Dance 2015. We were joined by fourteen youth dance companies from across the South West at the University of Exeter for a day of dance activities, followed by the U.Dance showcase performance at the Northcott Theatre. Throughout the day, dancers took part in contemporary dance workshops with Richard Chappell and CheapDateDance, an arts wave devon POP-Up workshop with Plymouth company Street Factory and joined in discussion at a dance focused careers roadshow from Pavilion Dance South West. It was wonderful to be surrounded by so many young people and to see their enthusiasm and energy for dance.
We are extremely pleased to announce the three groups selected to take part in the U.Dance National Platform based in Plymouth are: RISE Youth Dance, Wheelfever Projects and Swindon Youth Dance Company

Two Job Opportunities at Dance in Devon
Dance in Devon are excited to announce two new job opportunities:
Administrator £18,000 pro rata .2 post
Torbay Dance Champion £22,000 pro rata .2 post

CPD Dance Card - Call Out
The CPD Dance Card aims to open up opportunities for individuals working in the dance sector in Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon to attend training and continuing professional development events. The next deadline for applications is the 1st May 2015.

Dartington Community Day
Join us at the Dartington Community Day on 26th May 2015. Come and find out about what we are up to and forthcoming events as part of our Silver Dancers (older people's dance) and family programme.

Dance Directory
Dance in Devon's Dance Directory is designed for dance artists, companies, teachers, schools, venues to list themselves.  Add your listing today by clicking here.

Dance Diary

25th April
ZoieLogic presents ‘Safe’ at The House
ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s powerful new production is dance theatre at its most thrilling. The piece brings to life cinematic vignettes with epic insight into the very heart of human nature

29th April
Teaching Dance to Primary School Children in Plymouth 
Training, Network and Skill Exchange with Jules Laville, develop new skills to enable you to provide quality, engaging, curriculum relevant dance activity within Primary Schools.

9th May
Saturday Somatics in Buckfastleigh
Somatics workshop to anyone interested in body-mind integration techniques.

'Shuffle The Deck' Dance in Plymouth
Dance display team ‘Shuffle the Deck’ are returning to Plymouth and putting on their up-beat vibrant ‘Appalachian Dance’ street show.

10th May
Marenje at Exeter Phoenix
Zimbabwean Mbira and European String Quartet, icons within their cultures, provoke and explore each other with dance delving deep into their rhythms, moods and creative drive.

The House GranNabo in Honiton
Panta Rei Dance Theatre perform all over the world, but are coming back to Devon with a new, energetic and intricate dance theatre performance.

12th - 13th May
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance presents La Bayadère-The Ninth Life at Exeter Northcott (Pictured)
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance returns to Exeter with a radical re-imagining of the celebrated ballet, La Bayadère,for the 21st century. Moving between fact and fantasy, the original story is interwoven with the first ever visit of Indian dancers to Europe in 1838.

12th May
EDGE returns to Exeter Phoenix
Staging work by some of dance’s most respected choreographers including Siobhan Davies and Robert Clark, the postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School present a vibrant programme full of surprise and variety.

15th May
Spilt Milk Say Dance comes to Burrington
Part performance, part social dance, Spiltmilk Say Dance reinvents social dance crazes that have swept dancefloors all over the world, the kind of dances we all end up doing at discos, weddings and family gatherings.

17th May
River Women Workshop on Dartmoor
The workshop will include movement, sound and breath work, mark-making, free writing and time for sharing, both inside and out at the beautiful River Dart on Dartmoor.

19th - 20th May
Ballet Black at Plymouth Theatre Royal 
Ballet Black presents a triple bill featuring Mark Bruce’s The Second Coming.

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Youth Dance Academy – Audition Dates
The Youth Dance Academy (YDA) is Swindon Dance’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), offering a pre-vocational training programme for young dancers. Auditions are being held on Saturday 23rd May (for the Swindon Contemporary Programme), Sunday 24th May (for the Swindon Urban Programme) and Sunday 31st May (for the Exeter Contemporary Programme.)

National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership
A professional development programme providing a unique research and training opportunity for performance practitioners interested in cross art form processes and techniques.

Life Circles - National Training Day 

An inspirational day for activity co-ordinators and carers exploring how the content of the Life Circles programme, especially movement and dance activities can support  the quality care of our  frail and elderly living in care settings.

Call For Dancers – Culture Fest 2015
Culture Fest 2015 is looking for dance artists to showcase different cultures from around the world at their Plymouth based festival in August.

Torbay Culture Board Seeks Executive Director
Torbay Culture Board seeks to appoint an Executive Director to take a lead in driving strategy implementation, building sustainable partnerships and harnessing the value of culture to address current and future challenges in imaginative ways.

European Cultural Foundation – STEP Beyond Travel Grants
STEP Beyond Travel Grants fund emerging artists and cultural workers to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration.

Small Venues Network – New Work Commission Call Out
An open call for artists’ submissions to create a new performance for the Small Venues Network (SVN) in autumn 2016.

Inclusive Arts Leadership Course
Practically based training that will enable you to plan, deliver and self-evaluate arts activities and be confident in understanding the principles of inclusive teaching and learning.

International Call for Artists – Project AfterBirth
Project AfterBirth invites professional contemporary artists of any gender working in any visual, performing, text, film or digital art discipline to submit work they created in response to their own pregnancy, birth and/or early parenthood experiences.

Call For Outdoor Work Proposals for International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016
IDFB is inviting professionals to submit a great idea and concept for a new festival commission for IDFB 2016, with a particular focus on dance or cross-artform projects that take place in outdoor places and unusual spaces. 

Programming and Producing Manager for Pavilion Dance South West
Pavilion Dance South West is the strategic lead for dance development across the region.  They are seeking an exceptional individual to fulfil the programming and producing manager role within the organisation. 

Talented Acts Needed for Family Variety Showcase
The Family Variety Show is looking for local talent to perform at their variety showcase on Saturday 3rd October. 

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Header Image: Richard Chappell Dance, Maddie Shimwell, Photographer Kevin Clifford
Opportunities Image: Ben Wisken, Chani Turner, Photographer Kevin Clifford

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