Funding Success! New paid opportunity announced. Places available at special CPD workshops with Diane Amans, Wilkie Branson, and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance!
Dance in Devon news digest...

Funding success!

We are delighted to announce we have been successful with our bid to the Big Lottery Community Fund. Starting in January we will develop a programme of dance activities in four residential homes in Teignbridge and South Hams. Giving older people in residential care access to a quality arts experience as audiences and participants.

We are now seeking dance artist / practitioners to deliver this work in homes in Bovey Tracey, Dawlish, Ivybridge and Newton Abbot, from January 2014. To read more click here


Dance in Time

Photographer: Rod Taite

Dance in Time, a Celebration of Older People's Dance in the South West, took place on 1 October 2013 at Dartington Space.  Performance groups from across the South West came together to share their latest dance works in Studio 1. These groups included:  Inner Ground from Cornwall, with dance artist Jayne Devlin; Dancing Through Life from Wiltshire with dance artist Jane Ford;
Tone Dance form Somerset with dance artist Sue Way; A Dance A Day from Dorset with dance artist Anna Golding; and Dawlish Dancers with dance dance artist Anna Leatherdale.
To read the event report by Annie Freud  click here

Creative Conversation 2014

Last week, on Friday 1 November, we held our second Creative Conversation for the region in Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe. We discussed ideas for future projects in North Devon Theatre venues. A big thanks to all who managed to contribute, notes and even video from the discussion will be circulated to attendees shortly.

Keep in mind - Dance in Devon will hold its bi-annual Creative Conversation event in January 2014 - more details to follow!

Watch This Space 2014 - Call For Artists

New performance platform date announced! Watch This Space 2014 at Exeter Northcott will take place on Thursday 23rd January - put that date in your diary!

As a local artist this is your chance to take part in an exciting showcase which has shown some of the best ‘home grown’ contemporary dance in the region over the last five years. For more information about the Call For Artists and how to apply, please visit our website

CPD Dance Card

The last 2013 deadline for the South West continuous professional development Dance Card is looming. 
 The CPD Dance Card aims to open up opportunities for people engaged in the dance sector in either Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon, at any stage in their career, to attend training and continuing professional development events are particularly appropriate for the next step in their own personal and professional development. Apply before 1st December 2013. For more information, including the application form click here 

Dance Network Active events..


Dance Network Active (or DNA) is a new project in Devon and Torbay supporting all those working with children and young people and dance. To join the DNA Network click here

BBoying and Hip Hop CPD

 Sunday 17 November 2013

Inspire young people through street dance, increase your confidence to use BBoying in your teaching, tap into young people's enthusiasm for this style! 

For more information click here

DNA Catalyst sharing in Exeter

Wednesday 27 November 2013, 4:30 - 5:30

A free opportunity to share and discover different ways to use dance and movement with Early Years. This is for practitioners interested in working with Early Years.
For more information click here

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance workshop

Heads up! A new DNA subsidized offer...

A brand new creative workshop for secondary school students and their teachers. Ideal for GCSE and A-Level Dance students and adaptable for Key Stage 3, the workshop gives students practical tasks for choreographic movement from a range of stimuli, using Shobana Jeyasingh’s processes. The workshop offers an insight into Shobana Jeyasingh’s new work Strange Blooms, premiering at Southbank Centre on 3 & 4 December 2013.

For more information click here

Dance and Older People professional development weekend

16 + 17 November 2013
Hosted by Dance in Devon at Dartington Space
A two day weekend intensive for dancers, activity leaders and other practitioners who want to gain skills, knowledge and experience in leading dance activities with older people. 
For more information click here

Dance UK Advocacy Day in Plymouth - 8th November

Are you passionate about dance, but worried it isn’t taken seriously by politicians and decision makers on a local and national level? Join Dance UK for a 2 1/2 hour intensive session and learn how you can lobby for your work and make the case for dance. The training will provide you with basic skills and knowledge about how to influence change through advocacy and lobbying. 

8th November 2pm-4:30pm Please email Claire to register your interest. 

Chapel House - job opportunity

Chapel House Studios, Totnes is looking for a dance instructor to teach a weekly over 50’s, upbeat dance class / dance fitness session.  Please email for more information.

Dance Teaching Mentoring Scheme

This is a funded opportunity for dance teachers who have been identified by their peers as potential leaders. It supports them to develop their leadership skills, expand their dance industry and education sector-wide knowledge, and build their networks of contacts within professional dance companies, local dance organisations and across the education sector.
Deadline: 3rd December 2013
For more information click here

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