Dance Card, Dance In Time, All Aboard & Young Creatives
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Dance Card, Dance In Time,
All Aboard & Young Creatives

Hello again!
After taking an extended summer break DANNI is back with info on Dance in Devon’s projects, opportunities and other interesting stuff taking place in the region. We have a busy November ahead with Dance in Time: this year including an intergenerational workshop with the brilliant Emilyn Claid on Saturday 26th and flamenco, aerial and afro-contemporary on the Sunday. We are hosting dance artists through our Space to Play scheme in the beautiful studios at Dartington. We are also looking forward to welcoming this year’s Young Choreographers South West to spend the weekend with the amazing Alleyne Dance (Akhram Khan Company and others) and Theo Clinkard. This Autumn we have a Dance Card deadline on 1 December with up to £250 available to support your professional development. Talking of CPD, we plan to host some Child Protection and First Aid training for local artists and practitioners and we will share details very soon.
We also look forward to starting our work with disabled and non-disabled children in Barnstaple, Exeter and Torbay with our new project All Aboard! with support from The Ragdoll Foundation and Children in Need and on a new Falls Prevention project in Torbay.
On a more personal note, I have been spending a lot of time fundraising for our programmes since the last newsletter and I hope that I can soon share how our next phase of work will pan out. I am very lucky to be part of the Clore Leadership Programme this year and so there will be some time in the new year that I will be away on training and secondment. I will stay very connected to the work here and will be happy to share some of my new experiences a bit further along the line…
Please stay in touch and let us know about your projects and plans. You are very welcome to arrange to come in and talk through your ideas and your practice. I’m always happy to hear from you.
All the best,


Our Projects

Stepping Out

Dance in Devon is offering new dance classes across Devon in partnership with Drink Wise, Age Well Devon. Join us for a friendly environment, whilst learning a variety of social dance styles. From the Jive to the Waltz, contemporary African fusions to traditional Greek circle dancing- these classes will keep you on your toes! From January 2017 we will be launching classes in Ilfracombe, Moretonhampstead, Cullompton and Sidmouth. For more information please contact Lizzy Humber via:

Dance In Time

On 26th & 27th November we are holding our annual Dance In Time event at Dartington Space. This year it will be across a weekend, starting with Emilyn Claid's Dance In A Day on Saturday followed by our usual aerial and flamenco workshops on Sunday alongside our performance platform. We are offering B&B at Dartington Hall at a reduced cost of £35 on Saturday night. Tickets are £20 for the full weekend, £15 for Sunday. This includes lunch on Sunday with live music from the Maggie Reeday Trio.
Tickets available through Eventbrite here.

Exeter Youth Dance Company

Keen dancer aged 13 to 21?! Want to find a new challenge, get creative and gain more performance experience? Exeter Youth Dance Company is an excellent opportunity to develop your technical, creative and performance skills. Weekly meetings at Exeter Phoenix Dance Studio. Contact Kay Crook for more information or to book a place.

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.You can apply for up to £250. More information on our website.

Youth Dance Platform in North Devon

Calling young dance groups in North Devon! We are working with The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe to showcase and celebrate some of the different styles of dance that are enjoyed in our region in a non-competitive and uplifting performance on 18 February 2017. If your group would like to perform, you need to send us an application form and a link to 1-2 minutes of footage by 14 December 1pm. We are inviting applications from groups in any style, including film, with dancers between ages 9-19 (25 for disabled people). The application will be available on our website very soon


Our Partners

Attik Youth Dartington

Attik Youth Dartington is a Youth Dance Company based at Dartington in Devon. The focus of the work is around improvisation and the process of making dance. The young dancers in the company do all the making and creating, while being directed through this process by staff at Attik. They meet on Thursday evenings 5-8pm in Studio 6, Dartington Space. £7.50 per session. (Please email Ben before you attend a session).

Pavilion Dance South West

PDSW Introduces Three Choreographies by Richard Chappell Dance, Heather Walrond Dance and Free Three. This Thursday 3rd November at 7:30pm at PDSW. Tickets are £12(full price) | £10 (concession) |£8 (groups of 10+) | £6 (under 26)

PDSW are seeking a Young People's Producer. The role is all about bringing energy, imagination and leadership to the development and management of creative dance projects and opportunities for children and young people. They are looking for a dynamic and superbly organised individual who is passionate about dance, is an excellent communicator, and enjoys taking responsibility.
Closing date for applications: 9.00am, Monday 28 November 2016
Interviews will be held at Pavilion Dance on: Tuesday 6 December 2016

Plymouth Dance

Tea Dance With A Twist continues! Plymouth Dance and Miss Ivy Events cordially invite you to join them in a celebration of dance, live music, tea and cake at the Guildhall, Plymouth from 1pm-4pm on the following dates:
12th Nov, 10th Dec, 18th Feb, 11th Mar, 8th Apr, 24th June, 15th July, 12th Aug. No experience or partner necessary.
Contact Rachel Banham for more information. 

Young Creatives 2017

You can apply to develop your choreographic skills with the help of a mentor during two residential weeks in London. Applicants do not need to have choreographed before, they just need to have ideas for their own dance piece and be interested in gaining an insight into making dance with professional dance artists and choreographers associated with The Royal Ballet Company, Rambert, Trailblazer Champions and other leading dance professionals. Open to those ages 15-19 years.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 15 December 2016.

Request for participation: Survey for Teignmouth 50+ community
Our friends at The Alice Cross Centre in Teignmouth are conducting a survey about the current and future needs of over fifties in the local community. They would like to hear from a wide cross section of the local 50+ and would greatly appreciate if you can complete it online, or help to spread the word.  The survey is available as a printed booklet or editable document here:

Header Image: Exeter Youth Dance Company. Photo David Snowden
Our Projects Image: Torbay Dancing Queen Flashmob. Image Dance In Devon
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