arts wave devon in Torrington; Dartington Community Day; Dance Events, Opportunities; Performances
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Youth Dance in Exeter, Dartington Community Day and a Call Out for Devon Dance Practitioners 

Exeter Youth Dance Company 
Exeter Youth Dance Company is a brand new dance group for Exeter. Giving young people aged 11- 19 an opportunity to take weekly dance classes and to create material working towards performance. Dancers will be part of a growing network of youth dance in Devon and this will be a great opportunity to develop technical, creative and performance skills and to meet other young dancers. We are excited to be working with DanSci Studios this term and the first youth dance company session will be held at their studios in Exeter on Sunday 7th July between 11:00am - 1:00pm. 
For more information please see the Exeter Youth Dance Company Facebook Page.

Torrington arts wave devon - Call Out
This year we will be running our next arts wave devon project in the Torrington area.  We are keen to hear from schools, groups, organisations, artists and venues in the Torrington area. We'd like to hear about what you do and who you work with.  We are also interested to know if you engage with dance at the moment, and if there are any types of dance you would like to see happening in your area.  If you are a resident in this area, what dance you take part in or would like to take part in?  Please drop Lizzy a line at: or give us a call on 01803 868116.
We will be holding a public consultation later in the year, so watch out in future DANNIs for updates. 

Dartington Community Day
Join us on Tuesday 26th May at the Dartington Community Day. We will be hosting free taster sessions for our Dance Together project. Offering creative movement sessions for families and older dancers. 

Call for Professional Dance Practitioners
We are looking for dance practitioners to run day long taster sessions for outdoor events this summer.  We are interested in hearing from artists who live close to the locations listed below and have experience teaching dance to one or all of the following groups: children and young people, older people (55+), disabled people. The style of dance is open unless specified.  
Hatherleigh, Saturday 25th July - Street or Break Dance Artist to run taster sessions in a skate park, aimed at young people.
Barnstaple, Wednesday 29th July - Dance Artist to run drop in sessions aimed at children, young people and family participants at a community day.
Dartington, October - Dance artist to run taster sessions for older people
Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, Great Torrington and the surrounding area
Please fill in an artist form and send to Lizzy Humber: 

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Dance Diary

20th May 
Ballet Black at Exeter Northcott
Ballet Black presents a triple bill featuring Mark Bruce’s The Second Coming.

21st May 
ANTHOLOGY II: Exeter College Dance Show 
Exeter College present a celebration of all the work achieved over the past academic year, with contributions from both A Level and Vocational Dance students.

23rd May 
Third Year Performance Showcase, The House, Plymouth (Pictured)
Stage 3 Theatre and Dance students will present their final degree performance work at Plymouth University’s stunning new theatre.

Movement Acting Improvisation Workshop, Emmanuel Hall, Exeter
A one day workshop to awaken and energise yourself in improvisation with Noel Perkins and Josephine Larsen.

27th - 28th May 
Little Terrors by Madeline Shann,The House, Plymouth
Little Terrors is a one-woman show which uses dance, comedy, storytelling, and any other means necessary to explain why life is terrifying. 

29th May
Opening of the 33rd English Riviera International Dance Festival 
The English Riviera International Dance Festival is the perfect dance break for social and competitive dancers.

5th June
Café Choregraphique at The Point, Eastleigh
Café choregraphique is an opportunity for dance artists and companies, emerging or established, to try out new performance ideas in front of an invited audience.

Jane Mason presents Life Forces at The Point, Eastleigh
Life Forces is a duet performed by choreographer Jane Mason and writer Phil Smith, created in collaboration with dramaturg David Williams, sculptor Sophia Clist and film-maker Magali Charrier. Lighting design is by Chloe Kenward.

13th June
Love to Dance Workshop and Rehearsal, Crediton
An adult contemporary dance workshop that explores improvisation and choreography.

20th June 
Bollywood Dance Workshop, Exeter Phoenix
A two hour dance workshop learning moves and a full Bollywood choreography all to the funky beat of pumping Bollywood music.

Life Circles National Training Day, Moose Hall. Credition
A day exploring how the Life Circles dance team use dance and movement as a stimulus in care settings to enhance the creativity and engagement of people who are frail and elderly.

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Northern School of Contemporary Dance – Summer School
A five day summer school delivered by Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD). An energetic, fun and challenging experience for dancers aged 12 years and above.

Dance UK’s 2015 Dancers and Dance Teachers Mentoring Scheme 
Open to dancers and dance teachers in England, Wales and Scotland who have been identified by their peers as future leaders.

FreeFall Dance - Summer Intensive 2015
Join Freefall for 2 days of vigorous physical training of the highest quality. Designed to inspire and challenge aspiring dancers (16+) through to practicing professionals, this package of classes is taught by experienced specialists in their field in state of the art dance studios.

National Youth Dance Company – Experience Workshops
Sadler’s Wells is searching for thirty talented young dancers to join the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) 2015-16. The selected dancers will get the opportunity to work with the new NYDC Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan.

RAD Summer School – Dartington
Royal Academy of Dance Summer School will help young dancers to develop their skills while trying out new styles of dance. In association with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.

Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2015 – 2017
This is a £10,000 biennial award which enables an experienced choreographer based in the UK to undertake a bespoke two-year programme of choreographic research, with the support of a Creative Producer.

Dance Umbrella - Festival Assistant Internship 
Dance Umbrella is seeking to appoint a recent graduate to undertake a full-time, six month paid internship as Festival Assistant for its annual contemporary dance festival held in October 2015.

KND Performance Mentoring Programme 2015
Devised and delivered by Kerry Nicholls Dance to boost professional dancers mid-career, they are offering rigorous technical training and thought-provoking workshops from expert guest artists, all underpinned by a tailor-made, individual mentoring scheme.

Dance UK - Project Delivery Manager
Dance UK is looking for an experienced Project Delivery Manager to administer, coordinate and ensure the smooth running of all aspects of designated and initiated projects.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015
The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 is open for entries, with a new strand in dance film.

Candoco Dance Company - International Summer Lab
Candoco Dance Company present their 2015 International Summer Lab at Rambert Dance Company’s Studio in London this August. Applications are now open for disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Volunteer for GDIF 2015
Volunteer for Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London’s leading annual festival of free outdoor performing arts, taking place this year between 26 June and 5 July in Greenwich and East London.

See more dance opportunities.

Header Image: Roseanna Anderson, Photographer Benjamin Borley
Dance Diary Image: Plymouth University Graduate Touring Company 2014 by Rob Tribe
Opportunities Image: Sharol Mackenzie, Photographer Benjamin Borley

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