The Dancescape Youth Dance Network is for youth dance leaders, teachers and young dance leaders in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire and will be a source of information, training and support. The network can also become a place to share skills, make links with artists and plan projects, should the need arise – it can be whatever YOU need it to be!
The first Dancescape Youth Dance Network meeting will take place on Thursday 18 June 2009, from 4.00-6.00pm and will be held at Solihull Arts Complex, in Solihull town centre. The plan is to rotate the meeting locations around the sub region, and meetings will be scheduled in Warwickshire and Coventry in the Autumn.
The Network meeting will be hosted by Hayley Duffield, Youth Dance Contact and Sarah Jassal, Sub Regional Dance Development Officer, and will include lots of useful items for teachers and artists:
An outline of Youth Dance England’s plans for the next 2 years, including opportunities, events and initiatives
A look into U.Dance and what this entails
A chance to find out exciting plans for dance in the sub region – and a focus in particular on boys dance!
The meeting will be followed by a practical workshop with Dance Artist Marcia Edwards, a former dancer with ACE Dance and Music. Marcia is now a freelance artist and performer, and teaches a lively blend of African and Contemporary Dance. Participants will take away a bank of ideas on new ways to warm up, and how to inspire and encourage creative choreography in the young people that you work with.
If you are unable to attend the Network Meeting, but would like to be kept up to date with the latest news and information, please let us know and we will make sure to forward you the meeting notes.
If you would like to attend, or would like to be forwarded the notes from the meeting, contact Hayley Duffield on 0121 704 6309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to send any information about forthcoming performances, events and opportunities that would be of interest to those attending the meeting, please email Sarah or Hayley or send hard copies to Sarah Jassal, Dancescape, Solihull Arts Complex, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG.