Youth Dance Workshops
sessions are available on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings, with occasional extra rehearsals scheduled for other evenings and / or Sundays when necessary. Every group has the opportunity to perform at least twice a year, in a low key Christmas Showcase at a local venue and an ‘End of Year’ Showcase in July at the Bonington Theatre. There will be other performance opportunities through Inspire Youth Arts at their showcases and at County Youth Dance Platforms.
Youth Dance groups have performed at the Evolution Dance Festival, Inspire Youth Arts Showcases, Episodes (U Dance), Unite the Scene and Dance: Make your Move.
The Inter/Senior Youth Dance group was selected to perform at the Nottinghamshire County Youth Dance Platform, Episodes 2018 at Lakeside Arts Theatre and in the past (2010) was selected by Dance 4 to go to Berlin on a Youth Dance exchange.
Tuesday Youth Dance (Positive Moves)
These inclusive workshops are for young people who love to dance but have little confidence and / or additional needs. They are open to all young people who wish to build confidence and explore dance in a creative, exploratory way using a variety of starting points. Many varied styles of dance will be incorporated as and when appropriate but the main style will be Contemporary Dance. There will be opportunities to perform if wanted by the group. (Please see Timetable for details)
Saturday Youth Dance
These workshops develop Contemporary Dance technique and choreography skills with a focus on the creative processes. They incorporate other styles e.g. Hip Hop, Stage, Jazz, Capoeira as and when appropriate. These groups have opportunities to perform as part of the National U Dance framework and County Youth Arts projects. There are 3 Youth Dance Groups: Junior Youth Dance, Intermediate Youth Dance and Senior Youth Dance (Please see Timetable for details)