Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Summer of Dance!

After what many would describe as a remarkably underwhelming 2012 British Summer, we are endeavouring to play our part in brightening the Devonshire summertime with dance activity for all ages and abilities over the summer months.

In the next week; a flurry of Summer dance activity will be launch from North to South and East to West aimed at getting people across the county active, in shape, meeting new people and most of all enjoying themselves whilst doing it!

Here is a snapshot of all the exciting activity in store for Devon over the coming weeks:

South Devon Summer School!

A summer dance, art, design and music programme in conjunction with the Flavel Arts Centre for young people ages 8-18.

Workshops in Street Dance, Light Design, Set Design and Music are set to offer a unique summer experience to captivate creative young people and enhance their growth.

Workshops will be hosted by high quality teachers including our very own South Devon Dance Ambassador Claire Summers, Kadus "K-Dot" Smith (Sky 1's "Got To Dance") of Plymouth-based BeatBreakers Crew, DJ Mitch Knight and many more.

Book places now by contacting

Dance to get all ages moving in West Devon!

Thursdays in Princetown will come alive this Summer with a fantastic variety of dance activity for the community to get involved in.

From dance for Tiny Tots, to Bollywood, Jazz and Rock'n'Roll dance for young people; Street dance for teenagers to Aerobicsm and Pilate-style classes for teendagers and adults - there is truly something for everyone!

Bookings are open for sessions in August on Thrusday 16th and 30th August..

Book your space now by contacting our West Devon dance ambassador Jessica Squire on:
By telephone on 07746892660

North Devon- Dance the Sunshine In!

Dance the sunshine in with some energetic summer Salsa, Bollywood and Bellydance classes in North Devon!

Join us every Tuesday evening at 7pm for a great time, great laughs, great people and of course great dance!

Classes are open to all abilities and participants will be in the very capable hands of experienced teachers such as Jo Ashbeth Coffey and Rebecca Popwell, as well as the energy and vibrancy of our very own Jessica Squire.

Booking is essential so book spaces now by contacting our North Devon Dance Ambassador Katy Lee on:
By telephone on 07979521889

It promises to be a summer full of excitement at our Compass Points and you are invited to come along and take advantage of all that is on offer!

Announcing: The Bespoke Tour 2012!

We are thrilled to announce the confirmation of dates and venues for the "Bespoke" Rural Tour 2012!

As the culmination of all the work done facilitating and promoting high quality dance opportunities in local communities around Devon, Dance in Devon presents an unprecedented rural tour featuring a specially adapted work by former Royal Opera House associate choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie and visiting guest stars from the Royal Ballet!

Photograph: Benedict Johnson

This unprecedented event will feature a surprising collaboration between Freddie and a craft artist from the local area. Freddie will spend one week in each of the four Compass Point communities adapting the performance to include the local craft artist, who will be part of creating work on stage for the performance on the night.

Dates in each area are as follows:

East Devon                                                             South Devon

Residency Week:                                                    Residency Week
Monday 22nd - Friday 26th October                         Monday 29th October - Friday 2nd November

Performance:                                                          Performance:
Saturday 27th October                                          Saturday 3rd November
Stockland Victory Hall                                           Stoke Fleming Village Hall

West Devon                                                             North Devon

Residency Week:                                                    Residency Week:
Monday 12th - Friday 16th November                       Monday 19th - Thursday 22nd November

Performance:                                                           Performance:
Saturday 17th November                                       Friday 23rd November
Princetown Community Hall                                  Chulmleigh Community College

Bookings will be open shortly so refer to our website, Facebook Page or follow Dance in Devon on Twitter for information on getting your tickets in the coming weeks.

For more information on "Bespoke" Click here.