What we have been up to…
Our Dance Programme 2012-2013
Big Dance Event in the Park.
“ Brilliant!! Amazing!! Fun Fun Fun!! “ Just some of the comments from parents and dancers from our Big Dance Event. To a backdrop of Barrow Park our dancers aged 5-16yrs danced in and around the Bandstand. They were so AMAZING they brought out the sunshine. Well done to infants, juniors and youth on your first site-specific dance performance – and we’re busy brewing more ideas for 2014!! We’re thinking a live orchestra… and a whole community event to create Barrow’s BIG Party in the Park.
This year we have danced with the wild woman of dance Ellen Turner and learned some cool moves with Lewis Campbell. Amanda Mortlock and Karen Whitehouse threw in a few ideas too but mainly looked after the wriggle and jiggle infants, the jumpstart juniors and the ‘where are they off to this month’ youth dance groups.
DARE2 Youth Dance Company on tour.
The youth groups performed at The Lowry, Manchester in January, at Dukes Theatre, Lancaster in May and Kendal Arts Centre in July… its a hard life when you’re in demand!
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind project
We had mums doing Zumba, Nans doing Samba and a whole mix of fun energetic dance classes for all ages funded by The Health Lottery.
Cumbria U.Dance Schools festival
12 local schools and our very own Jumpstart Juniors performed to a sell out audience at the forum on 13th March.
DARE DANCE joins Dance Cumbria
DARE teamed up with Dance Cumbria (a Dance Consortium of practitioners in Cumbria) to deliver a county-wide youth dance development programme in each district:
County Youth Dance Company for Gifted and Talented young people in Cumbria
CanDance project (for young people with a learning disability including Autism)
Contemporary Youth Dance classes for young people
Boyz Dance classes including Hard2beat Breakdance Crew
Amanda J. Mortlock joined Lynn Barnes as County Dance Co-ordinator with a responsibility for fundraising and programming the youth dance development programme and Specifically the Digital Dance programme.
MANY THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS: Arts Council England NW, 0-19 Fund, Barrow Borough Council, The Health Lottery, Inspiring Barrow
Our Dance Programme 2011-2012
Well Done to all Dancers who performed in the Summer Dance Show at forum on 9th June 2012 the culmination of our dance development programme for 2011-12 and thanks to our brilliant team of :
DANCERS: Lauren Chestnut (Youth Streetdance), Khali Chandrasegaram (Bollywood & Indian), Manuela Benini (Samba & Indian) and Debbie Milner (Boys Dance).
PARTNERS: Karen Whitehouse (Dropzone Youth support worker), Edge Hill University and EdgeFWD for the exhilarating and energetic Boys Dance Project, Liverpool John Moore’s University for the KS 1 Very Hungry Caterpillar project, Chaturangan South Asian Dance for a taste of India through dance and costume and Octopus Collective for creating dance films with us.
FUNDERS: Arts Council England NW, Sir John Fisher Foundation, BBC Performing Arts Fund, Ten Grand Helping Hand funds, 0-19 Fund, Comic Relief funds, Cumbria County Council, Barrow Borough Council, The Hadfield Trust.