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Yorkshire Dance provides an exciting regional training programme for all dancers

13 Jan 2016

yorkshire-dance-logoDance Transports provides a structured programme of five two-day workshops that will take place in each sub-regional hub area of Yorkshire, the first of which takes places in Doncaster.

On 21 and 22 February, Dr Richard Coaten will lead a Dance and Dementia workshop in Barton upon Humber. Richard has worked with older people and those living with dementia for 30 years. His vision is for a network of dancers nationwide, bringing joyful, celebratory movement and dance to some of the most frail and vulnerable in our society.

Further workshops taking place around the region include: Developing quality dance practice for early years children, led by Primed for Life in Northallerton; Cultural Fusion, led by Vicki Igbogwe in Shipley and Choreography with Young People and Communities, led by Tim Casson in Hull.

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein has already presented an Intergenerational Dance Practice Workshop on 12 & 13 January at CAST, Doncaster. Led by Luca Silvestrini, this workshop was a professional development opportunity for dance practitioners interested in community dance, with a particular focus on intergenerational practice.

Yorkshire Dance is pleased to be working in partnership with Yorkshire’s sub-regional dance hubs to deliver Dance Transports.

Each sub-regional dance hub is a partnership of local organisations and agencies from a variety of sectors, each with an interest in dance: including education, sports, arts, local authorities and health.

Hannah Robertshaw, Youth and Community Director at Yorkshire Dance said “It’s our intention to make the Dance Transports residencies as accessible as possible by prioritising the regional spread of activity, enabling our regional artists to have access to professional training in their locality.”

“Dance Transports also gives artists the opportunity to create their own package of professional development and encourages the migration of artists across different areas of Yorkshire. It plays an essential role in networking and often leads to new relationships and the possibilities to collaborate.”