About do-dance in Louth Lincolnshire
do-dance in Louth Lincolnshire specialises in providing a range of high quality creative, expressive movement, and dance opportunities for a variety of ages and abilities in rural areas. do-dance works with individuals and communities to produce dance experiences that are appropriate for the age and ability.
Everybody deserves the opportunity to discover the way their body moves and be able to express themselves creatively through movement and dance. Creative expressive movement allows us to explore our body through movement and the different ways we can use our bodies to create and express ourselves through dance.
do-dance is a mobile business that prides itself on providing a dance movement that is on trend with some of the biggest cities across the UK and Europe, bringing it into the heart of the rural community in schools and community halls all over Lincolnshire.
The Creative Dance Classes at The Riverhead Theatre in Louth on a Monday evening offer children and young people aged 5-16 the opportunity to create their own work, express themselves, learn contemporary dance technique, perform and put on their own dance events. It provides the children and young people enrolled on the Creative Youth Dance Programme with the opportunity to achieve their Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver Arts Awards; a nationally recognised qualification.
do-dance works in partnership with Primary and Secondary Schools to create bespoke dance programmes or workshops, delivering high quality dance in education. All programmes and workshops focus on creativity and the exploration of movement, engaging the individual in learning through expression and dance.
Themed Dance Parties for children or adults can be booked to celebrate anything from birthdays to hen dos. All Themed Dance Parties all full of energy and expression to get you busting moves to celebrate that special occasion, the party includes games and awards, a dance battle, themed choreography, creative choreography, and certificate of excellence for all. You can choose your Themed Dance Party from do-dance’s popular themes, or do-dance can create a Theme especially for you.
The workshops use music, storytime, craft, movement, song, sensory materials and the imagination to create stories with the children. Workshops can be based on well-known story books, look at everyday experiences, such as going to the park, having a picnic, different seasons, or going on adventures to magical lands and exploring outer space.
Energise is a movement and dance class for the over 60’s on a Friday Morning at Theddlethorpe Village Hall. This is perfect for those who love to dance and are interested in maintaining their health in a fun way! do-dance can also do Energise classes for other organisations and community groups.
do-Bespoke Dance Packages
Bespoke Dance Packages are tailored specifically for individuals and organisations that want something a little different, whether that’s a couple’s First Wedding Dance, Flash Mobs for grand openings and other events, Creative Workshops and Performances for Theatres and Festivals. Sophie has created Bespoke Dance Packages for Waterloo Housing, Linkage, Festival of Bathing Beauties and Magna Vitae, SO Festival, and Wolds Words Festival.
Local Louth girl Sophie Watkinson brings Contemporary Dance to Louth. Contemporary Dance is a movement that is popular with some of the biggest cities across Europe, USA and UK. Sophie founded her business do-dance in summer 2013 after graduating from Plymouth University in Dance Theatre. do-dance is a mobile dance business that prides itself on providing this on trend dance movement into the heart of the rural community. Sophie is supported by the Prince’s Trust and Louth Playgoers in her business endeavour. She is fully qualified in everything she delivers, and has a breadth of experience working with all ages and abilities in the community. When asked why she wanted to set up her own business in Louth, Sophie replied “I always knew that I wanted to come back to my home town after graduating, I have amazing ideas for dance in Lincolnshire that I want to see happen. Just because we live in a rural area of the county does not mean we should be denied the opportunity to experience and participate in dance, move and express ourselves creatively”. do-dance specialises in providing a variety of quality, creative, expressive, movement and dance opportunities for individuals, communities and organisations across rural Lincolnshire.
- BA (HONOURS) Dance Theatre
- VTCT Level 2 Award in Delivering Chair-Based Exercise
- Arts Award Advisor for Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver
- Prince’s Trust Level 1 Award in Exploring Enterprise
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Sports Leader Certificate Level 1 and 2
- DBS checked
Hobbies and Interests
Sophie is very keen on living a healthy lifestyle and enjoys going to the gym, swimming, yoga and pilates. Sophie also loves to escape by painting, baking, watching movies, reading books or simply just lovely long walks in the countryside with a camera.