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CREATIVE DANCE CLASSES

Creative Dance classes  in Louth at The Riverhead Theatre

There are currently 3 classes and age ranges on a Monday evening:

4:15-5pm 5-7 years old (Years Reception, 1 and 2) £3.50 a class

5-6pm 8-11 years old (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) £4.50 a class

6:00-7:15pm 12-16  years old (Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) £5.50 a class

 

What these classes offer…

• Create Your Own Dances
• Express Yourself
• Learn Dance Techniques
• Take Part In Performances
• Engage Imaginations and Creativity
• Organise Dance Events
• Make New Friends
• Be Active
• Increase Confidence
• Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver Arts Awards
(a nationally recognised qualification (QCF)

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With the success of the do-dance’s School Programmes and Workshops in the East Lindsey District, do-dance’s Creative Dance Programme will increase children’s and young people’s access to high quality dance in rural Lincolnshire and is supported by Louth Playgoers.

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do-dance’s Creative Dance Classes are supported by Louth Playgoers and the Prince’s Trust. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink. Classes are term time and fees can be paid either at the beginning of each term or annually.

Limited Spaces available so please email Sophie  directly to book a place on 07765617143 or email at enquiries@do-dance.co.uk for more information about Creative Dance Classes in Louth.

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SCHOOL WORKSHOPS IN LINCOLNSHIRE

School Workshops in Lincolnshire

do-dance’s School Workshops in Lincolnshire deliver high quality dance in education. The dance workshops are a great way for children and young people to be active, stay fit and healthy. The pupils will learn the importance of safe practice and technique when dancing, increasing their co-ordination, strength, balance and flexibility from a young age.

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do-dance focuses on the creativity and exploration of movement, engaging the individual in learning through expression and dance. Working independently and together physically, encourages the pupils to problem solve, communicate, engage their imaginations, and increase confidence. do-dance works with all abilities, and encourages all to move their bodies in new and exciting ways.

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do-dance’s School Workshops in Lincolnshire is an opportunity for children and young people do achieve their Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver Arts Awards, a nationally recognised qualification.

The dance tutor has an enhanced DBS and public liability insurance. do-dance works around your school day, whether that’s during school or as an after school dance club. Before every workshop starts the dance tutor will discuss the aims and objectives with the relevant member of staff, and if necessary visit the school to assess the venue where the workshop will take place.

Packages

Primary Dance Programme – 1 hour workshop from £30.

Secondary Dance Programme-  1 hour Workshop from £35.

Full day (5hours) Primary & Secondary Dance Workshop from £150.

Half Day (3 hours) Workshops  from £90.

Programmes are often 10 weeks.

do-dance can tailor the dance workshops to a particular theme the pupils are learning in class and can explore this theme through movement and dance.

For more details about  do-dance’s School Workshops in Lincolnshire please email enquiries@do-dance.co.uk

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DO ART AND CRAFTS IN LOUTH

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do-art and crafts in Louth Lincolnshire is do-dances sister business and specialises in providing a range of quality creative, expressive art, and craft opportunities. do-dance works with individuals and communities to produce art experiences that are appropriate for the age and ability.

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Molly and Imogen making Caterpillar Toad Stools from Alice in Wonderland.

Everybody deserves the opportunity to explore the arts and express themselves creatively through art and movement. Being creative and expressive with different art materials allows us to discover our personality and feelings through art and the different ways we can use and manipulate materials to create work that expresses ourselves.

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Community Artist Sophie Watkinson with Izzy and Pheobe!

do-art is a mobile business that prides itself on providing art and crafts opportunities in the heart of the rural community in schools and community halls all over Lincolnshire.

If you would like to know more about do-art and crafts in Louth and the workshops we offer please contact Sophie on 07765617143 or please email enquiries@do-dance.co.uk.

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SOPHIE WATKINSON AT THE IMPULSTANZ DANCE FESTIVAL, VIENNA!

 

 

 

 

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These are just a few snap shots of founder Sophie Watkinson at Adam Benjamin’s Integrated Dance Workshop AT EYE LEVEL at the ImPulsTanz Dance Festival in Vienna!

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Sophie Watkinson AT EYE LEVEL

An improvisation workshop that explores integrated dance through awareness of self, sensation and breath, through partnering, contact improvisation and onto temporal and spatial scores. The work with a preferably versatile group at eye level will lead to a sensitive research. The workshop is an advanced Workshop for people active in the field of integrated dance. Participant numbers are restricted to ensure individual feedback and a safe but challenging environment.

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DO-DANCE AT THE BATHING BEAUTIES FESTIVAL

do-dance featured in this year Bathing Beauties Festival on 6th and 7th September 2014 at Mablethorpe Prom, doing all sorts of performances and workshops.

 

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Creative do-dance Workshops

 

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In these 20 minute Creative do-dance Workshops dance tutor Sophie Watkinson showed you different ways to create your own site specific dance piece using what is around you.  All ages and abilities joined in and had a go at creating their own dance. There were also some great party games, which went down like a treat!

Saturday 6th September 2014 –   1pm,   2:30p,   3:30pm

 

‘Reflections’ do-dance Performance

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Reflections is a solo site specific contemporary dance, choreographed on the ever changing shores of Lincolnshire’s east coast.  Choreographer and dancer Sophie Watkinson has been inspired and explored the landscape here over the past 3 months to create a response to the surrounding space and scenery.

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The natural sounds and wildlife has influenced Sophie’s practice and the piece is constantly developing.  There is an element of chance and improvisation within Sophie’s site specific work as many factors will influence the performance on the day, such as the weather, tide, location, and atmosphere.  Reflections has been devised using the nature and the untouched natural landscape of our beautiful coastline.

Saturday 6th September 2014 –   1:30pm

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HAPPY DANCE FLASH MOB AT THE BARRATT COURT OPENING

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These are some photos of founder Sophie Watkinson with students from Linkage, staff members from Waterloo Housing Group and Hairdressers that are based a Barratt Court. The Happy Dance Flash Mob was commissioned by Waterloo Housing Group for the grand Opening of Barratt Court in Skegness.

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The Flash Mob was choreographed by the founder of do-dance Sophie Watkinson to the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.  Over 20 people took part and the dance was accessible to all abilities.

Overall the Dance Flash Mob event was a great success and do-dance look forward to working with everyone again in the future.

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DO-DANCE FOUNDER SOPHIE IS GOING TO DANCE VIENNA!

Advanced Integrated Dance Training 2014
Workshop Bursary

Vienna August 11 – 15th

Awarded to Sophie Watkinson

Sophie (the founder of do-dance) was thrilled to receive this email:

I am delighted to be able to say that you have been awarded one of the two bursary places for the seven-day intensive workshop as part of the ImpulsTanz Festival in Vienna. http://www.impulstanz.com/

Congratulations on your bursary award and I look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

How exciting, she can’t wait!

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CHILDREN’S THEMED DANCE PARTIES

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do-dance has a variety of Themed Dance Parties to celebrate your child’s birthday in style. All Themed Dance Parties use your child’s energy and expression to get them creating moves to celebrate their birthday. You can choose your Themed Dance Party from do-dance’s popular themes, or do-dance can create a Theme especially for you.  All children from 5 – 18 years can enjoy a Themed Dance Party. Sophie the dance tutor is friendly, inspiring and most importantly fun. The dance tutor has a DBS check and First Aid so your Themed Dance Party is in reliable hands!

Each Themed Dance Party is 2 hours and includes, games and awards, a dance battle, themed choreography, creative choreography by the children, certificate of Excellence for all children, and final end routine to show to parents. Two adults must be present during the party, and the party will be held in a Community Hall near you. Themed Dance Parties start from £150.

Themes

  • Animals
  • Ballet
  • Cheerleading
  • Disco
  • Grease
  • Mamma Mia
  • Musicals
  • Pop Stars
  • Street Dance
  • Prince & Princesses
  • Witches & Wizards
  • Create Your Own

For more details email enquiries@do-dance.co.uk

 

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ENERGISE OFFER: BRING A FRIEND AND YOU BOTH GET A MONTH FREE!

Energise is a classic keep fit dance class for the over 60’s. This is perfect for those who are interested in maintaining their health in a fun way!

The Energise exercises incorporate dance and physiotherapy based movements in both seated and standing routines, finishing with tea or coffee and a biscuit.

Come join our class today!

Every Monday
1:00 till 2:00pm
Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre
£3.50 a class

Every Wednesday
10:45 till 11:45am
Alford Community Church
£3.50 a class

Every Friday
10:30 till 11:30am
Theddlethorpe Village Hall
£3.50 a class

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When starting the class your dance tutor will ask you to fill in a Safe to Exercise Form about any medical conditions so the dance tutor can tailor the sessions accordingly. We also suggest that if you are unsure about exercising with a medical condition then you should seek medical advice before attending the class. The information collected on the Safe to Exercise Form will not be shared with others but used soley by do-dance.

Throughout the class the dance tutor will explain the different movements, and show you alternatives so you can always join in. It is important that you work at your own pace and only do what feels comfortable to you.

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It is important to point out that you do not have to over 60 to attend, although the class in low impact and aimed at this age category. Men are also more than welcome to come along and join!

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact do-dance on 07765 617143.