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EVERYBODY DANCE


EVERYBODY DANCE aims to inspire, explore and create great dance experiences with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages in unexpected spaces





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WHAT WE'RE UP TO THIS SUMMER...

summer

Arts & Health Symposium

We’ll be presenting a short performance piece at this year's event in Worcester.
Tayla Made’ is an intergenerational work with dancers spanning 50 years that explores Tayla's experience of skiing as a wheelchair user.

A Worcester Arts Partnership New Prescriptions project




Tea Dances

We’ve been out and about these past few months leading dance sessions and working with the Alzheimer’s Society on Dementia Friends information sessions for local schools.
The project culminates with three open air Tea Dances. Shine your shoes get down to


Whitegates Care Home on the 6th June,
The Grange on 13th June and
Longlands Care Farm on 20th June

There will be music, dancing, tea, scones and lots of laughter.

2018 Tea Dance project is supported by Herefordshire Community Foundation

 


Unique Yoga and Aerial fitness

A two-year programme of fun and fitness for young people with and without disabilities bringing our aerial and yoga experience together.
The project launches in August with four days of workshops at The Fold Bransford,
for ages 5 – 11, 12 – 16 and 17 – 25 years.


Supported by Big Lottery Fund, Bransford Trust and The Elmley Foundation

 


Our Man in the Moone

A year-long, arts, education and community project for people living in North Herefordshire, starting in September 2018.

The writer of the first - and most extraordinary - work of science fiction published in 1638, Bishop Francis Godwin, lived in the village that EVERYBODY DANCE is based in and we’re planning to explore, develop and celebrate this with a host of ways for people to get involved and contribute, ranging from a book club to schools workshops, archive visits, storytelling and an aerial performance project.

Supported by Whitbourne Village Shop Fund - and looking for other funders

 


Body Eclectic a creative laboratory for professional movers

Calling Dancers/aerialists/circus artists and physical practitioners! A 4-day movement lab which offers the opportunity to work in the air/on the ground and site-specifically within the landscape of woodland, lake and grassland on the stunning Whitbourne Park Estate. Aug 27th- 30th 2018.

A project in collaboration with Zu Aerial





FOUR DAYS OF OUTDOOR FUN

Dance and Yoga

Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th August at The Fold, Bransford

TIMES

5 – 11yrs 11.00am – 12md
12 – 16yrs 12.30 – 1.30pm
17 – 25yrs 2.00 – 4.00


To launch our two-year programme of fun, challenging and creative exercise
and movement classes for young people (with and without disabilities and
impairments) EVERYBODY DANCE is holding aerial dance and yoga sessions for
everyone - beginners and improvers.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Price - £15 for the four sessions
Supported by The Bransford Trust and The Big Lottery Fund





TEA DANCES 2018


EVERYBODY DANCE is building on the success of its ongoing dance programme for elders living with dementia and their carers and developing its pervious Farm Dance events art Longlands Care Farm. This year we are working with Earl Mortimer College and Queen Elizabeth Humanities College with dementia awareness training and then bringing the students, care home and meeting centre elders together for a series of outdoor tea dances. Everyone is welcome to join us but please RSVP if you'd like to come - rfeverybodydance@gmail.com




AERIAL YOGA

aerial yoga

Rachel has practised yoga for over 35 years and has combined it with her experience and expertise in aerial dance to teach Vayu Aerial Yoga.

It is a practice that was developed to create space mentally and physically, by opening up the body through various postures, using a custom designed yoga hammock.

Rachel is keen to develop ways that Vayu can be made accessible ​for all abilities and ages.
To​ help with this development of accessible classes, to join a class or find out more, please visit Rachel Freeman Vayu Aerial Yoga here and on Facebook.



LANCASTER

Lancaster was our fourth Buzzz residency of the summer and ​brought together staff and students from Loyne Special School and Ryelands Primary School. The children worked beautifully together in the sessions and were keen to sit together for the Lovely Bugs performance. Sian said, "I liked making friends with the children from Loyne School and making dance up with our imagination".

Lancaster

Lancaster


The schools' staff and head teachers had a dizzying go on the ropes before helping us
de-rig at the end of the residency.

 




HERE'S OUR BUZZZ BLOG






CREATIVE AGEING

Rachel has been leading dance and movement sessions for people with dementia and this little video by Alice Pengelly shows some of the work done under the umbrella of the Courtyard in Hereford.

https://youtu.be/9t-TgMC04TQ

 


SUMMER 2017

BeeBuzzz was on tour in the summer with a series of residencies around the UK. Each residency included performances of Lovely Bugs or The Kingfisher and the Damselflies plus lots of workshops and training sessions for people of all ages and abilities.
In May we were in Glasgow hosted by Waterbaby and working with our friends at Isobel Mair School and Dirty Feet then off to Powys hosted by Powys Dance and working with Ysgol Cedewain and local youth and community groups.
In July we were in Gloucestershire hosted by The National Star College and working with their students, local young dancers and Apt Dance Company. Our Lancaster residency was hosted by Beaumont College and supported by Ludus Dance and Turn Around Dance Theatre. The Buzzz tour finished at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk supported by Creative Arts East.

Buzzz is supported by Arts Council England, The RTR Foundation and The Shire Oak Trust.Ladybird

 

 

Big top circus

EVERYBODY DANCE returned to Germany in early May with two days of inclusive workshops with Circus Fantasia in Rostock for community and professional level learners: we so enjoyed working in the Big Top tent!

 


Tea Dance
Our Tea Dances were back with a series of sessions for elders living with dementia and their friends. Events popped-up in residential home gardens and at Longlands Care Farm.

To read about last year's Tea Dance events, click here.
Thanks to Eveson Trust for their support with the project.





EVENTS FROM SUMMER '16

Summer 2016 was our season of Buzzz activity - performances and workshops for all ages in orchards, parks and fields, tea dances, an artists' retreat and work at the BoulevART Festival in Wismar.

Have a look at some of the sunny pictures from performances of "The Kingfisher and the Damselflies" and take a look at the Buzzz Interim Report and Feedeback.

 






Progress

We are proud to show you our new film, 'Progress', premiered at The Hive in Worcester. ‘Progress’ is a collaboration between EVERYBODY DANCE, The Infirmary Museum and The George Marshall Medical Museum. 'Progress' has gathered people of all ages and abilities together to work with a team of professional artists to research medical history and create dance in workshops and for the 'Progress' film and live dance performance.


 

And here are the dancers ready to perform the dance piece to accompany the film..

Progress dancers

The 'Progress Report' can be viewed here.



 

The Kingfisher and the Damselflies

Please see our dedicated page.




Evaluation Tool Kit

Our new Tool Kit for evaluation is available for you to adapt and use for your own projects. We would like to work with you on its development so please let us know how you get on so that we can develop it further.

Find out more here.






Rehearsal Space

We can offer a fantastic, airy, covered rehearsal studio for people who prefer to devise and rehearse outdoors. Please click on the pic for more info -

The cattle shed at Longlands
The cattle shed at Longlands

Please contact us if you are interested.





For further details on anything here, please contact us.           





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