Young people - we want to work with you to explore ideas and make more dance happen. If you have an idea please contact us.
South East Dance is an Arts Award Supporter. Arts Award is a unique range of multi-level qualifications for children and young people aged up to 25 years to develop as artists and arts leaders, developing and sharing their creativity, leadership and communication skills. It provides opportunities to connect to the world of professional artists. South East Dance Studios in Hextable, Kent is a registered Arts Award Centre.
How South East Dance can support your Arts Award:
- Join one of our workshops, performance projects or programmes as a participant to work with professional dance artists and other young dancers. Ideal for Bronze Award Part A: ‘Explore the arts as a participant’
- Performances and events. Ideal for Bronze Award Part B: ‘Explore the arts as an audience member’ or Silver Award Unit 1 Part C: ‘Review arts events’
- Contact us directly to talk with our arts adviser or resident companies about Bronze Award: Part D: ‘Arts skill share – passing on arts skills to others’; to lead practical aspects of your arts project for Silver Award Unit 2: ‘Supervised arts leadership’; or to work towards your ‘Arts challenge’ for Silver Award Unit 1 and how we could support you.
South East Dance also provides different opportunities to volunteer at events and festivals with access to artists and professional staff. Check out our Whats On page and look out for the Arts Award symbol – these have been identified as appropriate for helping you complete your Arts Award.
U.Dance South East 2014
U.Dance South East 2014 celebrated and showcased excellence in youth dance (in a breadth of forms and styles) from across the region. The show took place on Sunday 9 March 2014 at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. As well as a selection platform for U.Dance 2014, U.Dance South East 2014 was a fantastic opportunity for groups from across the region to come together to do workshops, share their creativity and be inspired by each other's performances.
The goups (aged 11-19) selected to perform at U.Dance South East 2014 were: Overground Fusion Dance Company; Pivotal; CoDA; Kobika Dance; Ravens Wood School; The L and S Youth-Piece A; Cascade Youth Dance Collective; Kaleidescope Dance; Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance; and Zambesi Dance Company.
MOKO dance is a new national network led by DanceEast that is committed to sharing resources and expertise, touring, commissioning and developing contexts for the presentation of high quality artistic programming for young audiences and their families. The network, led by DanceEast, includes Dance City (Newcastle), DanceXchange (Birmingham), Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham), Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth), Sadler’s Wells (London), South East Dance (Brighton and Kent) and Theatre Bristol (Bristol). The network has co-commissioned a double-bill touring work by Tamsin Fitzgerald and Christopher Marney. Visit www.mokodance.com for full details.
South East Youth Dance Network (SEYDN)
South East Youth Dance Network (SEYDN) connects youth dance practitioners and providers through networking events, training opportunities and e-communications. After taking over responsibility from Hampshire Dance for youth dance development in the region, South East Dance will ensure SEYDN continues to develop. Contact
for further details.
Dance Mix – Youth Dance Platform
South East Dance hosted its annual youth dance platform in Kent on Sunday 24 November, featuring performances from dance groups and talented young dancers from across the south east region. For an insight into what went on, visit our blog, which features images from the day and blog posts from some of the young people who took part. Click here to visit the blog.
Dance2G gives young people the chance to develop their own ideas, turn them into reality and become dance ambassadors across the county. Part funded by Kent County Council's Youth Opportunity Fund, it currently involves Hextable School, Canterbury High School and Brockhill Performing Arts College.
Creative and Performance Projects
South East Dance works with partners across the region to deliver a range of creative and performance opportunities for young people working alongside professional artists. In 2012/13 opportunities included Big Dance South East England (a national celebration of dance) and U:Dance (a platform for youth dance companies to share their work) in addition to an ongoing programme of dance classes at our Studios in Kent.