We develop and deliver a range of projects encouraging young people to engage with dance.
U.Dance South East 2013
U.Dance South East 2013 will celebrate and showcase excellence in youth dance (in all forms and styles) from across the region. As well as a selection platform for U.Dance 2013, U.Dance South East 2013 is 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.
South East Dance has invited groups aged 11 – 19 to apply to take part in U.Dance South East 2013, an exciting and inspiring event at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, Kent on 16 March 2013. Following the selection process participating groups will be announced. Check back soon for updates.
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. Click here for full details and how to sign up to receive the monthly SEYDN bulletin.
Kent Dance Mix – Youth Dance Platform
South East Dance hosted its inaugural youth dance platform, Kent Dance Mix at South East Dance Studios in Kent on Saturday 24 November 2012. The event showcased the best of work from young dancers in Kent and invited guests and included workshops from professional artists. Visit the South East Dance Studios blog for images and behind the scenes news from the day.
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 include 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.
Young people - we want to work with you to explore ideas and make more dance happen. If you have an idea please contact us.