From our Friends

2Faced Dance Company | Platform Quarantine


PLATFORM QUARANTINE is a new weekly timetable (updated at 5pm each Sunday) of online videos, performances, classes, live streams, audio content and talks delivered by practitioners and collaborators from across Herefordshire.



Artists 4 Artists is an artist led network upskilling & supporting hip hop theatre artists in the UK. They’ve been hosting weekly workshops and discussions – keep an eye on their Instagram for what’s coming up next!

Cheshire Dance | Dance for People With Learning Disabilities

On Demand

Cheshire Dance have created a selection of pre-recorded activities that have been designed specifically for those with learning disabilities and their carers to follow in their homes or care settings.

The Dukes & Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance | Stay In and Boogie

On demand

Stay In and Boogie is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance workshop from the wonderful Lisa Simpson (of Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance Ltd.) and Helen Gould (La Petite Mort Theatre), commissioned especially for The Dukes.

Follow Lisa, Helen and their team of dancers as they show you a creative movement game that’s free for you to interpret to suit your needs and space!


Mon 22 June - Thu 10 September | Every Monday - Thursday, 2-5pm

Helen is making her number available to those at home or in care homes who yearn for a rendition of the rugged sensuality of Lady Day’s God Bless the Child or the vocal acrobatics of Ella Fitzgerald’s epic scat strewn How High the Moon, taking requests and singing along with participants. Call 01473 561 027.

James Cousins Company


James Cousins Company have been sharing their dance films via their Facebook, including the acclaimed Within Her Eyes. Stay tuned for more work…

Jasmin Vardimon Company

Mon 13 July – Fri 7 August

JVIntensive is going online for 2020, offering a series of weekly courses from 13th July – 7th August 2020. Participants can join for 1 to 4 weeks in any combination. Classes will be delivered via Zoom by company dancer and JV2 course leader Sabrina Gargano and will focus on a different selection on company repertoire each week.

Karen Louise Dance | Digital Dance festival

Mon 6 - Fri 10 July

5 days of dance and movement!
All classes open level, so suitable for beginners to professionals.
A different theme each day focusing on energy, wellness, strength, creativity, fun & freedom. Different classes in various styles, taught by professional dance artists from around the UK.

More info, including timetable, on or through Facebook and Instagram @karenlouisedance

Luca Silvestrini's Protein Dance | Embrace, Training for Artists

Thu 9 July | 10.00am-3.30pm

A one-day online training focusing on emotional wellbeing for artists working in the performing arts.

Embrace, Protein’s ongoing professional development programme includes practical and reflective work and allows space for sharing and discourse around working in or practicing dance today.


Man Made Youth Company | Summer Residency

Sat 18, Thu 30, Fri 31 July

An online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown.


Thu 9 July | from 8pm

DROWNTOWN follows the lives of six strangers as they struggle with isolation, loneliness, shame and failed support systems in an abandoned seaside town.

Radical choreographer Rhiannon Faith was due to tour DROWNTOWN in early spring/summer 2020 with a Barbican run for June and July to follow. Following the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, Faith has created DROWNTOWN LOCKDOWN, a digital prologue film where the audience meets the cast in their homes before moving to the beach-setting of the film.

Rosemary Lee | Common Dance

On demand

Common Dance was created for and performed in the Upper Hall in the Borough Hall- the former home of Greenwich Dance, as part of Dance Umbrella, London, 2009. Conceived and directed by choreographer Rosemary Lee, it involves an intergenerational cast of 50 performers and a choir of 50 children and young people- Finchley Music Group- performing the specially commissioned music of Terry Mann.

Russell Maliphant Dance Company | Online Classes

Mon - Fri | 10.30am – 11.45am (BST)

Russell Maliphant Dance Company will be hosting online classes for a limited period of time as we continue through this current landscape. These classes will be led by Russell or dancers from the company.

Soundabout Live


Soundabout works with music to empower people with learning disabilities.Every day they are going live on Facebook (the video remains on their page so you don’t have to join live, but it is quite fun to do so) delivering music and sensory sessions to people with PMLD all across the country.

Towards Vivencia Summer Intensive Classes

22 June -12 July

The core purpose of this intensive is to keep training what makes us human as well as dancers. There is a fee of 5€/3-hour session.

Virtually Magpie


Every week, from Monday – Saturday, Magpie Dance will release three daily sessions in a variety of styles.

Many of our friends have created exciting online experiences and we wanted to share these with you – take a look!


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