Workshops

BABY LOVES TO BOOGIE

Get your dancing shoes and arts & craft hats on for a fun-filled morning at the DanceHouse! As well as a baby-friendly volume disco, craft activities include pumpkin decorating, making cress-heads and wheat dollies, plus storytelling, face-painting and more – all with a Harvest theme!

Ages

Workshop Dates and Times

Sunday 29 October | 10:00AM

Cost

£4

Baby Loves to Boogie at the Maritime Festival

Get your arts & crafts hats and dancing shoes on for a fun-filled morning at the DanceHouse - with a disco at a baby friendly volume and arts & crafts activities for all the family to enjoy.

Ages

Under 5yrs

Workshop Dates and Times

Sunday 20 August | 10.00am – 12.00pm

Cost

£4 adult, £3 child, £12 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

CREATIVE CHOICES

Are your students in years 10–13, with an interest in a career in the arts? DanceEast opens its doors for an inspiring introduction to a wide range of careers in the creative industries, ‘have a go’ hands-on workshops, and the latest information and advice direct from industry professionals. Through practical sessions facilitated by expert venue staff, students will gain a unique insight into working in the creative industries; one of the UK’s only growth industries and worth almost £10m an hour to the economy.

Ages

Workshop Dates and Times

Tuesday 7 November | 9:30AM

Cost

£0

FAGIN’S TWIST WORKSHOP

Avant Garde Dance offers participants a fascinating insight into the company’s practice and choreography. Artists from the company will lead repertory sessions focusing on their current production, Fagin’s Twist. This workshop is suitable for 11 – 16 years with some dance experience.

Ages

11 - 16yrs

Workshop Dates and Times

Saturday 4 November | 1:00PM

Cost

£12

School Years 10 & 11

GCSE WORKSHOP DAY

School Booking only- Years 10 & 11

This a great opportunity to work with professional companies from the AQA GCSE Dance Anthology: StopGap and James Cousins. Students will attend two workshops and have the chance to learn from industry professional and ask questions ahead of their GCSE exams.

Please note this is for school groups only.

Ages

14yrs+

Workshop Dates and Times

Friday 10 November | 9:30AM

Cost

£20

GET DANCING WITH NDCWALES

Connect with award-winning National Dance Company Wales’ Artistic Director, Caroline Finn, in this special workshop which will focus on a warm-up and contemporary technique work, followed by the chance to learn an excerpt of Caroline’s distinctive work Folk which will be performed at DanceEast.

Ages

55yrs+

Workshop Dates and Times

Saturday 23 September | 4:30PM

Cost

£12

LONDON STUDIO CENTRE AUDITION PREPARATION DAY

London Studio Centre, in partnership with DanceEast, is offering the opportunity to gain experience in the dance technique classes that make up the primary audition of the LSC application process; ballet, contemporary dance and jazz dance. Each class will incorporate specific feedback on the criteria the panel will be looking for ineach technique class of the audition.

Ages

15 - 18yrs

Workshop Dates and Times

Monday 23 October | 10:00AM

Cost

£35

SUMMER LAB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIT

Aimed at young artists graduating or reaching the end of their training, this Summer Lab is led in partnership with UNIT.

Ages

18yrs+

Workshop Dates and Times

9.15am – 6.00pm

Cost

£100

THE BORROWERS WORKSHOP

Explore the story of The Borrowers through movement, design and music. No prior experience or special clothing required. Perfect for children aged 7 - 11 years.

Ages

7 - 11yrs

Workshop Dates and Times

Saturday 16 December | 12:00PM

Cost

£5

Welcome to DanceEast’s Workshops & CPD

Each season we host a variety of dance workshops and professional development opportunities for dance artists, teachers and students as well open sessions for specific age groups and families.

Ability Level

Open

Open sessions that are suitable for all levels of ability.

Level 1

Suitable for those with little or no experience in the given style, those returning to dancing after a prolonged break or those looking to start afresh.

Level 2

Suitable for those with some dance experience and are looking to improve their technique and learn more complex material.

Level 3

Fast paced and physically demanding for those with considerable dance experience (at least 2 years). Ideal for students, practitioners and teachers.

Additional Needs

Sessions suitable for those with additional needs. Carers are not required to attend unless personal care is needed.