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09 Feb 2023

The lighter evenings and sunny February days are getting us excited for spring being just around the corner. This season at DanceEast, we have plenty of exciting opportunities for children and families to get involved with, from ages 0 to 80!

This February half-term, we are running a Half Term Holiday Club for ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 11. Our Holiday Club takes place from Thursday 16 – Friday 17 February and is led by two fantastic dance artists, Laura Wright and Rosy May. Our Holiday Club is a fun way for children and young people to explore creative dance, build confidence, make friends and channel all that bubbly energy before going back to school. This half term’s activities are inspired by the current Landscape Rebels Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. There are still spaces available to book for ages 4-7 years and 8-11 years

We are excited for our second sell-out show of the season, Underwater by Xenia Aidonopoulou and Georgia Tegou. Underwater is an immersive multi-sensory show, for babies aged 0-2 and their parents or carers, inspired by a magical journey into the deep blue ocean. Congratulations to Xenia for being awarded the Little Big Dance Cycle Two Commission to create and tour a brand-new piece of work. The future of family theatre is looking exciting!

For everyone aged 7+, Aakash Odedra’s Little Murmur is coming to DanceEast on Friday 24 February. Don’t miss this stunning visual treat, which opens up a meaningful conversation about the trials and tribulations of living with dyslexia. Combining visual design and technology with dance and humour, Little Murmur features ground-breaking projection, an extraordinary soundscape and a blizzard of paper and confetti. Book your tickets here.

Our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) team are holding taster days this half term for young people aged between 10-16 years to find out more about the CAT! The taster days are taking place across Norwich, Colchester, Cambridge and Ipswich and are an opportunity for young people to get involved in a free dance workshop and for them, and their parents/carers, to find out more about the programme. Whatever your previous experience of dance, everyone is welcome! Find your nearest Taster Day here.

Can’t make a taster day? We’ve also got our Open Day this March where you (and your parents/carers) will have the opportunity to see the DanceEast CAT in action! You will watch classes, speak to the CAT team, and have a tour of our world-class facilities. Book a place here.

We have a variety of dance classes for young people to get moving and experience the joy of dance! You can now book to join our classes for the second half of the term. Dance for Tots classes for ages 1 – 4 develops balance, coordination, and imagination. Our Dance Clubs inspire children aged 4 – 11 to be creative while experiencing a range of dance styles. Youth Contemporary is a fun, exciting hour of high energy dance for ages 11 – 16, designed to improve contemporary technique, and develop choreographic skills. Discover our full class programme and book a place here.

Back by popular demand, Baby Loves to Boogie returns this spring so dust of those dancing shoes and brush up on your best moves! Join us as we move it and shake it on our family-friendly disco dance floor, a fantastic opportunity to introduce your child to the joy of dance in a relaxed and fun environment. This is an event suitable for children aged 0 – 5 years and adults alike to take part in, no previous dance experience necessary.

When visiting the DanceHouse, why not take a moment to relax in our family friendly café – the perfect place to come before, or after, your activity! We have a range of delicious weekly specials and light bites, as well as plenty of Paddy and Scotts coffee and cake. Our foyer space is also open to everyone too, so pop in to warm up and discover our space this spring. We hope to see you and your family here soon.


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