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CAT IPSWICH TASTER DAY

Sat 24 Feb
10-16yrs...

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is excited to host our Ipswich Taster Day.

This will be a day filled with fun, excitement, and practical workshops for young dancers to come together and share their creativity and get a taste of the DanceEast CAT Training. This free taster day is aimed at participants aged 10-16. You will take part in contemporary, creative and hip hop workshops led by the fantastic DanceEast CAT tutors. You will also be accompanied by live music from our CAT musicians. Whatever your previous dance experience, come and take part in an afternoon of inspiring workshops!

All workshops will give young people a chance to develop their confidence, be creative, get moving and to try something new (or hone an existing skill). You will also get the opportunity to talk with the CAT team and find out more about the DanceEast CAT.

We ask that parents/carers also attend the Taster Day to listen to a presentation about the programme, speak with the CAT team and find out more about the DanceEast CAT.

It’s a day to have fun, try something new, work with other like-mined people, and explore creativity in a safe and supportive environment.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to unleash your inner dancer!

 

We also ask that parents/carers also attend the Taster Day to listen to a presentation about the programme, speak with the CAT team and find out more about the DanceEast CAT.
There are also CAT Taster Days in Norwich, and Cambridge.

Taster days are FREE to attend, but places must be booked in advance.

KEY INFORMATION

Location

DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW

Date

Saturday 24 February | 12.30PM – 4.30PM

Age

10 – 16 years

Cost

Free.
DanceEast aims to remove financial barriers; travel bursaries are available for applicants that meet our eligibility criteria. For more information, please email cat@danceeast.co.uk 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Contemporary workshop with Megan Griffiths
  • Creative workshop with Luca Braccia
  • Hip Hop workshop with Victoria Shulungu
  • The space to build confidence and resilience
  • The opportunity to work with industry professionals and choregraphers
  • The time to develop technical skills in Contemporary, Creative, and Hip Hop
  • The chance to develop performance skills
  • The opportunity to be creative
  • A space to connect with like-minded individuals who love to move and be creative
  • An opportunity to take part and get a taste of the DanceEast CAT training.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Something comfortable to move in (jeans are not suitable; jogging bottoms and a t-shirt is fine). Changing facilities are available at the DanceHouse. Please note, participants will be dancing in bare feet so you will not need specific footwear for the workshops.
  • A bottle of water.

Refreshments (tea/coffee/juice/biscuits) will be provided during the taster day for participants and their parents/carers.

 

TIMETABLE

You are encouraged to arrive from 12pm, to allow for plenty of time for sign-in ahead of the taster day commencing at 12.30pm. The CAT team will welcome you to the building on your arrival.

Participants will take part in three fun, energetic workshops in Hip Hop, Contemporary and Creative. You will also take part in a building tour and time to ask questions to the CAT team and tutors, as well as some of the current CAT students.

  Group A Group B
Time Location Activity Location Activity
12.00pm – 12.30pm Foyer Registration Foyer Registration
12.30pm – 12.45pm Foyer Introduction and Building Tours Foyer Introduction and Building Tours
12.45pm – 1.45pm Red Shoe A Hip Hop Class with Victoria Shulungu Red Shoe B Creative Class with Luca Braccia
1.45pm – 2.00pm Wellbeing Studio Break and Refreshments Wellbeing Studio Break and Refreshments
2.00pm – 3.00pm Red Shoe A Contemporary Class with Megan Griffiths Red Shoe B Hip Hop Class with Victoria Shulungu
3.00pm – 3.15pm Wellbeing Studio Break and Refreshments Wellbeing Studio Break and Refreshments
3.15pm – 4.15pm Red Shoe A Creative Class with Luca Braccia Red Shoe B Contemporary Class with Megan Griffiths
4.15pm – 4.30pm Wellbeing Studio Informal Questions Wellbeing Informal Questions

HOW TO GET HERE

The Taster Day will be held at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Ipswich Train station is a 12-minute walk from the DanceHouse and provides great links to the rest of the country with London just over an hour away.

If you are travelling by bus, both the Cattle Market Bus Station and Tower Ramparts Station are within 15 minutes walk. Buses run frequently, connecting the town centre with the rest of Suffolk.

DRIVING

Ipswich is conveniently location just off the A14 and the A12, making it easy to get here from London, Chelmsford, and Colchester (A12 northbound), Southwold, Aldeburgh, and Woodbridge (A12 southbound) and Felixstowe (A14 westbound).

Once you arrive, there are plenty of car parks around the town, but the closest ones to us are:

  • St Peter’s Dock Car Park
  • Cardinal Park
  • Green Parking, Grafton Way

For those that hold a blue badge permit, disabled parking is available on a first come first served basis in the lay-by at the front of the building. Please contact our Box Office team for further information on 01473 295230.

The Jerwood DanceHouse is designed to be as accessible as possible to visitors and participants – if you would like to make us aware of any access requirements, please get in touch to let us know.

 

FIND OUT MORE

You can learn more about the DanceEast CAT here. You can find out more about the programme, who we work with, and the next steps you can take this year.

Please email cat@danceeast.co.uk if there are any questions about the above. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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