Join amazing dance leaders from across the West Midlands for a unique collision of dance styles and practices.
Each dance leader will lead a 15-minute taster class in their dance vocabulary and share their experiences of working alongside young people to explore new fusion possibilities as part of #DanceConnect creative research.
- Oliver Robert Russell (Shaolin Kung Fu/ Contemporary)
- Faye Adams (Street Dance)
- Christopher Radford (AfroFusion)
- Jade Barton (Contemporary)
This event is FREE and will take place via ZOOM, you will be sent a password protected link after registration, approx 24 hours before the class.– Please reserve your place
NB. If you engage in our online dance class, you agree that you do so at your own risk; are voluntarily participating in these activities; and assume all risk of injury to yourself. DanceXchange and the tutor take no responsibility for any personal loss or injury caused whilst participating in this class
This event is part of the #DanceConnect20
Saturday 5 September 2-4 pm
Join us on Facebook for #DanceConnect20 – premiere screenings of work created through the second phase, including creative challenges devised by young people for young people #OneWithNature and #SelfTrio, a documentary of the creative enquiry process, and a live-streamed class to try out some of the dance practices used throughout #DanceConnect. Follow #DanceConnect20
#DanceConnect is funded by Arts Connect, a development agency connecting and supporting communities across the West Midlands to enable children and young people (from 0-25) to enjoy a rich and meaningful arts and cultural life. Arts Connect also deliver the Bridge programme in the West Midlands for Arts council England. #DanceConnect is produced by DanceXchange on behalf of the wider Dance Development Leaders Network (West Midlands). The creative development process is supported by Artistic Facilitator Orit Azaz, a specialist in creating large scale, outdoor, collaborative performance.
HOW DOES ‘ZOOM’ WORK?
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service. Once you have booked onto the course, all information and instructions will be emailed to you. We recommend you read the information offered on Zoom, and ensure you have the ability and confidence to use the service before the workshops commence.
DO I NEED INTERNET ACCESS?
Yes. You will need a strong Wifi connection for the best experience. Using an ethernet cable to ‘hard wire’ your internet into a computer could offer further stability and speed.
WHAT DEVICE SHOULD I USE?
We recommend that you use a device with the largest screen available. A desktop or laptop is ideal (phones and tablets can be too small to see clearly) Some people may be able to mirror their computer screen to their TV for an even better view.
WILL I BE SEEN AND HEARD?
All participants have the choice to have their cameras disabled throughout. You will only be able to see the tutor and any participants in the class who choose to have their camera on. You will be asked to mute your mic throughout the class.
HOW CAN I ASK QUESTIONS?
Participants will be able to talk directly to the tutor for the Q&A at the end of the session or you can type your comments and questions directly to the tutor.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear what you would normally wear to a dance class. Appropriate clothing that you can move easily and safely in. Trainers or dance shoes – we do not recommend dancing in socks or bare feet, even on carpet. Remove all jewellery, and tie up long hair off the face.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED?
We understand that space is going to be limited. Choreography will be designed to keep routines as compact as possible. However, it is important that your space is clear and tidy. Please consider potential risks, choose an appropriate space and remove any hazards. We also know pets can get excited when you’re dancing and want to get involved, but please keep them away to avoid tripping.