the reflective role of the community dance artist

considering the nature of best practice...

As a result of a recent project I've delivered on behalf of Green Candle Dance Company in partnership with Creative Arts East, I was invited to write a guest blog about the reflective role of the community dance artist. 

 

The article is on the Green Candle Dance Company website here: http://www.greencandledance.com/2017/03/28/the-reflective-role-of-a-community-dance-artist/ and I've also recreated it for my own blog below...

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spring 2017...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year, a new update on projects for the season...

  • Green Candle Dance Company - As community Dance Artist for Green Candle I will continue to teach a hospice and end of life programme at Mary Seacole Residential care home in Hackney - building lasting relationships with Hackney and the City dementia care services for future provision of dance. 
  • I am also leading a collaborative project with Creative Arts East which brings high quality dance classes for older people to four rural locations in Norfolk.
  • Dance for Parkinson's for English National Ballet - I continue to work as lead artist on this inspiring programme teaching every Saturday at Markova House in Kensington 
  • I'm delighted to be working in collaboration with St. Joseph's Hospice on Dancing with Parkinson's which brings the highest quality dance opportunities to people within the familiar surroundings of a local service which supports people living with long term illness.
  • Chance to Dance for Royal Opera House - I continue delivering Level 4 classes for this ballet training programme for young people in Lambeth and Southwark. This term I will be working with Kristen McNally - Royal Ballet dancer - to choreograph the final show for Level 4 students.
  • Royal Opera House - GCSE specification workshops based on Wayne McGregor's Infra - I will be leading student and teacher insight workshops for Royal Opera House.

autumn 2016...

A bit of an update on what's going on for the busiest season of the year...

  • Green Candle Dance Company - As community Dance Artist for Green Candle I will be leading their dementia programme at Mary Seacole Residential care home in Hackney - building lasting relationships with Hackney and the City dementia care services for future provision of dance.
  • I am also delighted to be leading the pioneering Remember to Dance programme at Oxford House. This programme continues to offer weekly classes for people with dementia and their family or carers and was part of a research project by Canterbury Christchurch, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health - the report can be found online.

 

  • Dance for Parkinson's for English National Ballet - I continue to work as lead artist on this inspiring programme teaching every Saturday at Markova House in Kensington 
  • Chance to Dance for Royal Opera House - Continuing this ballet training programme for young people in Lambeth, Thurrock and Southwark as Level 4 lead artist and schools practitioner
  • Dance for Dementia at BBO - I'll be leading a pilot ballet session for people with early stages of dementia at BBO studios - BBO are working in partnership with Arts 4 Dementia
  • Adult and student ballet classes - I continue to delivery adult classes around London and am pleased this term to join the faculty at University of Roehampton to teach ballet for their first year undergraduate students

Lots going on and more to announce soon!