Adult Jazz Class

Join us for our last adult dance taster session this term.

This time it's all things JAZZ, or should it be ''all that Jazz"!

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A dance style which is often hard to define (when it comes to dance, we sometimes think this is a good thing!) however it's hard to then explain exactly what it is.....

Well we're not here to define Jazz dance but we spoke to Jemma and asked her a few questions about what she's planning on doing for the workshop, to hopefully de-mystify it a bit for you!

"Jazz for me was very indulgent, always in class I would feel extremely free, in the sense that if I ever got a step or a flick, or an arm wrong (which was more often than not when I was a little younger) I could always 'style' it out, find my way back in and totally indulge myself to the music. It didn't matter if I was a beat behind, or my leg wasn't as high as everyone else, Jazz for me was about putting my own spin on it, enjoying the performance of it rather than worrying about getting it right. So I guess in terms of the workshop, expect kicks and flicks with a little footwork, we will be creating sharp lines with a bit of hip, not to fast, not to slow and MAYBE a prop but most of all we will be trying it all out together and having a good time! "
"For anyone coming to the session I hope they have fun, I hope they feel what I feel when I'm dancing, I want anyone there to appreciate the style of dance Jazz is but to totally run with it and have fun, music is key for me with Jazz so the pressure is on to pick some top tunes!"

Jemma Louise, Dance Practitioner.

 

Come along and try it out next week, experience Jazz dance in all its glory!

 

 

Half Term and Beyond!

We have the brilliant Cascade Dance Theatre with us at the Dance Centre for a week, beginning 6th November.

As a result, it means that some of our sessions and regular classes are taking a 2-week half term.

So we thought it only fair to make sure everyone knows when, where and whether their session is on, changed venue or having a week off....if you're with us so far, bravo!

 

Big Fish Little Fish in Llandrindod!

Halloween special on the 1st November then a week off, with the next session after that on Wednesday 15th November


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ALL our Dance Centre sessions are cancelled from 6th - 12th November, that's all Powys Dance classes, Ballet, Yoga. Choir etc. Normal service will resume as of Monday 13th, with brand new Yoga sessions to boot, wahoo!

Pilates and FitSteps are being relocated to Howey Village Hall on Tuesday 7th and Friday 10th November, please contact Lucy should you need further details, 01597 860464

Saturday Street Dance Club will run as normal on 11th November, see you there!

The only exception will be Movin On, our Llandrindod Youth Group as they will be enjoying a fabulous workshop with Cascade themselves, same time as usual class and the only one at the Dance Centre.


Builth Wells Classes

Our sessions at the Llanelwedd Jubilee Hall will also be taking a 2-week half term, so the next session will be Monday 13th November - enjoy the extended break folks!


North Powys Classes

Tuesday Dancing will be taking a 2-week half term, next session for this class will be Tuesday 14th November. All other sessions in North Powys will resume straight after half term, week beginning 6th November


South Powys Classes

Big Fish Little Fish in Talgarth will be back on Tuesday 14th November, all our other sessions will resume straight after half term, week beginning 6th November.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you need clarification about your particular class.

Diolch Yn Fawr Pawb!

Cascade Dance Theatre

We are really excited to be hosting Cascade Dance Theatre at the Dance Centre this November for a week of R+D

The company will be here to research their new show for Autumn 2018, a show delving into the world of Mary Shelley and most notably her work, Frankenstein.

While they are in residence with us they are offering opportunities for the local community to get involved, offering both an open class throughout the week to local practitioners/ dancers and a chance for youth dancers to get a taste of how the company works in a one off workshop on 7th November 5.45 - 6.45pm. All at the Dance Centre, Llandrindod LD1 5HE

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For more information please contact louise@dawnspowysdance.org 

 

 

 

New in November

We (or rather Polly) is about to make your Monday morning that little bit brighter with 2 brand new Yoga sessions to gear you up for the week ahead.

Starting Monday 13th November for 6 weeks at the Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells.

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 Come for a rejuvenating morning stretch and start the week off well!

Rhigol - Dance in a Day!

On Tuesday 2nd August Beth will be taking over the COWSHACC in Welshpool for an exciting day of dance!

....But what IS Rhigol? And what do you do at a day of dance? Well, let us help de- mystify it all for you........

First and foremost, Dance in a Day is an exciting chance for your child to learn new moves and train their dance skills. Beth will teach some exciting choreography to teach to everyone that is not only fun and funky, but will help develop their dance knowledge It will aid them with skills to be creative with dance, enhance their dance ability, help with co- ordination, fitness, balance, it will give them confidence to think outside the box, make new friends and develop skills they didn't know they had - yup all in 1 DAY!

At Powys Dance, above everything we like to create fun experiences for children to get involved with, we like to aid their dance ability by having one of our professional dance practitioners guide them through moves, but mostly we like to aid them with the skills to get creative with their movement and to offer them that safe space to do so.

So our top 5 things you can expect your child to gain from just 1 day with Powys Dance is;

1. Creativity

2. Confidence

3. New Friends

4. Summer memories

5. Fun and Laughter

Don't delay to book your spot, £10 for the day, see below for more information and book online now!

Last time we were in Welshpool!

Summer Summer Summertime!

Summer Summer Summertime!

That's right folks, the Summer holidays are right around the corner and we are so thrilled to be launching our Summer programme! With workshops in Llandrindod, Brecon, Talgarth and Welshpool, we hope you'll find something to suit your little ones this Summer!

Animator Needed

Flying Atoms - the aliens

Flying Atoms - the aliens

Flying Atoms is an aerial dance and theatre production for 7 – 11 year olds and their families inspiring curiosity and wonder at the magic of physics.  After touring to schools in Powys in 2016, we are now off to Edinburgh this summer followed by a tour to venues and science festivals around the UK.  We are looking to work closely with an animator to create 3 x 2 minute animations that will be shown during the production via on-stage projections.  We would like you to animate two of our central characters (above). As visitors from another planet they will reflect on the action within the show to support science learning for our young audience.  We have a limited time frame. Ideally the animator would meet the team, see the set & costume & the show at rehearsals week beginning 3rd July (in Caersws, mid-Wales).  The animations need to be complete by 31st July.  Please send examples of your previous work, the number of days work you propose and your day rate to education@dawnspowysdance.org by Wednesday 28th June.