dance workshop

Dance exploration in Brecon for teenagers!

Joon Dance are at Theatr Brycheiniog this August offering 4 days of dance exploration for young people aged 14 - 21 years. Taking time to look at the relationship between body and self, and physically giving participants a voice and a safe place to explore it.

In their own words Joon Dance explain a bit about this project, entitled 'TONGUES'

The tongue is where the brain and the body can be most tangibly felt to intersect. It is the muscle with which we express our thoughts. It is also the place where expression can be blocked, we may be tongue-tied. The word ‘tongue’ conjures up ideas like language, identity, and sense of self. It is central to communication and understanding; without language and self-expression how can we create healthy friendships and keep ourselves emotionally and physically safe in sexual relationships? These issues are vital to supporting young people to have a voice and to use it, and to have a body and use it, and to connect the two.

TONGUES is inherently Welsh and connects young people from rural (Brecon) and urban (Cardiff) environments addressing ideas and identities emerging from these different experiences. With TONGUES, we are targeting an age group (14-21 years) not often catered to with dance and performance, and where the young people's relationship with their physical body and with the idea of ‘self’ is transient, changing and evolving.

 

If you wish to book a spot for you/ your young person please follow the link

 

About Joon

Joon Dance is a professional dance company based at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven. The company creates touring performances, specialising in performance for young people. High-quality dance in the community is at the heart of our mission: every work by Joon Dance includes an element of involvement with audiences and participants. As well as participatory dance projects for children and young people, we run intensive workshops year-round and provide training and mentoring for young artists developing their careers.


"Our goals are to bring dance to everyone - dance as personal expression, dance as activism, dance for health, dance to connect, dance for social change. TONGUES furthers our model of high-quality professional dance work in the community, working with a new age group (young adults aged 14-21) using a model of work devised over a number of previous projects and piloted in a small test last summer."

 

Sevens at the ready......it's all about Strictly Sunday!

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We at Powys Dance have received so many phone calls recently enquiring about Ballroom dance sessions, and have been trying to find a local tutor. Step up Theresa Godmon from dance2gether who will be leading two workshops, the first an introduction to Ballroom, followed by beginners Latin. Theresa teaches throughout Powys, offering a 'Strictly' experience and an opportunity to learn a skill that will stay with you for life. So if you've ever fancied trying a few moves from Strictly Come Dancing or want an excuse to shake those hips for a few hours then this is the workshop for you!

PLUS......

For those dancing Mums and Dads of Powys we will be providing a free creche, so leave those childcare worries at the door! While you're busy two -stepping and twirling, your children will be looked after and kept entertained by our fabulous friends at Play Radnor, what more could you wish for?

STRICTLY ON A SUNDAY