We’re going out to more communities than ever before with our new dance programme for the New Year!
Sometimes at PD HQ we feel like matchmakers, (not the chocolate unfortunately!) we try our best to find a great practitioner, in a great location and team them up with a brilliant venue, sometimes it works, other times the pieces don’t all work out together but when you team up with a great company like Freedom Leisure and meet a brand new and exciting dance practitioner who both have availability in the same town at the same time, that’s when the Powys Dance magic can really happen!
We are extending our reach across communities in Powys and are finding a home in….
….with brand new children’s dance classes for a brand new year!
In partnership with Freedom Leisure and with funding from Sports Wales these new sessions will provide youngsters with a creative space to develop their interest in dance every Tuesday evening at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool. These sessions will also offer children an opportunity to perform at Theatr Hafren on Friday 29th March as part of a big celebration of community dance in North Powys.
Sessions will run on Tuesdays, 4 - 4.30pm for ages 4 - 7 years and 4.45 - 5.30pm for ages 8 - 11 years. Sessions will start w/b 14th January to w/b 8th April 2019 excluding half term week, 25th - 1st March.
If you have a little one who may be interested please get in touch with us!
We are currently undergoing a Capital Feasibility Study on our headquarters, the Dance Centre in Llandrindod Wells with award winning Liverpool based architects, Architectural Emporium.
The project is funded by Arts Council of Wales and is the first study undertaken by Architectural Emporium in Wales, who recently received a RIBA award for their Walk the Plank build in Salford.
Toby Wallis of Architectural Emporium says:
“Architectural Emporium are incredibly excited to be undertaking our first major commission in Wales with Powys Dance. The designs are in the early stages, but we are looking forward to transforming their existing building with some new and inventive interventions that allow a wonderful organisation to grow and thrive.”
The study comes at a pivotal point for us at Powys Dance, as we approach our three year anniversary as an independent charity having been a department of Powys County Council for over thirty years
Director Amanda Griffkin says:
“Since becoming a charity we have grown our dance activity across the county and the time is right to develop and update our base to reflect our new vision and ambition to get more people dancing.”
The Dance Centre is a 1930s church hall in the centre of Llandrindod Wells and is currently well used for dance activity, yoga, and other local community group activities - and is always the perfect space for an infamous studio selfie!
It was last refurbished in the 1990s, which converted the main space into a dance studio and performance space.
A little about our new friends, Architectural Emporium
Based on Hope Street, Liverpool Architectural Emporium is an architectural practice focusing on contemporary building design solutions across a range of projects including commercial, retail, residential, arts, health, education and hospitality. Our approach to each new commission is to work collaboratively with our clients to interpret their needs to deliver bespoke solutions for each site. See www.architectural-emporium.co.uk
2018 RIBA Award: Walk the Plank
2018 RIBA Emerging Practice of the Year: Architectural Emporium
2018 RIBA Client of the Year: Walk the Plank