powys summer activities

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."

 

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!

Hafren Summer School with Gwyn Emberton

We're just finalising our own summer programme, but in the meantime, and happening soon is Theatr Hafren's dance summer school for young people.  This should be amazing, because Gwyn is amazing, and at DPD HQ we've gone overboard with the wrinkle cream in a bid to pass for 19 so we can go ourselves! Powys youth dancers - -this is such a great opportunity.  Book now! 

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Summer Activities/ Gweithgareddau Haf 2015

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It's that time of year again, summer is just around the corner, 6 weeks of freedom... so why not spend your summer with us and have loads of dancing fun!

With workshops across Powys for ages 0 - 18, you are bound to find something to suit your young ones this summer! With our exciting 'Haf Fun' mornings going on a mini tour around Powys this year, to our amazing opportunity, 'Fflwcs', for all those youth dancers out there, have a read on and book up!

DC BIG POSTER 2015 ENGLISH

DC BIG POSTER 2015 WELSH

Let's Dance is in 3 locations this year, Ystradgynlais, Welshpool and Llandrindod Wells!                  LETS DANCE TUESDAY 2015       LETS DANCE WEDNESDAY       LETS DANCE THURSDAY

Youth Dance: Fflwcs is our exciting opportunity for any Youth dancers out there to create a piece together to perform at the Eisteddfod 2015

YOUTH DANCE FFLWCS

Upbeat and Street is a day full of street dance for anyone 7 - 12 years!

 UPBEAT AND STREET 2015

Haf Fun goes on tour this year, in Llanfair Caereinion, Llandrindod Wells and Brecon, bring your little minis and join the fun! HAF FUN - WEDNESDAY    HAF FUN - THURSDAY    HAF FUN - FRIDAY

Booking is essential for all summer schools, but have no fear we have that covered as well, click below to fill in a booking form online.

English Booking Form

Welsh Booking Form

Alternatively, to download a booking form to print please click below

Booking Form

We look forwarding to dancing with you this summer!

For anymore details contact us via Facebook or email powys.dance@powys.gov.uk or call us on 01597 824370

'Youth Dance, Spectrum!?...Huh....whats that?

Ok, so if your anything like me, you hear the word 'spectrum' and immediately I'm singing, (badly in my case!) Florence + the Machine, dancing around the office like a complete goon demonstrating moves my dad would showcase at a wedding party. Its wild the effect music can have on us, there's certain tunes, love or hate, that can spark something inside us like; emotion, debate or sometimes a physical response. In this scenario our physical response is to dance! So you see a poster, for a dance workshop, over the Summer Holidays, what do you do? Ignore it? Now we all know just how amazing the Summer holidays can be, chilling out with friends, going into town, no school, the freedom you get feels amazing, major lie ins, late night film watching, however lets not forget those days you spend, perhaps when the weather isn't to great or when your mate is away on holiday and your trawling facebook, updating your status for the 5th time that day. Sometimes when you've got to much time on your hands, you just don't know what to do with it. So would you want to come and dance instead......hmmmm?? So lets break it down...

What goes on at a dance workshop? Well without stating the obvious, dancing. OK, so maybe I did state the obvious, but really the word dance can be so intangible and mean so many things to different people, I mean what was your first thought when dance was mentioned, ballet? Leg warmers and sweat bands? Diversity? We all have stereotypes and first impressions affect how we see things, and would perhaps make us not want to do something, when really we probably would've enjoyed it, I wonder if thats the case here, fear of the unknown? I'm not being funny but in a studio full of mirrors think about all the selfie potential! #studioselfie .....see i'm already obsessed....

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Less talking/ typing then, more dancing!! Let me show you a sneak peek of what you can expect if you did, see a poster for a dance workshop and decided to be brave and do it!

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So you've seen the type of thing you can expect, good music and moves in an amazing studio, and I promise it will be a lot of fun dancing, laughing and having a good time. Learning some great choreography and developing your dance skills! Youth Dance: Spectrum is for over 11's and will run on the 5th and 6th of August from 11am til 4pm on both days! Spectrum will be led by Iain Payne and myself, Jemma Louise, we so look forward to dancing with you! Don't miss out guys, its gonna be good!!

BOOK NOW!