Young dancers looking for their next challenge have the opportunity to take part in a two-day dance workshop led by professionals this Easter.
Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne first adapted Edward Scissorhands for the dance stage in 2005. This Easter holiday, The Dance Movement will again be teaming up with Re:Bourne, the charitable arm of Sir Matthew’s dance company, New Adventures, to offer a dance workshop for 25 dancers aged 11 to 19. The workshop will be run as a typical rehearsal and will include the learning of choreography from the show Edward Scissorhands and creative tasks which the Company used to make the show.
“Having previously collaborated with Re:Bourne, we’re very excited to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity to local young people,” says Rachel Palmer, Programme Director at The Dance Movement. “Professional dancers from Re:Bourne will lead the workshop so it promises to be an intensive experience that participants will benefit from enormously. Young dancers wanting a taste of what it’s like to be a professional or simply to challenge themselves will learn a great deal over the two days.”
The two-day workshop will be held at the Farnham Maltings on 6 and 7 April from 9.30am to 4.30pm. An early bird rate of £40 per day is being offered to the first ten dancers who sign up. Once these places have been booked, the price will revert to £45 per day. Dancers will need to book for both days. The Dance Movement, New Adventures and Re:Bourne are committed to making dance accessible to all. If price is a barrier to access, please get in touch with Rachel Palmer at The Dance Movement as there are a number of free places and reduced bursaries available. To book or find out more information please email Rachel Palmer.
The workshops will also provide scope for dancers who teach in the local community to observe or participate. Rachel Palmer explains: “As part of our aim to support the local community, we are offering dance artists the chance to take part in both workshops. They will be able to watch and learn from the highly talented Re:Bourne team and join in with the day’s activities. The cost is £40 per day and will be a great way for them to stimulate their creative practice.”
Places are limited and can be booked online.
The Dance Movement, a not-for-profit community-based dance company, is passionate about the benefits of dance for young people. Dancers have to be extremely fit so it is an excellent way for children and young adults to be active. As well as being agile and athletic, dancers have great strength and stamina.