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The Dance Network Association Community Interest Company
c/o Learning and Participation @ The Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate
Colchester
CO1 1PT

Venue details:

Opening Times:

10.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday

Description:

The Dance Network Association is passionate about offering a wealth of dance participation and education to local communities in Essex and its neighbouring counties.

Our mission is to raise the profile of dance in Essex and further afield. We seek to do this through the provision of affordable high quality dance delivery for local communities, individuals, schools and young people more generally.

We seek to:
- increase the opportunities available for everyone in the community to engage in dance
- encourage happy and healthy lifestyles through dance activity by promoting self-esteem, confidence, mobility and general fitness
- widen aspirations by providing both performance opportunities and the opportunity to be part of a community audience
- enhance the quality of dance provision across the county by offering support in schools and through
professional development programmes and qualifications
- build a coherent and progressive dance future for Essex and its neighbouring counties
- (above all) have fun dancing!

Cafe / Shop:

No

Events & Activities at this venue...

  • North Essex Dance Network COME AND JOIN US!
    You can join us at any time throughout the year. In return your school will receive the following: A network meeting once a term Support for school to implement or continue to run after school dance clubs and for freelancers to offer work to deliver Training programme days (twilights/mini workshop series) Opportunity to attend dance performances Opportunity to take pupils/dancers to take part in an annual festival. Don't forget this is the perfect way to spend that Primary Sports Premium and complete your Arts Mark Quality principles

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  • Mid Essex Dance Network COME AND JOIN US!
    You can join us at any time throughout the year. In return your school will receive the following: A network meeting once a term Support for school to implement or continue to run after school dance clubs and for freelancers to offer work to deliver Training programme days (twilights/mini workshop series) Opportunity to attend dance performances Opportunity to take pupils/dancers to take part in an annual festival. Don't forget this is the perfect way to spend that Primary Sports Premium and complete your Arts Mark Quality principles

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  • Youth Dance Company Braintree
    lasses are open to any dancer between the ages of 7 - 26 starting from £30.00 per term (10 weeks) across Essex to attend, auditions are necessary for the Youth Dance Companies. As a member of the dance company dancers will represent the county at performances curated by both The Dance Network Association and other local and national partners. Members will also be able to work towards Arts Award qualifications and our programmes qualify as an Essex Children's University Learning Destination for the children and young people's passports. OPEN DAYS Come and try a free dance session throughout September (See website or contact us for further details) and get a taste for what being a member of a company involves. Attending an Open Day does not commit you to auditioning for the company. AUDITIONS Auditions are free of charge.  You do not need to prepare a dance for the auditions.  You may apply to attend an audition without attending an Open Day.  Our auditions take place during the week of 16 October please visit the website or contact us for full class details. To book an open day or audition please send your name, date of birth and contact details to:  T: 07561 267 332 or email: emma@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk  or for more information please go to www.dancenetworkassociation.org.uk

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  • Family Interactive Dance 0-5yrs
    Our award winning programme ‘Interactive Family Dance’ (Essex Prize Challenge winners April 2017) has proven a reduction in social isolation with parents and carers with children between the ages of 0 -5 years of age and an increase in general health and well-being. The focus of our idea is to explore the impact that creative dance, paired with providing basic nutritional information in family centres/locations, can help address various health issues including childhood obesity, loneliness and isolation. We will advise, support and educate both young dancers and their parents/carers in a fun and non-patronising environment involving hourly dance sessions of physical activity. These will be followed by a space where families can come together, talk, discuss, make friends and socialise over a cup of tea and healthy snacks. 

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  • Colchester Youth Dance Company
    Classes are open to any dancer between the ages of 7 - 26 starting from £30.00 per term (10 weeks) across Essex to attend, auditions are necessary for the Youth Dance Companies. As a member of the dance company dancers will represent the county at performances curated by both The Dance Network Association and other local and national partners. Members will also be able to work towards Arts Award qualifications and our programmes qualify as an Essex Children's University Learning Destination for the children and young people's passports. OPEN DAYS Come and try a free dance session throughout September (See website or contact us for further details) and get a taste for what being a member of a company involves. Attending an Open Day does not commit you to auditioning for the company. AUDITIONS Auditions are free of charge.  You do not need to prepare a dance for the auditions.  You may apply to attend an audition without attending an Open Day.  Our auditions take place during the week of 16 October please visit the website or contact us for full class details. To book an open day or audition please send your name, date of birth and contact details to:  T: 07561 267 332 or email: emma@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk  or for more information please go to www.dancenetworkassociation.org.uk

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  • Springblast 2018
    Our annual performance platforms offer the opportunity for education and community groups to share their works. Come and support our dancers by booking your tickets .

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