Engaging people and communities within Plymouth with the transformational power of dance. Connecting, creating and celebrating dance in Plymouth by delivering citywide partnership projects that use dance as a vehicle for individual, cultural, organisational and social change.
Why the community needs us
Plymouth Dance creates and deliver the most exciting, innovative and accessible dance offer for our community. So many people don't have access to the transformational benefits of dance as part of their everyday life: such as the freedom to create; the opportunity to improve mental, physical and emotional health and well-being, whilst decreasing social isolation and exclusion. We know that it's vital that more people and communities have opportunities to watch, be part of and perform dance.
There are a range of opportunities across the city to participate in classes and workshops in a variety of styles and at various levels of expertise. From after-school dance clubs, to private dance schools and youth groups, children and young people can enjoy ballet, tap, jazz, bharata natyam, contemporary and hip-hop dance.
If you enjoy social dancing, there are classes in ballroom, ceroc, salsa and tango, as well as adult ballet and tap classes. As a dance student, graduate or dancer, professional there are workshops, master classes, intensive courses and a range of other professional development opportunities.
Our Tea Dances:
'Tea Dances with a Twist!' is an intergenerational, inclusive dance and social event that is primarily for participants over 50 and accessible for people who are in a wheelchair and/or living with Autism, Dementia, Alzheimers or Parkinsons. We aim to deliver a regular fun, social dance event that enables attendees to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, whilst decreasing loneliness, social isolation and social exclusion.
Whether you are a complete beginner or fancy brushing up on your footwork, you will be lead through a variety of dance styles from Waltz, Jive, Cha Cha Cha, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Hip Hop. No experience or partner necessary.
New dates will be added once the Government Coronavirus guidance allows us to resume public events.
We can deliver 'Tea Dance with a Twist!' events for commissioners. To date, we have presented events at Drake's Circus Shopping Centre, Plymouth Indoor Market, Tavistock Town Hall and the RESPECT Festival. Each event is bespoke and can include live and/or recorded music.
We are also able to deliver BITESIZED Tea Dances with a Twist! in care homes and residential settings, providing the opportunity to connect with others, participate in fun, accessible sessions and improve their mental, physical and emotional health and well-being, within a friendly environment. You have the option to provide tea (and cake) before and after the events to make it more of a social occasion, where residents can invite family and friends to join them.
The delivery of a 1 hour 'Tea Dance with a Twist! session will be brought to your care home by two of our highly skilled practitioners. The residents can take part in a range of dance styles and eras and enjoy the music; the content of the sessions are designed to be fully accessible to all abilities. We require a designated space to carry out the session and a minimum of one member of staff present at each session (and hopefully join in!)
Plymouth Dance offers a range of ways to develop professionally as a dance student, graduate or practitioner, including the volunteer training programme, internships, CPD training days, master classes and residencies. The Plymouth Dance Membership scheme provides information regarding local, regional, national and international job and training opportunities, as well as the option of career/project development mentoring/support.
- 26 to 64 years old
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