Take a look at a glimpse of our October half term digital dance project STREAM
We are delighted to share our news with you that we have commissioned Liam Riddick to choreograph our new work for 2020/2021 The Three Sections
Liam, a former dancer with BalletBoyz and principal with Richard Alston Dance Company, is no stranger to The Beaufort Theatre and FFIN DANCE.
When he was a dance student with Sue Lewis at Coleg Gwent he was a staunch member of the dance faktry youth dance class, Combination Dance which is still running on a Wednesday evening (via Zoom at the moment)
Liam is thrilled to be working with us, we begin the process remotely on November 2nd.
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Due to generous funding from the WCVA Recovery Fund, we have been able to appoint two exceptional new members of staff to expand our Outreach team at FFIN DANCE in this most difficult time.
Catrin and Julian will be working with our current partners and also making new links within the community. We will be finding alternative ways of engaging with everyone, you may wish to have a look at some of our projects by clicking this link.
We are delighted to have this opportunity to increase our work within the community.
Here are their e mail addresses should you wish to get in touch
We are setting up new projects all the time and would love to hear from you if you would like to be included.
Text 07854 910926 if you’d like to get in touch
We’d like you to be the first to hear all about our new inititiatve – the FFIN DANCE zoom school.
Following on from our highly successful dance classes throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, we have launched our new term of classes starting in September. In addition to our weekly classes and videos, we are introducing short courses which last 3 or 4 weeks aimed at an intensive learning experience.
The timetable will be out very soon, so keep keen …
Let’s get our dancing feet going
Please can you help to support us to get our feet dancing after lockdown?
Please click here for our crowdfunding page
As we move further towards life back in the normal lane, I take the time to reflect on how things have been over the past few months during lockdown.
We have been most fortunate to get support from The National Lottery Community Fund, Community Foundation in Wales and more recently from GAVO to keep in touch with our community and find new ways of working together.
Children and young people from our dance faktry have written and sent postcards to members of the community who have been self isolating, those who have been in hospital, those who may have needed a bit of “cheering up” and those who are alone.
Our company dancers and teachers have filmed dance classes and exercises to do at home and they have been posted on social media. We are now in our ninth week of online dance classes via Zoom, having taught 30 classes in that time. The classes are free for the community and we have had some wonderful feedback from parents and the young people themselves.
I think that we are one of the first professional dance companies in the UK to announce our virtual summer dance school. This is free to participants of all ages and abilities and will involve the creation of a new dance film to be screened on August 7th.
We have plans to reopen our café with a take away service as our first step to resuming activity in our beloved Beaufort Theatre
We have found new ways of working and will continue to do that, already we have found that many things can be done differently to good effect.
However, nothing can take away the feeling of being together in a studio – creating, learning, dancing together. Nothing can be as good as the thrill of seeing our Main House full of people coming to watch live performances, maybe for the first time. Nothing can beat the feeling of family that we have at FFIN DANCE
We hope that we will all be together again soon, in whatever way the new normal dictates. Stay safe everyone and keep dancing …
We are delighted to share with you that we have been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation in Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund to connect with our community through a series of online dance and exercise classes. Our team of professional dancers at FFIN DANCE will be starting this Thursday and Friday (April 30th) with free online classes to the community. The classes will be aimed at all ages and all levels and will be joined through Zoom. In addition to this our dance faktry will be sending cheery post cards to vulnerable members of our community as a way of connecting with those who are isolated or in care homes and hospitals. We are truly grateful to the Community Foundation in Wales for giving us this opportunity to keep our vital work going in our community throughout lockdown and during the period following that: a time of uncertainty for us all.
Look out for details on our social media sites: