New adventures

Desire To Dance ticketsOur new project Desire To Dance has kicked off with 2 marvellous performances at Bedwellty House, Tredegar in South Wales and St Paul’s Church, London.  The aim of this project is to work in partnership with a community dance group who is situated near a chosen venue: the venues all being in the heart of the community and offering cultural interest to the people of that community.  We are specifically interested in performing this work outside of traditional theatre venues to demonstrate that any space can be a space to perform, and to develop new audiences for dance in terms of both participating and watching.  In addition, the venue gets an intimate and up-close performance of our current triple bill – Power Of 3

I was delighted with new friendships made at both of the venues, the extent of which can’t be documented really.
The staff at Bedwellty House had never hosted a dance performance in their beautiful Grade 2 listed Regency Villa, but really went the extra mile (and more) to help us achieve success.  Similarly, at St Paul’s Church in Marylebone, the priest and her staff were outstanding in their hospitality and kindness (even offering me a parking space for the day as someone had already parked in my JustParking pre-paid space grr…)
The children and young people of Tredegar Comprehensive School, Wales and Highgate School, London were wonderful in their energy and commitment, again going well past what we had expected.

My thanks to the staff of the groups again for supporting our projects and to our company dancers who worked ridiculously long days to achieve perfection.

If you have any ideas for future partnerships in 2016 with youth groups/schools, please don’t hesitate to contact me info@ffindance.co.uk or text 07854 910926

sue lewis

 

 

The madness kicking in ..

The Move Image Paul Trask

The Move
Image Paul Trask

Once again the Ffin Dance Faktry Festival is fast approaching and we have all been working tirelessly preparing for not only the 2014 Easter Dance Faktry Festival but also the A-Level Dance qualification with the FFIN DANCE Outreach and Education programme.

This year the festival has seemed to sneak up on us and there is only a matter of days until the madness of festival week kicks in. Members of all the County Dance groups have been rehearsing for the show, especially both the Blaenau Gwent County Youth Dance Companies who will be performing their new work at the festival this year. At Move (senior county company) we have had a chance to prepare our new work “Perseid” at a number of events that FFIN DANCE has been invited to show their work at this season  This has been a great opportunity for the other youth dancers and myself to really show what youth dancers are capable of achieving.

This year’s show is destined to be the most successful yet and I am very excited to be able to perform once again in one of the local theatres in the county. This year’s faktry festival is especially exciting for me as the senior dancer of The Move as we will be working alongside FFIN DANCE company dancers Catrin and Megan at the Easter Dance Faktry Intensives which is a high-energy series of technical master classes. This once again, has been one of the busiest times of the calendar for The Move and for the Faktry. Let’s hope we survive the week !!

Louis Norman, Senior Dancer The Move

AS/A Level Dance Course

A Level flyerWe are pretty excited to announce that the ffin dance faktry will be offering AS/A Level Dance from September 2013.

We will be working from our home base at The Met Centre in Abertillery, where we have a lovely large studio space together with a conference room with great wi-fi facilities and large picture windows overlooking the hillsides of the Tillery Valley.  The written examination will be taken at nearby Abertillery Comprehensive School.
The course will cover aspects of dance performance, choreography, anatomy for dancers, appreciation of dance works, dance history and healthy lifestyle for dancers.

Learners will be expected to participate in high level dance activities outside of the course, thereby giving additionality to their studies.

FFIN DANCE Missing Pages Image Paul Trask

FFIN DANCE
Missing Pages
Image Paul Trask

The course will commence on September 19th and will run regularly in term times from 7.15  – 9.30pm.
We have already attracted sponsorship from Tudor Brewery of Abertillery who will offer a free scholarship to one lucky learner for a whole year, we will also be approaching other companies to follow suit.
We are most happy that we can now offer a formal qualification in Dance for learners to turn their talents into points for University or gain access to professional Dance training conservatoires.

Course fees will include all exam entrance costs and tutor fees for one year, registration has now started and we will take a maximum of 15 learners to ensure standards of excellence throughout.

If you would like to contact us feel free to e mail info@ffindance.co.uk or text 07854 910926