We are pleased to share with you that we will be facilitating online work placements for 2 students from the University of Roehampton. They will be joining our Zoom classes on a Monday and Thursday, observing our teaching techniques and helping to lead online sessions. They start next week (18th January 2021).
We are most happy to be working with the University of Roehampton as a partner organisation and we look forward to welcoming Nicole and Rachel to our classes.
Some of you may remember our online Sponsume appeal for our summer holiday dance clubs for children in Blaenau Gwent; well happy to say that we reached our target of £400, due to your really generous donations. Together with financial assistance from Tai Calon Community Housing and the Archbishop of Wales Children’s Fund we will be running our free holiday clubs for children.
Our New Ground team will be running a series of holiday dance clubs around the county starting in July and continuing through the school summer holidays. The volunteers will be led by company dancer Catrin and our professional practitioner Krystal. They have already received some training leading groups and in customer care and are very keen to get going. Please see our what’s on page for details (you will need to turn the page for August)
Motus Dance Festival
Before we start, we have just one more performance of our Still Standing Tour 2014 at Motus Dance Festival at Milton Keynes this weekend. We will be performing our triple bill at the Festival at The Venue MK. Theo Clinkard also performing, so we’re in good company!
It would be great to see you there, here’s the booking details
In all, a great way to end our 2014 season, a quick break for me late August and then back to it all in September – hope you’ll join me (not for the break in Spain that is!)
With less than a week to go before we open our new touring programme, it’s all systems go here at the FFIN machine as you can well imagine.
So why you may well ask is the strap line for the show, Still Standing? As always with me, a number of reasons. Firstly and perhaps more importantly, it’s a play on the title of Stand Up Straight, the new work made by our company dancer Catrin Lewis: I like to thread the essence of the whole bill into the title of the show. And then rather more on a cryptic level, the company beset by the ever-gloomy nature of the dire financial situation in which we (as do many others) find ourselves, are actually still standing! We have an amazing network of support from our Board and volunteers, the public and of course our marvellous team of dancers and technical people who do well over and above their expected commitment.
Just a slight aside, we are currently trying to fund raise to provide free holiday dance classes for children and young people in the Blaenau Gwent area, please give generously if you can. You can follow this link by clicking on the words Holiday Dance Club –
We open our show at the brand new college campus for Coleg Y Cymoedd in Nantgarw next Tuesday March 11th at 7.30pm, it would be great to see you there.
Tickets £7 and £5 are available by calling 01443 663009
More blogs to follow, please join us as we continue our tour..