Winter Dance Faktry Festival 2014

Image Paul Trask

Image Paul Trask

Building upon the success of the past five twice-yearly festivals, FFIN DANCE is excited to offer to all professional dancers who have completed their dance training

a three-day intensive PPD Professional Performance Development in the studio with the company, taking daily technique class and learning current repertory on
December 11th-13th 2014

Cost: £40 which includes a free ticket for the Winter Dance Faktry Festival on the Saturday evening

Deadlines for applications Friday 21st November 2014 at 5pm

Please apply via email attaching a current CV or send hard copy to our home address.   Details below.

Contact: Sue Lewis

C/O The Met,
Mitre Street,
NP13 1AL

07854 910926


Masters At Work

Laura Mumby Photography

Laura Mumby Photography

I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend the whole day in the studio today without having to rush off to a meeting, or similar.

The day started with Ben teaching class: it’s been really interesting to watch the development in the dancers’ technique this week.  Such a great treat for them to not only be taught by such an expert in various techniques, but also a teacher who plays for his class.  In this way the musical phrasing for the exercises is played by the person who has set the exercise patterning, this is rare!!  I hope the dancers know how lucky they are (in fact I know they do appreciate it)


Our guests for company class, Dan and Jess, are developing too in their confidence around the sequences and looking much more assured.

As I write, Gary is teaching a wondrous meaty phrase full of shifts and changes of facings and energy.  Dancers looking great.  Gary makes it all look so easy, so effortless and this is very inspiring for the dancers, having such a great performer who has personal informed knowledge of his material is a great learning tool.

Ben is creating music on his laptop and already coming up with ideas for our time together in September (fingers crossed that we get the funding).

So indeed masters at work, and we can’t wait to share it all with you, hope you can get along to one of our performances

sue lewis

Brand New Start

After a marvellous Christmas time spent with family and friends, I’ve been back in the office, putting finishing touches on some things and starting the wheels in motion for more longer term elements.  I loved the first day back: it was like picking up the threads and off to go again, but refreshed with new energy and vigour.  One of the many things about being freelance is that you don’t dread going to work, because you are creating your own opportunities and seeing them realise.

I am busy making preparations for the Easter Intensives and Easter Dance Faktry Festival and also getting the finishing touches on our marketing material for Inspired 2013, which is really exciting.  Chatting to international contacts is also pretty thrilling, with a view to taking Inspired overseas.

A new venture started for us in December 2012, where we started seeling our own merchanidise: our hand knitted gloves went down a storm!  We are expecting a batch of FFIN DANCE cotton tote bags soon, I’ll keep you posted!

Many thanks for your support and interest in our work during 2012, here’s to a great new season ahead.

sue lewis