An Intense Time

Working with New Ground

As a member of ‘The Move’ Blaenau Gwent Youth Dance Company, I am currently very busy rehearsing for the upcoming show ‘winter dance faktry festival‘. I am featured in 3 of the pieces. One is performing with ‘The Move’ another with AYDC and finally as a volunteer for New Ground.

I have really enjoyed volunteering for New Ground and feel that it has been a very worth while experience. I am really looking forward to performing all 3 pieces Saturday. The past few weeks of ‘The Move’ classes have been very intense to insure me and my peers perform ‘Deeper’ to the best of our ability. I think this intense process makes me a better dancer in the long run.

I really enjoy being challenged and pushed, because I feel that I improve and gain confidence within this process. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning and rehearsing all 3 pieces and I’m looking forward to performing all 3 pieces in the show on Saturday.

 Gemma Aubrey aged 15

All Systems Go

Photo Paul Trask
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Each year passes and we sit down and plan the diary – and we all agree that one of our highlights of the dance faktry year is the Winter Dance Faktry Festival.  As you know the dance faktry is our education and outreach unit of FFIN DANCE, where we undertake vital dance activity in the community.  I truly believe that dance can change your life for the good, and in over 30 years experience I have proof of this.

This year we have invited 2 emerging professional dance companies Ceyda Tanc Dance and Exim Dance to present their work in our platform.  We are committed to supporting emerging choreographers and dancers and we will be offering guidance and support to the 2 companies not just at the WDFF but through the coming months for them, preparing to show their work across the UK.

Working with children and young people in the Abertillery area has been a privilege and joy, I feel forever very humbled knowing that we have been a small part of their love for dance.  We are looking forward to showing work we created for New Ground, Six Bells Kids Club, Scarf Dance, Abertillery Youth Dance Company and presenting the 2 Blaenau Gwent Youth Dance Companies -The Move and JAM.

We hope that you can support our Festival and show these young artists that they have a future in the arts.  You can support by attending the Festival on November 17th at The Met in Abertillery or by making a donation to our future work with young people

Supporting the Festival
The Met Box Office


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Winter Dance Faktry Festival

Abertillery Youth Dance Company
Photo Paul Trask

Our next performance will be on Saturday 17th November 2012 at 7.30pm at The Met, Abertillery NP13 1AL

We will be showcasing our work in the community and will be presenting the work of 2 emerging professional companies:

Exim Dance (Plymouth)
Ceyda Tanc Dance (London)

Our company dancer Adam Murphy will be making a work for children in the Abertillery area, and our youth volunteer Olivia Davies will be making her choreographic debut making work with the children of Six Bells.


Ticket prices £8 and £6 (early bird prices £7 and £5 if purchased before the day of the show)

Box Office 01495 322510 (9am – 5pm week days)