We are pleased to announce that four of our youth ambassadors have formed their own company to provide much needed free summer dance classes for children and young people. With the help of a grant from Tai Calon Community Housing, Louis Norman has got together with 3 of our youth dancers, Emma, Gemma and Cariad and formed Evoke Dance.
The aim of the project is to evoke emotion in children and young people though creativity. Evoke Dance will be carrying out a series of free dance sessions throughout the summer holidays in St Mary’s Church Hall in Brynmawr, South Wales UK
It’s an ambitious project that has involved a lot of planning for them and of course FFIN DANCE will be supporting them in their endeavour.
Well done to them all for showing initiative and motivation – good luck!
This is the second year of our A Level Dance Course for students and we shortly see the young dancers presenting their choreographies and performing solos for their practical test. Part of the test involves choreographing a group dance based on given stimuli, and the other part of the test sees the students performing a solo dance choreographed in the style of a set practitioner. In the case of the latter, we have chosen the great Jerome Robbins: our company dancer Catrin has choreographed a short solo in this style which the students will perform for the examiner.
Each week the students have been working hard with their group dancers to make some lovely work. One piece has examined the music of Goldmund, another has translated a visual image into a 3 minute dance work, another has looked at an Oriental tea garden – very diverse topics.
There will of course be a written examination at the end of the course where the students answer questions on a given period of dance history and a set work.
A really tough course, designed to test the all round skills of a dance student, not the “flinging around a studio waving your arms” examination that some people may have us believe!
I am immensely proud of the way in which our students have undertaken their tasks and sincerely hope that they will be rewarded with good results, I wish them all the luck they deserve for their hard work.
We aim to raise £400 to provide free holiday dance clubs for children and young people in Abertillery. Please donate if you can, no donation is too small – there is also a free offer available to donors!
We 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.
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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.
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