MADE IN SCOTLAND, ADORED IN THAILAND
It’s been an astonishing few weeks for our flagship inclusive dance ensemble: Indepen-dance 4 travelled to Bangkok to perform their critically acclaimed show ‘Four Go Wild in Wellies’ to rave reviews and standing ovations. The group dazzled the international audience and no sooner had they completed a long-haul flight back to Scotland, and been invited to perform in Australia, than they were back on the road for a press launch in Edinburgh. The incredible purpose of this press launch was to reveal that Made in Scotland had selected Indepen-dance 4 to appear in their coveted showcase at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. The event was attended by everyone from the best artists in the country, to the media and even the Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop (pictured). This will undoubtedly give the group a platform to build on their success and a brilliant opportunity to reach more people with their ground-breaking work. It also means there will be at least 23 more chances for you to see their fantastic show at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe this August.
‘Four Go Wild In Wellies’ will take place at @dancebase (Venue 22) on the following dates: August 3rd- 5th (preview), August 7th- 26th (not Mondays) August 9th, 16th, 23rd (Relaxed Performances), August 7th (2 for 1)
PLEASE NOTE: Term 1 classes stop for the summer holidays on June 30th
The Summer Shindig is Back!!!
At Indepen-dance HQ we have been loving the beautiful weather the last couple of weeks. It’s been the hottest spring/summer we can remember, making it the perfect time to announce the return of the Summer Shindig.
This is a week-long dance course of fun and dancing at the Maryhill Community Centre. Our team will keep you motivated and energised during the week along with a sharing on the final day to showcase everyone’s talent.
The adult week (17+) will be 16th July – 20th July 10am-2pm The youth week (8-16 years) will be 23rd July – 27th July 10am-2pm £15 day fee or £60 block booking for the week.
We’re Going to Have a Party in George Square!!!
The European Championships is a new sporting spectacle taking place in Berlin and Glasgow between August 1st-12th. Expect all sorts of live entertainment across the city with George Square becoming the heart of the festival. This is where you will find Indepen-dance with a free performance on August 4th from 10.30am- 11.00am alongside many other talented community groups. The performance, titled ‘Impulse Relay’, is a collaboration between our Indepen-dance Young 1’z, musicians from the Sensatronic Lab and our friends at Sense Scotland. They will be using cutting edge digital technology mixed with choreography by the excellent Cheryl McChesney. Everyone is welcome so please bring your friends and family along. You can see the Impulse Relay Live at George Square on August 4th at 10.30 am
We are sad to say goodbye to Danielle Banks who was an inspiring part of our team. We have also parted ways with Jade Adamson who did an incredible job as our freelance marketing officer. We wish them the very best for any new challenges and thank them for their hard work. It’s not all bad news though as we would also like to welcome Bejal Desai who has joined as the new Administrator, Mark McGhee, our new Community Marketing and Communications Officer, and Carly Flannery, our new Admin and HR Manager.
In this issue, we would like to shine a light on every single one of our volunteers…
‘We have a wonderfully diverse group of volunteers, many of whom started as class participants and then expressed an interest in giving back. Indepen-dance has always valued its volunteers and their contributions, we would like to say a big thank you for all of your time and commitment. Your input to the company means so much to all of the staff and participants’
If you have checked your emails at any point in the last month then you are probably already sick of hearing about it. But if not, strap in for some riveting information. GDPR is a new regulation by the EU designed to keep your data safe. As such we have been contacting all our mailing list to sign up again to confirm that you are happy to keep receiving email updates from us. If you would like to stay up to date with the latest news, competitions and opportunities from Indepen- dance, sign up at www.indepen-dance.org.uk
Take Your Hat Off to Dance Your Shoes Off
We’ve had seven incredible years with Dance Your Socks Off (0-5 Years) so we recently decided to pilot a class called Dance Your Shoes Off aimed at those between the ages of 5-8 . We are happy to say it went very well indeed so we have decided to make it a regular occurrence every Saturday at The Pearce Institute.
Also, for those who would like to seriously step it up and try and take their skills to the next level, we started a new class this term called ‘Next Generation’. This class supports young disabled dancers with their progression of turning their hobbies into a full time profession.
WEEKLY CLASSES DATES FOR TERM 2
MONDAYS , 30th July * – 8th October, Glasgow at the CCA Adults, 11am- 12 noon , Adults 1pm- 2pm * 30th July Adult Class CCA changed to The Pearce Institute
TUESDAYS, 14th August- 9th October, The SDTA 5.30pm- 6.30pm, ages 10-18 The Pather Community Centre , Wishaw , 5.30pm- 6.30pm , ages 8- 16
WEDNESDAYS , 1st August- 10th October , Pollokshields at The Tramway ** Adult Performance Company 10.30am- 12 noon , 1.00pm – 2.00pm The Next Generation (Invite only), 2.30pm – 4pm 9.15am – 10.30am (Professional/ Experienced Contemporary Class) Wednesdays, 1st August- 10th October at Maryhill Community Centre Adults 11am- 12noon, Adults 1pm – 2pm Wednesdays, 15th August- 10th October at The Pearce Institute Ages 13-20 at 17:30- 18:30 , Young 1`z at 18.30- 20:00 ** 1st and 8th August classes will have a new venue To Be Confirmed
THURSDAYS , 2nd August – 11th October at The Tramway , Pollokshields Dance Your Socks Off, 0-5 year olds, 9:40am – 10:10am and 10:15am – 10:45am Adults 11am- 12 noon , Adults 1pm- 2pm Thursdays at Share Scotland, Govan Touch Trust for severe and complex learning difficulties 12:45pm – 1.45pm Thursdays at The Link Community Centre, Cumbernauld ,Ages 10-18, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
FRIDAYS, 3rd August – 12th October at Queens Park Govanhill Parish Church Adult classes 11am- 12pm and 1pm- 2pm Social Class at SDTA, ages 18 + (6.30pm – 8.00pm) followed by social in the local
SATURDAY , 18th August- 13th October Kilmarnock, Kay Parish Hall , Family Class , 10.30am- 11.30am Clydebank, St. Peter The Apostle , Family Class, 11am- 12 noon Dance Your Shoes Off, ages 5-8, The Pearce Institute, 1.30pm- 2.30pm
NEXT TRAINING DAY EVENT on August 28th at Partick Burgh Hall, faciliated by Eve Mutso and Joel Brown (Candoco) teaching their famous techniques (both Pictured above)
FRIENDS OF INDEPEN-DANCE
We could not do the vital work we need to without the help of people like Fiona Ross and Ann- Marie Flavell who recently did a Kiltwalk for Indepen-dance, and all our volunteers who colleted money at IKEA. We will be fundraising at IKEA again on 22nd/ 23rd September so please give us a call if you’re available to give us a hand! Through our Friends of Indepen-dance scheme you can support us for a small monthly fee and gain a host of exclusive perks in return. For more info go to www.indepen-dance.org.uk/friends-of- indepen-dance. Finally, did you know you can leave a legacy with us? If you would like to donate a small portion of your will to help us maintain the classes, support and events we produce then please contact us at email@example.com or call us on 0141 552 3555 – we can help ensure you leave a footprint in the future that will benefit those who really need it. Thank you to everyone who already does support us, you keep us dancing.
Indepen-Dance, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU 0141 552 3555 firstname.lastname@example.org www.indepen-dance.org.uk Indepen-dance is a Scottish registered charity no. SC033239. Company no. 294643