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NW Dance Listings Dance performance listings for the North West, Spring 2018. See NW Dance Listings
We are recruiting!!! Two part-time roles:- General Manager and Administritive Assistant click here for more information
Dance to Health

We're encouraging older adults in Cheshire East who have expereinced a fall or are concerned that they're getting a bit wobbly on their pins to join us for fun, sociable and creative dance sessions, specifically designed to help. Dance to Health launches in Macclesfield, Crewe and Congleton today. Go here to find out more.

More Reasons to Dance - Call out for Dance Artists with disabilities and Dance Artists working with people with disabilities. Go here to find out more about this project
New look Inquiring Bodies is launched save the date 27th Jan - For information on artists and to book on go here
Recruitment of Assistant Dance Artists and Peer Motivators for Dance to Health project Go here to find out more
Dates in September for Safeguarding and Inclusive Dance Training at our offices, find more about these opportunities here
Cheshire Dance can come to your premises and deliver Safeguarding to your staff, go here to find out more
To read about the NOW 2017 Dance Festival workshops, debate and performances go here
The new look Inquiring Bodies has now launched, and we would like your help to curate it, click here to let us know which featured artists you would like to see at the event

NOW Dance 2017 pictures are now available to view in our gallery.... Go and take a look here and for pictures from the workshop go here

Dates for this years Takover released, if you are aged 13-25 and are wanting to get creative on the 31st May - 2nd June go and find out how to get involved by clicking here

We are celebrating dance in Cheshire at the Now Dance Festival at the University of Chester on the 4th May go here to read about the the workshops, debate and performances
Read the latest version of our Wildfire news by clicking here this quarter there is more information on our Dance and Dementia Project go here for info, you can also read the Dance and Health evaluation document here
Dance to Health pilot evaluation is now published go here to read all about it...
Cheshire Dance are supporting the Knowing Body Network Frontiers of Dance and Health Symposium at the Bluecoat Liverpool. To read on and to book click here
Cheshire Dance are RECRUITING - An Emerging Dance Development Artist - 3 days per week. For more information and how to apply click here
We are very excited to welcome Fergus Early OBE (Green Candle Dance Co) on the 4th & 5th of Feb to deliver Dance, Older People & Dementia workshop for go here for more info
Rachel Freeman & Tayla Wood, Katye Coe, Dan Lowenstein, Trude Cone, Kate Jackson, Christopher Owen and Yael Flexer shared their Inquiries on the 3rd Nov @ MMU go here to find out more and visit the gallery for photos.
Dance Network Northwest Invitation to Artist Led for Aritists session led by Mary Prestidge and Bridget Fiske on 9th September for information go here
Break it Down a new street dance session for 7-11 year olds taught by one of our DOPE boys meet Alex here
Safeguarding Training on the 11th September at Cheshire Dance for more info go here
VOTE for Lion Salt Works in National Lottery Awards for 'Best Heritage Site 2016' Only contender in the North West... For more information on how to VOTE and about the project click here
RE:WIND Road to Rio dance facilitators blog and information on their latest performance on 2nd July here
Jack Robinson reflects on his dance career with Cheshire Dance in People Dancing Newsletter Participate here
Lauren Tucker gives an insight in what Take Over the Hall with Action Transport was about here
Rewinds Road to Rio pictures have now been uploaded to the gallery, go and take a look
Go to our new look gallery to see the pictures from the NOW Dance platform at the University of Chester
Click here for the NOW Dance programme on the 27th April
Read all about what we are upto by clicking into Wildfire
Cheshire Dance and Action Transport Theatre are taking over Whitby Hall in June 2016 for a three day x-artform project for ages 11+ go here for more information
Rewind Youth Theatre run jointly by Theatre in the Quater and Cheshire Dance are performing their piece on the Rio Olympics next week, click here for more information
NOW Dance Platform April 27th @ 7.30 pm @ University of Chester Kingsway Campus. Details here

Inquiring Bodies 3 images now live. Thanks to Adam Benjamin, our fabulous host at Plymouth Uni and to all the guest artists and fellow inquiers. Great road trip! See also main Inquiring Bodies page.

'I wish I could do this everyday I would learn so much', 'Connected, Challenged, Inspired by many', 'Was able to find a strong connection with my body in a way I haven’t really experienced before'.

-participants from IB3

Calling Dance Artists and Professionals connected to the North West of England. Get involved in a new dance conversation in the region. Join Dance Network North West. More info here.

Dance fans! Click here for information on a brand new show being performed in Cheshire and Ormskirk in October: Tales of the Tides

Calling all dancers aged 11-17 click here to see our youth group opportunities
For details of Inquiring Bodies November 2015 and for details of our guest artists click here
Dance to Health, a ground-breaking new project with older people gets underway.

Cheshire Dance are currently recruiting for 4 x Volunteer Aritst's for a dance for falls prevention programme here and 1 x Shadowing Dance Artist to support a 6 week pilot project delivering movement and dance for stroke patients at Macclesfield Hospital here

The DfE admits the negative impact of the EBacc on the arts in a new report.

Images from the Dance:Ground performance at the Lion Salt Works now available in the Gallery. More info on the project here.
Cheshire Dance are excited to be delivering alongside Ruth Spencer on the 6th-7th September a CPD for Artists wanting to refresh/gain skills in delivering-Dance to Adults with disabilities click here for more information
Cheshire Dance are helping the Children and Young Peoples Dance Network in the North to get more people to sign up to their database click here to see what it is all about
18th July performance times have been released for Danceground places are limited so booking is essential to book email or for more information click here
17th July We are holding a DACh (Dance Artists Cheshire) an opportunity to exchange views and information and to meet other Dance Artists living in Cheshire click here for more information and how to book onto this free event

Check out our boys DOPE at the U Dance North West 2015 Regional Platform... To just see the boys you need to forward to 13.30 mins!!

Rosalind Holgate Smith our Dance Development Artist for Cheshire East recently attended the Material for the Spine workshop at the Siobhan Davies Studios, she wants to share her experiences click here to find out more
Opportunity to perform with Cheshire Dance at the RHS Tatton Show 22-26th July 2015. Click here for more information
We would like to invite you to the celebration of Intergenerational dance for more information click here
Click here to view the pictures from the fabulous two day intensive with Karen Nelson
Go to the gallery here to view the pictures from our 2nd CI Jam residential in our USA/UK series
We are recruiting up to 3 Assistant Dance Artists to support the delivery of 3 dance and falls prevention programmes for Older People across Cheshire West and Chester. For more information click here

Safeguarding Training, 13th Sept 2015 - Keep your practice safe and up to date! Only 20 spaces available..

For more information and how to book on click here

Some great images from a unique In THIS Moment CPD opportunity for artists, carers, support workers, activities co-ordinators and personal assistants to support dance and movement activites for the elderly, including guest dancers from Beechmere care home.
Cheshire Dance have recruited for a Lead Artist for Dance:Ground an exciting youth dance project more details of this exciting project here
The Dancing Games 3 minute film is now available to view on artplayer TV . Cheshire Dance summer 2014 project commissioned by the Just So Festival. We survivied The Dancing Games will you... Coming soon to a woodland near you...

Karen Nelson Contact Improvisation Intensive 24th-25th April 2015

Unimaginable~Flow~Resonance. An opportunity to engage deeper with Karen Nelson during this two day workshop

Contact Improvisation Jam 16th -19th April 2015

Come and join us at the Conway Retreat Centre, Anglesey with Karen Nelson from the USA and Jacqueline McCormick UK/USA

Inquiring Bodies 2 photographs are now available to view in our gallery

'what a truly wonderful day, generous and
spirited- i think it will feed me for a good while…' Simon Whitehead Inquiring Bodies 2 Guest Artist

ITM films hit the headlines on news….

'Intergenerational Dance Project ITM can inspire people accross the sectors'. Mutual psychological and emotional growth shines through beautifully.'

On 25th February 2015 Cheshire Dance is providing a unique In THIS Moment CPD opportunity for artists, carers, support workers, activities co-ordinators and personal assistants to support dance and movement activites for the elderly.
Cheshire Dance is bringing Bodycartography Project back to the UK for a 2 day intensive, 28th & 29th November, @ Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe.
Inquiring Bodies 2, 12th Nov 2014, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe Campus. Meet our guest artists for Inquiring Bodies 2.

The Dancing Games
'Absolutely Brilliant' (Participant and audience member comment) - The Dancing Games, 15th - 17th August. More info and images.

In THIS Moment celebration events at Beechmere and Sables Cottage. Places are limited. To attend, please contact
More info here
Cheshire Dance joins Cabasa Carnival Arts to brighten up the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park, 23rd-27th July 2014. More...
Safeguarding Training, 21st Sept 2014 - Keep your practice safe!. More info...
D.O.P.E. and Cheshire Dance Youth Performance Co. auditions now open! See
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'I don’t remember everything anymore but it’s ok.  I don’t have to when I’m dancing. I don’t feel alone anymore and I have my confidence back.' Ivy (Alzheimers Sufferer)

Can you support our dance programme with Alzheimers sufferers. Donate online now

Gallery Update
Check out recent goings on through the lens. Photo Gallery

Calling all Artists.
CPD for dance artists working with older people
14th May, 2014 in Crewe. Click here for more details or here to book.

Calling all Teachers.
CPD for primary and special needs teachers. Develop inclusive and child-centred approaches in dance, including links to Arts Award and Artsmark.
6th May, 2014 at Leighton Academy, 4pm - 6pm
7th May, 2104 at Kelsall Primary School, 4pm - 6pm
Click here for more details and to book.


Latest information on the ci jam here.


Alito Alessi joins us from the USA in April 2014.
Alito will be delivering an Introduction to DanceAbility on 5th & 6th April at Chester University.
Alito and Cheshire Dance's Jacqueline McCormick will be hosting a (c)ontact (i)mprovisation residental jam on 11th, 12th, 13th April at the Conway Retreat Centre on Anglesey.

  Artist Audition - 7th March 2014. The Dancing Games at the Just So Festival.

Helping YOU get older people healthy through dance.
A unique CPD opportunity to receive training, workshop appropriate material and experience hands-on working with older people
Developed from our current In THIS Moment project.
Wednesday 14th May 2014 - BOOK NOW !

Inquiring Bodies, 12th Nov 2014 Save the date. A CPD day for artists sharing their work with other artists.

Click on the archive link to see what happened last November.

New Blazin' newsletter (Autumn 2013) for schools and young people
See our new ConfiDance Leaflet for our comprehensive dance offer for primary, secondary and special schools inc. support for ArtsMark and Arts Award.
New term of classes starting in April. See which class suits you best and come along.
Calling all young dancers aged 12-17. AUDITIONS for Boys D.O.P.E Crew and Youth Performance Group, 29th September 2013 at Winsford Library. More information, flyer and booking form here.
Let's Connect are dancing again! - A great celebration workshop with the Let's Connect dancers. Check out the action here.
Cheshire Dance goes international, check out our 'Green Creatures in Town' film, a commission for Festival D'Avignon, delivered in partnership with Milan based Associazion Culturale Vi.D.A and dancers from M.A.D. Time.
Local Govt Assoc Conference - Cheshire Dance invasion! The 8 minute invasion was caught on videophone and is on our channel.
COLLECT: Live!, The Documentary of the COLLECT:Capture project, including extracts from Cheshire Dance's COLLECT:Live are now available online.
In THIS Moment, celebrating the youthfulness of young and older people, gets underway. In THIS Moment is an 18 month intergenerational dance project linking residential care centres with primary schools and their local community. And its also about taking a fresh look at dance as an artform with these groups, supported by a local partnership and The Baring Foundation. More Here
The Moment When ... round-up. What a great 2012! More here.

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