We have been in lockdown now for nearly 4 months and we have seen lots of changes in the outside world and in our online dance world!
We still can’t offer a start date for community sessions until the Government updates the lockdown rules surrounding dancing in public places but, in the meantime, demand for Zoom sessions continues to increase. We are so glad that people are enjoying this new way of dancing! Because there is demand we want to try and offer as many different opportunities for our participants as we can and we have some new sessions that are now enrolling.
We just wanted to update you on all the different options that are now available:
Every weekday at 9am:
Wake N Dance with DanceSyndrome’s Daves: A wake up dance session every weekday at 9:30am. Our cheery Dave’s can always bring a smile to your face and what better way to start the day than with a dance and a smile? This 30 minute session will get you ready for the day ahead. Thanks to funding, these sessions are FREE! You can sign up here: https://bit.ly/WakeNDance
Contemporary Dance 11am: A new style class looking at Contemporary Dance technique. This is a block of 6 sessions and in each session you will practice a contemporary dance routine which will be performed via video in the last session. Starts Monday 3rd August. 6 sessions costs £15 (£2.50 per session). You can sign up here: https://bit.ly/ContemporaryZoom
Street Dance at 1pm: The first block of 6 sessions has been a real success and at the request of the participants we are putting on a second block. This starts on 3rd August for 6 more weeks. You don’t need to have done the first block to join in, it’s suitable for all levels and no experience is necessary. Starts Monday 3rd August. 6 sessions costs £15 (£2.50 per session). You can sign up here: https://bit.ly/ZoomStreetDance
Infant Dance with Max – 10am: Max is our youngest Dance Leader at just 3 years old! Join him and his mum Cristina for this fun movement to music session. Max decides the moves and your children can join in and copy him or do their own thing. Children of all ages are welcome, but the session is aimed at pre-school aged children. The session is free thanks to funding. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/DSinfants
Everybody Dance 3pm: Our inclusive community dance workshops have been adapted for Zoom. Each session is brought to you by a different pair of leaders, one with a learning disability and one without a disability. Working together they deliver a fun, accessible and inclusive dance and fitness session for anyone who wants to get moving and have a good time. The sessions include both upbeat and gentle dance, together with movement to music, that can be adapted to meet your own needs. £2.50 per week. Find details of the next session here: https://dancesyndrome.co.uk/events/
Free YouTube/Facebook session 10am: As lockdown eases we’re seeing changing demand for our online dance services, so we will be making some changes to our YouTube/Facebook sessions. A new YouTube session will now be released every Thursday and you can still access previous sessions too on this link:
We are very grateful to Arts Council England, Community Foundation for Lancashire and Care Housing Association for the funding they have given us during lockdown to help our charity to continue to adapt and survive these challenging times! If you would also like to support us, you can donate directly through the form below, or visit our Fundraising page for other ways to support us. Thank you so much for your continued support!