Volunteer With Us!
Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer With Us!

Passionate about Dance?  Enjoy meeting new people?  Looking to try something new? Dance House Glasgow are on the look-out for vibrant and friendly volunteers to help support the organisation’s activities.

Igniting, inspiring and nourishing the dancer in everyone; we offer a wide range of dance classes and courses for adults and an exciting and diverse community programme as well as supporting and developing the independent professional dance sector.  

We are currently looking to welcome new members to our volunteer community who would be interested in supporting the invigilation of our adult classes and community programme.  The role includes various activities such as:

*acting as a point of contact for participants
*cash handling and register taking at our adult classes
*helping to ensure efficiency and smooth-running of classes or performances

Volunteers are asked to commit at least 4 hours of their time per month which can be undertaken at our classes across the city at locations including Scottish Youth Theatre (Merchant City) and Burgh Halls (Partick)

All volunteers will receive training opportunities throughout the year and invitations to Dance House Glasgow events. 

To find out more contact info@dancehouse.org

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Spring Term 2018
Jan
15
to Mar 30

Spring Term 2018

Looking to shake off the January blues?  Dance House Glasgow has the perfect antidote. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit or try something new, our Spring Term has a selection of classes to get your pulse racing and your spirit soaring. 

Inject some glitz and glamour into your life with sessions in Burlesque and Hula Hoop or unleash your inner diva through our music video inspired Contemporary Jazz or Funk Work Out classes.  Alternatively, perfect your pirouette through our range of Ballet Courses for Absolute Beginners, Beginners or Improvers. Firm favourites such as African, Contemporary and Argentine Tango will also be returning to the programme.

We are also introducing a series of one-off workshops so you can dip your toe into a range of eclectic styles including Ballroom, Bollywood, Waacking and Contemporary Improvisation.   

Visit the full timetable here

 

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Dance Along Moana
Jan
7
3:00 PM15:00

Dance Along Moana

3pm Screening: Sold Out
5.30pm Screening: Tickets Available

Join Moana and Maui on their journey across the seas by dancing along with each of the songs. Dance House Glasgow will lead a fun and inclusive warm up, teach you key dance moves to the film’s iconic soundtrack and lead you through simple and catchy routines whilst you watch the movie. Suitable for little ones and their adults.  

Advance booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Please note this film is rated PG.  

Book now!

Ticket Price:
Adult: £10 Child: £6
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children): £26

Part of Dance House Glasgow’s Winter Fest.  Click here to view the full festival timetable.

 

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Dayklub
Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

Dayklub

This daytime dance party is suitable for parents with babies, toddlers and young children. The event is DJ’ed by Aby Watson - known for her sell out Push It nights at Stereo - and Thom Scullion. Music will be played at a family friendly volume so that you can move and groove together. There will be games and activities throughout the session so dig out your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie.

Tickets: £6 (babes in arms go free)

Why not make a day of it and stay for our Dance Along Moana screening in the afternoon too?

Part of Dance House Glasgow’s Winter Fest. Click here to view the full festival timetable.

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Adam Sloan Creative Lab Sharing
Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

Adam Sloan Creative Lab Sharing

Adam hopes that this project will develop his choreographic skills and progress his career has a choreographer as well as developing as a more rounded dance artist able to work in different contexts as a maker, performer and teacher.

Join us for a sharing of his work on Indy-4 at the end of a week long residency. 

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Winter Fest 2018
Jan
6
to Jan 13

Winter Fest 2018

Dance House Glasgow take up residence in the CCA from Sat 6th to Sat 13th January with a celebratory festival programme of participatory dance classes, dance-along screenings, artist labs and opportunities for professional dancers. From absolute beginners to experienced dancers, there is something for all abilities embracing world, contemporary and classical styles.

Scotland's 1940/50s inspired Dance Troupe, The Kennedy Cupcakes, will take participants on an adventure back in time, learning a fun-filled dance routine to a soundtrack of Golden Era classics.

Participants will also be invited to explore the world of Bollywood; try their hand at exotic styles such as Bellydance; or opt for an introduction to the art of Flamenco. In an ode to the ‘decades’ attendees can take part in sessions inspired by vintage styles from the roaring 20s such as the Charleston as well as 70s Disco and 80s Jazz.

During the festival, artists Adam Sloan and Rosalind Masson will take part in our Creative Lab programme which furnishes artists wishing to develop a new or existing piece of work with a week-long residency. They act as an incubator for nurturing choreographic talent and a testing ground for the growth of embryonic ideas. Throughout the festival they’ll be sharing their work with audiences.

We’ll also be hosting ‘Dayklub’; a family friendly daytime disco as well as a dance along family screening of blockbuster adventure film Moana. Dance House Glasgow will lead a fun and inclusive warm up, teach you key dance moves to the film’s iconic soundtrack and lead you through simple and catchy sequences whilst you watch the movie.

Click here to view the full festival timetable.

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Glasgow Youth Dance Company Audition!
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Glasgow Youth Dance Company Audition!

  • Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you aged 14-21? Then you are eligible to join our Glasgow Youth Dance Company. Aiming to inspire, develop and broaden the horizons of Scotland’s young dancers, the opportunity to become a member of the GYDC is open to all talented young people.

Email info@dancehouse.org to register for the audition. Registration is essential. 

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Tamsyn Russell Creative Lab
Sep
11
to Sep 15

Tamsyn Russell Creative Lab

During this creative Lab Tamsyn and dancers will use this time to continue the research and development for a new work. 

Scene Stealer is an exploration into the idea of: individuals/groups of people creating different worlds/atmospheres/scenarios which continually get interrupted by a new scene. Exploring their different upbringings, values and experiences within a group setting, we will examine what it means to be individuals as part of a group. 

Also supported by: Creative Scotland, Dance Base, The Space Dundee and Eden Court

Image: Susan Hay

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Boogie Babies - Village Storytelling Centre
Sep
7
to Dec 7

Boogie Babies - Village Storytelling Centre

  • The Village Storytelling Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Parent and Toddler class is a creative dance session using movement, storytelling and games. These fun and energetic sessions are designed to promote increased co-ordination, movement skills and imaginative play incorporating stories and music.
You will need bare feet and comfy clothes. Adults attending the class are expected to join in!

No need to book. We will see you there!

When: Thursdays 10 -11am 7th September - 7th December
Where: The Village Storytelling Centre, Langton Hall, 134 Langton Rd, Pollok, Glasgow G53 5DD
Age: Parents & Toddlers

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Mele Broomes Creative Lab
Sep
4
to Sep 15

Mele Broomes Creative Lab

Grin inverts the continued colonial narratives of black bodies and Caribbean dance styles being solely hyper-sexualised and eroticised. Grin is a celebratory performance, inviting you into the carnival. 

Mele’s work is mediated through Sound (Sculpture), Dance (Rhythm) and Light. Her focus begins with Rhythm and Movement and its potential to undermine (Colonial) Hierarchies of Power. Through research into the Politics of Movement within the African Diaspora, Grin will explore how sound and dance are translated. This provocative production will examine what it means when this translation is displaced and absorbed by the spectacle. 

Mele will perform in the work alongside emerging dancers who have come through the Project X programme. www.projectxplaform.co.uk 

“Grin is still a work-in-progress, but already the interaction between her dance and lighting – with a gradual reveal of the West Indian roots of her movement – is utterly absorbing.” Mary Brennan, The Herald. 

www.variousdanceartists.co.uk 

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Boogie Babies - Scotstounhill
Aug
15
to Dec 19

Boogie Babies - Scotstounhill

This Parent and Toddler class is a creative dance session using movement, storytelling and games. These fun and energetic sessions are designed to promote increased co-ordination, movement skills and imaginative play incorporating stories and music.
You will need bare feet and comfy clothes. Adults attending the class are expected to join in!

Email Heather@linkes.org.uk to book your space!

When: Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm, 15th August - 19th December (EXCLUDING 17th October)
Where: LINKES Youth Club, 160 Lincoln Avenue, G13 3PN
Age: Parents & Toddlers

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Dance House Glasgow at Candleriggs Square
Jul
23
12:30 PM12:30

Dance House Glasgow at Candleriggs Square

Dance House Glasgow will be at Candleriggs Square as part of the Merchant City Festival with workshops and performances. Join us for all or part of the day  on Sunday 23rd July!

 

12.30 – 12.50 Afro Fusion Workshop with Mele Broomes

12.50 - 1.20 Community Company and Still Dancing Performances

2.35 – 2.55 1940s/1950s dance Workshop with The Kennedy Cupcakes

2.55-3.15 Hula Hoop Workshop with Jennifer Connolly

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Dance Along Moana at Merchant City Festival
Jul
23
to Jul 29

Dance Along Moana at Merchant City Festival

Dance House Glasgow are delighted once again to partner with Merchant City Festival to provide dance entertainment and activities for all ages! 

On Saturday 29th July we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting another Dancealong Movie at The Old Fruitmarket. This year's film is MOANA! So join Moana and Maui for a dance adventure. Tickets available: www.merchantcityfestival.com 

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Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

Dance Explosion Screening

When: Sun 18th June, 3pm
Where: CCA
Cost: £4/£2

Dance House Glasgow and The Work Room present 'Dance Explosion' a documentary which celebrates Scotland as a world leader in community dance. Structured around the 12 violin concertos of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, it follows choreographers Royston Maldoom and Tamara McLorg, weaving specially filmed documentary footage of an Aberdeen International Youth Festival dance project with reflections on the youth dance 'explosion' in Fife and Stirling in the 1980s. An interesting watch for anyone interested in Scottish dance. 

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/the-work-room-dance-house-glasgow-dance-explosion 

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Call for Volunteers
May
29
to Sep 30

Call for Volunteers

Passionate about Dance?  Enjoy meeting new people?  Looking to try something new? Dance House Glasgow are on the look-out for vibrant and friendly volunteers to help support the organisation’s activities.

Igniting, inspiring and nourishing the dancer in everyone; we offer a wide range of dance classes and courses for adults and an exciting and diverse community programme as well as supporting and developing the independent professional dance sector.  

We are currently looking to welcome new members to our volunteer community who would be interested in supporting the invigilation of our adult classes and community programme.  The role includes various activities such as:

*acting as a point of contact for participants
*cash handling and register taking at our adult classes
*helping to ensure efficiency and smooth-running of classes or performances

Volunteers are asked to commit at least 4 hours of their time per month which can be undertaken at our classes across the city at locations including Scottish Youth Theatre (Merchant City), Burgh Halls (Partick) and Speirs Locks (Maryhill).

All volunteers will receive training opportunities throughout the year and invitations to Dance House Glasgow events. 

To find out more contact info@dancehouse.org 

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DIG presents Mark Murphy’s V-TOL: Out of This World Workshop
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

DIG presents Mark Murphy’s V-TOL: Out of This World Workshop

18th May, 6-8pm
Tramway Studio, £8/6
Book here

An open/general-level workshop from Mark Murphy's V-TOL, who brings the spectacular Out Of This World to Tramway's DIG festival on 19 & 20 May.

Recommended for those with a basic understanding of dance, theatre or performing arts, this session will create a highly stimulating, provocative and mischievous environment and act as a catalyst for the participants’ own artistic expression. 

Stage 1 includes a physical warm-up and creative tasks aimed at generating ideas, also touching on elements of structure and story design. Stage 2 involves putting theory into practice, understanding the value of constructive appraisal within a creative process. Group work and sharing of ‘work in progress’ alongside guided group critique will enable participants to view one another’s contributions through a more liberating lens.

Time permitting the workshop will end with a Q&A session.

Workshop in association with Dance House Glasgow.

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DIG presents Scottish Dance Theatre: Velvet Petal Workshop
Apr
19
6:00 AM06:00

DIG presents Scottish Dance Theatre: Velvet Petal Workshop

This workshop will be led by Naomi Murray, Rehearsal Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, and is inspired by Velvet Petal, which the company present at Tramway on 6 and 7 May as part of Dance International Glasgow. 

Suitable for those with 2 or more years of dance experience in contemporary, ballet or release. 

In partnership with The Work Room and Dance House Glasgow 

Followed by:

DISCUSSION: Fleur Darkin, 4-6pm
A unique opportunity to enjoy a discussion with the renowned choreographer and Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre. Attendance is free to anyone who has attended the preceding workshop or holds a ticket for either performance of Velvet Petal.

Click here to book.

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Mar
9
to Apr 5

Scottish Ballet Creates

Scottish Ballet Creates – Choreographic Mentorship Scheme


Scottish Ballet is offering three Scotland-based choreographers an opportunity to explore and develop their creative voices.
Throughout this exciting mentorship scheme, artists will receive:
 A programme of bespoke mentorship, tailored to meet the individual needs and level of each participant
 A two-week creative period that includes choreographic masterclasses, artistic mentorship, access to industry experts and peer networking opportunities
 Studio space and access to Scottish Ballet dancers as choreographers create a short dance piece
 An exclusive platform at Scottish Ballet to showcase their new work to an invited audience
The scheme will run throughout the weeks 17 and 24 July 2017 and be delivered by Scottish Ballet Artistic Director/Chief Executive, Christopher Hampson and Kerry Nicholls, internationally renowned mentor, choreographer and performer (kerrynicholls.com).
Applications are open to artists at the following levels:
 Level 1: Choreographers with over five years professional experience
 Level 2: Choreographers with up to five years professional experience
Deadline for applications is 5 April 2017. Each successful artist will receive a fully-funded place on the scheme. For more information, or to apply, please email Lisa Sinclair at lisa.sinclair@scottishballet.co.uk.

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Adult Class Survey
Feb
28
to Mar 25

Adult Class Survey

We will be inviting our adult class participants to complete our short evaluation survey. This is part of our ongoing monitoring process and also to help us to gather evidence on the impact of our programmes to help to support funding applications.  We would value your support on this and we want to hear your views (if you didn't manage to do one last term) before or after class in the next few weeks.

Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3XQTS7K

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Feb
5
11:00 AM11:00

Joanna Mendl Shaw Movement and Dance Masterclass

Physical Listening, A Guided Physical Experience

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11.00 – 14.00 SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2017

MOVEMENT AND DANCE MASTERCLASS

Physical Listening, A Guided Physical Experience

Physical Listening explores our untapped capacity for attending, observing and listening to other moving bodies.  The work nudges aside assumptions and accesses unexpected choices. We look at our accountability for making choices.

Areas of skill investigation include tactile, proprioceptive, visual, and auditory. The outcomes are personal discovery, gaining new skills sets and evocative discussion.

This class begins with inner explorations and moves into full bodied investigations in duos and small groups, covering:

    Physical Listening

    Movement as Behavior

    Exploring Rules of Engagement

    Negotiation and Reshaping

    Strategic Thinking

 The dialogues cross disciplines and boundaries.  Movers of all levels welcome.

TO BOOK CONTACT:  Rosina Bonsu.

Full price £20/£10 concession

e:      rosinabonsu@gmail.com

w:     www.rosinabonsu.co.uk

t:      07876047271

 

THE BEACON ART CENTRE

CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, PA15 1EQ GREENOCK

Sunday 5 February 2017, 11.00 – 14.00

JoAnna Mendl Shaw is known for her adventurous site-specific performances, often bringing dancers and horses into shared landscapes. Shaw translates the language of natural horsemanship training into a movement practice that focuses on Physical Listening and applies her interspecies lens to the creation works for proscenium, rural environments and museums.

An internationally recognized dance educator, Shaw has taught at Juilliard, in the Fordham / Ailey BFA program at Marymount Manhattan, Tisch/NYU, Princeton and Mount Holyoke and internationally in Switzerland, Scotland, Sweden, Wales, Hungary, Korea and Japan. She is a Certified Movement Analyst.

In partnership with Rosina Bonsu Moves, The Work Room and The Beacon Arts Centre.

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Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

CPD for Artists

Calling all Dance Facilitators!

Dance House Glasgow would like to invite you to a session led by Caroline Bowditch on the importance of inclusivity and the use of Universal Design in teaching practice. It will be held at Scottish Youth Theatre on Wednesday February 1st 2017 from 10am -1pm.

Cost: £10

Click here to book.

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