Classes on sale Monday 13th March.
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.
When: Thursdays 10 -11am 18th May – 12th Oct (2 Week Break 29th Jun and 6th Jul)
Where: The Village Storytelling Centre
Age: Parents & Toddlers
When: Sun 18th June, 3pm
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.
A Home for Dance House Glasgow
We are thrilled to be working towards a new home for Dance House - the new Briggait Creation Centre will house us, YDance, Indepen-dance, Conflux, Aerial Edge plus individual artists. The new development will be one of the biggest centres in Scotland offering dance and physical performance (circus, aerial, trapeze and physical theatre). We hope that our loyal participants will love the new dance studios. Plans to start building work in 2016, and open late 2017. We will post updates throughout the year as plans continue to develop.
For more information visit WASPS website.
Dance House Glasgow are delighted once again to partner with Merchant City Festival to provide dance entertainment and activities for all ages!
On Sunday 23rd July our Community Company and Still Dancing will perform at Candleriggs Square as part of the community dancing programme. We will also be running taster workshops in the square all afternoon - look out for details of what and when these shall be nearer the time.
On Saturday 29th July we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting another Dancealong Movie at The Old Fruitmarket...put the date in your diary as it will be fun for all the family! Title to be released shortly.
18th May, 6-8pm
Tramway Studio, £8/6
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Physical Listening, A Guided Physical Experience
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
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.
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.
Classes on sale Monday 5th December.
Free professional classes with White & Givan, and Alan Greig.
Click below for more information:
Have you attended a Dance House Glasgow class this year? As 2016 comes to a close we’d like to invite our attendees to participate in our End of Year Survey. This is your chance to tell us what you think and let us know what classes you’d like to see in 2017. In return you’ll be entered into a prize draw for a £30 Amazon Gift Voucher which will be drawn on Fri 16th Dec. Just follow this link to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FVBCKTN
8-9pm, Tuesday 22nd and 29th November 2016
These creative and engaging sessions, led by Glasgow based performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch, draw on Principles of Universal Design in dance pioneered by Jürg Koch at the University of Washington, Seattle. Instead of a disability specific approach of ‘adapting’ movement to suit individuals, this approach allows everyone in the class to work with the same principles and use them in a way that works for them and allows them to push themselves. www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design
More about Caroline can be found at www.carolinebowditch.com
The sessions will be held in a wheelchair accessible space and BSL interpretation is available on request (with 1 weeks’ notice).
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 Natalie Horn (Admin Assistant) on 0141 552 2442 or e-mail: email@example.com
Dance House Glasgow's Winter Dance Fest at CCA will take place from 21 Nov - 16 Dec 2016. We have a wide selection of classes for you to choose from throughout this festive period. Click the links below for information:
Click here for the full timetable!
Age range: 12 - 16 years
An upbeat hip hop workshop for young people from the Toryglen area delivered by two of the Cultured Mongrel cast members. The workshop will look at basic dance skills and create opportunities for local young people to socialise. No experience needed just a pair of clean trainers and a little bit of enthusiasm!
Workshop supported by Dance House Glasgow
Free fruit and juice will be provided during the break.
Cost: £3 a ticket
You’re six years old and you are on your way to school, a community centre, a theatre… As you get close you notice something isn’t quite right. There are objects strewn everywhere.
As you get closer you realise there has been a disaster - an alien crash landing!
As you almost trip over a body you squeal.
And so it begins…
A fun and colourful promenade theatre piece with live percussion, dancing and play for children aged 4+ and their families. Join Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre for this unique opportunity to discover and explore, helping a group of unruly aliens find their way home.
@CulturedMongrel | culturedmongreldance.com
Experts In Short Trousers tours as part of SMHAFF throughout Scotland. For full details on touring locations, visit culturedmongreldance.com
Supported by Creative Scotland
Join us at our weekly dance class for those over 55 FREE for new starters for the month of October. For the young at heart, both men and women, who wish to exercise at a gentle but healthy pace in a supportive and welcoming environment.
Open to all abilities! You may find a passion for dance and want to join our performance group Still Dancing...
Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th October
Times: 1.45pm - 2.45pm
Classes go on sale on Monday 1 August.
Auditions for the Glasgow Youth Dance Company will take place on Saturday 10 September 2016, 2-4pm at Speirs Locks Studios, 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow G4 9RR.
Email Dance House Glasgow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0141 552 2442 to register your details. Registration is essential.
Glasgow Youth Dance Company was founded in partnership with YDance in 2013. Glasgow Youth Dance Company is a contemporary dance company of the highest quality for 14 – 18 year olds. Now solely run by Dance House Glasgow, the company rehearse weekly, giving participants the opportunity to work with professional dance teachers and choreographers to develop their technical, choreographic and performance skills.
Dance House Glasgow hosts a community participation stage at The Briggait on Saturday 6th August featuring a variety of styles of dance from groups across our city. Stop in at any point during the afternoon to enjoy some spectacular work. Look out for information about accompanying workshops and opportunities as well as the full line up to be released later this month.
Workshop suitable for dancers over the age of 14 with an interest in rhythm, impulse and what it means to dance together. Using themes and concepts from his current work ‘Of Riders and Running Horses’ Dan Canham will lead a dynamic and creative class as part of Merchant City Festival.
Dan Canham and Still House are currently presenting ‘Of Riders and Running Horses’ at Merchant City Festival in partnership with Dance House Glasgow.
For children ages 4+ with their grown-ups
Choreographer Janis Claxton will offer a workshop open to all ages. Participants can expect to have fun dancing together in simple and accessible ways, exploring dancing with partners of all ages and abilities. No dance experience is necessary!
Janis Caxton Dance is currently presenting new work at Merchant City Festival in partnership with Dance House Glasgow with performances on August 6 & 7.
www.janisclaxton.com @janisclaxton #popupduets #janisclaxtondance
Dance House Glasgow & Merchant City Festival have teamed up to support Janis Claxton Dance’s latest work POP-UP Duets (fragments of love), a unique performance that builds on the company's legacy of bringing dance to public spaces and new audiences.
On August 6 & 7, Janis Claxton’s intricate and dynamic duets will be seen popping up throughout Merchant City Festival performed by 4 dancers to a soundtrack composed music by Pippa Murphy. Show times 130pm & 4pm (approx 40mins around MCF).
Professional dancers are invited to join Janis Claxton for free company class on Friday July 29th.
Class will be contemporary technique and improvisation.
Class time 11am-12.20pm. Studio 1 at City Halls, City Halls, Stage Door Entrance, Albion Street G1.
POP-UP Duets will also be performed in the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase.
Mirabilia Festival present our “Scotland Focus,” a collaborative project by Aerial Edge, Dance House Glasgow, Indepen-dance, Conflux and Alex McCabe, funded by Creative Scotland.
Mirabilia, one of the EU's recognised European Festivals for Circus, Dance and Street Performance will be hosting a convoy of around 40 physical performers and industry representatives 5-8 July 2016.
The Scotland Showcase will present Plan B For Utopia (Joan Cleville Dance Company), Douglas (Robbie Synge) & We Are The Monsters (Colette Sadler/Stammer Productions) in several towns in the Piemonte region of Italy. Excerpts or works in progress including Krafla (Jack Webb), Not To Scale (Alex Rigg), #TRANS (Ema Jayne Park) & Welcome My Son (Phil Hardie), Chronophobia (Danuta Ramos & Ian Henderson), Gregor J Everest (Ruxy Cantir) & Sotto Improvvisazione (Suzi Cunningham).
In addition to our Showcase, 10 Scottish artists will take part in Mirabilia's Beyond all Borders workshop series, working with some of Europe's finest facilitators to hone skills from dance improvisation to tight wire and diablo, to processes of making - facilitated by Scottish-based Caroline Bowditch.
The Briggait-based project partners will meet with representatives of European Creation Centres and important cross-form residencies, in preparation for the Briggait space reopening in 2017-18.
2 Scottish critics, Gareth Vile & Lorna Irvine, will be connecting with European critics and following the Scotland Focus, so look out for forthcoming news and responses.
These are important times for Scotland in Europe. Mirabilia has recognised the wealth of talent in Scotland's physical performance sector and extended this invitation to forge lasting bonds for a collaborative future.
Connect to Mirabilia Festival Europa on social media to follow the events (https://www.facebook.com/FestivalMirabilia/) and watch this space for future collaborative opportunities!
Come and try 2 exciting hula hoop workshops! Classes will cover a range of basic/beginner hula hoop skill and technique as a dance form. We will also look at hula hooping as an aerobic exercise (it can burn up to 7 calories per minute) and with this knowledge combine it with our own regular workout plans. As a tutor, Polly will always work with everyone on a one to one basis throughout the class too.
Join us at CCA for the live stream of British Dance Edition 2016!
BDE2016 hits Wales from 15 to 18 March 2016, bringing a diverse programme of quality British dance to Cardiff and Newport. Promising one of the most prestigious UK dance events of the year, it will be held across four venues – Wales Millennium Centre, Dance House and Chapter in Cardiff and The Riverfront in Newport.
All are welcome to join us anytime from 4:30pm in the Clubroom at CCA Glasgow. There will be a range of exciting performances, including Scottish Dance Theatre, Motionhouse and Ponydance. For a list of all the companies involved, visit the BDE website at http://britishdanceedition.com/
British Dance Edition is the biennial showcase and initiative of the National Dance Network; it is renowned for presenting the best of British dance and is a market place for the buying and selling of dance product. The four-day industry focused showcase for British Dance will be hosted by the Wales Millennium Centre, Coreo Cymru, Chapter, National Dance Company of Wales and Riverfront Theatre, Newport who are looking forward to extending a warm Welsh welcome to UK and international promoters and presenters. The 2016 showcase will present work from 36 leading UK companies and independent artists and a further 11 companies offering their work through pitching sessions. In addition to a broad programme of dance there will be opportunities to meet the artists, discuss the work and engage with other promoters plus a large-scale trade show on 17 March. Registration for delegates is now open
This Cunningham-based technique class focuses on moving with efficiency and fluidity, as well as working on alignment, breath, clarity and musicality. The class moves from standing exercises for placement and control, through to movement sequences and jumps that explore space, rhythm and shifting dynamics. Featuring piano accompaniment from Michael Barnett.
Booking & Info What to wear: comfy clothes and bare feet.