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NEWS: RISE2020 cancelled

NEWS: RISE2020 cancelled

NEWS: We are now able to accept online donations from anyone who would like to support the organisation during these uncertain times. Any money donated will go towards our Participatory Programme. …

MAKE: Kathryn Spence

MAKE: Kathryn Spence

Kathryn is based in Ross-Shire and Shetland and works as a Dance Artist since training at Laban. Kathryn will use commissioning funds to further develop her piece ‘What We Choose to See’, inspired by the secretive, bomb …

DO: Dance North Youth – Fochabers (Juniors)

DO: Dance North Youth – Fochabers (Juniors)

Mondays, 4-5pm. Classes for young people aged 7+ with the opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment, learning from professional dance artists and each other. …

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela describes herself as ‘an explorer and composer of movement and space'. Currently based between Spain and Scotland, she has been living and working in different areas of Moray and the Highlands since 2017. …

NEWS: Black Lives Matter

NEWS: Black Lives Matter

NEWS: Black Lives Matter and the wave of anti-racist protest in much of the world has challenged the team at Dance North to take stock and do some rigorous self-examination. Our statement clearly sets out our position …

DO: Sing, Exercise and Tea Groups

DO: Sing, Exercise and Tea Groups

The Sing, Exercise and Tea (SET) Groups provide regular activities and support for older people in Moray. Meeting weekly they provide an opportunity for older people to take part in music and gentle movement. …

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

MAKE: A call-out for dance artists in Scotland to apply for a commission that will enable them to consider their choreographic practice in response to their own neighbourhood. The Workroom, Tramway, City Moves and Dance North are …

MAKE: Lewis Normand

MAKE: Lewis Normand

Lewis is a Dance Artist working across Performance, Teaching and Choreography. Lewis grew up in the Findhorn Community and has worked throughout the country after completing his training at RSC in Glasgow. …

DO: Nairn Dance & Movement Group

DO: Nairn Dance & Movement Group

Tuesdays, 4.30-5.30pm. A weekly group supported by Children in Need for young people aged 8-14 with a range of additional support needs that encourages creativity, friendship, fun and self expression through dance and movement. …

DO: Dance North Youth – Forres

DO: Dance North Youth – Forres

Tuesdays, 4.15-5.30pm. This new groups started in September to provide young people aged 11+ with the opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment. …

WATCH: ANYWHERE BUT HERE! dance films

WATCH: ANYWHERE BUT HERE! dance films

Dance North Youth Company explore the question “what does it mean to belong?” in 6 short dance films created during lockdown on mobile phones. 'I Escape Darkness' now forms the sentence from their new piece ANYWHERE BUT …

DO: Dance North Youth Summer Programme 2020

DO: Dance North Youth Summer Programme 2020

Dance North Youth - exciting online weekly classes for Junior and Senior dancers over the summer on Zoom. Classes taught by Tiffany Broadfoot and Laura Johnston-Scott and the programme is open to new and existing dancers. …

BLOG: The DN team in lockdown

BLOG: The DN team in lockdown

BLOG: An insight into the lockdown lives of the Dance North team - what we're up to at work and at home during these extraordinary times, plus recommendations for some interesting things to see and do online …

Dance North’s response to COVID-19

Dance North’s response to COVID-19

New measures, postponements and flexible working practices to help combat the coronavirus pandemic and keep our staff and the people we work with as safe as possible. Rise Festival and other classes cancelled... …

MAKE: Katrina McPherson

MAKE: Katrina McPherson

Katrina is a director and screendance artist whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. Her forward-looking practice has resulted in numerous films, installations and on-line works. …

BLOG: Karl Jay-Lewin on the new normal

BLOG: Karl Jay-Lewin on the new normal

Fridays, 2-5pm. A talented group of courageous young dancers who create, train, tour and perform together. The company meets weekly to develop technical skills, explore and be creative. They will premiere a new piece at RISE 2020. …

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

Rosalind is a dance artist who's roles span creating/producing her own work, performing with choreographers and artists and developing infrastructure for contemporary dance by collaborating with organisations and individuals. …

DO: Dance North Youth Company

DO: Dance North Youth Company

Fridays, 2-5pm. A talented group of courageous young dancers who create, train, tour and perform together. The company meets weekly to develop technical skills, explore and be creative. They will premiere a new piece at RISE 2020. …