Mum's Movement Pilot!

Thursday 1 November 2018

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We are delighted to announce a brand new programme. Combining dance, ballet and post-natal pilates, Mum’s Movement is for mothers and their babies (up to one-year old) during the postpartum recovery period. Supporting your body through rehabilitation and giving a safe workout, Mum’s Movement classes give mothers the opportunity and freedom to exercise in a baby-friendly environment.

Mums movement is a programme developed by DanceWest, West London Community Dance Organisation and Dance Artist Gemma Parrott, a dancer & mother who after the birth of her daughter couldn't find a class like this. See our Community Projects page for more details!

Bolder not Older Dance Company - Open Class announced!

Monday 29th October 2018

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Bolder not Older is a contemporary dance company for West Londoners aged 55+, founded by DanceWest. The company meets every Friday morning and works towards high profile performances. We are recruiting for new members to join the company and participate in a performance at DanceWest's 'Tea Dance With a Twist' on Saturday 16 March. You don't need previous dance experience, but passion and enthusiasm are required.


Join our free open class to get a flavour of what we do:

Friday 7 December

10.30am-12pm

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street

W6 0QL

If you are selected, you will be invited to join company rehearsals 10am-12pm Friday 25 Jan - Friday 5 April 2019.

To take part please contact: projects@dancewest.co.uk 0208 741 6850

DanceWest - Summer School

Friday 20th July 2018 

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We can’t wait to kick off our DanceWest Summer School next week! This is an exciting opportunity for 7-15 year olds to develop new skills in a huge range of dance MasterClasses delivered by industry professionals. Young people will participate in everything from Flamenco to Physical Theatre - learning original choreography and then sharing at the end of the week. The DanceWest Summer School takes place from the 23-27 July at Lyric Hammersmith. 

Bolder not Older Company - First Performance

Friday 6 July 2018 

The Bolder not Older Dance Company were commissioned to create a new work to celebrate 400 years of Hammersmith United Charities. 

The Bolder not Older Dance Company is for adults 55+ in Hammersmith & Fulham, giving access to performance and choreographic opportunities. Under the direction of Sonia Illescas the company rehearse once a week. 

An audience of 250 attended the event at St Pauls Church and the performance included choreography from a weekend intensive spent with Robert Cohan MBE. Read more, or apply to take part in the company here

Robert Cohan & DanceWest

Friday 1 June 2018 

Robert Cohan will work with the Bolder not Older company over an intensive weekender contributing towards a piece that the group are working towards – for Friday 6th July opening Hammersmith United Charities 400th celebrations. 

Robert Cohan’s influence on the development of modern dance in Britain has been considerable. Having pioneered the teaching of contemporary dance technique in Britain, he was instrumental in the development of a vast following, not only for the repertory of LCDT in the ‘70s and ‘80s but through his pioneering residencies throughout the country, which laid the groundwork for the many other British companies that have grown up in the last 20 tears. Robert will be supported by founder of the Cohan Collective and Artistic Director Yorke Dance Project - Yolande Yorke–Edgell. 

More news to follow! 

Fundraiser

Thursday 24 May 2018 

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DanceWest is seeking an experienced fundraiser to support the organisation to engage a portfolio of trusts and foundations. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record in fundraising and a proactive approach to seeking opportunities and diversifying income sources. More information here