Meet our Community Programme Coordinator!

Tuesday 13 February 2018 


We are delighted to be able to introduce our brand new Community Programme Coordinator. Gurdeep studied Economics and Philosophy at the London School of Economics, before pursuing her career in community development work. She has a background in project and event management, with a particular interest in bringing different artists and collaborators together to co-create innovate projects with a social impact. Gurdeep also has extensive experience in the voluntary sector, leading and supporting multiple youth based initiatives which aim to equalise educational and life opportunities. 

Move-it Monday Sharing event

Monday 4 December 2017 

Over 40 young people aged 11-26 took part in our dance sharing. Move-it Mondays is an inclusive dance programme for young people produced by DanceWest and delivered in partnership with Action on Disability and Caxton Youth Centre. The young people take part in a dance class every Monday at the Lyric Hammersmith and Caxton Youth Centre in Westminster. On Monday young people from both groups shared their work as well as two guest performances from the DanceWest Youth Company and Corali Dance Company. 

Don't just read books - Dance them!


Monday 23 October 2017

DanceWest programme - Dancing Books was featured on Arts Council England blog! 

Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “Libraries have always been places of discovery. Dancing Books is a great example of how the arts and culture sector can work with libraries to help more people have fantastic cultural experiences. It enriches families, brings communities together and introduces young children to the joy of movement and the love of libraries.”

Dancing Books Kensington & Chelsea & Westminster

Friday 22 September 2017 

On Monday 25 September, Dancing Books will be delivered across six Libraries in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The project offers free dance classes in Libraries for pre-school children and their families. Children's books are nominated and then used as the inspiration for the classes. Dancing Books encourages the development of literacy skills and inspires storytelling. Read more about the programme here

New classes on Saturdays at Lyric Hammersmith!

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Friday 22 September 2017 

We are delighted to announce that every Saturday, we will be offering not one but two classes! Join us at 9.15 for our under 5's creative dance session, supported by parent/ carer the session is 'a great way to bond with your child' (Parents feedback) or sign up for our brand new creative  class for children aged 4-7 years. 'The only way to start your weekend' (Parents feedback). More here