Take Part is an award winning festival organised by Brighton and Hove City Council encouraging participation in sport and physical activity for all ages and abilities across the city. It launches on Saturday 17th June at The Level in the heart of Brighton and members of the South East Dance team will be there in force to spread the word about the great work we’re doing to get young people dancing. Of the many performances taking place, three will involve people who have been supported through South East Dance’s learning and participation programmes, showcasing their phenomenal talents and passion for dance.
At 1.50pm ‘Dance Inc.’, a troupe aged between 13 – 25 years with learning disabilities will perform a 20 minute set, followed by a 30 minute inclusive workshop at 2.20pm. The workshop is open to everybody, with or without a learning disability. ‘Dance Inc.’ is run by Emma Vernon Harcourt from Rounded Rhythm, a creative arts group that fosters inclusivity in the performing arts and is supported by South East Dance.
At 3.10 pm, students from the Brighton and Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) who are studying for GCSE’s and BTEC’s in Performing Arts will take the stage with a short contemporary ballet piece showcasing formidable technical proficiency for their 12 – 16 year age group. South East Dance work in partnership with BACA and the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy to develop dance opportunities and qualifications for students.
Following on, our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) students training through the Brighton Satellite Partnership programme with leading contemporary dance centre, The Place, will perform a short extract from a choreographic work developed with Carrie Whitaker and Dougie Evans from the renowned Lila Dance. Our CAT students are young people between 12 – 15 years who demonstrated exceptional talent in dance and are on the road to developing their potential.
Do come along and join us for Take Part if you are in the Brighton and Hove area.