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Sutemos New Year, New Term!

 

We hope you all had a great Christmas and now ready and raring to get dancing again into the New Year. All newcomers welcome so come along to the regular classes on Wednesdays. Join us for fun warm up sessions, cool music and some exciting performance opportunities for you to be involved in!

Sessions start up again at the Dungannon Youth Resource Centre on WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY

SUTEMINIS (8-11 yrs) 6pm – 7pm

SUTEMOS ( 12-24 YRS) 7pm – 8.30pm

If you are new & want to take part in these sessions please complete & return a form.

Sutemos mini letter January 2016

Sutemos letter January 2016

With thanks to Dungannon Youth Resource Centre for supporting this group.

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Try something Alternative in Ballymoney this Year!

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If you’re buzzing with energy and looking for a cool youth dance class  with exciting performance opportunities to be involved in come and join us! We especially want to see some boys joining the group this time…. all welcome, whatever experience, just bring your energy!

Sessions will start up again at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Ballymoney, Friday 15th January 5pm – 7pm.

With thanks to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council for supporting this group.

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Ballymoney Summer Dance

Young people in the Ballymoney area enjoyed a great active, fun and creative Summer Dance Week in July.

If you’re interested in our term time classes, for 12- 18 year olds, please get in touch.

 

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Sutemos Summer Dance

Our message was get active, get creative & get dancing with DU Dance this summer. Led by Sheena Kelly two week-long summer schools packed a punch for young people in the Dungannon area and took place at the Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon.

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Mags returns to Ethiopia where DU Dance began

Mags Byrne, Artistic Director, is in Ethiopia with Royston Maldoom and Tamara McLorg to consult on artistic projects led by former members of Adunga Community Dance Theatre – Adulalem Amare and Meseret Yirga. Andualem and Meseret are now running community dance programmes in Addis Ababa and Adama with some of the poorest and most marginalised people.

With Royston, Mags first went to Ethiopia in 1996 for a performance project with street and working children that was meant to last for three weeks. The performance project became a training programme for those young people, which eventually developed into Adugna Community Dance Theatre, three weeks became now 20 years of working and consulting for community dance in Ethiopia.

“It is wonderful to be back in Ethiopia where Royston Maldoom and I started a training programme for street and working children 20 years ago.” Says Mags “Those children are now professional dancers, choreographers and teachers working all over the world and running dance companies and schools for the poorest and most needy in Addis Ababa and Nazareth. I am so, so proud of them and so happy to still be a part of their ongoing development”.

Keep up to date with Mags in Ethiopia by following us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DUDanceNI 
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Arts & Business NI Awards 2016

DU Dance were delighted to have been nominated for the Allianz Arts & Business NI 2016 Community Prize for its work over the last eight years in Northern Ireland working at a community level to engage young people in dance. Artistic Director Mags Byrne stated:

“I believe dance has the potential to be life changing. It helps to build self-esteem and social connections and allows young people to present themselves in a positive light”

We are also pleased to be entering into a new sponsorship with Belfast Harbour who won the Business of the Year Award.

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It was great to sit back and take a seat in the audience for the awards ceremony, watch some brilliant performances and celebrate the achievements of our arts community, supported and recognised also by the business community.

A&B Awards 2016

 

 

DU Dance (NI) Annual Report 2014-2015

DU Dance (NI) have published their Annual Report 2014-2015.

The report details the organisational structure, programmes of work and key statistics that reflect the impact of DU Dance (NI)’s work in 2014-2015.

This year’s report takes an infographic format making it more accessible and engaging.

It is available to read here: Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report Highlights

Community Relations & Cultural Awareness Week

Youth Focus Dungannon

An evening for young people from the Dungannon area, from many diverse cultures, to question what separates them and to meet key agencies as they celebrate their diversity. A brilliant, engaging and informative event thanks to Dungannon Youth Resource Centre.

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