Watch This Space: Belfast Boys Summer Sessions!

As Belfast Boys have now finished weekly sessions, it’s time once again for our summer school!

Don’t miss Summer Sessions in Belfast. Taking place from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th August 2019, this is an opportunity for boys to come along and try out dance and movement in a fun and friendly environment.

This is the perfect chance for boys aged 8 – 12 to have fun and express themselves.

The entire cost is only £10.

Come along and give it a go!

Plus, if you want more, you can join up in September when Belfast Boys resume regular classes.

Watch this space for final details about the Summer Sessions!

Dungannon Summer Sessions: Get Dancing This July!

As our Youth Engagement Projects finish their weekly sessions, it’s time once again for our summer schools!

Don’t miss Summer Sessions in Dungannon. Taking place in Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre from Monday 15th – Friday 19th July 2019, this is an opportunity for young people to come along and try out dance and movement in a fun and friendly environment.

We have two groups: one for ages 7 – 11 and one for ages 12 – 18. The cost for the week is only £10.

Come along and give it a go!

Plus, if you want more, you can join up in September when our Youth Engagement Projects resume regular classes!

To book a place, simply contact us by phone (028 9023 0877) or email (info@dudanceni.com).

Ballymoney Summer Sessions: Get Dancing This July!

As our Youth Engagement Projects finish their weekly sessions, it’s time once again for our summer schools!

Don’t miss Summer Sessions in Ballymoney. Taking place in the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre from Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2019, this is an opportunity for young people to come along and try out dance and movement in a fun and friendly environment.

We have two groups: one for ages 8 – 11 and one for ages 12 – 18. The cost for the week is only £10.

Come along and give it a go!

Plus, if you want more, you can join up in September when our Youth Engagement Projects resume regular classes!

To book a place, simply contact us by phone (028 9023 0877) or email (info@dudanceni.com).

Steering Group Exchange

In July two of our Steering Group will be involved in an Intercultural Youth Exchange called “Crossing Borders” – run by Hostelling International NI.

The project will see them working with 8 other young people from Northern Ireland and 10 young people from Germany, all aged 16-18 years.

The first phase of the exchange will take place from 25th – 31st July in NI before moving to Berlin from 31st July – 7th August.

Intergenerational Project with St. Genevieve’s High School and Kilwee Care Home

From Friday 21st – Tuesday 25th June this Creative Schools Project brought generations together through dance, music, costume and makeup.  Alan Clarke led on the dance along with our artistic director Mags Byrne, and music was provided by Fade to Black.

In total, 20 young people were involved alongside 45 older people in what was a truly heartening event.

Newtownards Summer Flash Mob

Keep an eye out for our flash mob in Newtownards this summer…

BUT we don’t want to ruin the surprise so we won’t be giving away any more details!

Belfast Boys Share Their Work in Crescent Arts Centre

Belfast Boys finished their term with a sharing for parents and friends in the David Hill Studio at The Crescent Arts Centre on 22nd June.

The strong core of 10 performed their new dance piece choreographed by the boys with Sean O’Neill and Tommy Bell.

Sutemos Delight Crowds in Cookstown Summer Carnival

Sutemos took part in Cookstown Summer Carnival on Friday 28th June. It proved to be a delightful way to kick off the summer as the young dancers performed to a joyous crowd – with fantastic drummers helping to keep everyone’s feet dancing throughout.

Belfast City Council Draft Cultural Strategy Open for Consultation

Deadline for Feedback: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Read the draft cultural strategy here
Click here to provide feedback

Belfast City Council have launched their draft Cultural strategy for 2020- 2030 and the plan is open for feedback until 10th July 2019.

This 10-year cultural strategy has been developed following thousands of conversations that have taken place since 2017 as part of an ongoing public engagement programme. This strategy is also a consolidation of the foundation, commitments and achievements of several preceding strategies and frameworks.  It commits the city to facilitating a new integrated phase of culture-led development, with the individual citizen at the heart of this process.

The strategy presents the overall approach, themes and priorities for integrated cultural development over a ten year period.

You can have your say on the strategy by clicking here.

DU Dance (NI) Features in Mid Ulster District Council Good Relations Showcase

DU Dance (NI) featured in Mid Ulster District Council’s first ever Good Relations showcase on 18th June 2019. The event, which took place in the Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown, brought together a number of organisations that work with the Council to deliver invaluable programmes to the community.

Our dance film ‘Relocate’ – an intercultural project exploring themes of migration and settlement – was featured as part of the showcase, and our artistic director Mags Byrne was in attendance to discuss the work we do.

Click here to read more about ‘Relocate’.