DU Dance Challenge 21


This week Shiferaw from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has set the weekly #DUDanceChallenge.

Want to give it a go, then check out the step-by-step guide below.

Don’t forget to share your moves on social media with the hashtag #DUDanceChallenge.

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DU Dance Challenge 20

This week Ciaran from Dublin has set the weekly #DUDanceChallenge.

Want to give it a go, then check out the step-by-step guide below.

Don’t forget to share your moves on social media with the hashtag #DUDanceChallenge.

Find us on social media:

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DU Dance Challenge Step-by-step guide Week 20

DU Dance Challenge 19

This week Mariam from Dublin Youth Dance Company has set us our weekly #DUDanceChallenge.

Want to give it a go, then check out the step-by-step guide below.

Don’t forget to share your moves on social media with the hashtag #DUDanceChallenge.

Find us on social media:

Facebook: dudanceni Twitter: @DUDanceni Instagram: du.dance.ni TikTok: dudanceni

DU Dance Challenge Step-by-step guide Week 19

Online Dance Challenges

The second set of 12 online dance challenges created by invited artists and our partner organisations from Ireland, UK, Ethiopia and South Africa have been released every Friday at 12noon across our social media platforms.

Want to get involved in #DUDanceChallenge check out our videos here.

Choreographic commission for youth dancers.

Through the ACNI Stability and Renewal Funds, six young dancers aged 16 and over from the company’s youth engagement programme, will be commissioned to choreograph a short piece for showcase at an informal sharing in August.

International Work

The company currently mentors artists in Ethiopia and in Bethlehem.  The work of one of the artists from Addis Ababa was recently the subject of a double page spread in The Stage newspaper.  Listen out for a programme on her on BBC World Service at the end of March. 

In Bethlehem, we are in conversation with our partner organisation, Diya Arts Theatre, about an artists exchange project.  More information on this to follow in our next newsletter.

Little Stranger

In partnership with Tinderbox Theatre and Powerstone Productions, 15 young dancers from Sutemos and Suteminis Youth Engagement project in Dungannon will begin rehearsals and filming in Summer 2021 for the second stage of the Little Stranger project. This will lead to the creation of a short film to be screened at the Eastside Arts Festival in August 2021. The event will also involve a panel discussion around the impact of child migration.

Building Communities Workshops.

DU Dance (NI) dance artist Sheena Kelly delivered four pre-recorded dance workshops, tailored to the Causeway Crew in Ballymoney, a group for participants with disabilities. Each video was uploaded to their private Facebook page and tailored to their interests over the month of February.

Sutemos celebrates 10 years.

Sutemos celebrated their 10th birthday on 3rd March with an online party that saw 36 new and old dancers coming together to dance and share their favourite memories. The 10-year celebration film showcasing all the group’s accomplishments over the years went out on social media to over 5000 views.

One of the most significant and formative experiences of my adolescence which I have always treasured” Sutemos dancer.