Community Dance

#Everybody #Dance #Now

#Everybody #Dance #Now is Bodysurf Scotland’s community dance initiative. Our Dance Development Officer, Ellen Shaw, travels the length and breadth of Moray and the Highlands delivering dance classes to people of all ages and abilities. Please click on the links below to find out about our current and upcoming events in each category.

 

  • Wee Dancers
Dance Hub BSSOur Wee Dancers programme works to offer children up to the age of 10 the opportunity to enjoy dance activities. We look closely with other organisations such as Active Schools Moray to engage children in local primary schools. We currently support classes that are running in these primary schools and are looking at opening a weekly class for young children very soon. We are also available to attend parent and toddler groups or nurseries to provide workshops tailored to any age and ability.

We also offer summer schools for young children age 7 to 10 years which aim to help develop and nurture their creative talent. For more information for this years summer school or to find out how to be involved with our Wee Dance programme, please contact our Dance Development Officer at ellen@bodysurfscotland.co.uk

  • Youth Dance
IMG_0623Bodysurf Scotland’s youth dance programme (BYD) is designed for young people aged 11 to 19 years. We currently offer weekly classes in Elgin based at the Elgin Academy dance studio every Wednesday but we are continually looking to offer more classes weekly across Moray. These classes help support the young people to develop their technical, choreographic and performance skills along with developing pieces of work to showcase at annual performance platforms.

Bodysurf Youth Dance company are a group currently comprising of 15 girls aged 12 to 15. They have been working together since October 2015 and have recently performed their first piece of work called ‘Citius’. Currently the youth dance company are welcoming new recruits to attend their weekly classes and be a part of their next performance.

We are also offering summer schools for young people to gain more experience and enhance their skills. For more information or to book please click here.

  • Adult Dance
We are currently in the process of enhancing our community dance programme to offer classes for adults between the ages of 20 and 50. We are aiming to offer these classes on a weekly basis and would like to know if there is an interest in the community for this type of work. If you would like to attend weekly classes for adults, regardless of your previous experience, then please contact Ellen at ellen@bodysurfscotland.co.uk
  • Dance for 50+
We offer a wide variety of dance opportunities for people over the age of 50. We work closely with the older person’s development team at Moray council to offer dance classes with the Be Active Life Long (BALL) groups and the SET (singing, exercise and tea) groups across Moray. We also attend groups of individuals living in sheltered housing or attend day centre services to provide classes and workshops. All of our classes for older people are tailored with great care and many exercise classes are taught either sitting or standing so there are options for individuals of any ability.

We are now offering a class for older adults called 55+ Dance. These classes are designed for people into their 50’s and above but anyone who wishes can join the class. These will take place in Bishopmill Village Hall, Grove Place, Elgin every Thursday at 12pm-1pm beginning on the 4th August 2016. If you are interested in these classes or would like to know how to book a class for your community group then please contact Ellen for more information at ellen@bodysurfscotland.co.uk.

  • Dance for Additional Support Needs
At present we work with children and adults who require additional support whether that is through a physical or sensory limitation or disability or due to a learning disability. We have been working in partnership with council run organisations and social care teams to provide the best possible care during our classes and we have a strong level of expertise in this field.

We have created performance pieces with a group of adults and we worked closely with the group for a term to work towards performing at a sharing evening. We are constantly looking to support more people with these opportunities and are more than happy to attend day service groups or 1 to 1 sessions to support the creative outlet and expressions of individuals with additional needs.

The dance and movement group in Nairn is for young children aged 5 to 11 and works on a weekly basis with creative play and movement games to help support their creative and emotional needs.To find out more about the dance and movement group please see our short video below and for more information please contact Ellen at ellen@bodysurfscotland.co.uk.

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