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Dorset Youth Dance Launches New 7-11s Class

Dorset Youth Dance (DYD), managed by charitable organisation Activate Performing Arts, launches a new creative contemporary dance class for 7-11 year olds.

DYD brings young dancers the chance to create, excel and perform in a Spring – Summer ’18 term of contemporary dance classes, based in Dorchester.

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Remix - February half term workshops

Calling all performers!!

The Remix have two exciting opportunities coming up in February half term giving young people aged 11- 19 years the chance to perform live!

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Light Up Poole, 15-17th Feb 2018

This week Lighthouse officially launched Light Up Poole - a new 3-day digital light art festival set to illuminate Poole town centre from 15-17 February.

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Sea Music - Outdoor Dance Performance

Using Sea Music as inspiration Rosalind Conlon, Activate's Dance Producer commissioned professional choreographer Sophie Nüzel to work with a group of volunteer participants of all ages (age12-70 years) and together they devised a piece created by listening to the sounds of the sea and the stories it has to tell.

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Sura Medura residency October 2017, Sri Lanka

Activate are part of an International Artist Development programme called Sura Medura.

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Activate Youth Board are recruiting!

Activate Youth Board (AYB) is on the look out for new members!

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Dorset Youth Dance Company Auditions

Dorset Youth Dance (DYD), managed by Activate, is hosting an open audition for young people aged 12-25 to join their weekly pre-company Feeder Class and Company, led by Artistic Director Claire Benson.

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Activate & Pavilion Dance South West present Creative Careers Day 2017

Activate Performing Arts and Pavilion Dance South West are teaming up to bring aspiring young dance enthusiasts Creative Careers Day 2017, hosted at PDSW’s wonderful seaside venue in Bournemouth on Tuesday 26th September.

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Arts Development Company's Mike Hoskin writes for Arts Professional

A great piece in this week's Arts Professional, written by Mike Hoskin, the Manager of Arts Development Co. on his experiences of breaking away from Dorset County Council as their outsourced arts delivery operation:

Still going it alone

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