Dorset Youth Dance: World Book Day Inspired Workshop

Exploring the themes of 'Dogman', the 2020 World Book Day book by Dav Pilkey, join Dorset Youth Dance for a creative, contemporary dance workshop exploring the themes of 'Dogman', the 2020 World Book Day book by Dav Pilkey

Sat, 14 March 2020

2:30pm – 3:30pm


Location: Weymouth Library, Great George Street, Weymouth. DT4 8NN

About this Event: Join Dorset Youth Dance Artistic Director, Claire Benson to explore the themes covered in the World Book Day 2020 book; 'Dogman' by Dav Pilkey.

Dorset Youth Dance Company (DYD) is for young people who have a real passion and enthusiasm for dance, who want to take that extra leap in training. Focusing on contemporary dance technique, DYD dancers are led by freelance dance artist (renowned former Motionhouse dancer and youth dance leader), Claire Benson.

Join members of DYD Company 3 (our more technically experienced Company) for a creative, contemporary based dance workshop, to explore the themes of the World Book Day 2020 book; the latest 'Dogman' by Dav Pilkey. Get a taste of DYD's style and choreographic process in this free, hour long workshop, suitable for 13-18 year olds.

To book, call the Weymoth Library Team on 01305 762410.


Weymouth Library will also be running a Plasticine animation workshop with James Price, based on the same themes, from 10am-1pm. Use imagination to create animation and make your own dog hero! Free workshop for children aged 5+ (children under 8 must be accompanied). Separate booking required.


More about Dorset Youth Dance Company:

Led by Artistic Director Claire Benson, dancers have the opportunity to work as part of a professional youth dance company (Company 3, age 14-25), pre-company feeder class (Company 2, age 12-18) or the creative class for 7-11 year olds (Company 1). All groups experience performance opportunities, whilst Company 2 and Company 3 dancers also perform at regional youth dance platforms, work with leading national dance artists and develop their portfolio suitable for today’s performing arts industry. Company 3 class is by invite only. DYD classes take place on Sundays in 10 week terms, at Martinstown Village Hall. Contact Samantha Gillingham, for more information, or call 01305 260954.



Age suitability: