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Dance Transports: Early Years

Event type: Workshop
Danielle Teale Dance ©Rachel Cherry website Part of: Dance Transports

Fri 13 Mar, 10:00am

Venue: Yorkshire Dance

3 St Peter's Buildings
St Peter's Square

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Event Details

Led by professional Dance Artists Anna Daly and Skye Reynolds, who are both Early Years Specialists – the pioneering national programme creating a new blueprint for early years dance – this one day workshop is aimed at anyone interested in delivering movement and developing performance for and with under five year olds.

The workshop will introduce and explore children’s developmental movement patterns to inspire and underpin creative experiences which support mind body development. We will explore how children learn, including age-appropriate movement experiences and child-led play. We will consider appropriate touch.

The workshop will include time for participants to develop and integrate their creative responses as well as group discussion and in parallel with the aims of Little Big Dance we will also consider how to choreograph with and for children under the age of 5.

Those attending will leave with increased confidence in delivering creative movement activities and dance and an enhanced toolbox of movement activities for use in Early Years settings.



More about Skye Reynolds
Skye is a Scottish-based dance artist, performance maker and educator working across multidisciplinary platforms. She has worked extensively with young people and is Associate Artist with Starcatchers (Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation); Early Years Specialist with the national Little Big Dance project; and was previously Dance Artist in Residence with Imaginate (Edinburgh International Children’s Festival). Recent performance projects include her solo work PITCH, created with choreographer Jo Fong 2016-17, and a new solo work ALIVE made in collaboration with director Susan Worsfold. She has taught in a variety of arts settings including post-war zones, Iran’s International Theatre Festival and Paris Summer Academy.  She was Movement Director for ‘The Panopticon’ with National Theatre of Scotland 2019. Skye is certified in Infant Developmental Movement Education through Body-Mind Centering and is currently training in the Feldenkrais Method.


More about Anna Daly
Anna Daly is an independent community dance artist and creative practitioner. Over the last 12 years, cultivating a specialism in working with early years and their grown ups, including leading action research projects, creative residencies and developing training on the importance of dance and movement play to very young children.


More information including ‘How to Apply’

This workshop is part of our Dance Transports programme, a regional training programme for anyone involved in the delivery of dance, which focuses on the principal of exchange. In order to support artists to attend Yorkshire Dance will contribute £75 per person towards your expenses.

There are only ten spaces available per Dance Transports workshop. If you would like to apply for both the Digital & Dance and Early Years Dance Transports you will need to apply twice. Please complete the application questions for each workshop and ensure your answers are relevant to the topic of the workshop.

You can respond to the application questions by video, audio recording or by completing the application form.

Follow this link to the application questions.

Deadline to respond: 10am, Monday 27th January 2020

We will let you know if you have a place by: Thursday 30 January 2020

If you have any difficulties applying please call us on: 0113 243 9867



This workshop is supported by Leeds Dance Partnership.

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