The Children and Young People’s Dance Network North (CYPDNN) exists to offer networking opportunities, coordinate professional development and share dance activity across the North. By working together we can ensure children and young people have the same access to opportunities, regardless of where they live.
Our main aims are:
The Northern Dance Get Together
Fri 12 Jan 2024
The Riley Theatre & NSCD Studios 98 Chapeltown Road Leeds LS7 4BH
We continued our series of Dance Get Together events with an in person Northern gathering…
Thank you to everyone that attended the event and we are now compiling information from the day to create the new strategy for across the North.
If you have any questions or feedback in relation to this event and the content please get in touch.
Visual scribe Liam Callebout summed up our day from welcome, through current topics, Northern activity sessions, showcases and actionable actions!
If you work in dance with children and young people and are interested in joining the network, or would like further information about Dance Gatherings contact Gail Ferrin, Network Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reviewing and building a future-facing plan for the sustainability of children & young people’s dance across the North of England, backed by research, data and strategic partnerships.
A programme of dance work for children produced by professional dance companies and artists from across the North, that includes the voice of children and young people in its development, planning and delivery. Current partnerships with dance companies include:
Professional dance tours in small venues, village halls and libraries with partnerships across: Lancashire (Spot On/Cultureapedia), East Riding of Yorkshire (East Riding of Yorkshire Council Arts Development & Libraries Service, Blaize ArtERY Live Rural Touring) North Lincolnshire (Blaize – LiveLincs Rural Touring) and TAIL (Touring Arts in Libraries) with the NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum).
Creating dance partnerships
Partnerships and and networks that signpost and stimulate activity where there are gaps in provision across The North of England (North West, Yorkshire, North East). Recent examples include
The Dance Get Together
A series of online and in-person gatherings with the dance sector across our region where we can share, research, talk, plan, tackle current issues and celebrate children & young people’s dance and future-proof this post-pandemic and in the wider context of new National Portfolio Organisations round, funding, and current issues – local, national and global.
The Children and Young People’s Dance Network North is funded by NSCD as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of Arts Council England.