NOTTINGHAM'S PROFESSIONAL YOUTH DANCE PROGRAM
"CREATED FOR DANCERS BY DANCERS, TO DYMISIFY THE DANCE WORLD" - SAVANNAH SAUNDERS, THE WONDEFUL WORLD OF DANCE
Earlier this year, Sophie D and long term friend and fellow dancer Joshua Ecob, set about creating a youth program to help inspire, demystify and offer a real slice to the dance industry hence, NGDance was created. Firstly, they set about designing a Summer Intensive back in the city where they both began their training, Nottingham. Alongside this, they began to develop their Unlimited Access strand of NGDance, which is a mentorship program, to help put young dance and performance hopefulls in contact and learn from Professional Artists, to help guide their own pathways into the industry. For full information, plese visit the website: www.ngdance.org
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the original: SUMMER INTENSIVE
1 - 6th AUGUST @ THE DANCE STUDIOS, HOCKLEY, NOTTINGHAM
The idea for NG Dance came after a chat on the tube in London, after realising that the likes of the dance course where they met no longer existed in Nottingham, and so they decided to create their own course, “We thought about what we would like to improve, about our experience of dancing professionally and internationally. We wanted to tell kids what it’s really like to be in the dance industry right now”, explains Sophie. -
NG Dance is the creation of ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer Joshua Ecob and contemporary dancer and choreographer Sophie Duncan, who have both danced internationally throughout their professional dance lives.
"After our chat on the Tube we got straight to work and developed our Summer Intensive. Our 3 main focus are Contemporary Dance, Ballet and Choreography, and to teach this in same framework as you would expect to find in a vocational dane school, with technique class in the morning and creative / repetory work in the afternoon" - SD
Sophie and Joshua have designed their intensives to not only include teaching, learning repertoire, and choreography, but they’ve also designed the ‘Dancers Toolbox’ – a series of open sessions, “Students can ask us anything about our careers or how we dealt with the pressures of being in a professional dance school, we’ll talk about injury prevention & anatomy and more, so students can have a broad view of what dance life is like”, says Sophie.
Sophie and Joshua aim to give students and their parents more information and insights into the dance world, to let them know that there are many different types of dance careers both on and off stage, but also some that aren’t so typical, but still wonderful careers, “I think a lot people can teach and a lot of people can offer good training but not everyone is willing to offer all the secrets or the people you should talk to and the key ingredients of a good performance and a great dance career”, shares Joshua.
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