News: Big Youth Dance Weekend

Tuesday 21 December 2004

The Royal Festival Hall, London Youth Dance and Youth Dance England have collaborated to create The Big Youth Dance Weekend – 22nd & 23rd January 2005, the first national event of its kind for over a decade.

Many events, performances and workshops are confirmed for the weekend, including the Youth Dance England Conference held on both days, 10.00am -5.00pm. This is a Practitioners’ Conference for all who connect young people and dance.

The conference is aimed at all who work to connect young people and dance. Youth dance artists and practitioners, dance artists, community dance workers, dance managers, dance educators, private dance teachers, dance students, dance officers, youth arts practitioners, arts development
officers, sports development workers, and arts policy makers.

The conference brings together experienced professionals from various sectors under the same roof, ensuring a diverse platform for discussion and debate.

Conference Programme:
Youth Dance Futures – key dance figures present their visions for the future of youth dance
Reaching the hard to reach – innovative dance practice and research with young people at risk
Future dance artists – the new Centres for Advanced Training and their potential impact on youth dance
Managing youth dance – opportunities for supporting and extending youth dance programmes
Moving forwards – approaches to developing youth dance practice
Youth Dance on screen – the potential of film as a creative and promotional medium for youth dance

Only a few places left, so book now!

Cost **Organisations: £ 150 for two days/ £90 for one day
Independent and freelance artists/practitioners: £70 for two days/£45 for one day

Group discount available for people coming from the same organisation
paying the two day rate:
2 people 20% off = £120 per person 3 or more 30% off = £105 per person

Fee will include access to all sessions and coffee/tea at registration and also a hard copy of the YDE Conference 2005 Report.

Please contact YDE for more information on:

Tel: 020 7924 7167

For full details of The Big Youth Dance Weekend read on

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