Northern Ireland is getting ready to host Project Dance, a first of its kind creative learning weekend of everything dance. The event will take place at Ashfield Girls’ High School from 2nd – 4th August during this year’s EastSide Arts Festival. Project Dance will feature a range of dance styles for all abilities and all ages across 40 + workshops and seminars. Top dance industry professionals will be on hand to help encourage all participants to try a new skill as well as help them to progress within their particular area of interest.
Organised by Belfast-based dance company Ajendance and supported by EastSide Partnership, Project Dance will welcome a range of top industry professionals across various dance styles including commercial, Irish, musical theatre, contemporary, street, highland, jazz and much more. Notable names from the dance industry include professional dance artist Tobias Ellehammer. Tobias is best known for his tribute video ‘The Jackson Trilogy,’ as well as working with world-renowned artists such as Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs. Other well-known names from the world of dance include Philip Joel, Neil O’Brien, Jemima Brown, Andreas Wickedmindz, Karen Baird and Renako McDonald.
Project Dance will also include JamzNI United Dance Organisation (UDO) World Championship Qualifiers for all street dancers on Friday 2nd August at C.S. Lewis Square. Dancers will have the chance to train on a one-to-one basis with some of the UDO choreographers, learn about mental health within the arts as well as take part in a range of lifestyle focussed seminars.
Looking forward to Project Dance in August, Clare Montgomery from event organizer Ajendance, said:
“ Project Dance will be the most inclusive dance event to take place in Northern Ireland featuring many different dance styles. Dancers of all ages and abilities are very welcome to join us at what is going to be a fantastic weekend of all things dance. There will be something for everyone from professionals to beginners. The weekend will include dance workshops, mindful seminars, healthy lifestyle talks and much much more. This is a great opportunity to try something new as well as work with some of the very best dance artists in the industry. We are very excited to welcome a range of well-known and respected dancers including Tobias Ellehammer as well as the prestigious UDO World Championship Qualifier event. We are thankful for the support of EastSide Partnership and proud to be a part of this year’s EastSide Arts Festival.”
Michele Bryans from EastSide Partnership added:
“ On behalf of EastSide Partnership we are delighted to support the inaugural Project Dance as part of this year’s EastSide Arts Festival. This is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in all things dance. The event organisers have arranged a fantastic inclusive programme featuring top industry professionals, which will ensure that no matter what your age or ability, there will be an event to suit you.”
For further information including tickets and booking information visit www.ajendance.com Facebook @ProjectDanceNI #ProjectDanceNI, twitter and Instagram @Ajendance