Join us at Ardance Festival. an inclusive day full of exciting people, fun and dance. learn new skills in a variety of dance styles ranging from Contemporary, Urban and Jazz. Six exciting workshops led by industry professionals, Tanaka Bingwa, Natalie Malone, and Josh Hawkins, in a safe environment where you can let go and express your inner dancer. Followed by a stunning diverse show in the evening choreographed by The Arden Dance and Performance Graduates! The ArDance Festival will challenge perceptions by putting inclusivity with a celebration of diversity and uniqueness in dance at the forefront!
Come and celebrate, make friends, and learn from Industry Professionals before watching a magnificent show. Let us take you on a journey of dance!
Doors open at 1:30pm.
Meet the team, grab a snack from the cafe, and join in warming up for the workshops. Let us guide you through the rest of the day!
Workshops at 2:20pm:
Beginner Jazz with Natalie Maloney.
Intermediate Urban with Tanaka Bingwa.
Workshops at 3:30pm:
Intermediate Contemporary with Josh Hawkins.
Beginner Urban with Tanaka Bingwa.
Q&A with our Guest Artists from Ardance 2020 at 5pm:
An opportunity to ask our Industry Professionals those burning questions about their practice and the themes arising from your experience.
Workshops at 5:40pm:
Beginner Contemporary with Josh Hawkins.
Intermediate Jazz with Natalie Maloney.
After the workshops, take a break and have a chat with the Ardance team, before heading into the theatre for an evening of exclusive new works by 3rd year Arden Dance and Performance students.
Introducing the Professionals:
Tanaka Bingwa– Tanaka is a professional performer, choreographer and teacher who specialises within the Urban field. Based in London, Tanaka is mostly recognised for his work through Boy Blue Entertainment and performances such as ‘REDD’. We are so fortunate that Tanaka has agreed to return to Ardance for the second time and hold workshops, and we can’t wait for you to participate!
Natalie Maloney– Natalie is a Professional Dancer, Choreographer and fitness coach based in the heart of Manchester. Natalie has travelled the world and showcased her love and passion for dance through Cruise Line work for many years, and is newly recognised for her work at the new Bloc Studios in Manchester! Choreographically and Technically sublime, Natalie’s workshop is set to put you through your paces!
Josh Hawkins– Josh is a professional contemporary based Performer, Choreographer, Founder and Director of Hawk Dance Theatre and CEO of Wildhawk Studios based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Famously recognised within the UK for his insane work such as ‘Outside the Igloo’, Josh’s immersive choreography is simply stunning to watch, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to Ardance!
There will be loud music in both the workshops and performance.
Projections and possibly flashing lights during performance
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