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Magical Moonfall is the perfect Christmas treat for all ages

Déda's Christmas show this year is 'Moonfall', created by Hikapee Theatre - a magical tale of a princess and her brother.

National Date For Déda Dancers

Two of Déda’s Youth Performance Companies - Bounceback and Derbyshire Youth Dance Company - have won coveted places at the U.Dance 2015 festival in Plymouth this summer.

Community Performers Wanted For Herculean Opportunity

Budding local performers are being invited to audition to be part of the Derby performance of a national touring show which is coming to Derby Theatre on Friday June 12.

Déda Marketing Derby Bondholder breakfast (Jan 2015)

On Tuesday 27 January 2015, Déda welcomed over 70 of the Marketing Derby Bondholders to our building. Here's a Storify of their comments.

Déda Appoints New Chair to its Board

Geoff Sweeney, Development Director at the Birmingham Royal Ballet in charge of fundraising, has joined the Board of Trustees of Derby-based regional dance house Déda as Chair.

Déda announces new addition to programming team – Associate Producer (Dance) Phil Hargreaves

Déda announces a new Associate Producer to complement the expansion of the Déda performance programme. The addition of dance producer Phil Hargreaves will enable Déda Director Stephen Munn to continue to develop Déda’s family friendly performance events and new programme of circus work.

Déda Hosts Inclusive Theatre Performance

Déda is hosting a unique production inspired by Japanese stories and performed by Derby-based ‘Hubbub Theatre Company’ – an ensemble of performers with moderate learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities, alongside professional and emerging local theatre practitioners.

Déda Expands Class Programme

Déda in Chapel Street will launch an expanded class programme for adults and children following a £412,000 redevelopment programme at the regional dance house. Several new classes will start in September – some of which will be based in the new dance and production studio

Degree open event offers first steps to a top career

Déda will be holding an Open Audition on 9 July for a new Dance Degree, developed in collaboration with the University of Derby.

Funding Commitment Announced For Déda

Déda has secured funding from Arts Council England (ACE) under its National Portfolio Organisation programme for the next three years.

Visit Derby's first ever Well Dressing Trail

From Saturday 28 June to Sunday 6 July, take part in Derby's first ever Well Dressing Trail