It's all change as Déda steps into Spring

Déda is pleased to present a brand new programme of inspiring classes, professional performances and family events for Spring 2014.

Alongside a packed programme of activity, Déda customers can take a peek at developments in preparation for the expansion and refurbishment project, before work begins in May.  Artist impressions of the brand new studio space and adjoining corridor are available along with information about the new BA (Hons) Dance degree being run from the new space in partnership with the University of Derby.

The dynamic class programme continues to allow customers of all ages to choose from Ballet to Belly Dance and everything in between. After listening to customer feedback, we are pleased to announce two new additions to the class programme; Rock&Roll Improvers and Tango Intermediate, providing clear progression routes in these social dance styles.

Performance programme highlights include brilliant inclusive company Stopgap presenting new work Artificial Things; JV2, a company formed by renowned choreographer Jasmin Vardimon in order to cultivate emerging dance talent; and one of the most popular acts from this year’s Festé, C12 Dance Theatre.

For families, our younger audiences can enjoy Blstopgap.jpgunderbus Theatre Company with How To Catch a Star, based on the popular Oliver Jeffers book. Children aged 1-4 are also invited to enjoy Too Many Penguins by Frozen Charlotte in May– a perfect first theatre experience and the final performance before the Déda theatre closes until September.

Copies of the Spring 2014 brochure are available from the Déda Box Office in person or by calling 01332 370911. Tickets for all events and classes can be paid for by cash, cheque, credit or debit card or online at

To view a copy of the Spring brochure online, please visit


Notes to Editors:

For images, interview requests, press tickets and press enquiries, please contact:

Helen Dawson, Marketing and Programming Officer

T: 01332 370911


Listings Information

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911



Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.

With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.

Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.

About Arts Council England

The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.