2018 marks Déda's 20th year in the Chapel Street building. Look out for announcements about the anniversary programme - coming soon...

Put a Spring in your step at Déda in 2018

The new Spring 2018 programme celebrates the start of Déda’s 20th anniversary year in the organisation’s Chapel Street home. Derby Dance Agency moved from Derby Playhouse in January 1998 and to commemorate this, Déda are presenting a very special series of events which will be announced throughout the year. From exhibitions to networking breakfasts, festivals to fizz and nibbles – the anniversary programme will run alongside Déda’s jam-packed calendar of classes, courses, performances and workshops.

January is a great time to begin something new, and with over 50 classes to choose from – Déda caters for all ages, abilities and tastes. Improve your fitness, develop your confidence and get social with friends – and then put what you have learned into action at monthly Salsa Pineapple party nights, daytime Tea Dances – and a rip-roaring Céilidh on Saturday 20 January.

Check out the Experience programme for more details.

The Déda Theatre will be buzzing over the coming months, presenting some of the best dance and circus artists in the UK. Highlights come from Déda Associate Artists Nikki & JD who will be performing Knot on Saturday 10 February, a touching duet with thrilling acrobatics and all-female Cyr troupe Alula Cyr – who explode onto the Déda stage on Saturday 3 March in a whirlwind of wheels, acrobatics and song. Choreographer Joss Arnott presents a breath taking triple bill of high energy dance on Thursday 1 February and ACE Dance and Music return to Déda on Thursday 12 April with a stunning fusion of contemporary, Flamenco, Kathak and Afro-fusion.

Check out the Dance and Circus programme for more details.

As always, families are at the heart of Déda’s programme and with Lyngo Theatre’s Egg and Spoon – an interactive romp through the season for ages 1 to 5 - on Friday 23 February, Casson and Friends’ magical Night at the Theatre on Saturday 24 March and Academy classes for ages 18 months – 19 years old; there’s something for everyone!

Check out the Family programme for more details.

The walls of the building will be adorned with a diverse and exciting range of exhibitions from local, national and international artists; with the CUBE café bar hosting relaxed Artists Afternoon Tea events in January and April for people who want to find out more, or even get stuck in.

For information on classes, events and much more, copies of Déda's Spring 2018 brochures 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 www.deda.uk.com.

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Media enquiries:

Heather Gunn, Marketing Manager, Déda h.gunn@deda.uk.com/01332 374670

Notes to Editors

Déda
Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a diverse programme of dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work alongside a comprehensive participation programme. The building houses two performance spaces, three professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar. With a class curriculum of over 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. www.artscouncil.org.uk