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Reimagining Derwent and Chaddesden: Déda’s Little Steps Big Change in the Community

How Reimagine empowered young people at Derwent Primary School.
What We Did In October as part of This is Derby Reimagine, Déda hosted the S.H.E.D. (Social Higher Education Depot) at Derwent Primary School. Intended as a space to learn, cha… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2020/01/reimagining-derwent-and-chaddesden-dedas-little-steps-big-change-community/

April 2019 Update

Catch up with our latest update to hear about what's been happening here at Déda this April.
Click on the video above to hear the latest on what's been happening here at Déda. This month, we are celebrating the #InternationalDayofDance by shining a light on some of the… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/04/april-2019-update/

SNOW: An Accessible Christmas Performance

Find out how Holly Noble Company is trying to make SNOW a more accessible production.
SNOW director Holly Noble wants to change people’s attitudes towards Ballet, from a dance form often seen as elitist to something to be enjoyed by a wider audience. SNOW retel… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/12/snow-accessible-christmas-performance/

Inside the START Project: "In that moment when they were all dancing...they were simply children, creating and exploring"

Our Fundraising and Sales Assistant Lydia sits in on her first START session.
In November I had the privilege of shadowing our dance development and learning co-ordinator, Isobel, as she delivered a START workshop at an inner city primary school in Derby. A… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/12/lydia-tells-us-more-about-start-project/

The Siddiquis Spill the Beans on Derby Fame, Christmas Jumpers and Snakehips Sid...

We interview Derby's favourite telly trio ahead of their Déda debut An Evening With the Siddiquis on Saturday 1 December.
In the lead up to An Evening with the Siddiquis at Déda, we ask the boys a few questions of our own...   Do you have nicknames for each other? Baasit Not for each other b… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/11/siddiquis-spill-beans-derby-fame-christmas-jumpers-and-snakehips-sid/

STEAM project bringing STEM subjects alive with circus and dance

Learn more about the STEAM project; a collaboration between Déda and Rolls-Royce to bring the STEM subjects alive with circus and dance.
Déda is really excited to be working with Rolls-Royce to bring STEM subjects to life with circus and dance for Derby school children. Working together, local primary schools, c… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/11/steam-project-bringing-stem-subjects-alive-circus-and-dance/

Meet the Real Star-Crossed Lovers

Meet the extraordinary performers behind Lost Dog's acclaimed Juliet and Romeo, which will be coming to Déda on Thursday 4 October.
LOST DOG’s “searingly witty” (SeeingDance) ‘Juliet & Romeo’ opened to packed houses and critical acclaim at a two week run at Battersea Arts Centre in London earlier this year.… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/10/shakespeares-star-crossed-lovers-are-reimagined-ben-duke-and-solene-weinachter1/

Leah's Year 11 Work Experience

A blog by Year 11 student Leah about her work experience placement at Déda
Hi! My name is Leah Wright, I am a Year 11 student and I am currently doing my work experience placement at Déda. Ever since I was 3 I was dancing, doing ballet and tap and as … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/09/leahs-year-11-work-experience/

Déda Celebrates Anniversary Milestone

More than 100 people who are part of the past, present and future of Déda in Derby's Cathedral Quarter attended our 20th anniversary celebration event at our Chapel Street home.
More than 100 people who are part of the past, present and future of Déda in Derby's Cathedral Quarter attended our 20th anniversary celebration event at our Chapel Street home on… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/07/deda-celebrates-anniversary-milestone/

Placement Student Emma's Last Blog

University of Derby BA (Hons) Journalism Student Emma discusses the second half of her placement at Déda.
Hello again! Emma here! If you’ve just come across Déda’s blog section on their website and you haven’t seen my first post, here is a little about me that will hopefully get yo… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/04/placement-student-emmas-last-blogemmas-last-blog/

Isobel's Journey as a START Dance Teacher

Isobel Davis, Dance Development and Learning Coordinator discusses the last five months of teaching dance to eight different schools as part of the START project.
Working with the Start project has been a wonderful, creative journey that I have been able to take with five different schools and eight different Key Stage 1 & 2 classes. As… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/04/isobels-journey-start-dance-teacher/

Déda 20 Years: All Dance and Diversity at Déda

As Déda celebrates 20 years in our Chapel Streety building, we invite Clare Limb, Déda's Head of Dance Development and Learning to discuss the latest All Dance project and Déda's work supporting diversity in the arts.
This time last year I sat down at my PC to write an application to Derbyshire County Council for the position of Creative Producer for All Dance - a project designed to raise the … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/03/20-years-accessibility-deda-all-dance/

Déda Visit to National Centre for Circus Arts

On Friday 16th February, five of Déda’s very own Academy students took to London for The National Centre of Circus Arts huge youth circus weekend, "The National Youth Circus Event 2018".
On Friday 16th February, five of Déda’s very own Academy students took to London for The National Centre of Circus Arts huge youth circus weekend, The National Youth Circus Event … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/03/deda-visit-national-centre-circus-arts/

Knot Review

Have a look at an introduction to one of our work experience students, Emma, and her review on a recent performance of Knot by Nikki and JD.
Knot – Introducing myself to new experiences and art forms Hello everyone! My name is Emma Hall, I am a second-year journalism student and I am currently doing my work exper… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/02/knot-review/

BA Dance Student Abbie's Blog: Studying Dance at Déda

We are proud to offer a BA dance degree in association with the University of Derby and one of our new students - Abbie - tells us why she chose to study here with us....
Abbie Dandridge  BA Dance Degree First Year Student  We are so excited to welcome another year of talented students to our BA (Hons) Dance Degree Course - here Abbie talks ab… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/studying-dance-deda/

August CUBE Book Club Reviews

Books on the list this month - Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky & Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
The books for discussion this month were Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson & Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky Why Be Happy When You Could b… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/august-cube-book-club-reviews/

A Week in the Life of Katherine, our Dance Development and Learning Coordinator

If you have ever considered a career in dance development, or even if you haven't, this blog from our dance development and learning co-coordinator Katherine, is an absolute must read.
A Week in the Life of Katherine If you have ever considered a career in dance development, or even if you haven't, this blog from our dance development and learning co-coordinato… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/week-life-katherine-our-dance-development-and-learning-coordinator/

Anneliese's Marketing Apprentice Blog

Déda's first marketing apprentice, Anneliese shares her experiences during her third month.
Our new marketing apprentice Anneliese (pictured in the middle) photographed outside Déda with two of our lovely Déda staff - Madeleine & Montserrat Anneliese's Blog  Anneli… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/annelieses-marketing-apprentice-blog/

Meet Hannah Our Party Booker!

Hannah is our Sales and Customer Services Assistant here at Déda. We asked her to write a short blog post about the party planning side of her job.
Hannah Asprey,  Sales and Customer Services Assistant Party Planning with Hannah  Hello. I’m Hannah. I’m currently the Sales and Customer Service Assistant at Deda. I have enj… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/meet-hannah-our-party-booker/

Marketing Apprentice Blog

Anneliese Moss is the new Marketing Apprentice at Déda. She'll be working with us for the next 12 months, helping us to develop audiences for everything we do.
Our new marketing apprentice Anneliese (pictured in the middle) photographed outside Déda with two of our lovely Déda staff - Madeleine & Montserrat Anneliese's Blog Annelie… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/marketing-apprentice-blog/

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