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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/

New Year’s Resolutions: New Year New You

Here at Déda we’ve put together a list of our favourite resolutions in the hope that this time next year we’ll have ticked them off. There might be some good ideas for you to use too!
Run the Derby 10K in March and Coniston Half Marathon in June – Grace Improve my splits – Becky Align to the Wheel of Wellbeing – Clare To do something that brings me happiness eve… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/12/deda-staffs-new-years-resolutions/

July Monthly Update 2019

Find out what we got up to this July!
July Monthly Update 2019 Click on the video above to hear about our top highlights this month! This July we celebrated the talents and achievements of young people in the T… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/july-monthly-update-2019/

Mindfulness Review

BA Journalism student Anabel reviews her first Mindfulness class at Déda.
I was very lucky to attend a mindfulness class, hosted by Pam Sidhu, and managed to bring myself “into the moment”.   The description of the class says that you can “release… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/04/mindfulness-review/

March 2019 Update

Catch up with our latest update to hear about what's been happening here at Déda this March.
Click on the video above to hear the latest on what's been happening here at Déda. With wedding season fast approaching, our fabulous Ballroom & Latin tutor Carolyn Davies … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/04/march-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/

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/

December Fun Thanks To The National Lottery #ThanksToYou

From 3-8 December 2018 Déda is offering a free Goody Bag to the first 50 National Lottery players to visit our Derby Dancing exhibition.
Déda will be giving out a free goody bag to National Lottery players during the week of 3-8 December 2018. We are one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor … http://www.deda.uk.com/whats-on/thankstoyou/

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/

20 Days for 20 Years Residencies

Déda are pleased to announce the 2018 20 years residency artists, made up of a fantastically broad range of creatives from across the Midlands and UK.
@deda.derby #dedaderby @dedaderby   Keep your eyes on the Déda social media channels for more information on the artists and chances to see them in action! Déda are pleased to… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/08/20-days-20-years-residencies/

Derby Dancing: Northern Soul Scene Still Going Strong!

Carlton's Derby Dancing Northern Soul Moments...
I was first introduced to the Northern Soul scene when I was about 15 when some lads at our local youth club at Spondon house school started playing some Soul music – a type of mus… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/08/derby-dancing-northern-soul-scene-still-going-strong/

Déda Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary Milestone

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

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/

The Hubbub Club - a very exciting launch party

Hubbub Theatre Company launch The Hubbub Club on Saturday 7 November at Déda - join the party!
Call 01332 370911 to book your ticket and celebrate the launch of The Hubbub Club at Déda on Saturday 7 November 5...4...3...2...1! Join us for a very special launch party on … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/hubbub-club-very-exciting-launch/

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