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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/

Cerise's Dance Journey with Déda

Cerise tells us about her journey from Déda placement student to freelance dance artist.
If you would like to learn more about how to volunteer with Déda's Dance Development and Learning Department, please contact Isobel Davis on I.Davis@deda.uk.com.   Free Contempor… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2020/01/cerises-dance-journey-deda/

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/

Meet the performers and creators of Anima

Learn more about the performers and directors of Anima presented by Joli Vyann, which will be coming to Déda on Thursday 21 November.
Meet the cast and creators the specatcular Anima, which will be coming to Déda on Thursday 21 November. Nao Masuda – Live Music and Original Composition Japanese born Nao Ma… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/11/meet-performers-joli-vyanns-anima/

Jodie's Work Experience

Work Experience Jodie talks about her week at Déda.
Hi I’m Jodie, a sixth form student at Chellaston Academy. I love dancing and performing, as well as teaching dance, which is what drew me to Déda, Derby. My work experience her… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/07/jodies-work-experience/

Dance Together Live Better: Take a Look inside a Dance for Dementia Session

Find out more about how dance workshops are supporting people living with dementia.
There is a growing wealth of evidence for the benefit of arts and cultural interventions to be included in dementia care, from diagnosis to the late stages of the disease.  "I’… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/06/dance-together-live-better-take-look-inside-dance-dementia-session/

Meet this Month's Flamenco Line-Up!

Meet the talented musicians and dancers who will lighting up Déda's stage this Saturday!
Scroll down for this year's line-up including star guests Alejandro Molinero and La Nati. Alejandro Molinero Residencies with Ballet National de España, Compania de Javier La… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/06/meet-months-flamenco-line/

Ashtanga Yoga with Clare

Déda's long-standing tutor Clare Brooksbank tells us more about Ashtanga Yoga and her classes.
We learn more about Ashtanga Yoga from Déda tutor Clare Brooksbank and find out how our work experience students got on in the class #TransformationTuesday Ashtanga Yoga | Leve… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/05/ashtanga-yoga-clare/

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/

FORMAT Exhibition Review

Work experience student Ikrah Hussain reviews FORMAT Exhibition at Déda
Phillip Wielding – Cutting Corners This particular exhibition is all about the hazards of cutting corners and doing things without putting any thought about what the outcome ma… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/04/format-exhibition-review/

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/

Work Experience: BA Journalism Students

Learn more about Anabel, Ikrah and Alex who are joining Déda for three months as part of their BA Journalism course with University of Derby.
My name is Alex Beadnell and I am currently helping out at Déda for seven weeks in the PR and social media department. I am a second-year BA Journalism student, studying at the un… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/04/work-experience-ba-journalism-students/

Dance Together, Live Better: Lydia Visits Dance Active

Fundraising and Sales Assistant Lydia visits Dance Active session with tutor Danni Chell, to see how the Dance Together, Live Better campaign can help improve the lives of older people in Derbyshire.
“People often say, ‘why go to a group when you could just do the exercises at home?’… It’s true I could do them at home, but I wouldn’t! … It’s really great company here.”- Dance … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/03/dance-together-live-better-lydia-visits-dance-active/

Drawing to a Close

Join Inspired Reflections artists Lor Bird, Sarah Brighty and John McDonald for an evening of drawing.
Life drawing session on Saturday 12 January 2019 6 – 9pm   Beautiful Burdens Broken… Broke… Cry… Goodbye. Lie, Lay, Laid. Beautiful Burdens is a collaboration… …whi… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/01/drawing-close/

Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions with us this Year!

We picked out a few of the most common new year’s resolutions that Déda might be able to help you with!
We want to help you make 2019 your year!   We picked out a few of the most common New Year’s resolutions that Déda might be able to help you with. A recent poll taken by BUPA lis… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2019/01/achieve-your-new-years-resolutions-us-year/

December at Déda!

Tune in to hear about the latest happenings at Déda!
Click on the video above to hear the latest on what's been happening here at Déda. We've been enjoying ourselves learning the Cha Cha with our Ballroom & Latin dancers and s… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/12/december-covered-360-seconds/

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/

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/

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