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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/

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/

Kay's Derby Dancing Memories

Derby Dancing volunteer Kay paints a picture of Derby's nightlife in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
  Also I nearly forgot, there was a nightclub in the Bell Hotel on Sadler Gate, small but had a great atmosphere. Here again the lighting made everyone glow, there was no cloak… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/07/kays-derby-dancing-memories/

Déda Through The Decades

Déda has evolved and changed over the decades to one of the key cultural organisations in the city. With the celebrations of our 20th anniversary well underway, we’ve been having a good old rummage through the archives…
Déda has evolved and changed over the decades to one of the key cultural organisations in the city. With the celebrations of our 20th anniversary well underway, we’ve been havin… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/05/deda-through-decades/

Déda Through The Decades

Déda has evolved and changed over the decades to one of the key cultural organisations in the city. With the celebrations of our 20th anniversary well underway, we’ve been having a good old rummage through the archives…
Déda has evolved and changed over the decades to one of the key cultural organisations in the city. With the celebrations of our 20th anniversary well underway, we’ve been having … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/deda-through-decades/

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/

Meet the Performers in Joss Arnott: Triple Bill

Learn more about the musician and dancers who will be performing in Joss Arnott: Triple Bill at Déda on Thursday 1 February 2018!
EILEIH MUIR - dancer   Eileih trained at London Studio Centre and it was here that she first found her interest in contemporary dance. Since graduating she has had the opportunit… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/01/meet-performers-joss-arnott-triple-bill/

Volunteer Call Out

As part of Déda’s 20th anniversary in our Chapel Street building, we want to hear from individuals who are passionate about making the arts accessible to all.
Call Out for Déda Volunteers!   As part of Déda’s 20th anniversary in our Chapel Street building, we want to hear from individuals who are passionate about making the a… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2018/01/volunteer-call-out/

Anisa's Summer Placement at Déda

Student Anisa writes about her summer placement at Déda in summer 2017.
Hi, I’m Anisa and I am currently completing my Gold Arts Award! A section of my award requires me to learn about Arts in the community by finding an opportunity to work with an ar… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2017/10/anisas-summer-placement-deda/

Competition #OurLoosNeedYou

Colour in our loo or design a toilet seat to win fantastic prizes!
All donations will go towards the refurbishment of Déda's toilets and showers. Download our colouring sheet here and and design-a-toilet-seat sheet here or pick up a copy at… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2017/09/our-loos-need-you-competition/

Ambassador Mel Oldale tells us about her Youth Dance experience

National Young Dance Ambassador (NYDA) for Youth Dance England (YDE), Mel Oldale gives us some insight into how dreams can become reality for young dancers in the East Midlands.
Member of Derbyshire Youth Dance Company - Melanie Oldale During the academic year 2014/15, I had the privilege of working as a National Young Dance Ambassador (NYDA) for Youth… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/ambassador-mel-oldale-tells-us-about-her-youth-dance-experience/

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