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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/

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/

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