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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/

Take a deep breath and try Ashtanga Yoga this Autumn

Photographer and QUAD's Corporate Sales and Events Officer tells us why she loves Ashtanga Yoga.
Charlotte Jopling is a creative, documentary wedding photographer based in Derbyshire and working throughout the UK. She also works as Corporate Sales and Events Officer at QUA… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/take-deep-breath-and-try-ashtanga-yoga-autumn/

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/

BA (Hons) Dance programme welcomes new second year students

Heading into the second year of the BA Dance programme at Déda, the team are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new cohort.
Find out more about the BA Dance programme. Image courtesy of the University of Derby The second group of students will join the new BA (Hons) Dance degree which is based a… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/news/ba-dance-welcomes-new-students/

Work Experience diary - Naomi Midgelow

Youth Performance Company member Naomi talks about her experience of Déda over the last 5 years.
Work Experience at Déda Hello, my name is Naomi Midgelow, I am 15 and I am doing work experience here at Déda . I have been coming to various Déda classes since I was little a… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/work-experience-diary-naomi-midgelow/

Work Experience diary - Rosie Roberts

Heanor Gate Science College student Rosie gives us the rundown of her busy week at Déda!
Work experience blog My name is Rosie Roberts I’m fifteen and this week I have been doing my work placement at Déda. So far this week I have been doing a broad range of jobs and … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/work-experience-diary-rosie-roberts/

Adaire To Dance Research and Development Week

Company Adaire To Dance have been working on new piece Icarus (working title) in the Déda spaces with incredible projection work from Illuminos.
Adaire To Dance - Research and Development for Icarus (working title) Last week the Adaire to Dance creative team were back in the studio at Déda for phase one of research and de… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/adaire-dance-research-and-development-week/

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