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Fancy footwork and a Fifties revival!

Our Ballroom Beginners start Foxtrot on Tuesday at 6.30pm this week, and we welcome new starters to try four weeks of Rock 'n' Roll from 7.30pm!
Summer is a great time to learn a new social dance style! A Summer term of Social Dancing (week commencing 22nd June) Tuesdays from 6.30pm Join our Ballroom Beginners class on… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/fancy-footwork-and-fifties-revival/

Blogger Anthony reviews Hercules, Derby Theatre Fri 12 June

A regular class and show attendee, our blogger Anthony reviews Hercules performed at Derby Theatre in collaboration with Déda, New Art Club, Dance4 and Nottingham Playhouse.
Anthony is a regular at our Ballroom and Dance Gold classes and also enjoys Performance Poets in the CUBE café|bar. A regular class and show attendee, our blogger Anthony rev… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/blogger-anthony-reviews-hercules-derby-theatre-fri-12-june/

Déda News 11 June 2015

With Spiltmilk Say Dance, Hercules at Derby Theatre, Derby Book Festival, and a Céilidh
http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/news/deda-news-11-june-2015/

Apprentice Dance Artists - an insight into Saturday class support

Annie Cater tells us about her experience as an Apprentice Dance Artist with Déda.
Annie Cater, Apprentice Dance Artist at Déda "I first became involved with Déda when I performed at Interface 2011; at the time I was studying A-level dance at Brookfield Communit… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/apprentice-dance-artists-insight-saturday-class-support/

Worked Based Learning in Journalism - Shannon's placement (Week 2 & 3)

BA Journalism placement student Shannon tells us what she's getting up to during her time at Déda.
Week 2 During Week Two, I made a start on a presentation I had to do for my course, based on my placement. The aim was to help me better understand where I would be working for t… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/worked-based-learning-journalism-shannons-placement-week-2-3/

Worked Based Learning in Journalism - Shannon's placement (Week 1)

Our latest blog update has been written by Shannon Cowan, a second year BA (Hons) Journalism student at the University of Derby, who is currently on placement with us at Déda.
Our latest blog update has been written by Shannon Cowan, a second year BA (Hons) Journalism student at the University of Derby, who is currently on placement with us at Déda. … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/worked-based-learning-journalism-shannons-placement-week-1/

QUAD Youth Review: Wendy Houstoun 'Pact With Pointlessness'

A collective review from QUAD Youth Review of Wendy Houstoun's award-winning show, 'Pact With Pointlessness'.
Wendy Houstoun - Pact with Pointlessness QUAD Youth Review (Collective review) 27/03/2015 The last time Youth Review went to see Wendy Houston at Deda, it was for her excellent… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/quad-youth-review-wendy-houstoun-pact-pointlessness/

"Heartbreaking yet uplifting" performance from Aakash Odedra

Lisa Judson shares her thoughts following Aakash Odedra's double-bill 'Murmur and Inked'
Audience member and University of Derby graduate Lisa Judson shares her thoughts on Aakash Odedra's double-bill, 'Murmur and Inked'. "As someone who has just graduated with… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/heartbreaking-yet-uplifting-performance-aakash-odedra/

The Bard at the Barre

Ben Spiller, Artistic Director for 1623 Theatre starts the new year with a new class at Déda.
The Bard at the Barre Ben Spiller (36) hadn't been to a dance class before he took the plunge to sign-up for Beginners Ballet at Déda yesterday.  He told us that wanted to try… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/bard-barre/

Déda Refurbishment Update

A sneaky peek at the latest progress of the Déda Refurbishment
After a slow start, work on the former squash courts is now pressing ahead. Baileys Construction have built the main supporting beam which will run down the centre of the new stud… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/deda-refurbishment-update/

Programming Officer Helen heads to Danish+

Helen heads over to Danish+, a festival of performing arts for children and young people in Aarhus, Denmark
Déda has been part of the East Midlands Children’s Theatre Network for a couple of years now, a consortium of venues from across the East Midlands. We work together to programme a… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/programming-officer-helen-heads-danish/

The Capital Project and our £10-Up! campaign

Two years ago, despite a bleak public funding outlook, public support for Déda spurred us to look for a way to not just survive, but to thrive. We knew that we had to devise and implement a way forward that would reduce our need for public funding and br…
Two years ago, despite a bleak public funding outlook, public support for Déda spurred us to look for a way to not just survive, but to thrive.  We knew that we had to devise and … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/capital-project-and-our-10-campaign/

Hannah and Magdalena's Professional Development Residency Experience

Dance Artists Hannah and Magdalena reflects on her experience taking part in a professional residency with T42 Dance Company
Dance Artists Hannah and Magdalena reflect on their experience participating in a three day professional development residency with renowned dance company T42.  Day 2-3 and Per… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/hannahs-profess/

Heather's first day as a Plus One ambassador

Heather is Déda's Plus One Ambassador - here she talks about her first day with us!
I joined in with the Stompers and I really enjoyed it; I thought it was fun and I could see the children's faces - they were having so much fun. We did an introduction - said our … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/heathers-first-day-plus-one-ambassador/

Creating an amazing HE dance course

Life at Déda is very exciting for Clare Limb, as she has currently got the job of designing and developing the new Dance BA to go into Déda's brand new studio from September 2014.
Life at Déda is very exciting for me as I've currently got the job of designing and developing our new Dance BA to go into our brand new studio from September 2014. I couldn't be … http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/creating-amazing-he-dance-course/

Growing Upwards

Déda Director talks about Déda's expansion and refurbishment project, with artist impressions of our new spaces.
The centre for dance on Chapel Street has been in existence since 1998, establishing itself over the years as the much loved home for dance in Derby and the wider East Midland… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/2013/11/growing-upwards/

Chair’s speech to AGM 2012-2013

2012 was an exceptionally fine vintage – not just for Déda but for the UK as a whole!
2012 was an exceptionally fine vintage – not just for Déda but for the UK as a whole!  The Olympics, Cultural Olympiad and Diamond Jubilee demonstrated Britain at its best, foster… http://www.deda.uk.com/about-us/blog/chairs-speech-agm-2012-2013/

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