Author Archives: Sophie

Ultima Vez, Everybody Dance Now in Nottingham

Posted: March 12, 2015

Not only is Everybody Dance Now a fantastic opportunity for the young people taking part, it also allows local dance artists to make connections with their local venues, new students and develop their teaching portfolios. Meet Hannah from Nottingham! “It has been such a great opportunity to work with a group of students at Nottingham […]

Everybody Dance Now with Ultima Vez

Posted: March 10, 2015

We’re proud to be continuing our Everybody Dance Now project alongside our current Dance Touring Partnership tour with Ultima Vez! We started this EDN project in Canterbury, and it then continues across all tour dates. We caught up with Helen O-Brien from the WISE Project, YMCA Downslink Group in Brighton to find out how the participants […]

Canterbury Ninjas – Looking back

Posted: January 19, 2015

November 2014 It was quick. It was pressured.It was awesome. In Canterbury at the Gulbenkian we decided to do a three day intensive and create a short pre-show to warm the audience up. For the first day and a half we worked creatively as I wanted the group to have ownership of the material we […]


Posted: January 19, 2015

October 2014 So ever since our creative workshops with Kenrick and his team i have been using his skills and techniques in my social and competitive classes, strategising the best ways to incorporate his ”application” to my ”Every Body Dance Now” sessions, since the young adults who will be participating in our sessions will have no dance background, […]

Saying goodbye to the #NottinghamNinjas!

Posted: November 4, 2014

So the EDN project has come to a close and has left me with mixed feelings! On the one hand I am so proud of the young people I have worked with and was great working alongside Rebekah, but I can’t say I’m happy that it has come to a fast approaching end. The auditions […]

#NottinghamNinjas – Take a bow!

Posted: November 3, 2014

So this evening was the final rehearsal and session for #NottinghamNinjas with Ruthba and myself, Rebekah. (Sad face) We started with our usual warm up! Running around the NuProjeks space smiling, laughing and crashing into one another. The #NottinghamNinjas looked happy and comfortable with one another in this new group project! Most came as individuals […]

Amazing comments from our Primary School workshop in Warwick!

Posted: October 30, 2014

It’s so fantastic for us when we see the workshops that we deliever making a difference to young people. See the comments below from a class of primary school children. Names have been replaces with letters “X struggles with behaviour issues in class , but the dance sessions really helped him calm down and be […]

Everybody Dance Now in Brighton!

Posted: October 23, 2014

Down in Brighton Everybody Dance Now was a huge success! Helen O’Brien, Project Coordinator, for The WiSE Project (Brighton and Hove) said: “Working on this project has been a fantastically rewarding experience. It has been great watching the young people involved overcome initial resistance and self-consciousness to fully engage in the dance project. This is […]

The importance of Everybody Dance Now…

Posted: September 11, 2014

Our dance artist, Vikkie Steege, is working with YMCA Downslink Group on the Brighton project of EDN. We asked the group leaders why being involved was important for the young people they work with. Why is EDN important to your group? YMCADLG work with many young people. As an Engagement and Learning coordinator I work […]

Introducing Jodie – EDN’s Boy Blue Bible

Posted: September 9, 2014

Jodie Tye is Boy Blue’s lead on EDN. She will be supporting artists on all things relating to Boy Blue as they prepare and deliver their EDN workshops. Meet Jodie: “I started dancing at the age of 12, where I started technical dance styles at performing arts school, I then went on to study contemporary […]

Hello from EDN HQ!

Posted: August 19, 2014

I’m not sure if it’s of interest to anyone what is going on at EDN HQ but I thought I might share a bit of an update… I’m Emma and I am DTP Project Co-ordinator. (which sounds far duller than dance artist!) I look after the EDN from a national perspective and coordinate, guide, support […]

Hello from Wales!

Posted: August 18, 2014

Hello and Croeso from Wales! My name is Billy Brown, the Everybody Dance Now artist for the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. Just a quick introduction about myself.  I’m a freelance dance artist based in South Wales. I am working closely with a number of artists and companies on different projects and upcoming performances. Alongside my […]

Hello from Khyle – EDN Lead artist at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury.

Posted: July 15, 2014

Hello to all blog readers. My name is Khyle Eccles and I am the EDN lead artist for the Gulbenkian in Canterbury. As this is my first post I should introduce myself properly. I’m an independent dance artist – performing and collaborating with numerous performance artists, and co-artistic director of Tall Tales Big Moves, a […]

Meet the EDN Artists

Posted: July 14, 2014

Vikkie Steege (Brighton Dome) Vikkie began dancing and performing in classical dance styles from 3 years old in a local dance school. After graduating from the University of Surrey in 2005 with a BA (Hons) Dance and Culture & AUSd Vikkie established T21Dance in June 2005. The company is dedicated to developing access to high […]

Everybody Dance Now Training

Posted: June 26, 2014

Last month we spent a fantastic few days with Boy Blue Entertainment as they trained our Everybody Dance Now (EDN) dance artists. Everybody Dance Now is a project for young people that may not have had the opportunity to go the theatre before, or even thought about dancing or getting involved in any form of the […]