Summer’s here and that means two things; no more school AND time for the Dance Stables Summer Workshops! We can not wait to get started from Monday 23rd July 2018. Workshops are for boys and girls aged 3-12 years, in 3 locations across North London; Enfield, Wood Green and Palmers Green. Take a look at what a day in the life of one of the DS kids attending our Summer Workshop would look like... (please note that this is an example of a Workshop day, timings and activities wi
Last weekend, 25 enthusiastic young Dance Stables students set out to see ‘Beats on Pointe’ by Masters of Choreography at the Peacock Theatre, on their final location show date, Saturday 24th February 2018. Most of our DS kids had already had classes that day, but it did nothing to subdue the excitement of seeing some professional live dance on stage. As we arrive at the theatre, there’s a buzz of anticipation from many more young dancers crowded at the entrance, waiting for
Here at Dance Stables, we are lucky enough to work with a number of fantastic schools that understand what an essential and fundamental inclusion Dance is within education. We thought we’d take a moment to explore the variety of brilliant benefits dance offers to young development. Dance to communicate Dance is more than just a way of exercising and entertainment, it is a way of communicating. As new-borns, before we can even talk, we are able to dance. Yes, it might just be
There’s a lot of false information around when it comes to dancing, so we, at Dance Stables, thought it was about time we set the record straight. We’ve picked out some common myths about dance and are here to tell you the real truths. MYTH #1: “Some people can’t dance” As teachers, this is a myth we hear all too often. “I can’t dance”, “I have two left feet”, “I’ve got no rhythm/coordination” - and we simply don’t believe it! Professional dancers weren’t born triple pirouett
Earlier in the year, I choreographed in an arts project that looked to find the “Extraordinary” in the “ordinary”. Led by visual artist Corinne Marsh and supported by the Arts Council England, the project “Extraordinarily Ordinary” drew upon a variety of creative disciplines, including Dance, to encourage the participants to develop their own creative voice. Throughout my sessions, I led the participants through a number of creative tasks and used structured improvisation, l
On Saturday 15th October 2016, a group of 15 Dance Stables children from our Dance club at Stanburn Primary School, Harrow, competed in Hoffmann’s Got Talent at Victoria Hall, Harrow. The event, organised by Frances Pestano, raised money on behalf of the Hoffmann Foundation for Autism to make their new Sensory Room. We were so proud to be part of an evening filled with local talent. The acts ranged from dancers to singers, magicians to comedians, solo acts to group numbers.
Friends of Dance Stables, the insanely talented twins, Sadé and Kristina Alleyne from Alleyne Dance, are having quite the year! Bringing their high-energy, physical dance style all over the world. Kristina and Sadé Alleyne present Alleyne Dance, an internationally touring, innovative, modern, multi disciplined dance company based in London. Kristina and Sadé have worked with many companies across the years and trained in many genres of dance including traditional African danc