Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham have announced they are teaming-up with Newcastle based Dance City to offer a range of dance taster classes in the coming weeks.
Designed to test the demand locally for regular classes, the following classes will run on both Tuesday 24 Octoberand Thursday 16 November (at the same times):
For ages 0 – 17 months, Boogie Babies will run at 10.15 - 11am and offers a fun relaxed and explorative class for pre-walkers using music and movement to improvise play.
For ages 18 months – 3.5 years, Baby Boppers will run at 11.15am – 12pm and will be a fun, imaginative dance class best suited to walking age toddlers, with sensory instruments, dancing and musical instruments.
Both early years’ taster sessions are priced at £3 (adult & child combined ticket).
For over 55’s, a Dance City Workshop will run on both days from 1 – 2pm and is designed to give a taste of what Dance City has to offer for those aged over 55. Find your flow, release any tensions, and spark your creativity through a combination of guided improvisations and a discovery of different styles and techniques.
Finally for ages 8 – 12 years old, the Contemporary Dance Club will run 4 – 5pm and invites children to come along to show off and practice their favourite moves and learn routines to popular music in a fun environment.
Tickets for both of these taster sessions are priced at £3 per participant.
Beth Veitch will be leading the taster sessions which welcome all abilities, including complete beginners. Beth is a dance maker, facilitator and movement practitioner based in Newcastle upon Tyne who was raised in Hexham. She began her dance training at Dance City and has an MA in Dance Performance from the University of Chichester. Beth has performed both in the UK and internationally with various dance companies and has a range of teaching and facilitation experience, working within schools, colleges, care homes, community settings and charities.
Cheryl Baty, Engagement Coordinator at Dance City, commented: “Dance City are delighted to be working in partnership with Queens Hall Arts Centre to offer an exciting array of dance classes to the people of Northumberland.”
Katy Taylor, Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Queen’s Hall, added: “We’re really excited to be presenting these sessions with the Dance City team and to be exploring a way of working together in Hexham. We can’t wait for Beth to get started and to make plans for future, regular classes based on feedback from the tasters”.