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|Keeping Dance Alive 2015 |

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#KDA 2015

Keeping Dance Alive… is an exciting programme of outdoor arts & sports events for 2015 that will encourage education and community groups from across Essex to participate in a memorable Dance and Sport event at high profile venues. Keeping Dance Alive is inspired by keeping the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies alive.

THIS YEARS KEEPING DANCE ALIVE PROGRAMME IS BASED ON THE ‘HAKA’

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Just wanted to say a big thanks for yesterday at Colchester. It was a great day and your team were excellent. A special mention to Rob, what an asset to Dance Digital.
The children were fantastic and really rose to the occasion – Head Teacher from St Michaels

The students really enjoyed performing at Colchester Football club. The event went really well. Clare Johnson Alec Hunter Academy

Went really well today, Rob was brilliant , my kids loved it. Thanks to all your helpers
Nic, Teacher from St Andrews School

For more information about getting involved please email our Administrative Assistant emily.tomlin@dancedigital.org.uk

| dancedigital FutureNetwork |

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dance and technology programme for schools/HE and FE

FutureNetwork works in partnership with Royal Opera House Bridge. It is a new programme for schools, HE and FE, focusing on dance and computing and makes links to STEM subjects. FutureNetwork gives teachers, educators, children and young people the opportunity to collaborate in creating new ways of learning through dance and technology. The programme includes teacher professional development days; 6 weeks of school based workshops alongside another 5 x 6 weeks schemes of work to be offered to the school so you a year of work which you can deliver as a school. Culminating in an end of year festival with all schools.

For more information and how to apply please contact carrie.washington@dancedigital.org.uk

For an article that gives more information on the ideas and philosophy behind the project, click on the link: http://www.dancedigital.org.uk/dancedigitaldev/hacking-pedagogies-learning-through-dance-and-new-technologies/

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Since March this year dancedigital is researching and developing a software for SEN schools. The endeavour is funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Our great team is working together with Columbus School, Chelmsford, Lakeside School, Welwyn Garden City and Oakmere School,Potters Bar. Have a look and meet the team. Or follow us, if you like.

|Hertfordshire Youth Dance Company make it to UDance 2015|

InPulse have been offered a place on the Youth Dance England national U.Dance platform in Plymouth. BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR COMPANY DANCERS AND OUR ARTIST James Williams

For more details about the dance company see Learning and Participation Herts

| Things we like |


Google’s mobile-augmented reality game Ingress just ( well, today-14.07.14) launched for iOS devices.
The title’s story centers around The Enlightened and The Resistance, two factions who compete against each other to unlock clues about a mystical technology. Events in the game progress in real-time as Google delivers new clues each week, while players claim local landmarks in the real-world to earn points for their respective team. One might ask if the thing with the augmented reality goes anywhere, but hey ;)

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