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|Young Creatives EAST Workshops! |

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Young Creatives 2015

Young Creatives come to Essex and Herts for a second year!
dancedigital is working with Youth Dance England to help inspire and nurture potential young choreographers of the future aged 14 – 19.

APPROACHES TO CHOREOGRAPHY with YOUTH DANCE ENGLAND’s Freddie Opoku-Addaie
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY

dancedigital are delighted to announce that we have selected 8 young choreographers for the dancedigital Young Creatives EAST 2015 programme. The course launches on Saturday 14 February with a fantastic opportunity for the students to work with professional choreographer and performer Freddie Opoku-Addaie.

We are delighted to be able to offer 10 further places on this workshop for other young dancers with an interest in choreography to come and join in.

The workshop is open to 14 – 21 year olds (up to 25 with disabilities) and will take place on Saturday 14 February from 10am – 4pm at Zinc Arts, Great Stony High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex CM5 0AD.

The workshop costs £5 per person (highly subsidised rate).

Eventbrite - Young Creatives Workshop - Approaches to Choreography with YDE artist Freddie Okoku Addaie

For more information call Carrie Washington on 07971 171061.

| 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

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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.

| Essex Dance Teachers Network (EDTN) |

The EDTN offers high quality professional dance development opportunities for school-based teachers and community artists in Essex. 330 members receive free monthly newsletters regarding upcoming professional development courses and dance provision in Essex. If you would like to be an EDTN member please email us it is completely free to join! email gemma.convelly@dancedigital.org.uk to be added as a member.

Alongside membership and monthly enewsletters we design 7 professional development workshops run by professional artists and dance companies which are chargeable these focus on: 1x EDTN Annual Conference (September); 2x Primary focused Workshops; 2x Secondary focused workshops; and 2x Inclusive practice workshops. See Learning and Participation Essex (page) to see courses on offer.

| 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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