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With a Masters in Dance from the University of Chester, training from 12 Degrees North Dance Company and a wealth of experience with the creation of community and education projects, as well as the creation of performance work, Emma is the latest member of the Cheshire Dance team.
Emma has taught in a wide range of educational settings and with diverse groups across England and Wales. She specialises in working in inclusive settings and has delivered workshops and projects for those with physical and learning disabilities, Dementia and Parkinsons. Emma joined Cheshire Dance following roles at Brewery Arts Centre and the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance at the Lowry Theatre.
Emma also advises, mentors and produces dance artists and companies, and creates and performs her own contemporary work in both live and screen performance.
"I believe in inspiring everyone through dance, regardless of age or disability."Emma Thomas
Cheshire Dance works with schools and educational facilities to integrate the art form into learning. Dance in Education forms an integral part of the Cheshire Dance annual programme.
Cheshire Dance works within the community and in education settings to enrich young lives through dance. Dance & Young People forms an integral part of the principle Cheshire Dance Programme.
DS Dance is a dance group for people with Downs Syndrome, run in partnership with Down's Syndrome Cheshire , with regular sessions in Winsford, Chester and Crewe.
Cheshire Dance delivers an annual CPD workshop in safeguarding specifically for dance artists, teachers and facilitators who work with children under the age of 18 and adults at risk.
Inquiring Bodies is a full day event by dance artists, for dance artists in a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue.
A Celebration of Dance in Cheshire and the Creative Case for Diversity, which brings together dancers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to perform and share their passion for the art form.
Annual course for dance artists, facilitators, teachers and others - designed for designated first aiders as well as those simply requiring a comprehensive first aid course.
Now Northwich is an annual flagship outdoor international dance and street arts festival from Producers Cheshire Dance and Partners
Inspiring learning through dance, Crossing Point has provided a unique opportunity for young people to develop dance skills, deepen curriculum knowledge of a chosen topic and perform.
Bringing older adults together for movement and dance. A fun, social and active group, Keep On Dancing is an engaging lead and follow session with a wide range of music from all eras.
Tear It Up is a young people's dance group from Cheshire Dance, providing commercial dance classes to ages 11+ in Northwich. An inclusive group, Tear it Up welcomes all abilities to these fun and friendly regular sessions which create opportunities to learn, experience
Break It Down is a young people's dance group from Cheshire Dance, providing commercial street dance classes to ages 7-11 in Northwich.
Cheshire Dance delivers dance workshops in conjunction with CW&C Libraries for the Summer Reading Challenge. These workshops use music and dance to explore the themes in fun, active and engaging sessions.
In partnership with Healthbox, Moving Matters is a session that allows space for you. Get your body and mind moving through a mixture of dance, yoga and stretching and meditation.
Moving Moments Together is a partnership project with Sanctuary Housing for older residents in Chester to support residents’ mental and physical health through movement and art.
Rewind is an exciting theatre and movement company for young people in the Blacon area of the city of Chester, delivered in partnership with Theatre in the Quarter.
Our dance for home education sessions use dance and creative movement to develop wider characteristics for learning whilst promoting creative thinking alongside critical thinking to enhance pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
A unique opportunity for 8 schools in Cheshire to Connect, Move and Learn. Sessions delivered with full COVID19 protocols in place, with workshops taking place in and outside of school buildings.
Cheshire Dance works with educational settings to deliver school improvement plans and to enrich the current curriculum framework through quality dance practises that add real value.
Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with learning disabilities and people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD).
At Cheshire Dance, we provide opportunities for older adults to live in the moment and to engage physically, socially and emotionally through movement and dance in community sessions across Cheshire West and Cheshire East.
The Cheshire Dance Young Producers programme provides 12 young people aged 14-21 with the opportunity to take part in the planning, management, and delivery of the annual Now Northwich Festival.
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
The Hive, 49 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN
Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality in everything it does, to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Cheshire West and Chester.
Customer Service Centres, 1 The Arcade, Northwich
Down Syndrome Cheshire (Formerly Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group) supports people with Down’s syndrome to live the life they choose by raising awareness of Down’s syndrome, providing support to people with Down’s syndrome and their families and providing best practice education and resources.
Venables Rd, Northwich CW9 5DY
Vivo Care Choices provides a range of daytime activities in several day centres and community settings, including Canal Street Day Centre and Water Tower Gardens (both Chester), Firdale Day Centre (Northwich), Meadowbank Lodge (Winsford), Neston Day Centre, and Coronation Centre and Healthy Living Centre (both Ellesmere Port).
Lightfoot Street, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AD
Cheshire West and Chester Libraries offer a range of activities and resources to help people lead happier and healthier lives. Its activities connect with the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which is a great way for everyone to make positive changes to their health, and the way they feel about themselves
Various locations across Cheshire
Healthbox CIC is a Community Interest Company based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire that exists with the aim to provide health and wellbeing services to all aspects of the community.
Unit 6 Stanney Mill Lane, Venture Point, Cheshire Oaks, CH2 4NE
Sanctuary works across the country to support local people and agencies to develop the services essential to creating thriving neighbourhoods.
Centurion House, 77 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ
Theatre in the Quarter is a leading creator of new and quality music theatre, producing work with professional artists and communities, and in doing so making a lasting contribution to all those involved.
2 St Mary's Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW
Green Candle is one of the UK’s leading dance companies known for the high quality and originality of its work involving both young and older people with and without disabilities.
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG
The Boaty Theatre looks to always to create a sense of belonging and community that extends beyond the walls of the theatre, making live performance and the creative arts accessible to all.
Whitby Rd, Ellesmere Port
The Lowry CAT is the North West Centre for pre-vocational training and delivers classes at key venues across the North West; the majority of training taking place at the renowned The Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays, with satellite classes taking place in Penrith, Cumbria.
Cheshire Dance is proud to be an Artsmark Partner, supporting educational settings to embed arts and creativity across the curriculum and working to enrich pupil’s cultural education.