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Dance has been widely recognised to improve both physical and mental health and overall wellbeing – particularly among young people. Dance increases cardiovascular activity and can help to reduce weight gain. It improves cognitive functions with movement creating a link between a problem or idea to an outcome or solution. Thus, it can progress classroom learning and provide a platform for creative & critical thinking.
Dance promotes sociability through working together and celebrating within the community; it can heighten resilience and boost positive mental health. It can develop the ability to communicate ideas effectively—both verbally and in movement.
Dance is also a key element of self-expression and allows a growing awareness of one’s physical self.
Whilst only 38% of girls are reported to achieve the recommended amount of physical daily exercise, dance has long been proven to be a great way of engaging young girls in physical activity.
Cheshire Dance delivers a wide range of opportunities for young people. It supports regular classes across the area, has a comprehensive dance in education service and hosts a multitude of performance opportunities and support for young people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and gifted and talented young people.
Cheshire Dance champions dance among young people, continually striving to create opportunities for them to learn from, experience and engage with the art form.
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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
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
Crewe Lyceum is home to Cheshire Dances’ all boys group, DOPE Male Performance Company and hosts an exciting programme of dance, theatre, comedy, pantomime and more.
Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA
Movema celebrates diversity through dance, creating safe spaces for different communities to come together and learn about each other through high-quality arts experiences.
37-45 Windsor St, Liverpool, L8 1XE
Northwich Town Council is a Local Government Authority located in Northwich, Cheshire. Northwich Town Council manages parks and cemeteries throughout Northwich and organises various events throughout the year.
The Council House, 78 Church Rd, Northwich, CW9 5PB
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
Active Cheshire is multi-award winning Charity that are passionate about positively changing the lives of people in our region and beyond.
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.
Brio Leisure is a Community Interest Company wholly owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council to make leisure accessible, affordable and attractive to the people of Cheshire West and Chester.
Chester Pride works to support, advocate for, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community of Cheshire and North Wales.
Cine-Window Winsford is a community art project based in Winsford Cross Shopping Centre, that shows home made and handmade films by people in Winsford and beyond.
Winsford Cross Shopping Centre, Dene Dr, Winsford CW7 1AS
Esdential provides co-created, progressive, quality creative and cultural experiences for schools, families and communities, enabling children and young people to communicate what they see, feel and think and develop new talents, confidence and aspiration.
Whitby Hall Lodge, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port CH65 6QY
Dance Consortia North West (DCNW) is a diverse collection of dance artists, companies and venues that come together to generate, collaborate and celebrate dance across the region.
1st Floor, Winsford Library, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2AS
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
Personal well-being coaching to support you to move to improve your body and your mind!
Established by Royal Charter in 1996, Sport England exists to give everyone in England the chance to benefit from sport and physical activity.
21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF
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.
The Westminster Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust and registered charity. We believe “Better lives are built on solid foundations”.
Winsford Care Community aims to improve health and wellbeing through NHS and Council commissioned services, working with local people and organisations.
A safe place and welcoming environment for people to socialise and meet new people in the town of Winsford.
Youth Fed provides support for youth groups, connects youth professionals with training programmes and gives a leg up to young people between 10 & 29.
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 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.
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.
Shining the Spotlight on the mental well being of young people in the town of Winsford, encouraging physical activity and engagement with peers,
Celebrating Winsford town, its people and the local heroes who stepped up to support others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Project #1 is a creative project for young LGBTQ+ people aged 13-19 living in and around the City of Chester to come together and explore new ways of moving.
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.
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.
Now Northwich is an annual flagship outdoor international dance and street arts festival from Producers Cheshire Dance and Partners
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.
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.
Break It Down is a young people's dance group from Cheshire Dance, providing commercial street dance classes to ages 7-11 in Northwich.
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
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.
Dope Male Performance Co. is a Crewe based, professional hip - hop influenced performance group founded by choreographer and Cheshire Dance artist, Jack Robinson.
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.
Specially designed by Dance Artist Emily O'Shea, CHALK! contains ten different activities for children and their families to inspire imagination, outdoor play, drawing, writing… and, of course, dancing!
Project #2: Queer Histories is a youth led creative exhibition for young LGBTQ+ people in Chester
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.
An adventure through the arts; a free festival dance performances, live bands, percussion parades, creative workshops, a Cine Window installation, great food & drink… and a fantastic vibe!
Partnership project between Cheshire Dance and The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), hosted at The Boaty Theatre.