Cheshire West and Chester is a unitary authority area with borough status, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It was established in April 2009 as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It replaced the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and Chester District and its council took over the function of the former Cheshire County Council within its area.
Cheshire Dance is a lead dance provider across Cheshire West and Chester.
More information on CW&C can be found at: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
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.
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.
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.
Live Well Dance welcomes older adults to enjoy fun and friendly dance classes and to explore creative movement for a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, including improved physical strength, balance & motor skills, spatial awareness, and mobility to help prevent falls.
Using dance and person-centred creative practice to enhance the healing environment, prevent the early onset of Dementia and offer people a way to live well with Dementia in dementia friendly communities.
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!
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.
Dance is recognised as providing therapeutic benefit, it is a form of release and means of expression, using simple creative movements allows people to express something of their individuality.
Combining dance, live music, song and the opportunity for care home residents to participate and interact with performers, the Tea Ladies show has allowed residents, family members and staff to experience the transformative power of dance.
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.
"Move with Us" is an initiative from Cheshire Dance, Bright Memories and Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust. This dedicated session gives carers the time and space to move together for a healthier body and mind.
Cheshire Dance is the lead organisation of Dance Consortia North West, a powerful gathering of dance artists, companies, venues, universities and dance development organisations.
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.
The Spotlight Project from Cheshire Dance forms part of the Cultural Regeneration Programme for Winsford Town Centre.
Celebrating Winsford town, its people and the local heroes who stepped up to support others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.