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Improvisation encompasses three Dance Strands: developing practical knowledge in dance; developing ideas in dance and; communicating and interpreting in dance. The workshop is relevant in working towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through exploring the practical requirements of creating a dance work. It is also relevant to all aspects of Dance performance (AS9002 and AS 9003). The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.

Artist Information

Art of Movement-Director: Tanya Bamford-King

Website: http://www.artofmovement.co.nz

Phone: 07 543 3788 or 021 27 12 493

Email: tanya@artofmovement.co.nz


Hi, I'm Tanya. I have been a dance professional for the past 20 years teaching and performing both nationally and internationally. I currently run a small successful dance business in Tauranga, Art of Movement (est. 1995), which runs regular dance classes, provides professional and community dance entertainment (Belly Hoo Community Dance Team and Dangerous Curves Ahead), provides dance workshops both in New Zealand and Australia as well as sponsoring workshops with international dance experts in New Zealand. My primary dance genre is Raqs Sharqi, commonly known as Belly Dance. I am considered one of New Zealand’s leading experts in this field. I also have an active interest in all dance genre and an early background in ballet (RAD solo seal level) and contemporary dance. In 2005 I supplemented my teaching skills by earning a CAT (Certificate of Adult Teaching) at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Please contact me at tanya@artofmovement.co.nz for a full CV and referees.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Improvisation

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Bay of Plenty, National

Space and Resources Required: Dance Space

Indicative Costs:

$160 plus travel

Mode of Delivery: 2 hours, Workshop

Cultural Context: Egyptian


Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.

A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.

Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.

Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.

Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.

Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.

A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.

Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.

Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.

A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.

Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.

Programme Information


Available on request

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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