A Blast from the Past
Dance performance bringing the 1940s, 50s and 60s to life. 'A Blast from the Past' combines social history, entertaining dance and communication through movement in one easy lesson. Practical Workshops are available to accompany the performance. These include the application of dance elements to choreography.
Java Dance Comapny
Phone: 0276639481 or 0211372632
* Primary & Secondary Schools Performances & Workshops since 2005
* 2006, 2007 National Schools tours
* Java Dance Company has performed in the Capital E Arts Festival for Children (extended sell-out season)
* Graduates of the NZ School of Dance
* Company members currently teach at the NZ School of Dance and Wellington Performing Arts Centre
Arts Practice Medium: Dance
Topics or Genres of Expertise: Dance, dance styles, acting
Languages Spoken: English
Target Age Group: Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary
Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)
2008 - June, July, August
Space and Resources Required: Wooden floor, large area
Mode of Delivery: Workshop, Performance
Cultural Context: European
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.
'We want more of this' - Garin College, Nelson 'Non-stop dance encompasses in turn, courtship, domesticity, dewy-eyed devotion and a bouncy Doris day optimism'- Jenny Stevenson, WPAC
Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes