Community

News and events from the community

Welcome to the community space for Dancing Dialogues. This is where you can post your text, videos, photos, diagrams and questions/responses. We would appreciate hearing from you for instance on:

  • Funding ideas for dance groups (several were mentioned during the Sharing and Discussion event in February).
  • Events that your group has participated in.
  • Responses/thoughts on the questions the Dancing Dialogues have raised.
  • Records of dance sharing across different dance forms/heritages.
  • Organisations that might be useful for dance groups.

How to post

Guide is on this website landing page and in this presentation

Your post will be sent to Libby, Rosa and Jerri and when accepted it will appear on these pages. We trust that all posts will be respectful of the wide dance communities that will use these pages.

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Community Space

Bhangra Dance London Lok Naach Academy

Bhangra Dance London Lok Naach Academy

In line with our goal to preserve Bhangra, we run a world-class 'Lok Naach' Academy programme to provide up-and-coming talented youngsters a platform to take their skills to the next level.
Dancers aged 7-16 undergo professional training and work towards public performances. Since our launch, our teams have secured multiple awards and performed at various events, including the Hanwell Carnival, The lord Mayors Show, and Diwali Celebrations at Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
We are proud to share that our training programme is supported by Arts Council England, which ensures our programme runs to the highest level of quality, with state-of-the-art studios and equipment and also stays affordable to our students. This is a core value at Bhangra Dance London.
We are always looking for support to help develop our organisation. If you are a local business wanting to sponsor the great work we do at the Academy, please contact us.
Our ethos is to now share the knowledge for the next generation. The future is bright, the future is Bhangra Dance London.
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Bhangra Dance London Lok Naach Academy

I had a wonderful evening visiting the community class at BDL in Hayes. There were around thirty dancers of all ages - one dancer proudly told me she was a grandmother. The speed and energy of the dance they were learning were astonishing and all managed to achieve it by the end of the session. So well in fact that they had a two team dance off!
     With all the concerns about young people getting exercise and socialising beyond their social media, it was heart warming to see so many enthusiastic and talented young dancers. I received a very warm welcome and will aim to go and join in next time. If you are near one of these community classes do give it a go.
Libby (PI for Dancing Dialogues Project)
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Creative Lives

Creative Lives

Creative Lives celebrates, encourages and advocates for people being creative in their everyday lives. We promote the benefits creative activity can bring, both physically and mentally, especially when people come together to have fun, learn new skills and support each other as part of a group.
Visit the Creative Lives website at www.creative-lives.org to find out more about what we do, including:
Creative Lives Awards – Our annual awards celebration, shining a spotlight on creative groups across the UK and Ireland that are making a difference in their community. Nominations open until 13 May 2024.
Creating Learning – Our online learning sessions, delivered by experts and tailored for creative groups. 
Creative Network – Monthly sessions on a range of topics, bringing people together to share ideas and connect.
Creativity Map – Add your group to our online map, or find an activity near you. 
Resources – a range of publications and information briefings on topics such as fundraising, GDPR, risk assessments, publicity and more.
Inspirational case studies – Stories of groups and places where creativity flourishes.
Social media – Get in touch if we can help share your events or achievements on our social media channels. Follow us @CreativeLivesCL
Arts volunteering opportunities – Looking for volunteers to help run your group? Send in the info and we’ll help spread the word.
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