From HEAD to TOE – where next?

Posted: 5 February 2024

Sharing with our schools We have come to the end of our From HEAD to TOE project and are finalising the reflection and evaluation reports to help summarise the learning and impact gained. In the last few months, we have been hosting Whole School INSET sessions in each partner school, co-led by Dance Artists and […]

From HEAD to TOE – Coming to the end of School Delivery

Posted: 28 September 2023

Summer Term 2023 Delivery This term has been our final term of in-school delivery where we have been continuing to push boundaries and find new approaches to working physically and creatively in English and Math’s. We have been continuing to work in collaboration with Teachers to design and devise content, testing material whilst allowing space […]

From HEAD to TOE – Checking in after our first year

Posted: 6 January 2023

Over the last year we have been busy working on the From HEAD to TOE project, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, collaborating with five Primary Schools across Lancashire with the aim to explore the role of the creative, moving body in the teaching of English and Maths to attempt to increase concentration, engagement, recall and […]

Freelance Dance Artists needed!

Posted: 4 November 2022

We are looking to expand our Moose family by welcoming Freelance Dance Artists from across Lancashire and North Yorkshire to deliver on our education and community dance programmes. Our work in these areas is expanding and we are looking to expand our team in line with this! Come join us! We are looking for Dance […]

10 years of Preston Youth Dance Company

Posted: 15 August 2022

The end of this academic year also marks a full 10 years of Preston Youth Dance Company! Starting out back in 2012, originally based at Cardinal Newman College and supported by Ludus Dance, the company are now housed at the University of Central Lancashire and are a In Residence Company of UCLanDance. We are taking […]

from HEAD to TOE Research and Evaluation position

Posted: 20 May 2022

We’re on the lookout for someone to join our team in a Research and Evaluation position to support our ‘from HEAD to TOE and everything in between’ project

Dance in Primary Schools once again

Posted: 28 May 2021

The Summer term has brought us not much sun but a slow releasing of restrictions which in turns has meant we are able to return to teaching dance in primary schools in person, one of our favourite things to do! This term our brilliant Team Moose Artists have been back out on the road, connecting […]

#HoldingHands youth dance collaboration

Posted: 31 March 2021

New seasons bring exciting new projects! This term Preston Youth Dance Company are collaborating in the #HoldingHands youth dance project with 13 other youth dance groups across the UK (and in Grenada!) Over the next few months we will work together to produce an exciting new dance film all under the fantastic leadership of Flexus […]

PYDC faces on zoom

Dancing in Lockdown

Posted: 10 February 2021

Oh, how we miss dancing together in one space! What a year for it eh?! Back in April 2020, PYDC moved to Zoom as a chance to keep developing our practice and keep moving together…and have been dancing online ever since! As always, our focus is on making exciting and innovative performance work and we […]

Moose Club launch

Launching Moose Club

Posted: 22 October 2020

We are super pleased to announce to launch of our brand new Moose Club! A dedicated membership space to support you with training, inspiration, networking and mentorship. For the longest time we have been passionate about supporting Artists and Teachers to realise Dance is the best possible way and feel confident, and at the forefront […]