Dancing in Lockdown

PYDC faces on zoom

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 saw this new digital format as a great opportunity to test out new ideas. Over several months, exploring the ideas of connecting and re-connecting, and loosing (internet) connection, PYDC created ‘re-connecting’ a new piece recorded solely through the Zoom platform. This work was selected for UDance Digital 2020 in July, and subsequently shared as part fo the Flexus Dance #HoldingHands Platform in August 2020.

Now that we are deep into another national lockdown and currently working on our next remote performance work, we thought we would share this creation with you!

Check it out via our Media page and do feel free to drop us a comment or like to help celebrate the wonderful talents of this fantastic group of young artists!

Launching Moose Club

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 of practice, with the delivery of Dance in Education and Community settings. Moose Club is a long-time dream of ours which we are so happy to finally make happen!

Moose Club has two key strands; for Artists and for Primary Schools.

The Artist’s Moose Club aims to support new and upcoming dance graduates right through to those with tonnes of experience. The specially designed membership programme offers monthly class, monthly Moose T’s (a non-naff networking space!), annual training events, mentoring, teaching resources and much more. As Artists ourselves, and especially in light of current events, we know more than ever the value of connecting with our wider dance family, the need to stay relevant and develop our practice, the beauty in sharing and inspiring each other and the simple joy of knowing you aren’t in this alone!

The School’s Moose Club is tailored to support Primary Schools across all key stages, providing high quality schemes of work, resources and music playlists to help you you bring to life exciting creative dance experiences for your pupils. The resources are in depth, packed full of warm ups, creative tasks, dance phrases, cool downs and performance ideas, all created around themes, supporting cross curricular learning in our favourite way…by moving! Being a member of the School’s Moose Club will also give you discount off annual Dance INSET for your staff. Another way of helping you feel confident and empowered to give this a go!

The development and creation of Moose Club has been made possible through public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from the wonderful Ribble Digital!