community projects

We deliver a whole host of one-off and short-term Community Dance projects across Lancashire and North Yorkshire that might see you making a Dance Film in a field or advocating for the arts in your local community, from ages 4 – 90 years, you can dance with us!

We’ll be posting any current Community Dance projects here, so be sure to check back soon or follow our social media channels to get involved in our upcoming projects. In the meantime, why don’t you check out some of our previous projects. They’ve been a blast!

Current Projects

INGLETON YOUTH DANCE

Ongoing

Our Ingleton based Youth Dance Company for ages 11-16, developing contemporary dance technique and high-quality performance work.

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PRESTON YOUTH DANCE COMPANY

Ongoing

For ages 11-19 supporting dancers from Preston and the surrounding area to develop contemporary dance technique, creative practice and produce performance work to be toured across the region.

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Rural Steps

Ongoing

We are currently working on the Rural Steps project with Sarah as Project manager and Zanna working as a Dance Artist through her work with Ingleton Youth Dance. Rural Steps began in 2018 through funding from Arts Council England and ongoing support from the York and North Yorkshire Dance Network, Yorkshire Dance, Craven District Council, […]

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Past Projects

Dance Changemakers

Autumn 2018 – Autumn 2019

In 2018 we gained funding from the #iwill fund through Community Foundation for Lancashire and Two Ridings Community Foundation to develop the Dance Changemakers project in which young people from Lancashire and North Yorkshire participated in dance activity in their local area, took part in leadership and development training and led consultation sessions within their [...]

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Body Image Schools Tour

Spring 2017 – Spring 2018

In the 2016, we were successful in gaining funding for Preston Youth Dance Company from the Comic Relief Local Communities Fund to create and tour a new performance piece based on positive body image, alongside a workshop delivered by the Company dancers to other young people. During the devising process, dancers researched the issues of [...]

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Intact Community Project

Summer 2016 – Spring 2017

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Blue Moose worked with INTACT community centre in Preston on an Arts Council England funded programme, developing a bespoke dance programme supporting local community members to move, be creative and connect with each other. After initial consultation with service users, we established a programme including Adult Dance Fitness classes, Chair-based exercise […]

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An Alien Stole My iPig

2016/2017

In 2016 we created a dance and literature performance piece called ‘iPig’ taking local communities on an interactive adventure, complete with a big red space bus! iPig was created with poet Louise Fazackerley, commissioned by Save Our Stories (Blackpool Council) and supported by Lancashire Encounter. This performance was toured across various outdoor festivals in the […]

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Timehop

Spring/Summer 2016

In 2016, Sarah worked with two Secondary Schools in Blackpool to create new dance performances for Timehop, Blackpools Young Adult Fiction festival. Using Young Adult fiction and literature to inspire and create new movement material, young people devised short performance works to share with other local school groups who attended the festival. During this process, […]

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Lord Mayors Show

Autumn 2016

In November 2016, we worked with dancers from Fylde Coast Youth Dance Company and young dancers and their parents from Thames Primary School, Blackpool, on a mass performance for the Lord Mayors Show 2016. Using music inspired by the seaside alongside other lively numbers, we created a travelling dance performance to showcase alongside the other 7000 […]

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Window on Warrington

Autumn/Winter 2013, Spring 2015

or a number of years we worked as Artists with Culture Warrington and the Warrington Wolves Foundation on a series of mass performances for the Warrington community. In 2013, we worked on Window on Warrington – a mass sited dance performance to celebrate the Rugby League World Cup being held in Warrington. The project celebrated various […]

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Big Dance

Spring/Summer 2012

Sarah and Zanna were part of a team of 25 dance artists from the North West of England, working across 5 counties, to produce a sited performance including 1200 dancers (from community dancers through to professionals) as part of the Cultural Olympiad, in celebration of the London 2012 games. Sarah and Zanna worked both as […]

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