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Harlequin support for Dance City at 30

UK – Harlequin support for Dance City at 30 Harlequin Floors managing director, Guy Dagger was at Dance City’s Harlequin sponsored anniversary gala event recently, to congratulate everyone on a successful 30 years of delivering amazing dance opportunities.

Dance City’s Newcastle city centre home is thriving and full of students, class attendees, community groups and schools, professional dancers and touring companies from across the world. Dance City’s studios benefit from installations of Harlequin Studio and Harlequin Standfast dance floors.

The region’s leading dance organisation and National Dance Agency for the North East, is opening its doors for a programme of special events throughout 2016. Dance City’s 250 seat Theatre boasts the UK’s biggest programme of dance performance outside London and brings leading national and international performers to Newcastle. The 2016 programme is the most ambitious yet featuring performances by Gary Clarke Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Ockham’s Razor, Motionhouse and Tavaziva.

Since 1991 Dance City has worked with education partners to offer professional dance training, and today this programme, run in partnership with Gateshead College, Northumbria University and Teesside University is even stronger than ever. Many young dancers go on to train at the world’s most prestigious dance schools and join leading dance companies such as Rambert, Cullburg Ballet and BalletBoyz. Earlier this year student Connor Scott was named BBC Young Dancer 2015 during a live BBC2 broadcast. People of all ages and abilities come together to keep fit and active through a programme of over 60 public dance classes every week from belly dance to ballet, hip hop to flamenco. The recent advent of classes for people aged 55 and over has seen a huge increase in this age group keeping active and enjoying the great health benefits that dancing brings.

There are more professional dancers living and working in the North East than ever before. Professional dancers and choreographers meet, develop their skills and train at Dance City through special programmes designed to develop their skills and through commissioning opportunities.

8th February 2016

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