May Half Term Dance Club, Stanwell

Bookings now open; Stanwell May Half Term Dance Club:

Dates: Thursday 30 & Friday 31 May

Times: 10am – 1.30pm

Venue: Stanwell Youth Centre, Hadrian Way, Stanwell, TW19 7HE

Suitable for 8 to 14 year olds, no dance experience required, FREE to take part

Would you like to take part in a dance performance and are aged between 8 to 14 years? Then this could be for you. We are running two half-day dance sessions to create a piece to be performed on Sunday 2 June at Stanwell Events Multicultural Day. Details HERE

Sunita Kumar from Amina Khayyam Dance Company will be leading the sessions; there is no fee to take part, and lunch will be provided. You will learn Kathak, an Indian classical dance in a fun way.

To take part you will need to be available to perform on Sunday 2 June, performance at 11.30am; there will be a warm-up rehearsal at 10am Venue: Stanwell Youth Centre, Hadrian Way, Stanwell, TW19 7HE

This is a great opportunity to have fun, try a new dance style and take-part in a performance. We look forward to hearing from you.

This activity is managed by Stanwell Events and supported by an Arts Council England Project grant


Highlights from March Platforms

2024 see Dance Woking celebrate 30 years of dance in Woking

Woking dancers excelled, as they took to the stage in Dance Woking’s first series of 2024 dance platforms. Despite ongoing uncertainty for the organisations future Dance Woking was delighted to bring Yolanda Newsome from Boy Blue (UK’s most celebrated Hip Hop Dance theatre Company), to inspire dancers with a workshop and a guest appearance.

2024 marks a key miles stone for Dance Woking as the charity celebrate 30 years of producing dance centred creative experiences. Commencing the 2024 celebrations, Dance Woking hosted a series of street and urban dance inspired community platforms prior to the Easter bank holiday weekend at Rhoda McGaw Theatre.  198 dancers, from 19 community and school groups took to the stage. The platform series included Woking SLAM, and Surrey Schools SLAM for schools & colleges.

Supporting Dance Woking is Shanly Foundation, Community Foundation for Surrey, Arts Council England; and Active Surrey to enable local dancers platform opportunities to showcase their work.  

Five school groups were joined by three community dance groups, creating an eclectic and dynamic showcase of dance to the delight of a sold out, Surrey Schools SLAM. School groups, created their work in after school clubs working with a Dance Woking artist over a period of 8 weeks. 93 students took part from Westfield Primary School, Beaufort Primary School, The Park School and Trumps Green Infants School alongside guest groups Vital Signz, Dance Woking’s Eastwood Dance Club, and Woking Stage Coach.

Yolanda Newsome opened the show demonstrating typical Boy Blue signature dance moves. This solo was quickly followed by a fun and upbeat dance piece from Trumps Green Infant School taking to the stage for the first time. Stage Coach Woking took the audience on a delightful musical journey with a mix of classic tunes from the 70’s through to the naughty’s. An interesting piece called Connections exploring the way we connect to each other, our bodies, the world, performed by The Park School followed. Dance Woking’s Eastwood Club performed a mash-up made up of short solo’s and movement made-up by the four talented dancers. Beaufort Primary School KS1 and KS2 breakfast club groups also took to the stage with lively dance movement to a pop mix titled “I Just Got Paid’ and ‘Roar’ inspired by The Lion King Musical. Both pieces were designed to allow the creative input of the dancers. Westfield Primary School used boxing movements as their stimulus with each movement symbolising strength and determination. Closing the platform was Vital Signz’s New Wave group, their youngest team, performing at Rhoda McGaw Theatre for the first time with a lively fun piece called Let’s Dance that had the audience clapping to the beat.

A teacher from The Park School said of the experience ‘Absolutely amazing! All the projects with Dance Woking have always been great’.

Beaufort Primary School KS1

Beaufort Primary School KS2

Dance Woking Eastwood Dance

Stage Coach Woking

The Park School

Trumps Green Infant School

Westfield Primary School

Vital Signz Dance

Yolanda Newsome from Boy Blue to read more about this follow the link HERE