News

LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY FUN DAY

Dance Woking is pleased to be joining with Lakeview Community Action Group to bring an exciting & fun dance element to the fun day. 2024 sees Dance Woking celebrate 30 years of dance related activities in Woking and we are pleased to be back.

This is a call out for dance groups who would like to join us on the day and perform in the dance platform

Saturday 13 July

11am – 4pm

Lakeview Community Centre & Hartshill Walk Green GU21 3AG

Come & enjoy the fun with Live Music, Community Dance Platforms, Maypole Dancing, face painting, Bouncy castle, BBQ, Food & drink stalls, plus lots more

Please can you complete the expression of interest if you’d like to join us this summer

Expression of Interest Form HERE

Key dates to note:

Monday 03 June     Applications close

Monday 24 June     Dancers name and sign-in sheets, Photo consent Forms

Monday 1 July        Final details (arrival/logistics) for Saturday 13 July to Dance Schools

Friday 5 July                        Final Music and any tech requirements to Dance Woking

Highlights from 2023

News

Encounters 2024: Dance Woking celebrates 30 Years of Dance Woking in Woking!

Dance Woking is delighted to be hosting Encounters in Jubilee Square in 2024

Saturday 22nd June, Jubilee Square, Woking 11.30am – 3.30pm

Please join us, there are two community dance platforms, Maypole Dancing to try (no experience required and watch Levantes Dance Theatre HIgh Tea (with A Twist)

Outdoors, FREE event

Some highlights from 2023:

Great audience support

Groups perform in Jubilee Square

Maypole Dancing

Dance Woking would like to thank our current funders and supporters Arts Council England, Community Foundation for Surrey, Active Surrey, Shanly Foundation, and Woking Borough Council, who until September 2023 regularly funded Dance Woking

News

Dance Woking’s Rotate

Dance Woking is an innovative dance organisation that provides high quality opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance, providing new experiences that inspire artists, audiences, participants, and communities.

October 2015 saw Dance Woking partner with Woking Borough Council, Sportivate, Woking Gymnastics Club and The Urban Playground Team to deliver ‘Rotate’ a new performance parkour workshop every Friday evening at Woking Gymnastics Club from 8pm – 9.30pm. The session was very very well attended by young people aged 11plus and with further funding from Thames Valley Housing Association, Dance Woking was able to continue to deliver workshops in the Spring & Summer of 2016.

In May Half Term 2016, Thursday 2 & Friday 3 June, at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre in central Woking and this time with additional support from Arts Council England’s Grants for The Arts Scheme, participants from Rotate worked with performance parkour specialists Alister and Miranda from The Urban Playground Team in a two day intensive on a ‘metal structure’. This structure was the ‘carriage’ of a train and following the two-day intensive enabled the group to perform in STEAM at Party in the Park on Saturday 9 July 2016 in front of record crowds. A fantastic opportunity and experience for the Rotate group.

Woking & Addlestone Youth Centres

Dance Woking hosted weekly parkour sessions in Woking and Addlestone.

Unfortunately, with the rapid progress and impact of COVID-19 we are unable to proceed with our planned Summer activity and regular weekly clubs.

As we adapt and adjust to the new reality the welfare of our artistes, team, audiences, community remains paramount. Over the coming weeks we will be getting in touch and updating our website and ways of working and look forward to working with on a new way of working and what we can offer.

You maybe interested to read about the very successful Boys Platform.

LINK: https://www.dancewoking.com/newslisting/boys-take-centre-stage/

image by Jake Samuels