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| dancedigital-Call for Young Creatives EAST! |


Young Creatives 2015

Young Creatives come to Essex and Herts for a second year!
dancedigital is working with Youth Dance England to help inspire and nurture potential young choreographers of the future aged 14 – 19.

dancedigital are looking for 20 young choreographers in any dance style to take part in a training programme that aims to inspire and nurture the potential of choreographers of the future.

The training for dancedigital Young Creatives EAST includes:
6 choreographic workshop days in venues in Hertfordshire and Essex, between February to April 2015
Working with a mentor to develop new choreographic work, April to July 2015
Presenting your own work in a professional theatre venue, July 2015

Entry to the course is through a selection process:
Step 1: Email carrie.washington@dancedigital.org.uk for application form, guidance notes and commitment schedule
Step 2: Return the application form to carrie.washington@dancedigital.org.uk by Wednesday 14 January 2015
Step 3: Attend the selection day on Sunday 18 January 2015 from 10am – 1pm at DNA Studios, H7 Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY

Applicants must be aged 14 to 19 years old (up to 21 if not in education, employment or training or up to 25 if disabled).

The programme is run in association with Youth Dance England and is supported by Hertfordshire Music Service.

| dancedigital FutureNetwork |

dance and technology programme for schools/HE and FE

FutureNetwork works in partnership with Royal Opera House Bridge. It is a new programme for schools, HE and FE, focusing on dance and computing and makes links to STEM subjects. FutureNetwork gives teachers, educators, children and young people the opportunity to collaborate in creating new ways of learning through dance and technology. The programme includes teacher professional development days; 6 weeks of school based workshops alongside another 5 x 6 weeks schemes of work to be offered to the school so you a year of work which you can deliver as a school. Culminating in an end of year festival with all schools.

For more information and how to apply please contact carrie.washington@dancedigital.org.uk

| formXtended |

Since March this year dancedigital is researching and developing a software for SEN schools. The endeavour is funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Our great team is working together with Columbus School, Chelmsford, Lakeside School, Welwyn Garden City and Oakmere School,Potters Bar. Have a look and meet the team. Or follow us, if you like.

| Essex Dance Teachers Network (EDTN) |

The EDTN offers high quality professional dance development opportunities for school-based teachers and community artists in Essex. 330 members receive free monthly newsletters regarding upcoming professional development courses and dance provision in Essex. If you would like to be an EDTN member please email us it is completely free to join! email gemma.convelly@dancedigital.org.uk to be added as a member.

Alongside membership and monthly enewsletters we design 7 professional development workshops run by professional artists and dance companies which are chargeable these focus on: 1x EDTN Annual Conference (September); 2x Primary focused Workshops; 2x Secondary focused workshops; and 2x Inclusive practice workshops. See Learning and Participation Essex (page) to see courses on offer.

| Things we like |

Google’s mobile-augmented reality game Ingress just ( well, today-14.07.14) launched for iOS devices.
The title’s story centers around The Enlightened and The Resistance, two factions who compete against each other to unlock clues about a mystical technology. Events in the game progress in real-time as Google delivers new clues each week, while players claim local landmarks in the real-world to earn points for their respective team. One might ask if the thing with the augmented reality goes anywhere, but hey ;)