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Propeller – Dance training programme for young people

What is PROPELLER?

Propeller is a year-round dance-training programme for anyone between 11 and 16 years old with groups that meet weekly for contemporary classes in 5 locations across Cornwall.  Propeller groups meet in Penzance, Pool, Penryn, Wadebridge and St Austell.

  • PROPELLER NORTH – Wadebridge, The Pavillion Room, Betjeman Centre
    on Mondays 6.30 – 8
  • PROPELLER EAST – Keay Theatre, St Austell College
    on Wednesdays 6.30 – 8
  • PROPELLER CENTRAL – Chi-an-Bobel, Heartlands, Pool
    on Mondays 6.30 – 8
  • PROPELLER WEST – Penzance, Mount’s Bay Academy, The Cube
    on Tuesdays 6.30 – 8
  • PROPELLER SOUTH – AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
    on Tuesdays 7.15 – 8.45

At Propeller you will learn skills in contemporary dance, improvisation and choreography in fun 1.5-hour sessions with professional dancers. Propeller is not just for experienced dancers but also for anyone who enjoys dancing and would like to increase their skills and learn from great teachers.  All of our leaders are experienced teachers and excellent performers in their own rights so you will be in good hands.

Propeller at Godrevy Head performing ‘The World To You’ created with Theo Clinkard during a residency in 2016 photo Steve Tanner

Propeller is now into it’s 4thyear and our young people have performed in fabulous places from the traditional theatre setting like Hall for Cornwall to beaches, gardens and stately homes.  We bring in the best, high profile UK choreographers and teachers to run special dance making sessions and performance projects. There are lots of opportunities to perform if you wish.

Propeller take part in at least one performance project every year working with visiting choreographers. In past years  we have worked with Theo Clinkard,  Tavaziva Dance, Yaa Appia-Badu, The National Youth Dance Company and Simon Birch Dance.

Propeller at Godrevy Head performing ‘The World To You’ created with Theo Clinkard during a residency in 2016 photo Steve Tanner

We are extremely proud that 3 of our young dancers have been invited to join the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). This is a huge achievement by our young dancers and proves how well Propeller works.

Young Warriors – Propeller from Christina Romero-Cross on Vimeo. Propeller performing their curtain raiser for Tavaziva’s show at AMATA Falmouth University in 2017

Propeller offers a clear route of progression for young people interested in a career in dance – If you graduate through Propeller (and you get enough GCSE’s) you can join Altitude Dance Company at Cornwall College St Austell which will prepare you to go on to  a university like Falmouth University to study Dance and Choreography  or to a conservatoire.

Propeller performing work created with Yaa Appiah-Badu at Eden Project in 2017 – photo Steve Tanner

Propeller is for highly motivated and focussed young people who are trying to develop their skills. Propeller provides training in dance styles that will equip young dancers to work professionally and includes a strong performance element.

Propeller performing work created with NYDC at Eden in 2017 photo Steve Tanner

For more information and to book your taster session please email or call Christina Christina@dancerepublic2.com 07432657933

 

Propeller, further information

Propeller: dance training for young people

All our dance leaders are professionally trained dancers and experienced teachers who work in the faculties at Falmouth University or Cornwall College as well as engaging in their own practice as dancers and/or choreographers. Young people who join Propeller will meet, work with and get to know all of these professionals as well as many visiting choreographers and performers from the UK and abroad.

DANCE TRAINING 11-16 YEARS

Propeller is an intensive weekly dance training programme for young people. Taught by highly trained professional dancers and choreographers in five locations across Cornwall. Each group meets for 30 sessions a year on weekday evenings and also takes part in a range of residencies, visits and performances.

  • PROPELLER NORTH - Wadebridge, Pavillion Room, The Betjeman Centre
    on Mondays 6.30 - 8
  • PROPELLER EAST - Keay Theatre, St Austell College
    on Wednesdays 6.30 - 8
  • PROPELLER CENTRAL - Chi-an-Bobel, Heartlands, Pool
    on Mondays 6.30 - 8
  • PROPELLER WEST - Penzance, Mount's Bay Academy, The Cube
    on Tuesdays 6.30 - 8
  • PROPELLER SOUTH AMATA - Falmouth University, Penryn
    on Tuesdays 7.15 - 8.45

CORNWALL COLLEGE EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN DANCE

Altitude is a profession-focused dance-training course at Cornwall College and a direct progression route from Propeller. It offers an extended diploma qualification, (equivalent to three A-Levels) and is a route through to Higher Education and, uniquely, an unconditional place on the BA (Hons) Dance & Choreography Degree course at Falmouth University.

The course is delivered as a dance company, providing you with an industry-focused working environment in which to grow, and giving you an insight into the dance profession. Contemporary, Jazz, Commercial and Ballet training offers you the opportunity to find your specialism. Also, the course covers theoretical subjects and develops your business skills, equipping you to progress on into a range of dance/dance-related careers. The course is managed and delivered by a team of experienced dance specialists.

There will be regular opportunities for you to perform both in theater environments and outdoor spaces, as well as visits to performances and dance events in Cornwall and London.

Recruitment for Altitude should be through an email of interest to Jessica Leonard at: Jessica.leonard@st-austell.ac.uk in which
a date for Interview and audition will follow.
 

FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY BA(HONS) DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Dance & Choreography at Falmouth is an inspirational and creative dance-training course. It focuses on innovative choreography and dance performance and is delivered by a team of highly skilled professional practitioners. The three-year course aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to become an adaptable and creative dancer, choreographer and performer – a dance practitioner equipped for the 21st century dance industry.

The Dance & Choreography course is based at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) – a state of the art building and a vibrant, entrepreneurial and industry-connected hub for dancers, actors, musicians, producers, composers, theatre performers, lighting and sound designers, theatre technicians and entertainment managers in training.
 

CONTACT INFO

PROPELLER

Please contact,
christina@dancerepublic2.com or antony@antonywaller.com
Phone, 07 432 657933 / 077 59 488240
 

ALTITUDE

Please contact,
Jessica.leonard@st-austell.ac.uk
Phone: 01726 226785 / 0330 1232523
www.cornwall.ac.uk
 

FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY AMATA

BA (Hons) Dance & Choreography
To find out more please contact, Simon.Birch@falmouth.ac.uk
Or to apply,
www.falmoulth.ac.uk/dance-choreography

 

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