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Propeller – dance training for young people

What is PROPELLER?

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

You don’t necessarily need loads of experience and if you have not done any dance before it might not matter, but you do need energy, potential and something that suggests there is talent to be nurtured.

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

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.

Below is Propeller performing their curtain raiser for Tavaziva’s show at AMATA Falmouth University in 2017

Young Warriors – Propeller from Christina Romero-Cross on Vimeo.

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

Propeller is a clear route of progression, for dance, through F.E. at Altitude, Cornwall College St Austell and on to H.E. at a university like Falmouth or a conservatoire.

Propeller performing work created with NYDC at Eden 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: dance training for young people

Young people get involved in all kinds of different dance classes, groups and workshops, all of which helps build a breadth of experience and skills. What you see in this brochure is an important part of that. The progression route can begin with Propeller, which offers skills training for 11-16 year olds, moving on to Altitude an extended diploma course at Cornwall College, and then to a degree in professional dance training at Falmouth University AMATA. Our purpose here is to demonstrate clearly one route by which young people can progress from Propeller through to working as a professional dancer.

All our dance leaders are professionally trained dancers and experienced teachers who work in the faculties at either 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 Town Hall
    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 - The Acorn, Penzance
    on Tuesdays 6.30 - 8
  • PROPELLER SOUTH AMATA - Falmouth University, Penryn
    on Tuesdays 5.15 - 6.45 or 7 - 8.30

Propeller is a clear route of progression, for dance, through F.E. at Altitude, St Austell College and on to H.E at a university like Falmouth or a conservatoire.

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. Over the last two years Propeller dancers have had the opportunity to work with visiting choreographers including: Theo Clinkard (who is also our patron) Tavaziva, Simon Birch Dance, National Youth Dance Company, Yaa Appiah-Badu and others. Propeller is managed by Dance Republic 2.
 

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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