Children and young people in Sunderland can look forward to a summer of dance as Dance City announce their first summer school in Sunderland during the six-weeks summer holidays.
Dance City, the North East’s leading development organisation for dance, has two studios within The Fire Station, the major £3.5m culture hub that opened at the end of last year.
Running for five days from Monday 6 August until Friday 10 August, the Summer of Dance schools are aimed at any young person who wants to have a week jam packed with all things dance. Styles that will be taught include contemporary, lyrical, jazz and street.
To help parents with childcare during the holidays, the summer schools will start at 9am and run until 5pm. Two sessions will take place, one for those aged 7-10 and another for those aged 11-14.
Each group will work on a piece and come together for a finale number which they will perform on the Friday afternoon for parents/carers.
Anthony Baker, Dance City CEO & Artistic Director said: “Our summer schools in Newcastle are always popular with parents and children alike and often sell out.
It’s great to be able to take this high-quality offering to Sunderland for the first time, and provide a creative, fun, social and physical activity for children and young people during the holidays.
We are looking forward to welcoming children whether they’ve danced before or not to our beautiful new Sunderland studios this summer.”
Dance City is the North East’s leading development organisation for dance, which leads and supports a thriving dance ecology in the region with a regular programme of dance performances; weekly dance classes; and formal dance training to talented young people aged 11 through to postgraduate level and Dance City also provides support to professional dance artists and choreographers, ensuring the North East retains as much talent as possible.
Dance City in Sunderland is part of the existing The Fire Station redevelopment that will help to regenerate the Sunderland city centre as part of a wider project to create a music, arts and cultural quarter.
The week-long summer school costs £99 per child, with discounts available for multi-bookings for siblings. Summer schools can be booked online or by calling 0191 261 0505.