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DIARY DATES 2017-18

The new term starts on Saturday 9th September.

Half- term (two weeks!) is 16th-29th October.

Half-term workshops: 

19th October - DIWALI CRAFT AND DANCE

23rd October - HALLOWEEN MAKE & MOVE

Last Class of term is Saturday 16th December.

NEWS

Welcome back to a new fun-packed term with Magic Moves Dance. New for this term is Junior Jhoom! Indian/Bollywood dance on a Thursday.  Sign up for an introductory 5 classes for £30.  I am also facilitating the Young Choreographers Collective – a space for 15-18 year old dance makers to create work for performances and attend special workshops.  

For JUST JHOOM! BOLLYWOOD DANCE visit the page on this website or:

Email magicmovesdance@btinternet.com for further info and check out https://www.facebook.com/justjhoombrighton and www.justjhoom.co.uk to see what it's all about.

PAST EVENTS/NEWS:

Summer Holiday Workshops 2017

Great fun had by all at these workshops where jwolves, superheroes, pirates, robots and aliens were making great dance stories.  Some fantastic Indian/Bollywood moves were also seen.

Groovy Moves Film: Phoenix Dreams July 2017

Groovy Moves have made a film with the help of the wonderful Jane Cauldrey.  We think it is wonderful.

TakePart Festival Launch June 17th 2017

Groovy Moves performed a fiery Phoenix Dance at TakePart Festival Launch and Magic Moves got fierce with their lion dance.

Half-Term Workshop June 2017

A colourful array of fish hats and jelly fish umbrellas were made for beautiful underwater dancing.

Easter Workshops 2017

Fierce dragons and daring knights were seen at one of the Make and Move workshops whilst cute little chicks and bunnies were bothered by naughty foxes at the other.

Carnival Fun at Half Term 2017

Carnival hats and flags were made for some colourful celebratory dancing at the half term Make and Move Workshop.

Dance Performance at the Brighton Centre 2016

Well done to all the Magic Moves and Groovy Moves dancers that took part in the performance at Dance Active on 4th December 2016.  You looked fabulous and your spooky puppet and Spiderman dances were absolutely amazing! 

Halloween & Day of the Dead Make & Move Workshops 2016

What a spooky time we had at these workshops.  What wonderful props and accessories were made and everyone created some great Halloween and Day of the Dead Dances!

Summer Holiday Workshops 2016

Great fun had by all at these workshops where jungle animals, sea creatures, pirates and mermaids were making great dance stories.

Uproar Summer School July 2016

A fantastic week of Rebellion themed dance drama, dance and singing culminating in a riotous performance.  Well done everyone who came.

Easter Holiday Make & Move Workshops 2016:

Great fun was had making wings and masks and flower hats with much fluttering and growing in our Magical Gardens Workshop and then we roared and stamped the house down whilst flapping our big dragon wings at the Dragons, Knights and Princesses Workshop.

Crazy Weather Half Term Workshop 2016

Umbrellas, rain shakers and beautiful weather masks were made and much splashy, windy and generally crazy dancing was had.

Christmas Holiday Workshops 2015

Reindeers and Polar Bears and other wintery wonders were created through props and dance

Halloween Workshop Oct 2015

Lots of spooky masks, wands and broomsticks were made and then some terrifying dances were witnessed.  Well done to everyone!

Summer Workshops 2015: 

Great fun was had by all at the many workshops during the summer.

Half-term Superhero Workshop 26th May 

Fantastic masks and heroes invented.  Well done to all!

Shipwreck themed workshop at St Luke's Primary May 22nd 2015

Wonderful enthusiasm from the very creative year 6 pupils of St Luke's

Easter Make & Move workshops April 2015

Some wonderful chicks, Bunnies and Foxes followed by Knights, Dragons and Princess. Great dancing and making by everyone!

Carnival Make & Move workshop Feb half-term 2015

What a parade of colour and some fantastic samba moves. Great masks, colourful flags and costumes.  Well done everyone!

Christmas Make & Move Workshops 2014

Reindeer, snowflakes and icy princesses.  Fantastic dancing and making from all.

Halloween Make & Move Workshop                                                           Thank you to all the children who came and made creepy masks, broomsticks and capes and then did some really spooky dancing - you were brilliant!

Kate Adams guest teaching at Stagecoach 

I taught at Stagecoach Brighton in September and October and had a great time with all the talented children there.

Make & Move & Groovy Moves Summer Workshops 2014                                                    A great summer of Making and Moving had by all from dinosaurs to butterflies and sea creatures to spies.  Well done to everyone who came along and got involved

Uproar! Young Performers' Summer School 2014 Mon 28th July – Fri 1st August         What a brilliant week! Well done to all those who took part.  The resulting show entitled "Magic" at the end of the week was a great success and the 40 children performing in it were superb! Thank you to all the performers for all the work they put into the dancing singing and acting.  Photos will soon be uploaded on the website. Next year's Summer School will be on 27th-31st July 2015 - put it in the diary! www.uproarbrighton.co.uk /uproarbrighton@gmail.com

PATCHFEST Saturday 12th July 2014
Another great Patchfest - well done to all the Magic Movers who came and danced with me.

TAKE PART FESTIVAL Saturday 21st June 2014
Well done to Magic Moves and Groovy Moves who performed Batman and Bugle Boy on the main dance stage and then the workshop stage at the Take Part Festival in Preston Park! You all looked fab!

CHILDREN'S PARADE Saturday 3rd May 2014
What an amazing turn out and fantastic weather it was.  Well done to Groovy Moves and all the other Elm Grove Primary School children who joined us looking fantastic (if a little gruesome) as Frankenstein's monster and his bride and kept dancing all the way!

UPROAR! Young Performers' Summer School  2013 (for 8-13 year olds) was a fantastic show of drama, dance and music from the 1960's.  Well done to everyone who took part.  find out about the next one at www.uproarbrighton.co.uk/ uproarbrighton@gmail.com

Well done to Magic Moves and Groovy Moves who danced at Patch Fest Saturday 13th July!

Well done to Groovy Moves and Elm Grove School Samba Band for dancing and playing amazingly at the Children's Parade 2013!

UPROAR! Young performers Summer School, 23-27 July was a great success.  There was a good turn out and the week ended with a fantastic show of dance, singing, acting, clowning and more performed by the participants.  I am looking forward to the next one during the Easter Holidays.

GROOVY MOVES  AT FAMILY FESTIVAL,  Brighton Dome, Friday 13th July 2012

A fantastic performance from Groovy Moves who despite their small number and size  were big stuff on the big Dome stage.  I am very proud!

MAGIC MOVES AND GROOVY MOVES AT PATCHFEST, 7th July 2012

Well done to everyone who braved the rain for a wonderful Patchfest.  Both groups of dancers were brilliant and I think the Mayor was very impressed.

GROOVY MOVES - SPRING COMMUNITY ARTS SHOWCASE, 24th March 2012

Well done to the 6 dancers who took part in this event showing their Olympic themed dance which was very well received.

GROOVY MOVES - DANCE FOR LIFE AREA FINAL, 9th JULY 2011

Well done to Groovy Moves who endured a very hot and long day but performed beautifully and received a commendation for the "Most Emotive Performance".

GROOVY MOVES  - FAMILY FESTIVAL, BRIGHTON DOME, 8th JULY 2011

Another great performance from Groovy Moves Dancers.  Well done!

GROOVY MOVES - RED CROSS FUNDRAISER 20th JUNE2011

Groovy Moves dancers premiered 3 short dance films which they choreographed, filmed and edited themselves.  This was followed by a performance of their "Tsunami" dance. Donations were taken and cakes and popcorn sold.  All in all £93 was raised. Well done and thank you for all your donations!

GROOVY MOVES - DANCE FOR LIFE, 18th JUNE 2011

The Groovy Moves Dancers took part in the Red Cross Dance for Life performance in Hastings with their dance about the Japanese Tsunami. They won the title of Junior Finalist and a commendation for "Best Use of Dance Theatre". Congratulations to all the Groovy Moves dancers who go to Crawley for the Area Final on 9th July!

HANOVER DAY, 12th JUNE 2011

Well done to all the Groovy Moves and Magic Moves dancers who braved the rain and took part in the Hanover Day Parade looking fabulous dressed up as animals of the underground!

PATCHFEST 10TH JULY 2010

Magic moves dancers dressed and danced like monkeys and were fantastic! The Groovy Moves dancers gave a very moving and heartfelt performance of their Haitian Earthquake Dance. Well done and thank you to all!

GROOVY MOVES - DANCE FOR LIFE, 3RD JULY 2010

The Groovy Moves Dancers took part in the Red Cross Dance for Life performance on Worthing Pier 3rd July 2010.  They received a commendation for "Good Interpretation and an Emotive Performance" for their dance about the Haitian Earthquake. Congratulations to all of you!

GROOVY MOVES - RED CROSS FUNDRAISER 28th JUNE 2010

The premiere showing of the short dance film made by Groovy Moves and a perview performance of their Haitian Earthquake Dance was an opportunity to raise money for The British Red Cross through selling cakes and popcorn. £55 was raised.  Well done and thank you all!

PATCHFEST 11TH JULY 2009

Magic Moves performed their lion dance and Groovy Moves a very funky "Car Wash" dance. Both paraded with Elm Grove School Samba Band and despite the weather it was a great show.  Many thanks to all who came and danced and supported the event.

HANOVER DAY 5TH JULY 2009

Magic Moves and Groovy Moves lead the parade with Baroulio Samba Band wearing beautiful butterfly and flower costumes and waving flower flags.  Well done to all who took part! 

FAMILY FESTIVAL AT HOVE TOWN HALL TUESDAY 24TH JUNE 2008

The Elm Grove School, Groovy Moves Dancers looked fantastic as they took part in an evening of dance, music and drama performances by 19 different schools and community groups from across the city. Well done to all of you!

DANCE FOR LIFE PERFORMANCE FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2007

This performance was a great success.  Magic Moves dancers (aged 2 - 6) started off the evening with their shaky streamer dance to latin grooves and were dressed beautifully in blue, white, silver and gold with fantastic homemade crowns.  They were followed by a fantastic dance from Groovy Moves Dancers with both African and Brazillian influences.

Well done to everyone who took part and thank you for all your hard work

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