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Enews: Merry Christmas one and all!

What a fantastic start we have had for the organisation and I want to say a heartfelt thank you to those that have supported us to get up and running. We have achieved so much in just a month and I very much look forward to working with each and everyone of you in 2016! THE DANCE NETWORK ASSOCIATION CIC the new dance development organisation for Essex and its neighbouring counties 'CREATING DANCE FOR ALL'

ON THE SEARCH FOR NEW TALENT AND SCHOOLS The Dance Network Association and Step into Dance are joining forces to engage with 15 new schools across Essex for after school dance provision. We are looking for both dance teachers and schools that might be interested in joining the programme at a highly subsidised rate. If you are a dance teacher we are holding auditions on Monday 11 January get in touch to book your place. If you are a secondary school and want to be a part of the Step into Dance Programme contact me for a Step recruitment pack on how you can offer this to your students at a subsided cost.

KEEPING DANCE ALIVE – DANCE RIO! Some of you have signed up for Keeping Dance Alive Dance Rio 2016 this year is going to be the biggest year yet and we are really lucky to have International Award winning choreographer Jennifer Irons in the lead up to the Rio Olympics, the dance looks amazing and extremely creative. If you are umming and arring, come and join in the fun! It’s only £250.00 for the training which you can then use back in your schools and create your own Dance Rio festival/performance for the opening of sport days or in assemblies and you can teach every child. If you also wish to bring your children to the performances they can then take part in Colchester Football 23 April Ground or Essex Cricket Ground *12 May. Get in touch we still have space!

WE WILL KEEP ON REgenerating! Dance and movement classes for the over 60's will begin on Thursday 21 January 2016 Its free to dance and we always make time for tea/biscuits and a natter Coates Lodge CM2 6SL: 11.00 - 12.30 Napier Court CM1 2ED: 13.30 - 15.00 contact me if you would like to join

SOMETHING TO VIEW: SPRINGBLAST 2016 The Dance Network Association hosts their first showcase at The Civic Theatre in Chelmsford Monday 21 March 7.30pm. Civic Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG Box Office: 01245 606505 Adults £8 (Concs £6 – under 2’s free) The evening promises to be an eclectic mix of dance performance from young people and adult community groups. We look forward to welcoming you to a celebration of creative dance!

THE ESSEX DANCE TEACHERS NETWORK Conference 2016 with an interest in Dance and Health.

We are inviting dance teachers and health practitioners to come and join us for our conference on Monday 18 April 2016 at Harlow College, Velizy Avenue, Harlow, Essex CM20 3EZ

Dance Links and Networking (10.00 - 13.00)

Workshop series 1 (13.00- 14.00)

Early Years Foundation Stages - Children and families - creative play Louise Klarnett

How to approach themes such as alcohol and bullying etc through creative youth dance. (for those that deliver in secondary settings or to age groups 12 - 19) Lisa Warnock

Just for you an adults class based on Movement around Food delivered by Vanessa Gayton

Workshops series 2 (14.15 - 15.15)

How to approach themes such as alcohol and bullying etc through creative youth dance. (for those that deliver in secondary settings or to age groups 12 - 19) Lisa Warnock

Older peoples dancing Louise Klarnett

Food and Nutrition for those that teach in primaries or ages 5 - 11 delivered by Vanessa Gayton Networking/sharings - Social and Evaluation (15.30 - 17.00)

The conference includes lunch and refreshments. If you would like to attend please email to book your place.

All that is left to say is have a fantastic Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in the new year! Kindest regards Gemma Wright, Adam Wright and Paul Convelly Directors of The Dance Network Association CIC

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