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Thursday, 2 November 2017

News: Applications are open for dancers to take part in Step Up and Dance 2018.

PERFORMERS SOUGHT FOR STEP UP AND DANCE 2018

Applications are open for dancers to take part in Step Up and Dance 2018.

The 10th annual community dance performance for groups from North and South Tyneside will be held at The Customs House on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

Dancers from Harton Academy in South Shields
performing in Step Up and Dance 2017.
There are 10 spots available in the showcase event, which is part of the regional dance festival Pulse, managed by Dance City in NewcastleThe Customs House is a partner in Pulse, alongside Arts Centre Washington, Tin Arts in Durham, Arc Stockton and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham.
Two groups from each venue will be selected to perform at the regional Pulse event at Dance City on March 17, 2018.

Pulse, in turn, is part of the national youth dance festival U Dance and one group will be chosen to represent the region in Suffolk in July 2018.

Inaudible performing in Step Up and Dance 2017.
Daniel Clifford, learning and participation offer at The Customs House, said: “It is a great opportunity for local people to dance on a professional stage and share their work with friends and family, other dancers and the wider community.”

Dancers of all ages and abilities in any form of dance are welcome to apply to take part in Step Up and Dance 2018.

Groups should be no bigger than 20 people and performances should be up to seven minutes long, with an emphasis on new and original choreography set to an interesting soundtrack.

Stephenson Rockettes from George Stephenson High in
North Shields performing in Step Up and Dance 2017.
Daniel added: “It doesn’t matter if it is two kids who have got together and want to do a bit of breakdance, or if it is a dance school. Step Up and Dance 2018 is about showing off what North and South Tyneside has to offer in dance.”


Groups have until Sunday, November 26 to apply. For more information, contact Daniel on (0191) 427 8193 or e-mail daniel@customshouse.co.uk.

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