Yorke Dance Project 2019

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with Yorke Dance Project this term. The dancers completed three days of intensive training and choreographic workshops culminating in a curtain raiser performance for Yorke Dance Project’s 20th Anniversary tour at Pavilion Dance South West. The dancers worked with Laura Dredger from Yorke Dance Project and created a piece of choreography based on Kenneth Macmillan’s Playground (1979). Using the original ensemble as its base, this piece examined the relationships that occurred and the interactions within the original choreography Playground. Macmillan was the director of The Royal Ballet and created some […]

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FuZe8 host South West Youth Dance Lab 2018

FuZe8 Dance Company hosted a Youth Dance Lab for dancers from the South West on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October at Twynham Dance Studios. The dancers trained from 10-4pm with Ben Warbis, Associate choreographer for FuZe8. Ben led the technical repertoire and creative sessions each day working on classical and release based techniques, learning repertoire from professional works and having the opportunity to create their own work. It was an inspirational two days and an amazing opportunity for the young people to develop their choreographic and performance skills, gain industry experience and network with other young dancers in the […]

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New Forest Marathon 2018!

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company performed, volunteered and celebrated with the runners at the New Forest Marathon 2018! The dancers had the opportunity to run the NFM merchandise tent for the day and welcome the runners home at the end and to share in their elation. They arrived at 8am to set up the NFM Merchandise tent for the day, with NFM t-shirts, mugs, hats, water bottles and reusable coffee cups! Their enthusiasm, energy and pro-active nature ensured all visitors to the tent left with a smile on their face and goods in their hands. The New Forest Marathon have an […]

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Moving Nature – Premiere June 2018

Moving Nature, premiered June 2018 at PDSW Based on ‘First to Bloom, Last to Leave’ visual art exhibition by artist Christian Kerrigan. (Siobhan Davies Dance Studio 2015) Inspired by Kerrigan’s sculpture the dancers responded to the life and growth of trees, and the subtle textures and differences from seed to leaf. Ben Warbis Associate choreographer for FuZe8 YDC joined us at the rehearsal and performance day at PDSW, after returning from an intensive few months touring with Michael Clark Company. ‘The FuZe8 dancers are beautiful to watch and a joy to work with. They are taking huge leaps forward and […]

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Youth Dance Company Audition Tuesday 20 March 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018 Audition 4.45-6pm at Twynham School Dance Studios. To book a place by emailing Nicola@fuze8dance.co.uk FuZe8 offers young dancers aged 14-19yrs the chance to experience what it is like to be a dancer working in a company. The dancers will develop their contemporary technique and creativity whilst improving their performance, expressive and technical skills. The class aims to build on existing skills learned at school or dancing school plus support and guide them with their career progression. Over the years, the company has been fortunate to work with Yorke Dance Project and Robert Cohan, Matthew Bourne’s New […]

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FuZe8 Youth Dance Company showcase ‘Life Story’

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company showcase ‘Life Story’ at Rock Challenge 2018 Our life experiences shape us as individuals and this helps others to understand who we are as a person. People with dementia sometimes need help to communicate important aspects of their identity, like background, interests, who and what is important to them – due to problems with memory loss and communication. FuZe8 Youth Dance Company will be performing part 1 of their piece Life Story which explores the idea of searching, reminiscing and memory loss. Dementia UK use Life Story books to support individuals living with dementia; to help […]

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FuZe8 have been selected for Rambert Revealed: Youth Dance Lab

Artistic Director Nicola Lloyd is delighted that FuZe8 Youth Dance Company have been selected to attend Rambert Revealed: Youth Dance Lab in London on Sunday 12th November. They will take part in a full day of repertoire workshops and creative sessions, culminating in an informal sharing of a piece of repertoire from FuZe8 YDC to other participating groups. […]

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FuZe8’s successful and muddy performance at the New Forest marathon

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company performed with precision, energy and professionalism at the New Forest Marathon today. They dodged the rain as the sky turned blue and took to the stage. The forest was perfect for this piece of repertoire ‘Arena 74’ based on the idea of Hunger Games. The dancers were caked in green and brown camouflage make-up as well as new forest mud!….reflecting the fight for survival in the forest. If you fancy joining FuZe8 Youth Dance Company this term (Tuesday 12 September – Tuesday 5 December 2017) then come to our audition this Tuesday 12 September at 3.30-4.45pm […]

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Next Audition: Tuesday 12 September 2017

Tuesday 12 September 2017 Audition 1: 3.30-4.45pm and Audition 2: 5- 6.15pm at Twynham School. Choose which time suits you best and book a place by emailing Nicola@fuze8dance.co.uk FuZe8 offers young dancers aged 11-19yrs the chance to experience what it is like to be a dancer working in a company. The dancers will develop their contemporary technique and creativity whilst improving their performance, expressive and technical skills. The class aims to build on existing skills learned at school or dancing school plus support and guide them with their career progression. Over the years, the company has been fortunate to work […]

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Autumn Term 2017 looks incredible & exciting for FuZe8!

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company offers young dancers the chance to experience what it is like to be a dancer working in a company. It provides an opportunity for young dancers to develop virtuosity and strength in their performance and experience inspirational and high quality dance within a supportive and encouraging environment. The dancers will develop their contemporary technique and creativity whilst improving their interpretative and physical skills. Alongside this, they will experience workshops in strength and conditioning, yoga, contact improvisation and lift and support work to enhance their dance profile. They will have the opportunity to engage and develop network […]

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