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FuZe8 Primary project with Pokesdown School

“FuZe 8 worked with our year 4 and 5 children to create fantastic topic related dances with Sneaky Smugglers and Cluedo crime themes. Both girls and boys enjoyed the sessions, and were inspired to create some really imaginative group dances. In fact, the year 4 Sneaky Smugglers dance was performed to parents, who were very impressed with the choreography. We now have two really useful schemes of works that can be utilised by future year group teachers and are so easy to follow with video footage that you don’t need to be a dance expert to teach them!” Sarah Davenport. […]

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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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TOM – Youth Engagement project

This weekend Nicola has been collaborating with dance artist Dan Martin, PDSW Young People’s Producer Claire Wakefield and young people in the South West on creating a dance for camera. The project started with a Q & A session with choreographer Wilkie Branson, a film-maker and choreographer who began as a breakdancer in his teens and early 20s. Driven by a passion to tell stories and push boundaries he developed his own movement vocabulary, which is a fusion between breakdance and contemporary, choreographed live dance and film productions that have toured the UK and the world, and he continues to […]

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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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FuZe8 success at Dorset School Games 2018

Dorset Games Winter Final On Wednesday 14 March 2018, 40 dance leaders and FuZe8 Youth Dance Company reunited at Leaf Campus to perform in the opening ceremony for the Dorset Winter Games final. The dancers performed with focus, precision and energy and added a new dimension to the original choreography taught at Bryanston School in January. FuZe8 taught six workshops to local primary schools with ease and confidence; the teachers were driven, focused, enthusiastic and professional throughout. We received some wonderful feedback throughout the day from various primary school teachers and staff at the event. ‘I am so impressed with […]

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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 choreograph for Dorset Games 2018

Dorset Games Bryanston School, Dorset – 4 January 2018 Nicola led a dance leadership course at Bryanston school in January 2018, as part of the School Sports Leadership Academy. The dancers were superb, they learned a dance in a day to ‘Can’t stop the feeling’ by Justin Timberlake. On Wednesday 14 March 2018, the 40 dance leaders will reunite at Leaf Campus to perform in the opening ceremony. FuZe8 Youth Dance Company have been invited to join in the open ceremony and then lead dance workshops to Year 3 and 4 students in the afternoon. […]

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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 Auditions for January 2018

Tuesday 12 December 2017 Audition 4.40-6pm at Twynham School Dance Studios. To 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 with Yorke Dance Project and Robert Cohan, Matthew Bourne’s New […]

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