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A time to dance in the Scottish Borders

For those who fancy a fling, or those who’s tastes are of a more contemporary nature, Live Borders Dance Academy has something to offer all young dancers in the region this summer.

Working in partnership with the Live Borders Sports Academy, which will be held at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels on August 6-9, the Dance Academy are offering selected young dancers, the opportunity to work with highly acclaimed professional dance artists.

This year’s residency will be led by Edinburgh based dance company Room 2 Manoeuvre. The company produces high quality work that entertains and challenges audiences and is characterised by its thematic and humorous nature.

With a foundation in hip hop dance technique, Room 2 Manoeuvre firmly crosses into contemporary dance and physical theatre and has performed work around the UK, Europe, Asia and South America. p://r-2-m.net/boxfresh

Alongside daily contemporary technique classes and creative sessions, the aspiring young dancers will take part in taster sessions in various dance forms, engage in an integrated dance and disability session and receive workshops in Health and Wellbeing and Careers in Dance looking at professional performance, teaching and choreography.

The four-day residency offers young people the chance to experience intensive training and creativity whilst working towards a final public performance alongside the professional dancers from R2M on Wednesday 9th August at the Volunteer Hall in Galashiels.

Becki Hodgson, Rural Touring Development Officer, Live Borders, said: “The programme offers an exceptional experience for committed young dancers who have demonstrated dedication and passion in the field.

“It aims to support individuals in gaining a clear understanding of the professional world of dance whilst nurturing and developing ambition.”

Heriot- Watt University, Galashiels: Sunday 6th - Wednesday 9th August

15 residential spaces available for young people aged 11-16.

£235 (includes accommodation and meals)

Auditions for limited places: Sunday, June 25 and Sunday, July 23.

Telephone 01750 726400 or email artservice@liveborders1.org.uk for more information or to book a place.

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