Education & Outreach
Citymoves Dance Agency offers a number of different educational opportunities and outreach programmes.
Please contact if you would like to get involved in any of our programmes. Citymoves is always looking for new projects, programmes, and tutors. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions.
The Dance for Parkinson’s programme was first created by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York and was devised by Programme Director David Leventhal. Dance for Parkinson’s was founded in 2001 and offered specialised dance classes to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners, originally delivered in New York City and then rolled out to 100 communities in 20 countries around the world.
Citymoves is delighted to be hosting a weekly class designed especially for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. These classes are suitable for people with no dance experience and will develop confidence and creativity, whilst addressing Parkinson’s specific concerns such as: balance, flexibility, coordination, gait and social isolation. The session is followed by tea/coffee, cake and a blether!
This programme is delivered by qualified and experienced dance artists, musicians and volunteers. If you are interested in supporting the programme as a volunteer or as musician, please contact either; Éowyn or Amy. If you are interested in the national programme please contact: email@example.com.
SQA Higher Dance Programme - Virtual
Citymoves Dance Agency offers the SQA accredited Higher Dance Qualification. The dance qualification covers: ballet, choreography, contemporary, jazz, theory.
The 2020-2021 course will start with digital delivery via Google Education on Mondays and Wednesdays with the term dates: 11th May - 3rd July, from 14:00-16:00. Classes will resume on Wednesday, 12th August - 7th October, from 14:00-16:30, using virtual learning through the Google Education Classroom.
Students will train in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography and theory. It is recommended that students have previous dance training at a high level as this course moves along quickly. Students are expected to attend all classes, wear appropriate dance attire, have appropriate footwear and complete all coursework on time. Citymoves Dance Agency has been running Higher Dance for 7 years with a 100% pass rate. Students have gone on to further training at The Space, Dance for All, Royal Conservatoire of Dance Scotland, MGA, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Trinity Laban.
Spaces are limited, early booking is advised.
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
14:00 - 16:00
Google Education Classroom
Project Strive is a targeted project, funded through Cashback for Creativity, Creative Scotland, for young people age 10-24, targeting areas of deprivation within Aberdeen City running until March 2020. We currently offer free weekly dance/art activities as a form of alternative engagement for young people who are at risk of exclusion from school or those who are at risk of anti-social behaviour. We aim to develop participants confidence and self-esteem while offering transferable employable skills and life skills. Our current partners include: Denis Law’s Street Sport, Transition Extreme, Sport Aberdeen, Cummings Park Community Centre and Aberdeen City Council. Over the course of the Project we have had some fantastic results and achievements from the young people we have worked with, including several groups performing at large scale events in the city, such as the opening of the Music Hall, opening of Aberdeen Art Gallery, several NuArt launches, and Dancelive 2019. We hope to secure further funding in order to sustain Project Strive and continue with our work in Aberdeen communities.
Project Strive has now come to a close. Citymoves hopes to retain some of these classes, once studios and classes are allowed to resume.
Work Study Programme
Dates/Days: To be determined
10:00 - 16:30
The Anatomy Rooms Office
Citymoves Dance Agency hosts work experience students throughout the year. S3 students will come through their local authority work experience department in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire Councils. These students will experience shadowing class tutors, observe artists residencies, take part in classes and events throughout their week and create their own projects. Older students will contact us directly to create a bespoke training experience to complement or enhance a module the are working on. Previous students have come through Aberdeen University, RGU, NESCOL, The Space Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and Edinburgh College.
3rd - 7th August, 2020
Monday - Friday, 10:00-11:00
Online Summer School
A three year programme from 2020 in partnership with YDance aiming to provide high-quality opportunities in dance to young people aged 12-18 years in Scotland. Through a series of taster workshops in March 2020 we aim to create an integrated dance company which will come together once a month on a Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm to created and learn a new piece of choreography. This project will promote an integrated approach to social inclusion for young ASN people, their local and wider communities.
Contact Hayley Durward for further details.