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25 May: Plate dancing!

Today we explored plates! As the participants arrived eager to dance they noticed several piles of paper plates on my table. To some of the groups disappointment we weren’t having a buffet we were going to use them to move!…

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01 May: Japanese Fan Dance

Today I wanted to try something with the group that I have tried out with the previous group. When I last tried this workshop idea it was a huge hit with the participants so hoped it would have a similar…

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01 May: Jive Time!

At the end of last week’s session I made a special effort to talk to the participants and find out more about them. I noticed that most of the group had fond memories of dancing when they were younger and…

04 Apr: Painting Still Life.

During the last two weeks at Dover Court we have focussed on painting & drawing Still Life. Initially we looked at the work of British artist Mary Fedden who created bold expressive still lifes until she died at the age…

23 Mar: Aboriginal Paintings & Abstract Art

    One participant created a painting the previous week which reminded us of the colours & patterns within Australian Aboriginal art. I decided to bring my hand painted Didgeridoo which we bought on our travels to Australia. Participants experimented…

21 Mar: Hats!

Today was all about exploring the many possibilities of dancing with hats. I wanted participants to feel free to try and test their ideas and other people’s ideas out using the hats.  Over the past few weeks we have really…