DanceEast returns to Pandora’s Playground this summer with a series of dance sessions suitable for all the family. Founded in 1983 and gaining National Dance Agency status in 1994, DanceEast has grown from strength to strength, maintaining its commitment to the rural communities of East Anglia whilst developing national and international programmes.
DanceEast brings world-class dance to the East of England, presenting a diverse programme of performances to widen audience experience. As well as working with established choreographers and companies, DanceEast encourages emerging artists by providing training, support and performance opportunities. DanceEast also runs a variety of dance classes at the Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich Waterfront. The programme includes everything from Egyptian Belly Dancing to jazz and hip hop to Pilates. From classes for people with additional needs through to professional masterclasses, DanceEast promotes dance as a pastime of fun and fitness for everybody.
Once again DanceEast is presenting a programme of open classes from 11.00am until 6.00pm daily with something on offer for everyone. Whatever your age or ability there is a class to get you moving and shaking, even for the most reluctant of dancers. From morning Yoga sessions to commercial hip hop via burlesque and Zumba all classes are free and last just one hour. Special workshops this year include Dance Through The Movies, Disco Show and Girlbands vs Boybands. So grab your leg warmers and join DanceEast in Pandora’s Playground for a unique and entertaining festival work-out!
Lots of workshops taking place all over the weekend including....
One hour flowing yoga class led by Helen Shepherd.
We’ll be blowing our crown chakras, stretching our camped out muscles and merging our eternal selves with the big pool of cosmic bliss that is Latitude. All levels welcome.
Pre-class reading and post-class book signing from Lucy Edge, author of Yoga School Dropout and The Handbag and Wellies Yoga Club.
11am on the Dance East stage Saturday and Sunday. Bring a yoga mat or a towel, and a shawl or blanket. A yogaclicks production.
Zumba® with Tina & Susan, Dance East Stage, Pandora's Playground.
Tina and Susan are both professionally trained dancers and Zumba® instructors. They each have over ten years experience performing in theatre, television, music videos, on world cruise ships and in the London 2012 Olympics/Paralympics Opening Ceremonies.
They are the creators of Occasional Dance www.occasionaldance.co.uk and SuSu Yoga www.susuyoga.com – offering Zumba® Classes/Workshops/Yoga/Theatre Schools and First Wedding Dance tuition in and around Essex and London.
ZUMBA® has been taught to millions throughout the world and now it has come to Latitude! TINA and SUSAN will be dancing you through a one hour Latin inspired, music pumping, calorie burning party.
No dance experience needed, just move your hips and have fun!