Tag Team Dance’athon!

Sunday 23rd June – Dance’athon – our next ‘Friend’s of’ fundraising event.

Join us for a fun afternoon of non-stop dance as a tag team, and ask your friends and family to sponsor you! Last year we raised an amazing £1,092.

Help us to raise even more this year.
Location: Chesterton Vision Centre, London Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 7JD

Time: 10am – 1pm (Registration from 9.30am on the day)
Registration fee: £5 for adults and £3 for under 18’s.

Follow our routines or freestyle! (sit or stand). Suitable for all ages, kids to grandparents.

Thank You Leoni!

Staff at local business, Leoni Wiring Systems, can nominate causes to donate proceeds from their fundraising committee’s activities every year, and Rachael and Esther were truly touched to receive £1000 for FRONTLINEdance at their big cheque giving event in February.

Thank you sincerely, Leoni!

Breakthrou’ Wow Audiences at Victoria Hall

Our Breakthrou’Dance group wowed the audience as they performed at the Victoria Hall in March as part of the Stoke School Sport Partnership & oPEn’s annual dance extravaganza.

Performing in front of an audience of nearly 1,200, our dance piece, inspired by the film ‘desert dancer’  explored political themes, interpreting what it might feel like to live in a place where public dancing is forbidden.

Thank you for Stoke School Sport Partnership & oPEn for inviting us to perform.

FRONTLINEdance Awarded Dance Hub Commission!

FRONTLINEdance has just been commissioned by Dance Hub Birmingham to create and perform an exciting new contemporary integrated dance theatre piece for public spaces.

Working with disabled and non-disabled dancers, the new work, which will premiere this August as part of Appetite’s Big Feast, will be inspired by local disabled communities experiences, ideas, voices, stories, messages and themes. The performance will see the dancers go on a 10-mile journey across the City, joining all the 6 towns of Stoke-on-Trent together (Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley City Centre, Stoke, Fenton and Longton) with the aid of public transport.

The choreographic process will take place in community spaces where disabled people / groups meet, and public spaces, allowing disabled communities and the general public to watch this process, feedback ideas and become critics. It is hoped that by being visible and inclusive across all stages of the project, we will inspire the next cohort of emerging disabled dancers and get people talking and sharing. 

Are you a Professional Disabled Composer, Film-maker or Photographer?
We are looking for professional disabled composers, film-makers or photographers ideally based in the West Midlands, Derbyshire or Cheshire/Manchester regions to work with us on our Dance Hub Commission. If you are interested, please email rachael@frontlinedance.co.uk as soon as possible.

Haywood Hospital Programme Continues for a Third Year!

We’re delighted to announce that the Haywood Hospital Programme will continue for a third year, with the addition of an extra ward being added to our weekly programme, thanks to the incredible support we continue to receive from the Haywood Foundation.

Our aim during the third year of this programme is to reach 880 people with Rachael continuing to provide specialist dance and movement sessions on a weekly basis to 5 wards, which include the Stroke, Elderly Care and Neurology wards as well as the Parkinson’s clinic. We will also be continuing our successful Moving Together sessions, which are free, open to hospital and non-hospital patients and run every Wednesday in the gym at Haywood Hospital from 2.30 – 3.30pm. Come along and join us!