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EMD do Footloose Fever

Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership get Footloose Fever

Popdance partners, Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership, took up the #FootlooseFever challenge for Comic Relief and learnt the 1 minute dance routine.

 

Check out Carrie and Chloe performing the routine which took us well over our £1,000 target – Woo Hoo! #Teamwork

 

Thanks gals

 

Take a look at the videos here and here


Please donate whatever you can to Comic Relief here


Find out more about EMD UK Here

By |March 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Together We Did It!

We invited people of all ages and abilities and from across the world to join us in learning a 1 minute dance routine to the iconic track, Footloose!

People got stuck in and practised the routine at home, some on their own, some with family, some joined in via online dance classes to learn the routine.

They then donated whatever they could to Comic Relief via our Just Giving page so we could see how much we were all raising together!

Everyone was invited to join the Footloose Fever LIVE performance online on Thursday 18th March at 7pm

Here’s what happened – from the LIVE performance itself, to solo performances, groups and classes.

And we are super thrilled to announce that together we smashed our target of £1,000! Let’s take it even further – please donate whatever you can via our JustGiving Link

 

https://youtu.be/kF27Ua07Vmg

Please donate whatever you can to Comic Relief via our JustGiving Link here

With big thanks to:

A.Js. Stars

Angie’s Dance Academy

Anna

Antoinette

Aoife

Arbonne

Arlene Phillips CBE

Chris

Christina & Ashley

Donna

Dr Peter Lovatt

Emma Louise Dance Club

Jennifer

Kaiya

Karen

Katie

Kelly

Laura

Lauren Elizabeth Dance

Lianne’s Dance & Barre

Martina

Mildred

Mums UnLtd

NV Dance & Events

Rachel Le M

Ruby and Ava

Shaunas Dance Fitness

Stephanie

The Athena Network

The Whole Popdance Team

TimeOut4Me

Vikki

Westminster Performing Arts

and to everyone for their support, their passion and for their donations!

You rock!

If you fancy having a go at the 1 minute routine – check it out here – there’s the full routine with Rachel, and also a low impact and SEN version and seated version to choose from as well – with Angie


Original Version


Seated Version


Low Impact and SEN Version

https://youtu.be/zQ9_FZIdJSEhttps://youtu.be/MpMXIulAhyshttps://youtu.be/jfg2Eib37n8

Donate whatever you can to Comic Relief via our Just Giving Link here

By |March 22nd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Mums UnLtd Get Footloose Fever

The amazing leadership team of Mums UnLtd got together to perform the seated version of the Footloose Fever 1 minute dance routine for Comic Relief.

A big THANK YOU to them all as we know they are super busy putting the finishing touches to their awards night which takes place this Friday!

Much appreciated ladies!

Find out more about Mums UnLimited and the help and support they give to Mumpreneurs here

https://youtu.be/9dCe__r3vvM

Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Learn the 1 minute Footloose Fever routine (there’s a full dance version, a seated version and a low impact version)
  2. Donate whatever you can afford to Comic Relief via our Just Giving link so we can see how much we are all raising together
  3. Book to join us for Footloose Fever LIVE on Thursday 18th March at 7pm


Here’s the full details and all the links you need

By |March 15th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Meet The Team – Stephanie Wie

We love working with dance teachers across the globe to bring you all sorts of amazing dance classes, parties and workshops.

Meet Stephanie Wie, who is a fantastic dance teacher in Lossiemouth, Morayshire in the North East of England:

What’s your name and where are you in the world? Stephanie Wie – Harris and I’m based in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, North East England

RAD RTS CBTS, RAD CBTS Mentor, AISTD Disco/Freestyle, ISTD DDE Modern, Tap & Ballet, Acrobatic Arts, NC Dance Performance

 

What kind of dance do you currently offer? 

Popdance parties – all ages

Popdance workshops – all ages

Ballet – all ages

Tap – all ages

Modern – all ages

Jazz – all ages

Acrobatic Arts – all ages 

 

What got you into dance?

I grew up in Germany with my parents and started dancing from the age of seven and came to live in Scotland in 2000.

After leaving school I auditioned and did a full time 3 year course run in conjunction with Moray College UHI and undertook the two year full time Professional Teacher Training Course. I graduated in 2006 with an NC in Dance Performance and internationally recognized teaching qualifications from the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. 

I have taught full time performing art students and school age pupils, both in the UK and Hong Kong where I gained valuable experience from DMR School of Ballet.

Returning to Scotland I taught primarily for Moray Dance but did classes for North Aberdeenshire Dance School in Old Meldrum and Tarvis, Gordonstoun Private School.

I have continually improved my professional development undertaking further examinations with the RAD and attending many courses to maintain my high standards and to ensure that I am up to date with whatever syllabi that I teaches.

Having performed in many successful shows I have also organized and helped choreograph numerous sell out performances during my training and my teaching career.

I have also entered children for dance examinations under the ISTD and RAD in UK and Hongkong and hold a 100% pass rate.

What I love about teaching is when a child has mastered a step that he/she has been working on for weeks. When suddenly it all clicks into place and they then strive for the next progression. 

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Walking Bella and Franki – my beautiful cocker spaniels. I have recently had a baby too, as a first time mum I am getting used to all things baby! I also likes to keep my personal fitness in tact so joined my local gym for classes such as Spinning, Les Mills Body Combat and Body Pump.

 

What do you love about the area you live and work in? 

Lossiemouth is a beautiful place to live and teach. We have two lovely beaches, woodlands to explore, nice restaurants and the people are very friendly. I also teach in Elgin, which is 5 miles from Lossiemouth. Elgin is a more built up town with more shops and the Town Hall where we do our shows. I have also taught in Forres and Kinloss, like Lossiemouth, Kinloss has an RAF base so the children I teach are a mix of locals and RAF children. 

 

Why did you want to work with Popdance?

Working with Popdance allows me to expand my love for teaching. The workshops/parties that are available enable me to provide something fun, new and exciting. I love the team that represents Popdance, you feel supported, encouraged and gives a new sense of motivation. 

 

What are you looking forward to for the year ahead?

Of course just now we are in hard times with Covid-19, however I am looking forward to getting back into face to face classes, promoting Popdance and widening it’s potential throughout my area. 


Book to dance with Stephanie here


Find out more about working with us here

By |March 15th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Meet The Team – David Outevsky

https://youtu.be/YzTmr9VAR8w

We love working with a talented variety of dancers, dance schools, dance educators, dance mentors and people in the dance industry from all over the world and we are thrilled to be working with David Outevsky who is currently based in New York City.

Have a watch of David’s video and introduction, and we also asked him a few questions:

What’s your name and where are you in the world?

David Outevsky, New York, USA

 

What kind of dance or fitness do you currently offer?

Ballroom and Latin, Contemporary, Modern, Conditioning with Imagery for Dancers. 

We also offer theoretical courses and workshops such as:

  • Dance History
  • Dance Anthropology
  • Dance Writing
  • Dance Kinesiology
  • Dance Injuries
  • Dance for Older Adults
  • and Dance for the Camera

CPD Certification are provided.

 

What got you into dance?

My neighbor was a dance teacher when I was around 11, she convinced me to try it and I haven’t stopped since.

 

What do you like to do in your space time?

I practice kung fu, go hiking and read.

 

What do you love about the area you live and work in?

The diversity of experiences available and the different type of people I meet.

 

Why did you want to work with Popdance?

It looked like a great platform to show what I have to offer to the dance community and a great network for my CPD courses which are designed for dance teachers.

 

What are you looking forward to about the year ahead?

To grow my online workshop business, make new connections, and get back to some normality after the last crazy year.


Conditioning with Imagery for Dancers sample video


Dance Therapy Discussion Video

Connect with David or find out more here:

Outevsky.com

IG: bespokedance_edu

FB: bespokedanceedu (or Outevsky Bespoke Dance Education)

YouTube: Outevsky Bespoke Dance Education

Popdance webpage

 


Are you a dance teacher, dance school or performing arts school? Find out more about the benefits of working together

By |March 15th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Footloose Fever for Comic Relief For Schools

Join us and thousands across the country to come together to raise money for Comic Relief!

 We understand that a lot of schools really want to support Comic Relief this year, but due to the current situation, have not been able to. We thought this would be a great way to: – bring the school together (teachers, students and families) – give everyone the “feel good factor” – get people dancing (which is incredible for physical and mental health) – raise money for Comic Relief (whatever people can afford to donate – we know it’s been a tough year) – learn a fun 1-minute dance routine to the feel good track that is Footloose! Teachers could also use the routine in PE time to teach the students. 

Here’s how it works:

Step 1:

Learn the 1 minute Footloose Fever dance routine as demonstrated and taught by our Creative Director, Rachel

You can do this on your own, or with friends via zoom, or with your family

https://youtu.be/zQ9_FZIdJSE

One of our Popdance Partners, Angie from Angies Dance Academy demonstrates a seated version and a low impact and SEND version of the Footloose Fever routine – thanks, Angie!

SEATED VERSION

LOW IMPACT AND SEND VERSION

https://youtu.be/jfg2Eib37n8https://youtu.be/MpMXIulAhys

Step 2:

Donate whatever you can to Comic Relief via the Donate Here button or the QR code – every single penny counts, so no matter what size of donation, you really are making a difference

Make sure you use this donation link so that we can see how much we are all raising together


Donate to Comic Relief HERE

Step 3:

If you’d like to join us for a mass Footloose Fever dance off with other people across the country on Thursday 18th March at 7pm – book your place on zoom here – places are limited so book now


Book to join us for Footloose Fever Live

Step 4:

Nominate 3 friends, family, neighbours, colleagues, customers, schools, colleges, businesses to take part – every single penny makes a huge difference-  share this link with them for all the info www.popdance.co.uk/footloose-fever-for-comic-relief/


Send this link to nominate your friends

THANK YOU

By |March 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments