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BA (HONS) DIVERSE DANCE STYLES

CREATING DANCERS FOR THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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Remembering the Black People's Day of Action 2nd March 1981 - an invitation

 

From October 2023, IRIE! dance theatre led a public consultation for a Maroon Heritage Plaque to commemorate the Black People's Day of Action. We are excited to announce that the plaque wording has been finalised.

 

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to vote and contribute thoughts and comments. Thanks also to Lewisham Heritage, Goldsmiths University of London and the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support.

 

We would like you to join us for a public unveiling of the plaque at the Moonshot Centre on Saturday 2nd March 2024, the anniversary of the Day of Action. A programme for the event is available on the attached flyer.

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WHAT WE DO

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BA (HONS) DEGREE

The BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles is our flagship programme with a difference - the first ever BA course that places equal emphasis on African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban dance techniques.

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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

IRIE! dance theatre has a very comprehensive education programme. The company provides African and Caribbean dance and drumming workshops and classes for children as young as 5 years old through to adults.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We offer weekly African & Caribbean dance classes as part of our Dance Yourself Fit program, plus other health & wellbeing weekly classes at our base, The Moonshot Centre. 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We offer a range of training programmes for African & Caribbean dance professionals, assisting with their continued professional development.

Check below to see more performance by our students on the

BA (HONS) Diverse Dance Styles Degree Course

accredited by University Of Roehampton.

ABOUT US

IRIE! dance theatre is Britain’s leading dance theatre company working in the field of African & Caribbean dance fusion. Founded in 1985 by Beverley Glean with the principal aim of heightening the profile of Black dance in Britain, the company set out to create a repertory of works reflective of the African Caribbean influence on the Black British cultural experience.

MISSION

To deliver and sustain a range of creative, educational and artistic activity based on stimuli derived from Africa and the Caribbean.

VISION

Our vision is an environment where Dance of the African Diaspora (DAD) is fully integrated into the teaching and practice of the wider dance agenda, making the form important to individuals, communities and society.

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GET INVOLVED - JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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BOARD MEMBER

We are keen that the Board reflect the community, which we serve as well as have the know-how to lead the company on this new journey in its development. IRIE! dance theatre is seeking committed and energetic people to join its Board. 

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VOLUNTEER

You will be volunteering with IRIE! dance theatre’s exciting
programme of community engagement work with diverse communities, based at the Moonshot Centre, New Cross.

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CLASSESS & WORKSHOPS

IRIE! dance theatre has a very comprehensive education programme. The company provides African and Caribbean dance and drumming workshops and classes for children as young as 5 years old through to adults.

OUR SUPPORTERS

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ADDRESS & OPENING HOURS

PHONE

02086916099

ADDRESS

IRIE! dance theatre
Moonshot Centre
Fordham Park
Angus Street
New Cross
London
SE14 6LU

OPENING HOURS 

09:00 - 21:00

09:00 - 21:00

09:00 - 21:00

09:00 - 21:00

09:00 - 21:00

09:00 - 13:00

Closed
 

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