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DANCE DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Our work with Children and Young People Déda’s Dance Development and Learning Team works across the city and county with a range of education partners including schools, colleges, in alternative provision and in health and wellbeing contexts. We design and deliver bespoke projects for each partner, with Arts Council England’s Quality Principles at the heart of our work. The Start Project is one such project which we launched in September, enabling 1440 children in five Derby Primary Schools to have the opportunity to take part in arts experiences for the very first time. This project is being jointly delivered with Artcore and funded by Children and the Arts and The Mighty Creatives. It runs for three years so we are on an exciting journey with our five schools and will be celebrating the outcomes of this project as we complete each year. Déda is also part of the Cultural Campus, Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership (DCEP), working 26
alongside Derby’s other arts organisations and the DCEP Network to provide every child and young person with opportunities to thrive in our city and experience a variety of culture in order to develop their skills and life chances and to fulfil their highest ambitions.
Our work with Adults We are working on a range of innovative projects including Dance Active, our falls prevention and dance project in partnership with Derby City Council’s Move More team. We are also co-delivering a dance and visual art project called Creative Living which aims to reduce social isolation in older people with Artcore and Derby City Council and producing All Dance for Derbyshire County Council, a project that enables disabled people in Derbyshire to access high quality dance experiences including taking part in a professional performance.