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 an eclectic programme of performances, widening the experience of audiences and bringing a new and invigorated audience to dance.
DanceEast also works with regional dance artists, bringing in established choreographers and renowned companies to support professional development. DanceEast encourages emerging artists, providing a framework of training, support and performance opportunities. DanceEast supports Wayne McGregor Random Dance and Bonachela Dance Company as Associate Dance Companies, and Isobel Cohen and Heather Eddington as Associate Dance Artists.
DanceEast produces the internationally recognised Rural Retreats, think-tanks looking at the future of the art form with future leaders in the world of dance and ballet.
DanceEast runs a variety of dance classes, workshops and short courses, open to all, from tots to teenagers, to the over 60's. The programme includes belly dancing; contemporary and creative dance; ballet; Pilates; yoga and jazz. From classes for people with physical and learning disabilities through to advanced ballet for adults, DanceEast brings opportunities to dance to everyone across East Anglia, and promotes dance as a pastime for fun and fitness for everybody.
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DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1DJ
Map reference: TM 164440 Lat: 52.05210 Long: 1.15476
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Ipswich station