The Derry-based dance company will be offering its usual weekly classes for all ages and abilities, from parent and toddler, kids aged 5-12 to adults and older people, starting 4th May, AND it’s popular summer scheme in July for ages 5-12.
Echo Echo has danced with thousands of people from across the North West and beyond, and encourages anyone interested in dance or movement to come along and join in- no matter what their experience or ability level.
Last term, the company introduced their lunchtime performance events, which will continue in May and June. These are a great way to introduce the public to the performance work of the dancers for a short showing with tea and cake.
The new addition to this term’s programme is Salsa, led by local dancer Ayesha Mailey. Ayesha has been training in salsa for several years and will do two introductory sessions in May as tasters to see what level of interest there is in the city.
Ayesha said: “Salsa is, by its very nature, a fusion dance with its origins in Latin American and European dance and movement styles. It is lively, interactive and great fun.
“My teaching will combine the sensuous and energetic qualities of salsa with the improvisory feel of Echo Echo’s contemporary style. I will teach fundamental footwork and hand styling with the focus on embodying the choreography from the inside out.”
Echo Echo is considered to be Northern Ireland’s leading dance company. The company is known for it’s innovative projects and unique performance style as well as it’s accessibility to people of all ages and ability levels.
The company’s dance courses book up quickly so anyone interested in joining in is advised to book a place as soon as possible. Prices start from £3 per class and £30 for a full course.
Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City Council and The Creative Industries Innovation Fund.