Create Projects Studio was founded to give young artists a place to express themselves. Our most imminent projects include The Eithne Marie Dance Company and The Create College. For more information on these two projects, read below!
THE EITHNE MARIE DANCE COMPANY. A contemporary/urban youth dance performance company. Eithne Marie Dance Company (EMDC) is a project that aims to enable young people to receive training, and to grow personally, through the development of technique and creativity whilst working towards their own dance performance objectives. Not all young people have the opportunity to attend a vocational dance school and EMDC want to give local dancers the chance to experience weekly training and to progress not only as dancers but as people. At the end of a 10 week training period, they would perform a 20 minute piece in a theatre in order to understand the evolution of dance from its artistic creation to its performance projection. They will have the opportunity to express themselves and to create something unique, of which they can be proud. EMDC sessions would not focus specifically on any one dance style, but an overview of many styles including ballet, contemporary, urban and various street styles. The sessions would include: building better dance technique, working with established professional choreographers and teachers, the employment of key choreographic elements such as structure of movement and music and dance relationships, the delivery of good performance, the encouragement of self-discipline, dedication and commitment to their own creativity and to their peers, resulting in a sense of achievement and pride. Although improving dance ability and technique is one goal, the foundations upon which this project are built focus on the concept of using dance as a tool to give young people an opportunity to express themselves freely in a creative, supporting environment. The target group for this opportunity would be young people aged 16 and over in the South East London area, who would otherwise be unable to participate in dance training, they would probably be recommended for a place by a professional working with young people i.e. teachers, GP’s, Social Services , young peoples charities in South East London.
The course is an intensive programme of dance disciplines providing the standard required for further vocational training or enabling a student to build on his or her dance skills before entering the industry. We will offer a wide range of classes in all core subjects. CONTENT- core subjects will include classes in jazz, fitness, ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz, nutrition and health, history of dance. The programme will also include workshops, master classes, repertoire,termly assessments,tutorials, weekly or monthly subjects and an end of year showcase. The following dance classes will be taught at an ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) standard: MODERN THEATRE DANCE Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Through a carefully planned and well-tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards dance. CLASSICAL BALLET The aim of the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty is to increase the standard and appreciation of Classical Ballet, both in performance and in teaching. Founded over fifty years ago, this Faculty continues to exert a strong influence in the international promotion of the English classical style TAP DANCE Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. The work of the Faculty reflects this by providing extensive syllabi for the amateur market in addition to the amateur and professional syllabi.
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Create College is to help each student come into confident possession of his or her innate talents, to gain self-esteem and self-awareness and learn how to channel their emotional energy towards something positive and creative. We will achieve this by: • Providing a complete education in dance, performance technique, fitness and nutrition. • Providing professional choreographers, coaches and teachers who are renown experts in their field. • Fulfilling the individual needs of the student by providing a support network that goes beyond the teaching and training. • Providing a professional and fully equipped environment to work in. Create College will provide its services free of charge to talented young people who are at a socio-economic disadvantage. This disadvantage may stem from a multitude of factors. Our target beneficiaries are those who, for example, lack family support or have a difficult home life, have become isolated from their community because they lack self-confidence or have been influenced by the area they grew up in and are on the verge of going down a dangerous path, such as drugs or organised crime. Our target beneficiaries are talented young people between the ages of sixteen and twenty-eight who have, for whatever reason, lost sight of their beautiful gift and how they can use it to build a career, to express themselves, and to channel their energy towards something positive rather than destructive. We hope to give these young people an opportunity they could not privately afford and to improve their life skills and chances of building a profitable career with the skills they have acquired.