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Animated Edition - Autumn 2006
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Focus on: Making a Move
By the time you are reading this issue of Animated we will have held the official launch of Making a Move: a strategy for the development of a professional framework for community dance. Making a Move is a fundamental gearshift for the Foundation for Community Dance and will, if we succeed, have significant impacts and benefits for artists, practitioners and their employers.

We asked people in a variety of roles - artists andpractitioners, managers, employers and providers of continuing professional development opportunities - to respond to the Strategy from their individual perspective. Tom Bewick, the Chief Executive of Creative & Cultural Skills, the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries, has kindly written an overview to place Making a Move in a wider context.

All of the contributors have acknowledged the challenges of bringing this... Read more
In this issue
National Youth Dance Festival 2006
The National Youth Dance Festival organised by Youth Dance England in LEEDS 17-21 July 2006
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
Critical faculties
Donald Hutera goes down under
The focus: Making a Move: A strategy for the development of a professional framework for community dance
Making a Move
Introduction by Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
The vital ingredient
Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Creative & Cultural Skills
Harnessing diversity, empowering identity
Anna Daly, Community Dance Artist, Ludus Dance
Workforce development
Pauline Tambling, Executive Director Development, Arts Council England
Whose language is it anyway?
Adam Holloway, Business Director, Cheshire Dance
Putting Wales in the frame
Gillian Dale, Development Director, Community Dance Wales
Taking ourselves seriously - at last
Diane Amans, Director, Freedom in Dance
Putting practitioners in charge
Kathryn Deane, Director, Sound Sense
How useful is the framework?
Sue Davies, Dance Services Manager, Swindon Dance
Beginning to grasp the nettle?
Chris Fogg, Director of Take Art: Dance, the county dance agency for Somerset
A South Asian dance response
Christina Christou, Head of Education and Community Department, Akademi
Professional development
Shrink'd
Yael Flexer, Artistic Director of Bedlam Dance Company, on the making and touring of Shrink'd, an interactive installation & live performance event
Cultural shift
Caroline Bowditch reports on her extraordinary experience of East London Dance's innovative choreographic development programme for disabled dance artists in Autumn 2005
The interviews
A life in dance: reflections and convictions
Marion Gough's pivotal role in the development of dance education in the UK has long been recognised. Here she offers a poignant account of crucial influences
Challenging assumptions
Dick Matchett highlights, issues which the dance profession just lovesto chew over - without, reaching any clear-cut conclusions
Young people and the criminal justice system
What can dance do for young people who offend?
Graham Robb offers us an insight and some practical information on how we in dance can contribute positively to the lives of young people who offend
Real life, real dance - young people and the Criminal Justice System
Sarah Trist, independant dance manager and General Manager of Protein Dance, introduces the Real Life, Real Dance Symposium
Diamonds in Doncaster, bowlers in Birnam Wood
Richard Ings on Protein Dance's work with Pupil Referral Units
The Academy
Dance United works in the criminal justice system. Artistic Director, Tara Herbert, sets out her vision for a new dance academy that aims to give a future to young people who offend