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Focus on: creative partnerships
A recent feature in the Sunday Times quotes Colin Jackson CBE, world champion hurdler and runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing 2005 as saying 'If more people danced, the world would be a better place'. In this issue of Animated Fergus Early reminds us of the core principles of community dance that have guided his work, and his firm belief that 'dance is a significant force for what might be called good', something demonstrated by Ginnie Wollaston's report on Birmingham Royal Ballet's project Ballet Hoo!

In our Focus we see examples of how dance professionals are building significant partnerships with artists from other forms and teachers to promote genuine creativity across schools and their communities. Jeanette Siddall and Kwesi Johnson report on recent developments to establish quality in-depth opportunities for young dancers, and in Johnson's case, the not so young dancer. This 'force for good'... Read more
In this issue
Critical faculties
Donald Hutera considers the risky business of risk, failure and his own (nominal) instability
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
The focus: creative partnerships
Not just another brick in the wall?
Jude Bird, Creative Producer for Creative Partnerships East Lancashire, describes her work in a school for pupils with Special Educational Needs
Second skin - Creative Partnerships Coventry
Louise Katerega works outside her comfort zone to develop creativity
Three perspectives on FLAG 2006
Frank Bock, Lea Anderson and Jackie Mortimer on the Flag Project 2006 and Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, its pupils and the Featherstonehaughs and the Cholmondeleys
Dance as a creative catalyst: Creative Partnerships Cornwall
Laura Martin, Communications Manager for Creative Partnerships Cornwall writes about how dance has contributed to whole school change and the creativity of pupils and communities
International
Coastal mappings, dancing stories: A community dance residency in New Zealand
Petra Kuppers reports on the work she undertook in and around a hospice in Dunedin, New Zealand
New routes for young dancers
A quiet revolution?
Jeanette Siddall looks at the impact and aspirations of the new Centres for Advanced Training for exceptionally talented young people
Hip Hop Academy
Kwesi Johnson Artistic Director of Kompany Malakhi outlines the development The Akademy, the first Hip Hop Academy in Bristol and his aspirations for its future
Ballet Hoo! What happened beyond the TV screen?
Ginnie Wollaston, was Acting Director of Education at Birmingham Royal Ballet throughout the gestation and delivery of Ballet Hoo! Here she reflects on the impacts felt by all who took part
Ballet Hoo! What happened beyond the TV screen?
Ginnie Wollaston, was Acting Director of Education at Birmingham Royal Ballet throughout the gestation and delivery of Ballet Hoo! Here she reflects on the impacts felt by all who took part
Professional development
Moving goals
Donald Hutera describes the continuous change running through the story of Swindon Dance
Improvisation: What do I do and why do I do it?
Sally Doughty, Senior Lecturer in dance at De Montfort University, reveals her research into widening the skills and vocabulary of dance students in improvisation classes
The interviews
A story, a joke, a sense of human contact... Journeys through dance and communities
Fergus Early, Artistic Director of Green Candle Dance Company offers a personal insight into a lifetime inhabiting dance
Players not spectators
Sue Hoyle offers a rare insight into the underlying principles that permeate dance and cultural leadership