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Friday 31 July: Early Years Dance Network (EYDN) practice sharing day

Facilitated by Liz Clark, dance artist, Artistic Director: Turned On Its Head and Associate Artist: Early Years, People Dancing.

The Early Years Dance Network practice day is a mentoring opportunity designed to enable you to gain insights into other people’s practice and to contribute to suggestions, activities, observations and ideas that will help to develop dance practice with Early Years communities. The day will be comprised of introductory, overview and concluding activities led by Liz Clark with opportunities for participation, debate and discussion.

There will also be opportunities for participants to contribute an activity (lasting a maximum of 10 minutes) providing sample material for all participants to join in and subsequently discuss. If you are applying to attend this practice sharing day as a mentored contributor you will need to fill in a separate application form - more information about this is contained within the course application form.

Participant requirements:
Course participants should either have completed the online learning programme An Introduction to Leading Dance for Early Years (at the reduced Summer School rate of £55 - further information in application form) OR have at least 3 years of experience delivering dance for Early Years. 

Liz Clarke biography

Liz Clark is Associate Artist for Early Years for People Dancing as well as a dance artist who works exclusively in early years and with children with special educational needs. She is Artistic Director of Turned On Its Head, a dance company making dance theatre for 0-4’s, as well as an experienced trainer in movement and creativity.

Liz's work is informed by attachment and neuroscience alongside her love of improvisation. She blogs thoughts and ideas about dance and creativity at as well as leading a Facebook community of early years dance artists to share ideas and support each other, called Dance Ideas 4 Early Years.  

She is passionate about enabling other people’s creativity to blossom, the power of dance to transform relationships and making dance accessible and inclusive.  

Her current work includes: Being Associate Artist for Made in Corby and the commissioned artist on the Talent 25 arts research programme at De Montfort University working with babies 0-2.