Stompin Youth Choreographic Project 2019
At Junction Arts Festival this September
Young Northern Tasmanian dance makers will present a collection of self-devised site-specific performances as the culmination of the 6th Annual Stompin Youth Choreographic Project.
Through a choreographic mentorship with internationally recognised dance artist Bec Jones, our young artists have been encouraged to interrogate “the small details”, engaging audiences to see sites and situations in newly informed ways.
Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th Sept
This year SYCP took place over three unique stages:
Stage 1- An exciting international exchange intensive taking place over 3 days (July 14-16). Stompin invited visiting Youth Dance Companies Dansebryggeriet (Denmark) and Hurja Piruetti (Finland) to Launcesston in a process of exchange, mentorship and development, concluding with a public sharing.
Stage 2- Ongoing, weekly development and rehearsals with Stompin Acting Artistic Director, Gabriel Comerford and Mentor Bec Jones.
Stage 3- Further rehearsals and developments culminating in a professional presentation as part of Junction Arts Festival.
Stompin Dance Classes
Stompin run classes for primary school aged children and also advanced classes for older students / people aged 13 - 30
Tasdance Studio - 197 Wellington Street, Launceston.
$15 per class
$100 up front for a 10 week block
$50 for a 5 week block
Block 1 - 30th April - 2nd July (10 weeks) 2019
Block 2 - 23rd July - 24 September (10 weeks) 2019
Block 3 - 15th October - 12 November (5 weeks) 2019
Primary Stompin Dance Classes
Stompin hosts its contemporary dance classes for upper primary school children from ages 8-12 years.
The classes will develop the participants co-ordination, creative skills and basic contemporary technique, all in a fun, non-competitive and supportive environment.
Stompin's Artistic Director will guide the dancers through a warm up, some simple exercises including improvisation and technique skills.
Stompin classes aim to engage young people to be curious, creative, active and healthy.
Core Stompin Dance Classes
Stompin offers intermediate/advanced classes for dancers 13 - 30. We welcome the Stompin Company dancers to this class as well as people new to the Stompin community.
The classes will develop the participants contemporary technique focusing on floor work, release technique, basic tumbling and improvisation. Classes will be led by Artistic Director and local professional dancers and are designed for people with some dance experience.