The Lost Dances Research

From March 2019 until September 2021 Dansformation youth dance company has been involved in a National Lottery Heritage Fund – Young Roots project. We’ve been finding out all about the history of dance in our local area, Northumberland and the North East of England, learning the dances and music from as far back as 1750, where we had found a manuscript of some forgotten dance music with no idea of the dance to go with it, we created a new one.

The research has taken place all around the country, with some of the group travelling to London to study at the EFDSS and a look through their archives and some local history checking at Woodhorn museum in Ashington. We involved three schools as well as our own youth dance groups, which were Swansfield Primary school in Alnwick, Barndale SEN school in Alnwick and the Duchess High school were involved in some of our events and performances.

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