Marina Studios Foundation is the “front facing name” for Brighton Marina Studios, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) founded in 2013 with aims to provide an extensive and quality timetable of classes to the entire dance community across the south east and to work hard to bring opportunities to people of all ages from difficult or deprived circumstances, who would not otherwise be able to access these activities.
The Marina Studios Foundation and DanceHub CIC are committed to being as diverse, equitable and inclusive as possible in all that we do. Achieving these aims is critical to our vision of ensuring dance is accessible to all with a positive and supportive culture.
We are working closely with Stopgap Dance Company and have established a clear timeline which we aim to complete in phases.
We intend to give advanced training in the following categories to all relevant staff:
To ensure this is properly executed we plan on creating a Training pack outlining requirements and courses for teachers and staff.
Studios Class Scheduling:
The Marina Studios Foundation are proud to be supporting the Y.E.S project in Crawley.
The Y.E.S Project has been running in Crawley since 2021, with original “pilot” projects fully funded by our supporters in order to keep these free to our participants.
Our aim is for these sessions to be sustained and driven by young people.
The young people we engage with weekly are not satisfied with their project coming to an end due to funding and came to us asking if they could run different events to help raise support for their Y.E.S projects to continue. This support will ensure the Y.E.S project is free to those who attend. This is key, as many of our dancers would not be able to access dance if not via their free Y.E.S project sessions due to a number of different barriers.
What Will Your Support Do?
All donations made will go straight into our Y.E.S project fund which will help to cover teacher costs and venue hire to keep our sessions free for the young people to attend, as well extras, such as T-shirts, Dance Leaders Level 2 Qualifications. Any extra money raised will be used to help provide further dance development for our young people (training, qualifications, professional opportunities).
Working with DanceHub CIC, a Community Interest Company, as the primary delivery partner for Marina Studios objectives and ambitions, enables growth and impact in a number of areas, with a number of partners, a range of funders and supporters and of course a wide range of beneficiaries.
DanceHub’s objectives are to advance, provide and promote the education, development and wellbeing of people and communities, through their active participation in and opportunities through Dance, Sport & Physical Activity and Arts.
The Y.E.S Project brings exciting and engaging charity funded Street Dance sessions and opportunities across Sussex. In our weekly sessions students learn fun new moves with the opportunity to work towards performance projects.
The sessions are taught by our dynamic team of professional young choreographers.
We also provide dance leadership opportunities and courses for young people to learn and become young dance leaders. To find out more about these programmes please click here to contact Jade for more details.
We provide free online Y.E.S Project tutorials which can be accessed via DanceHub TV.
We believe Continuing Professional Development is extremely important for our team so that we can promote the education, development and wellbeing of people and communities, through their active participation in and opportunities through Dance. Ultimately, it will benefit your experience at Marina Studios to ensure everyone feels in a safe space when dancing with us.
Throughout the next few months and into next year, there is going to be a plethora of inspiring development opportunities for our team to expand their teaching practice, a few examples below;
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