Children jump to it at annual dance festival

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DERBYSHIRE dancers will be quick-stepping their way to Buxton Opera House when the venue kicks off its third annual dance festival for schools, children and adults – Jump! 2011 – from February 14-19.

The feelgood festival features workshops and performances from professional dance companies and includes 24 schools performing to an invited audience in a special partnership project.

Ludus Dance will be presenting their jaw-dropping show Consequences, a triple bill of dance pieces from three of the most prominent choreographers in the country on Thursday, February 17.

Themes in this theatrical spectacle include the effects of order and chaos on our lives while poking fun at our fame-hungry society.

Workshops available to children during the festival include: Yoga Stories, a workshop which illustrates stories about walking in the woods through yoga moves on Wednesday, February 16.

Lucy Elastic, an imaginative workshop about playing in the park, will take place on Saturday, February 19. And Escape to Space, a dance workshop about an alien who wants to fly to earth will commence Saturday, February 19.

Adult workshops include beginners yoga, an open class of yoga with experienced teacher Katherine Rushton on Wednesday, February 16. And Just Dance!, a workshop teaching sequences from Ludus Dance Company’s show, Consequences, will take place on Wednesday, February 16.

For more information about these shows and workshops pick up your copy of Jump! 2011 at Buxton Opera House Box Office now.

To purchase tickets or make bookings, call the box office at the venue on 0845 127 2190.