AIYF inviting young people to dance

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Young people in Aberdeenshire have a unique opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed choreographers Royston Maldoom and Tamara McLorg, who welcome all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to dance gurus!

The Four Seasons dance project, created by the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and the national Get Scotland Dancing initiative, aims to inspire youngsters to try something new or develop existing dance skills.

The project will produce a new contemporary dance piece inspired by Vivaldi’s most famous score.

Participation is free and it is open to dancers aged 10 to 26.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, July 7 and culminate in the world premiere at His Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday, July 20 as a prelude to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF). Participants can take part at Lawrence Dance Academy in Peterhead.

Alongside the performance a specially commissioned 25-minute documentary film will be created, recording the run up to and performance of the piece – so the young dancers will also have the chance to be seen on screen and be documented in this historical event. Participants will also be invited to attend AIYF’s International Dance Gala for free.

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Performances will take place at 5pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, July 20.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance with Aberdeen Box Office.

All entries must be received by 3 July.

James Allenby, Project Manager of Get Scotland Dancing said: “Whether you’ve never danced before or already have some experience, joining this project will be an amazing experience and a perfect way for young people in the North-east to play their part in Scotland’s exceptional year.”