Serendipity Newsletter
Issue 12
November 2015
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The Serendipity team are working on lots of exciting projects that we want to tell you about, so we bring to you this special edition of our newsletter!  

Starbucks #RedCupCheer

Serendipity have been nominated by Starbucks for the opportunity to win a Red Cup Grant of up to £1000. However, we need your support to raise as much noise as possible and win! If successful the grant will go towards artist development for LDIF16.
Simply tweet "I'm supporting @LetsDanceFront for #RedCupCheer" or share our Neighbourly page until 6 December.

Help Raise donations for us while shopping online.

We wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to raise FREE donations for Serendipity - just by shopping online. 
Simply do your shopping online via Give as you Live, at a choice of over 4,000 top retailers, including Amazon, Marks & Spencer and notonthehighstreet, and Give as you Live will turn a percentage of your spend into a donation for us. 
Start Raising Donations Today

Our New Blog!

We're very excited to go live with our new blog! Run by our lovely intern Jessica Walker, it will provide a behind the scenes sneak peak, interviews, insights and information in the run up to Let's Dance International Frontiers 2016. Find it here. 

Creative Education
Oguike Dance: Creative Learning

Oguike Dance in partnership with Serendipity are offering a unique and diverse creative learning programme with one of the UK’s leading contemporary choreographers Henri Oguike.
The programme is centred on Oguike’s passion for exploring the relationship between music and dance, with a host of different opportunities available from half and full day workshops, choreographic residencies and master classes, which can be tailored to suit the participants’ requirements. From young dancers, students, community groups, teachers and dance professionals. The programme is adaptable for all.
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Loft Technique Workshop with Cameron McKinney available for group bookings.

Cameron McKinney is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and author from Memphis, and based in New York. He is the Artistic Director of Kizuna 絆 Dance. Cameron has taught in the US, Japan and the UK. The creator of Loft Technique, a unique blend of house dance, street dance, breaking, capoeira, and contemporary floorwork.
As part of his residency for LDIF16, Cameron will be teaching workshops on Thursday 5 May 2016, available to book for groups. The class focuses on how to move from high to low to high again, and how to rediscover “the down” corporally through footwork and spatially through floorwork. 
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Strange Fruit: A Tribute to Billie Holiday Avaliable for Touring

After the great success of Strange Fruit: A Tribute to Billie Holiday at the launch of Black History Month Leicester 2015, we are now in the process of developing the work for touring in 2016.
Further information and a touring pack will be available on our website soon, but if you are interested in hosting a performance please get in touch by emailing

Let's Dance International Frontiers 2016

The full programme for LDIF16 is nearly confirmed! We are thrilled to be welcoming back the wonderful Catherine Dénécy with her performance Mi-Chaud, Mi-Froid for the launch event. The line-up for Signatures will soon be confirmed with applications closing on Thursday. There will also be a performance for younger audiences with DancingStrong's Light Steps coming to Attenborough Arts Centre. We are also excited to be partnering with People Dancing for our conference Black Women in Dance: Stepping Out of the Barriers. We will be sending out news of the full line up soon, but in the meantime please visit our website for more information.

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