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Dear <<First Name>>
Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone – and a warm welcome to all our new subscribers!

Flash Mobs, Dance Challenges, Schools Workshops and Performances and Youth Engagement projects, it's been a busy start to the year and it is just getting more and more exciting, read on...

FREE CLASSES in the north!

Classes


Movema’s Bristol branch are now holding World Fusion classes, 7.30-8.30pm in collaboration with RISE Dance at the Dance Space, The Island, BS1 2AG, £4.50 (£3.50 conc.) per class.
 

Liverpool Class Changes

The following classes will be held at Blackburne House, off Hope Street:
 
Weds 12th Mar   6-7pm World Dance Ceili
Mon 17th Mar     6-7pm Zumba
Weds 19th Mar   6-7pm World Dance Ceili
Weds 26th Mar   6-7pm World Dance Ceili

Keep checking our Facebook page for updates about venue changes!

News

  • Massive thanks to Children in Need for awarding us funding to reach out to disadvantaged children across Merseyside!  More info on this exciting project coming soon!       

  • Movema are thrilled to be working with city of Liverpool College to run the Dance Off project providing FREE classes for college students new to dance and physical activity       www.movema.co.uk/dance-off-liverpool

  • Catch a Movema 'Dancing Around the World' workshop at Stronger Communities Event, The Academy of St Francis of Assisi Weds 19th February 2-3pm

  • International Women's Day is 8th March and we will be giving workshops around the city, contact us for more details.

Events

The 15-day festival of Chinese New Year began on Friday, and Liverpool saw it in, in style!

Movema held a workshop at the Black-E to get people involved in Chinese Fusion dance and then performed flashmobs with 35 community performers alongside
Airborn Academy's Street Team providing explosive freerunning!

“Really fun and great for the kids! As always full of energy and well instructed.”

Keep a look out for more Chinese Fusion Flash Mobs coming soon!

Meet the Team

Tapiwa 'Taps' Mapfumo
Movema Emerging Artist
Taps started dancing at sixteen, he
came to Movema as an apprentice performer in 2011, then, inspired by the experience, went to study a dance degree in Manchester.

“I came back to Movema and helped teach and choreograph Afro Fusion at the end of last year. Teaching my first lesson was a whole new territory for me.
“It was a bit nerve-wracking at the start, but as you go along you kind of find your feet! I also performed with Movema at events around the city which was great experience.

For me, Afro Fusion just kind of brings me back home. I’m from Zimbabwe, which is in southern Africa, so it was bringing that culture into Liverpool, and it was like feeling at home, having all these people from different traditions, different cultures, all doing the same movement. It just brings on a good feeling, really!

"It’s amazing how easily people can pick up different movement styles,” he adds. “I guess everyone can dance really.”

Dance Around the City!

Put these dates in your calendar for the fab dance events that are happening in Liverpool:

  • 19th Feb:                    Echoes of Erin @ St Michaels Irish Centre
  • 26th Feb:                    Ceili Event @ St Michaels Irish Centre
  • 7th March:                  Swadesh @ The Capstone Theatre
  • 27th Feb - 4th March: Dynamic Exchanges Capoeria Conference @ Edge Hill University

Our Volunteers

These are some of our fabulous volunteers!  You may have seen them about, in the office, at class or taking registration...


Ali does registration for us at Friday morning Yoga! She's a vet as her day
job and is currently studying a modern language degree at university. On top of that, she comes to all the World Dance classes and events - are you secretly Wonder Woman, Ali...?!
 



Dini does registration for us at World Dance and Zumba! She has built her own Herbalife business and volunteers at Cancer Research and Liverpool ONE. You'll see her about at Movema events!
 


Ellen does a few hours a week of admin for us in the office! She's studying entertainment management at university, and comes to the World Dance and Yoga classes.




We’d also like to welcome Nat to the Movema office team! She’ll be volunteering with us a morning a week – thanks, Nat!

Thanks to everyone who volunteers with us!

Would you like to volunteer with Movema? There's a new volunteer meeting 26th Feb Weds 4-6pm. Please contact us at team@movema.co.uk or drop in to join the team
To enter our prize draw for the chance to win a cool Movema vest, ‘Like’ our page and join our Ceili Facebook event!
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