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Dance with Digital Online 2021

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A dance and movement course integrated with digital technology, creating dance and digital content with professional expert artists.

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Dance and Movement

It’s unusual to ever regret doing a workout – even if it was tough, or you didn’t perform as well as you would have liked to. This is mostly down to the fact that when we exercise, our bodies release endorphins (happy hormones), which make us feel good. Many people say that if they’re feeling pent up, anxious, or angry and they do some exercise, then they often feel calmer, and better able to cope with the rest of the day. It’s the ability to relax us that can also help to improve our sleep quality and sense of well-being.

It’s also easy to lose confidence when we’re spending a lot of time at home, unable to do all of the activities that we would usually do in the outside world. Exercise can really help with this, as reminds us how strong and how capable we all are – especially when we push beyond the limits of what we thought we could achieve. Just because gyms have temporarily closed, there’s no reason why we can’t get our daily dose of exercise at home or outdoors.

If you want to use exercise as an outlet, and a way to express yourself, then it’s important to choose and try something that you enjoy and can become ‘your go to activity’, whenever you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. DWD is to not only socialise with in depth discussion, also to encourage us to get going; through dancing, as taking an exercise session online for physical strength and fitness. Dancing is often a popular choice, as it has the ability to make many of us smile, especially in social isolation, no matter how we’re feeling, change our mood, whether or not we have any rhythm!

Digital Technology

A camera or mobile phone has an amazing ability to capture images that can express your emotion in any given moment, and we are often naturally drawn to scenes or moments that relate to what we are feeling. For example, if your mood is largely linked to the changing seasons, then you might want to take an image that you feel represents British winter and the way that you feel about it. Or perhaps, you could express feelings of isolation or hope for the future, with the images that you capture either at home, out of your window, or out on a walk.

The amazing thing about photography and video is that – like journaling within the course – you can take photos and video anytime, anywhere. During lockdown, when we’re getting out less, this is also a chance to focus on and appreciate some of the sights and scenes that we might usually overlook and take for granted. You could photograph or video landscapes, your food, or even your pets, especially to capture the feel of movement or even the moving image !

Free courses start in March and are completed in June 2021. DWD Online invites you to send in your favourite lockdown photography, as a photography and visual exhibition will be held. You might find it interesting to have a look at the results produced, with others discussed in depth, within the DWD weekly sessions. Some of the visuals will be chosen to be in the Lockdown Arts, to be held online or afterwards in an exhibition within a Westminster Library.

In partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service, and funded also by Union Dance, with Space Hive crowdfunding; The Lockdown Arts video and photographic exhibitions are to be held online and at Westminster libraries.

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Funds are doubled by Westminster Fund until March 2021.

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