January 1 2008

Community Dance Night 2007

Beyond Repair Dance at the Community Dance Night 2007

Valley and Vale’s Dance Department finished off 2007 with a spectacular Dance Night in December involving a selection of Community Dance groups from the Bridgend area performing at Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall. The performance was an opportunity for Community Dance groups to perform with visiting groups Beyond Repair Dance, a professional dance company from Cardiff, Bridgend Youth Dance and the youth drama group Back 2 Back.

The night kicked off with an energetic dance by our youth dance group DYNAMIX who are based at Cynffig Comprehensive School, followed by an amusing sketch by Back 2 Back drama group from Ynysawdre School. Good Company Dance Theatre, our flagship Disability Dance group, presented a new piece of work called The Queue offering a humorous look at waiting rooms everywhere. Contemporary Dance group Beyond Repair Dance gave a vibrant display of strength and agility, Bridgend Youth Dance performed their energetic creative touring pieces, and Xplosion youth dance group performed a dance piece that will be touring later on in the year at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl (22nd February).

The night was ended by a new dance choreographed and performed specially for this performance by our own dance development team at Valley and Vale.

The performance was a great success and everyone who took part and commented on how much they had enjoyed the evening. The Deputy Mayor of Bridgend was also in attendance alongside members of the local community, family and friends of the performers, and dance lovers from all over the area.

Thanks to funding from Bridgend County Borough Council and The Arts Council of Wales.