CHE Fund Story - Right2dance and New Adventures & Re:Bourne

The right2dance company in Paisley secured more than £13,000 CHE funding for fantastic dance projects.

The right2dance company in Paisley secured more than £13,000 CHE funding to finance a weekly free dance class for children aged 11 and above as well as to bring dancers from internationally renowned Olivier award-winning dance company New Adventures & Re:Bourne to Paisley to deliver a week-long series of workshops to the young dancers.

The funding also allowed right2dance to run a series of taster sessions in schools throughout Renfrewshire.

Alana Hughes (11) is one of the children taking part in the class funded through Paisley 2021. She said: “It feels like I’ve been a professional dancer for the week and I’ve learned so much from them.

“It’s a great feeling dancing in shows – I feel really proud of myself afterwards. I’d definitely like to be a professional dancer when I’m older.”

Aileen Palombo, right2dance Company Coordinator, said: “It would be difficult to bring a dance company like New Adventures & Re:Bourne in to teach the young people without the funding and they have all really enjoyed the workshops and will take a lot away from what they have learned. The Paisley 2021 bid is really helping to shine a light on cultural programmes happening in the town.”

Link: http://www.paisley2021.co.uk/news/paisley-2021-funding-brings-olivier-award-winning-dance-company-to-town/