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New Free Online Classes & Special Screenings to Energise & Inspire

26 March 2020

As we find ourselves self-isolated at home and facing the challenges of staying healthy, keeping fit and connecting with one another, we are delighted to offer our Pop Up Space classes for FREE online for one month via Zoom. We invite the wider community to join us from their own home to keep moving.

Following the success of our Pop Up Space classes at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, we are pleased to offer a superb programme of classes accessible for all, launching on Friday 27th March. Classes are free for a month and are suitable for all ages and abilities – from young children to the over 50’s.

Professionally trained dancers will guide participants through a series of fun and inspirational sessions live-streamed through the Zoom online platform. A fundraising campaign has also been set up by the charitable arm of the company to support our current digital activities and the freelance artists working with us in these challenging times.

“In these difficult times, I feel we have to do everything we can to help our communities. I hope our offer will benefit dance students, professional dancers and other individuals and families who are at home and looking for ways to keep active and stay healthy.” Jasmin Vardimon

We will be also hosting free digital screenings of our most popular productions. The first screening will take place on Sunday 29th March at 7 pm GMT. We have had a fantastic response so far, with fans busy voting for their favourite production on social media. The winning production will be available to all for 24 hours via our company Vimeo page.

We also recognise that this is a particularly tricky time for educators and the demand for targeted online activity is at an all-time high. This week we have proactively reached out to teachers and students studying Jasmin’s work at GCSE and A-Level, to provide new resources to help motivate and enliven their home-learning. Online videos of full company productions will be made available exclusively for teachers and their groups of students, which for a limited time can be followed by a special 30-minute session of Q&A with Jasmin or a company dancer. In a time of huge disruption to student’s learning, the team is committed to providing much-needed support with these additional free video resources and exclusive access, through which students can learn more about Jasmin’s creative process.

We will be announcing further developments in our expanding digital portfolio as we develop our online audiences and continue to affirm the positive impact that dance and creativity have in supporting the community.