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D10 Dance Festival - July 17th 2010 - Llanelli Coastal Park
D10 was a
partnership between Arts Care Gofal Celf, Carmarthenshire Theatres &
Carmarthenshire County Council. D10 was a FREE accessible event for people of
all ages, abilities, backgrounds & interests outside the walls of Dance
Studios/School Gyms & Theatres, to see, share &/or participate in dance.
Arts Care Gofal Celf’s 1st Dance Festival launched onto the scene on Saturday 17th July at The Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli. With over 21 community performances, 15 FREE workshops, 12 FREE Professional Performances, an audience of over 1500 people and over 495 participants, D10 set the pace & foundation for future Community Dance Events across Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire.
Dance Development Coordinator Laura Hackett looks back on D10:
“D10 was a memorable event for many, the skies stayed dry & clear and all those who attended took a little something from the day – confidence/achievement or simply enjoyment. Everyone who performed did themselves proud. It was just fantastic to have so many independent dance groups & schools take part in the Festival and we hope to see you all again. Thank you to everyone who took part in D10”.
With special thanks to:
All Arts Care Staff, Chris Ryan (ACGC Director), Eiryl George & Rachel Murphy
D10 Sponsors ABAC Organics, TRJ’s & Urban Movement Wales
Visual Artists Moyrah Gall, Sarah Wentworth, Mike Hotson, Alex Wentworth, Steve Banning
Dance Artists Saydi Williams, Tara O Reilly, Trystan Cook, Angharad James & Claire Mackerras
Theatres Sir Gar Manager Carwyn-Matera Rogers, Sarah Herbert, Rhian Wyn, Hugh Jones & Nick Stevenson
Millennium Coastal Park Manager Rory Dickenson, Wyn & all MCP Staff
Carmarthenshire County Council Marketing & Tourism Team Manager Hugh Parsons, Officer Sarah Owen & Sian Williams.
Compere: Mark Llewelyn Evans
Volunteers Aline Whitaker, Ellis, John Williams, Jess Hughes & Angela James
Steven Avery Manager of Crazie Crepes for keeping all volunteers & staff fed & watered at no cost!
India Dance Wales, Coleg Sir Gar, Dance Kingdom, Amman Valley School of Dance, Footloose Dance Kompany, Dancing Fever & Dancing Fever Salsero’s, Initiation Dance, Stagecoach Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire 5x60 Dancers, Llangennech School & dancers, Orielton School & dancers, Just Dance, Smooth Transitions - Powys Dance, Cwmni Dawns Dwsin Y Daith Dance Company – Theatr Felinfach, National Youth Dance Wales Peer Group, Primal Steps, Baubo Belly Dance & Community Dancers, All ACGC Community Dancers & JUKEBOX Juniors & Jukebox Studios.
D11 Dance Festival Year 2
After the success of D10, Arts Care Gofal Celf coordinated a second
Dance Festival D11. The plan was to run D11 without a large budget
but over two shorter days, providing a platform for more people to
participate and a choice of which day to attend, ensuring a plan B
for any families or individuals who could not attend the first day.
With this ambitious aim, ACGC decided to partner with an indoor
venue to lower the additional risks involved in such an ambitious
With over 28 community performances, 10 FREE workshops, 14 FREE Professional Performance an audience of over 2000 people and over 645 participants taking part in D11. It was a huge success; the days were programmed differently with different performances & groups sharing their work. D11 also raised £1005 for the Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Touch Trust Project. The Festival over exceeded our aims and ACGC without the mass marketing of booklets, banners, programmes & big names, D Festival in its simplest form – venue, people, was a success.
A big thank you to everyone involved in D11, with special thanks to:
All Arts Care Staff, Chris Ryan (ACGC Director), Eiryl George, Rachel Murphy & Angharad James
D11 Sponsors Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru & Angela James of AVA Dancewear
Dance Artists Helen Mcloughlin, Eeva Maria Mutka, Stacey Panico, Trystan Cook, Cerys Dixie, Tara O Reilly
All Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru staff & especially Wyn Jones & Fred
Compere’s Liane Davies & Trystan Rees
Volunteers Damian George, Sarah Herbert, Jess Hughes, Aline Whitaker & Rob Lewis
Steven Avery Manager of Crazie Crepes for keeping all volunteers & staff fed & watered at no cost once again!
Coleg Sir Gar, NPT College, Dancing Fever, Mess Up The Mess Youth Theatre Company, All ACGC Community Dancers, Phil Pocock & Animated Countrysiderz, Baubo Belly Dance & Dancers, Tycroes Primary School & dancers, Dr Mz Youth group, PFB, Pyro Pixie Dancers Jorg Harwood, Lyza Livesy, Melanie Collier, Guinevere Clark, Jessica Hansler & Amy Johnson & Primal Steps.
D12 Dance Festival Year 3
After two successful Dance Festivals to date, Arts Care Gofal Celf
is now ready for year 3. We are thrilled at how the first two years
of D Festival have been received and attended thank you to everyone
who has taken part in our previous years.
Arts Care Gofal Celf is pleased to announce that Year 3 will go ahead in Pembrokeshire and we are currently exploring sites & options.
Make sure you are on the ACGC Dance Mailing List so you don’t miss out on regular updates of projects, events and opportunities. You can do this by contacting ACGC directly on 01267 245641 or emai on firstname.lastname@example.org
ACGC Christmas Sharing December 2011
Congratulations to everyone who helped raise a grand total of £408
at The ACGC Christmas Sharing on Saturday 17th December at Y
Llwyfan, Carmarthen. This will go back into the ‘ACGC Touch Trust
Project’, specifically for children, young people & adults living
with multiple and profound disabilities to access high quality Touch
Trust workshops at school or at home in 2012 through Arts Care Gofal
The Christmas Sharing is a chance for children, young people and adults who attend the ACGC Community Dance Project’s Dance Hubs regularly to get together to celebrate achievements made in the past year. With a Christmas Raffle, kindly donated gifts from ACGC friends matched with Refreshments and mince pies & Mulled Wine, the sharing was a great success for all family and friends who came along to support the sharing. Santa Clause & Mrs Clause managed to find the time to pop in for photos and to take part in judging the last game of the day - Last man/dancer standing, where Nico (Aged 4) who attends the Carmarthen Dance Hub took the title of ‘2011 last man standing’.
The ‘ACGC Community Dance Project’ currently runs 9 Community Dance Hubs across Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire in partnership with Leisure, Theatre & Education Services. ACGC aim to launch new Dance Hubs within communities disadvantaged in community dance & movement opportunities in 2012.
The ACGC Christmas Sharing was a fantastic way to end 2011. Arts Care Gofal Celf would like to thank everyone who attended took part in or volunteered at the Christmas Sharing. The event would not have gone ahead had it not been for the continued support of Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru – Many thanks again.
Official Scarlets Kit Launch - August 12th 2010
Parc y Scarlets with ACGC Community Dancers
On the 12th August 2012, Parc Y Scarlets launched their new kit. Arts
Care Gofal Celf were invited to not only select children and young
dancers to take part in the launch with the Professional players as
Scarlets models on the day, but to also prepare the players to take the
stage for the big launch.
With much fun and laughter in workshops before the big day the players, children, young dancers and parents watching on enjoyed the preparations and the event day.
Well done to the following ACGC Dancers & siblings who took part:
Ammanford Contemporary Dancer & Cwmni Dawns LegaC Member – Yanna Benger
Ammanford Contemporary & Hip Hop Dancer – Abbie Allias
Carmarthen Kids Dancer – Chloe Weston & Brother Luis Weston
British Heart Foundation Charity Event - October 30th 2010
Parc y Scarlets with ACGC Community Dancers
Organisers of the British Heart Foundation Charity Event, invited Arts
Care Gofal Celf dancers to perform at The Diplomat Hotel, Llanelli in
aid of the British Heart Foundation at their annual charity event in
The Ammanford Hip Hop Dance Group, led by Tara O Reilly at the time, jumped at the chance to perform their D10 choreography once again. However many of the group were unavailable on the date.
Instead of turning the opportunity down, three of the girls got together and merged three pieces of dance together in preparation for the charity event. The girls arranged extra rehearsals in the lead up to the event and performed their socks off on the evening of the event!
Congratulations to Abbie Allias, Robyn Allias & Yanna Benger, you did not only ACCG proud but yourselves and all your families & friends! Well done.
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