11:10AM, Wednesday 27 April 2016
A new studio space will help an established dance company offer more opportunities for young people.
4Motion Dance Theatre Company welcomed more than 60 people to The Studio to have a first look at the company’s new home on Friday, April 22.
The company was founded by Elaine Macey and Dean Soden 10 years ago and their new base is at Kardelton House on the Vansittart Estate in Windsor.
They have delivered classes and performance projects in schools throughout the borough and at the Firestation Arts Centre in St Leonards Road.
The Studio was officially used for the first time last night (Tuesday) for a youth dance class.
Co-founder Elaine Macey said: “Last summer saw our 10-year anniversary and our big dream was to have our own space.
“We’ve been able to expand our teaching base. That’s really the aim.
“Dean and I love teaching but it will be easier for us to take a step back from the teaching and apply for more funding and ultimately provide more opportunities for young people.”
The pair are also looking into starting an apprentice scheme and pop-up café serving healthy food in a warehouse below the studio.
There is also a ‘micro-gallery’ at the studio which is currently exhibiting photography from Matt Russell and next in line is illustrator Matt Latchford.
Elaine is encouraging artists to get in touch to be considered to be on display at the gallery.
Courses at The Studio range from adult dance and yoga courses to fun classes for young people, including performance projects and yoga for kids.
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