Dance Discovery - Dunbar Dance Studio

by Clare Conafray in Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom

£175

raised of £5,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by September 10th 2019 at 5:00pm

Dance Discovery is opening a dance studio in Dunbar, to benefit youngsters to improve and come together to achieve their best. Can you help?

by Clare Conafray in Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our Aim

The dance studio will be great for the community to have a purpose made space to train not only in dance but other sporting activities, as it will be available to hire out to local groups/clubs. It is located in the old Belhaven Brewery building situated at Spott Road Industrial Estate, EH42 1RS. The building is almost ready with sound proofing being installed at the start of August.

We are fundraising for dance flooring, mirrors, and ballet barres with brackets to attach to the walls.

Over and above this I will need to fund the mirrors and bench for changing area, paint, doors for cupboards in studio, acrobatics and dance equipment.

We are holding fundraising events within the dance school and local community to help raise the extra funds required.


About us

Dance Discovery has grown over the years becoming a dance family with over 150 students attending every week. We deliver affordable dance classes for 18months to adults in Modern/Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Commercial, Hip hop, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Highland and Clubbercise. 

We have 4 professional dance teachers who we couldn't do this without - Johnny Mac, Holly McDonald, Delphi Doig and Clare Conafray.                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Clare Conafray set up Dance Discovery in 2013, taking over from SMB School of Dance which was run by Sam Ball.

Clare graduated in 2004 from Dance For All at the Theatre School in Edinburgh gaining an HND in Professional stage dance along with RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap teaching qualifications. Recently she has went on to gain teaching qualifications in Highland Dancing, Clubbercise and Acrobatics Arts.

We help and support students on their venture to achieve their goals. Delphi Doig is our most recent graduate from dance college.

My name is Delphin Doig and I have recently graduated from Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Dance. I have been an assistant teacher at Dance Discovery for three years now and love being a part of such a supportive, enthusiastic and positive team. Being a teacher at Dance Discovery has helped me to become confident in my ability to teach individually and as a team, which has benefited me greatly throughout my time as a dance student. After joining the Dance Discovery team I have gone onto teach in many theatres, schools and colleges around Scotland as well as have my taught work showcased in many shows and projects such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Being a teacher at Dance Discovery has allowed me to spread my love for dance with the students and teach them how to be the best version of them self, not only in terms of dance but as a human being.

Our role in the community 

Dance Discovery have strong links in the community and we play a big part in all the local school events helping fundraising when required and participating in all the community events that take place throughout the year.

Civic Week, Lifeboat Day and the Christmas Lights Switch On are a few events we participate in and perform dance routines to entertain the local community.

Our dance students perform in local care homes which the residents love and get a lot from.

We raise funds for Children in Need every November by taking part in a Tapathon Event which is held throughout the UK. This is a great opportunity to tap alongside fellow tap dancing enthusiasts, of all ages and fitness levels, in an attempt to smash a current world record and help raise funds for charity. 

We sponsor Dunbar Rugby Club annually and in return they have an advertising banner on their Rugby pitches for us.

We do weekly dance classes in Dunbar Primary School through Gareth Hill at Active Schools.  

We voluntary offer dance classes in school hours for Health Week etc.



Annual Show

Our annual shows are held at The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh providing the students with a great experience of performing in a Theatre which in return improves their confidence.



Dance Exams

We hold Royal Academy of Dance, and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Exams - which we have 100% pass rate.  

It would be ideal to have a dance studio to offer the examiners (from across the world) to come to and examine our dance students in their own space that they are confident performing in. 

These exams are now recognised to award qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), by SQA Accreditation, a part of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.


Rewards

Please have a look at our rewards as we have something for everyone and at all different price ranges. Below are our Limited edition Dance Discovery t-shirt in sapphire or pink with bright yellow writing. Don’t miss out, stand out from the crowd. Kids and Adult sizes available. £15.

www.dancediscovery.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Discovery-169968879872181/


We need your help! 

Pledge today!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dance-discovery-dunbar-dance-studio

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

£200 Advertisment sign in our waiting area

We will promote your business with a professionally made sign in our busy waiting area. Where parents will be waiting to collect their children. Along with advertisement on our website

£5 or more

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£5 Kids - Exclusive opening party invitation

90 minutes of Party games, Party dances, Juice and Nibbles along with a show from our talented dancers. Be the first to see our new dance studio with a ticket for our opening party. (Provisional date Friday 11th October 2019) Leave your child in our care with our qualified dance teachers who all hold first aid certificates and are PVG checked. You are also welcome to wait in our changing area where tea and coffee are available.

£5 or more

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£5 Race Night

£5 Ticket for our Race Night and Disco Ticket for our Race Night and Disco on Friday 18th October at the Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar. Come along and join us for a night out and to help fundraise. Invite your friends and book the group tickets further down this page.

£8 or more

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£8 Adult - Exclusive Opening Party Invitation

Be the first to see our new dance studio with a ticket for our opening party which entitles you to a complimentary glass of Prosecco/ soft drink and nibbles along with a show from our talented dancers. (Provisional date Friday 11th October)

£10 or more

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£10 Ceilidh Workshop

1 hour ceilidh workshop to learn/improve your ceilidh dances for your next ceilidh event. Venue will be at our new dance studio with Miss Clare - professional dancer from 'The Taste of Scotland Show' Prestonfield House Hotel. Some of the dances you will be learning: The Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow, The Flying Scotsman, The Military Twostep and many more...….. Any dance requests are welcome. (Date in November to be confirmed)

£15 or more

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£15 Limited edition t-shirt Kids and Adult sizes

Limited edition Dance Discovery t-shirt in sapphire or pink with bright yellow writing. Don’t miss out, stand out from the crowd. Kids and Adult sizes available

£20 or more

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£20 Sponsor a race at our race night

Usually £25. Get your company name to sponsor a race at our busy race night on Friday 18th October.

£20 or more

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£20 Dance Workshop in your nursery/playgroup

Book One of our qualified dance teachers (who all hold first aid certificates and are PVG checked) to come into your nursery/playgroup and take a 1 hour dance class with the children. We will provide Dancing, Games, Props, Music, Stickers and lots of FUN!

£25 or more

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£25 Personal Dance Training

Personal 1 on 1 dance class to improve your dancing. 1 hour dance class with one of our specialist dance teachers (who all hold first aid certificates and are PVG checked) in our brand new studio. Your choice of dance style.

£25 or more

£25 Advertising on our website - 6 month

Get your company’s name Advertising on our website and monthly newsletter for 6 months

£30 or more

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£30 Group Dance Workshop for 10 people

Fun Dance Workshop with you and 9 friends with a professional trained dance teacher. 90 minutes dance class with one of our specialist dance teachers in our brand new studio. Your choice of dance style. Available to adults or kids

£35 or more

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£35 Pamper and Prosecco Afternoon

Come along to our dance studio on Sunday 10th November and enjoy a pamper afternoon. Complimentary Glass of Prosecco/juice, nibbles and pick your own pamper package by our fully qualified spa therapists. Tea and coffee also available. * 15 minutes back, neck and shoulder massage along with Gel manicure nails. * 30 minutes bespoke massage * 30 minutes Indian head massage.

£45 or more

£45 Adult Dance Class Pass

(Usually £50) Buy 10 classes for the price of 9! This entitles you to 10 Adult Dance Classes over a 6 month period. You don’t have to attend every week.

£50 or more

£50 Advertising on our website

Get your company’s name Advertising on our website and monthly newsletter for 1 year

£70 or more

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£70 Kids Birthday Party Package

Usually £75. This includes: Disco Lights, Glow sticks, Neon face Paints, Party Invitations, Certificates, Party Dances and Games, Learn a choreographed routine to showcase at the end. Our Party Host attends to the children from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave and are fully trained to supervise the children, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the fun. Parties last 90 minutes which includes a snack break. Hall hire fee is extra

£70 or more

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£70 Adult Party Package or Hen Night

Usually £75. This includes: Disco Lights, Glow sticks, Neon face Paints, Party Invitations, Certificates, Hen/Party Dances and Games, Learn a choreographed dance routine of your choice. We can do anything from Beyonce Single Ladies dance to Dirty Dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller dance to the Spice Girls dances. Party lasts 90 minutes with a short break in the middle for nibbles and drink (provided by you). Hall hire fee is extra

£75 or more

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£75 Bridal Party Dance

Surprise your bride/groom with a bridal party dance choreographed by Clare Conafray. 3 hour workshop in our new dance studio with mirrors to learn a dance to which you and whoever you choose will perform at your wedding! Song choice is yours with some help from Clare. Each additional hour after this is charged at £25 per hour.

£100 or more

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£100 Team Building, Health and Wellbeing Workshop

Team building, Health and wellbeing workshop for the staff in your workplace. Exclusive use of our dance studio for 2 hours with team building games, and dance activities taken by our qualified dance teacher.


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