Life and Soul Fashion Show
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Life and Soul Fashion Show

Thanks to Shelly from Life & Soul Clothing for her fashion show. This was our chance to buy what the models were wearing. From 7pm with a glass of wine on arrival, the fashion show commenced at 7.30pm.

A donation from all ticket sales plus a percentage of the sales was made to “We Can Dance”. This along with a Raffle raised £263 for “We Can Dance”.

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Ascot Ladies Day 2019!
Jun
20
11:30 AM11:30

Ascot Ladies Day 2019!

Another fabulous day returning to the  Crathorne Hall Hotel in Yarm was enjoyed by approximately 95 guests. Thanks to the hotel we were all able to enjoy the full day’s programme from Ascot via a large screen, commencing with the Royal Parade of course. 

Lucy Hope of Artichoke (Grange Road, Darlington) again supported us with her beautifully arranged flowers in what has become our traditional trade mark at this event – tea cups and saucers. These were given as gifts to one lucky person on each table.

Catherine Hart, milliner, provided the most gorgeous  hats for many of our guests to try on, and hire if wanted, at just £5 for the occasion, with all proceeds kindly donated by Catherine to We Can Dance.

Angela Stevenson again organised us with betting slips and worked so tirelessly to keep us all enthused and then finally announced to a very excited audience, the winner and runners up of the day’s racing.

The day was full of fun with a spectacular raffle draw and a presentation of champagne to the winner of the Prettiest Hat competition.

We must thank everyone for supporting us and we are so pleased to confirm that the final amount of  £2,630.58 was raised for the charity.

Mark Thorneycroft very kindly took some spectacular photographs of the group with the Hall as a magnificent background . Click on this event to see the pictures from the day including the winner of the Prettiest Hat competition pictured with our founder Sue Hewgill Peterson.

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Spring Fine Art Sale Preview Evening
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Fine Art Sale Preview Evening

Thank you so much to Tennant’s and everyone who attended this event and helped to raise such a marvellous amount for our students x

Quote from Tennants

“A great night was had by all at Tennants Spring Fine Art Sale Charity Viewing. Thank you to everyone who came and helped raise over £1,000 for local charity We Can Dance.”


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On the Piste!
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

On the Piste!

What an amazing night everyone had at our Après Ski Evening. The food was fantastic, prosecco was half price and the Juke Box was in full use all night!

The best news of all is that we raised over £1500 which will help us to continue to fund dance lessons in our schools! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our evening.


In particular we would also like to thank Lucy from Artichoke for all the beautiful table decorations and Mel and all the staff at the Black Bull Inn for all their hard work in helping us to make the event a success!

Click on the event to see photos from the evening

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North East Ladies Day
Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

North East Ladies Day

What a marvellous day at Hardwick Hall today! Great food and entertainment with singers from Yarm School and Anne Diamond. Our Chairman, Yvonne made a wonderful speech, the children danced beautifully and we received an initial cheque of £1000 from the day. Thank you to all at NELD and all our supporters. We Can Dance is very grateful.

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September Song Concert at the Georgian Theatre Royal
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

September Song Concert at the Georgian Theatre Royal

Graeme Danby, bass and compere, Valerie Reid, mezzo soprano, Sarah Fox, soprano and Austin Gunn, tenor, left behind La Scala,  Covent Garden and English National Opera to entertain us with an evening of song including Mozart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Quilter , Flanders and Swann in the magical surroundings of the Georgian Theatre Royal

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Après Ski Evening
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Après Ski Evening

Great news ! Thank you to everyone who attended our Après Ski Evening and helped us to raise the marvellous sum of £1200 which will help us to continue to fund dance lessons in our schools. 
In particular we would also like to thank Lucy from Artichoke for all the beautiful table decorations and Nathan and the Staff at the Croft Hotel for all their hard work in helping us to make the event a success!

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Pub Quiz
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Pub Quiz

Many thanks to Dorothy Logan for organising a very successful event which raised £170 plus donations of £30 resulting in the wonderful amount of £200 overall.  Thank you to everyone who attended

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The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) Annual Conference
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) Annual Conference

One of our teachers Sue Thornton was asked to speak at The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) Annual Conference held in Stockport 19th - 21st June 2015. She spoke on teaching Special Needs students. Sue was accompanied by three of her students from one of the schools supported by "We Can Dance". They demonstrated some of the steps from their recent dance exams. The students and Sue received a standing ovation from all the BATD dance teachers attending the conference.

Over the last few years Sue has been writing the "Special Needs Dance Exams" directly as a result of her involvement with WCD for the BATD. These dance exams have been examined up to level 5 and many special needs students have successfully taken them with excellent results. Level 6 is to follow.

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