Furness Dance Leaders //

FDL are a group of dance workers and teachers from in and around the Furness and South Lakes area. They were all members of the world renowned dance group DANCE FOR JOY which was based here in Ulverston founded by the charismatic Enid Hobba. Furness Dance Leaders are commited to developing and diversifying new and innovative styles of contempory and modern dance! The group perform in theatres and dance festivals locally and have worked recently on a "New" dance piece choreographed by the talented contemporary choreographer Lucy Nicholson. The piece was performed at The South Lakes Community Dance Festival 2008 - AN EXPLORATION OF DANCE on Saturday 6th December. The group has performed a third time with their own choreographed piece EMBRACE at the 2010 South Lakes Community Dance Festival.  They meet regulary at The Owl Barn in Ulverston.  Currently they are working with an american choreographer formerly of Lanternhouse International, and visiting local community dance artists in Cumbria. They look forward to their next performance!!!  FDL performed a fun and creative comedy duet - 'Laurel & Hardy' (Cheryl & Alayne) at The Funhouse Cabaret- Coro Hall.  Alayne and Cheryl are now working with local choreographer Jenni Boardman exploring contemporary technique in it's original form.


The Leaders //

Louise Walton
Alayne Woodend
Cheryl Appleby
Melanie Tyson
Barbara Cushnie
Karen Stack
Lucy Nicholson


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