Dawns@Soar is the name given to all dance activities in Theatr Soar. This means weekly workshops for children and adults, school workshops, performances and large events. Here, you’ll have a taste of events that have taken place with Dawns@Soar. To find out more about what’s currently on offer, go to our booking system or phone us on 01685 722176.
Dawns@Soar (weekly April 2012 – May 2013)
Weekly contemporary dance classes in Theatr Soar for children of 8 years up and adults.
Weekly classes were run throughout the year with Jen Angharad, taster sessions in local schools and a promotional programme with local people of all ages. By the end of the year, all the dance activities had ensured over 350 children and adults had participated in contemporary dance activity in Merthyr. All the events and workshops were financed by the Arts Council of Wales and Soar.
Big Dance in Merthyr
Big Dance came to Merthyr in July 2012. It was a real pleasure to see people of all ages joining in the dancing outside Rhydycar Leisure Centre.
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Santes Tudful took part in a world wide Big Dance challenge to try to break the world record of how many people could dance the same dance at the same time. This attempt was unsuccessful unfortunately, but they’ll be back to try again!
Movie – Big Dance (awaiting link)
Movie – Big Dance Santes Tudful (awaiting link)
Amser Te and Brethyn@Soar
With the financial support of the Arts Council of Wales, two multi media, artistic events were held at Theatr Soar, Amser Te (Tea time) and Brethyn@Soar. The stage was given to members of Dawns@Soar to perform live in front of about a 100 people in each event. As a part of these events, Jen Angharad worked with the Gellideg Tea Dancers and it was a pleasure to have them here, performing their beautiful dances.
St. David’s Day
An event was organised in the town centre to celebrate St. David’s Day. This event was a partnership event between the heritage officer, Menter Iaith Field Officer and the Arts Development Officer at Soar. We had a stall on the street, Gareth Potter was the DJ and the highlight of the day was a flash mob. Jen Angharad and Brandon Sherwood created the dance and rehearsed it with pupils from Santes Tudful and Rhydygrug Schools and adults from local organisations and the Soar staff. It was a big and exciting event, which brought people of all ages and linguistic backgrounds together to celebrate and enjoy.