Don't Drop the Baby - Tour Dates for 2019

Come and catch our new production "Don't Drop the Baby"
Sardines Dance brings you a light hearted view of the early stages of parenthood expressed through an inclusive cast of performers. Whether you're a Yummy Mummy, Diligent Dad, Super Gran or Awesome Aunt, come join us in our Baby Rave before entering the Labour Ward! Don't worry we've also got giant fruit and veg on hand to ensure you get in your 5 a day!

Event Details: The Great Fete
Date: Saturday 17th August 2019
Time: 14:45 & 15:45 (Festival opening times 12:00-18:00)
Location: Alexandra Palace (left of East Court car park) N22 7SS
Cost: FREE

Event Details:
Date: 6th July 2019
Time: Performing at 15:00 (Festival opening times: 12:00-19:00)
Location: Lakeside Festival, Dance Stage, Southmere Park, SE2 9XA
Cost: FREE
More info: HERE

Event Details:
Date: 10th & 11th May 2019
Time: starting at 20:15
Location: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (Home of Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ)
IMPORTANT! To be able to see this performance don't forget to get your tickets for the show ZARA
Book tickets HERE

Artistic Director: Charlene Low
Assistant Director: Madeleine Graham
Rehearsal Director: Jean Pierre Nyamangunda
Dancers: Laura Dajao, Tobi Green, Eilidh Scott, Hearns Sebuado, Viviana Rocha, Cynthia Bowling, Jules Phillips & La'Iqua Tudor-Walters
Music Producer: Jean Pierre Nyamangunda
Costume & Props: Christine Wolverson

Don't Drop The Baby has been made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England, Emergency Exit Arts, Mind The Gap Theatre, Newham Sixth Form College - Performing Arts Department, University of East London - Dance Department and Mentor Deborah Mullins

Carnival Together 2018

In 2018 Artistic Director Charlene Low was proud to announce the success of our first Arts Council Grant allowing our Carnival Together project to be run in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts and support from The New Carnival Company (Isle Of Wight), Alegria Samba School & Embaixadores based in Rio, Brazil.

The wonderful fund allowed SDC to create bespoke carnival costumes based on the endangered animals of the brazilian rainforest (Golden Tamarin Monkey, Jaguar, Reptiles and Royal Flycatcher), train a team of inclusive dancers to produce and perform wonderful energetic choreography to parade in 3 carnivals nationally (Isle of Wight Mardi Gras, Newham Carnival and South Bank - Unlimited Festival).

Sardines Dance paraded alongside 100's of spirited performers from all ages and abilities spreading inclusivity, energy and inspiring thousands through their professional yet friendly attitude.

Artistic Director: Charlene Low
Lead Artists: Laura Anne Smith, Madeleine Graham
Assistant Artist: Jean Pierre Nyamangunda
Dancers: Laura Dajao, Tobi Green, Eilidh Scott, Hearns Sebuado, Viviana Rocha, Ashley Horide, Daymien Todd, Cynthia Bowling, Krupa Chavda, Caroline Forrest
Costume & Props: Christine Wolverson & Jo Paul

New Sardines Dance Classes 2017

Contemporary Dance Classes for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities ages 18yrs+
Come learn new techniques, create your own choreography and have a chance to perform

Participants should wear loose fitting comfortable clothing and asked to bring their own support worker

When: 5.30-7.30pm every Wednesday from 11th Jan - 26th April 2017
Where: Stratford Library, The Grove, London E15 1EL
Free admission - No booking required

For more information or to book on any of the classes mentioned please contact: / 07801801179

Complete Connections Youth Dance

Integrated Youth Group made up of participants 16-25yrs, who are current Newham Sixthform College Students or alumni CCYD meet weekly and take company class teaching them, technique, choreographic skills.

The youth group produce a new piece of dance each year and showcasing it annually at Stratford Circus, NewVIc and also taking part in the Mayor's Newham Carnival. In previous years CCYD has performed in Sadlers Wells in partnership with Rambert Dance Company, linked with East London Dance's special needs group to perform amongst 100's in the BIG Dance pledge in Trafalgar square, and recently to 300 corporate diners in Birmingham which were left speechless and inspired.

The group meet every Wednesday from 1.15pm -3.20pm at Newham Sixthform College, Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, London E13 8SG sessions are free but prior booking is essential - New participants can only join at the start of each term (Sept / Jan / April)

For more information or to book on any of the classes mentioned please contact: / 07801801179

Tour Dates 2016

The Mayors Carnival, Newham 2016
Date: Saturday 9th July
Time: parade starts at 2pm
Location: East Ham High Street, London
Cost: Free event

Big Dance Bus - Performing 'Me, me, me ....& you?'
Music, Lights, 5,6,7,8.....partner?

In the world of applied attention, the body beautiful, cut throat castings and dancing till you drop, how far are you willing to go to make it to the top?

Big Dance Bus - We Dance
Date: Sunday 5th June
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Location: Watford High Street, WD17 1LU
Cost: Free event

Big Dance Bus - Summer streets
Date: Sunday 24th July
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Location: Regent Street W1B 4HL
Cost: Free event

Big Dance Bus - Liberty Festival - National Paralympic Day
Date: Saturday 3rd September
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST
Cost: Free event

Saturday Night Is Variety Night - Unlimited Festival
Date: Saturday 10th September
Date: 9pm - 10.30pm
Location: The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, SE1 8XX
Cost: Free event
More info: click here

MS Life 2016
Date: Sunday 18th September
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: ExCel London E16 1XL
Cost: Free event (booking required click here )

New Associate Director!

Sardines Dance Collective are excited to announce Laura Dajao will be our new Associate Director. Laura will be working closely with Artistic Director Charlene Low to bring new heights to SDC and the world of inclusive dance.

A statement from Laura: "Sardines Dance Collective is a really big part of my dance career, it's where I started to feel part of a dance company and family that can make a difference in the community and professionally to break the mould of inclusive practice. I'm so excited to step into the role of Associate Director of the company and look forward to the possibilities, opportunities and the direction we are heading in!"