Home Company News News

Company News



Slanjayvah Danza News! September 2016


Hello folks!  After a short break from projects, Slanjayvah Danza is excited to bring you news on the progress of, "6 Feet, 3 Shoes" and other company news.

Here is our news in brief with expanded information below. Please do remember to click on the highlighted words to link through to further information on each of the elements.


1)"6 Feet, 3 Shoes" - whats happening now...
2) We will be in Scotland
a) In residency at Dancebase, September 2016
b) Come to see our work in progress
c) Join our company class
d) Future plans
3) Workshops and intensives
4) Old/New Website
5) Behind the scenes
6) Stay in touch!

1)  "6 Feet, 3 Shoes" - Whats happening now...

After an overwhelming response to our research phase, Jen Wren and the project partners continue to develop and expand the project behind the scenes as we organise new stages.

At this stage of the project we continue to work in England and Spain but will take a focused stage of development towards integrating the Scottish and Celtic traditional element into the work, creating dynamic tripartite relationship between the dance styles, music, storytelling and the 3 countries, their cultures and communities. We have a multi-faceted team of artists and partners on the project as we gain momentum into our next steps to develop, create, produce and deliver the work.

We are delighted to be joined by some fantastic international performing dance artists as we move into a development phase, including Keira Martin, Maria Vega and Sophie Stephenson.

Read more about 6 Feet, 3 Shoes by clicking here.


2)  We will be in Scotland

In Residence at Dancebase, September 2016

Jen Wren and dancers will be in Residency at Dancebase in Edinburgh week commencing 18th September 2016. This is a great first step opportunity for us to be in Scotland with the project and we are so excited to take it up past the border for the first time. During the week, our artists will start to delve deeper into the work, further integrating the dance styles, footwork and injections of storytelling.

Come and see our work in progress

We would love to have you join us at 4pm on the 23rd of September where you can find out more about the project and all its elements, meet the artists and see what we have been doing. It will be great for us to have the challenge to share the work we have done that week at such a raw stage and to get some feedback from you which we can take forward onto our next residency. This is a free and open event to all the public, no ticket is required. 4pm, 23rd September, 2016 - 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU.

Join our Company Class

There will be an open company class for professionally trained dancers, held at Dancebase on Tuesday the 20th of September from 10.00 - 11.30am. This will be a technical contemporary dance class with a twist (literally as we incorporate elements of spiral and rebound), use of flamenco arm movements in sequences accompanied by Celtic and Flamenco music and rhythms. Please contact Dancebase for more information about joining the class.


tdfs_logo_small final_db_logo_dvd_pal


Future Plans

As the project progresses in Scotland, we will be working closely with TRACS, most specifically the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland at the Story Telling Centre in Edinburgh and the Rait Community Association and surrounding community groups allowing us to reach both city and wider rural communities in Perthshire, in the first instance.

3)  Workshops and Intensives

Slanjayvah Danza are currently offering workshops and intensives in a range of traditional and contemporary styles from Flamenco to Ceilidh dancing, our workshops are led by the company's core and collaborating artists and can be adapted for age ranges and abilities. We encourage an intergenerational approach for more community based settings. See our Education page for more information or simply contact us for a chat.


4)  Old/New Website

SD are aware that our website is in need of a revamp (very aware). At the moment we will continue to keep the most crucial information on the site as we begin to design and develop a new one which better represents us and all our work. Our apologies if its starting to look a bit sparce, please bear with us as we go through this process and do contact us if there is something you can't find or want to know.

5)  Behind the scenes

We are working hard to develop the project across the UK and Europe in both the performance and the education, community and participation elements. We are always fund raising, building partners, providing workshops and talking to communities about how they can get and stay involved.

If you would like further information on the project or want know how to book workshops, join our mailing list or support us through a donation to our funds, please do contact us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We will keep you posted as news comes in.

6) Stay in touch through our social networks

Twitter: @Slanjayvah
Facebook: Slanjayvah Danza

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME......Don't Walk... DANCE!you_dont_dance_copy


Copyright © 2016 Slanjayvah Danza