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2024

Vacancy: Admin Officer (please note - spoken and written Welsh is essential for this post)

Hours: Part Time 30 hours per week with options for flexible hours and remote working subject to negotiation (occasional evening & weekend work may be required for specific projects such as DiB Annual Winter Production)

Salary: £26,000 - £29,000 pro rata (between £21,000 - £24,000)

Benefits: 22 days annual leave plus all statutory bank holidays and paid leave during the 2 week Christmas break. Company Pension scheme available through SMART

Location: Galeri, Caernarfon (we are willing to discuss remote working as part of the contracted hours)

Application Deadline: 30.04.24

Job Description (PDF)

2023

Out Of Office

The Dawns i Bawb office will close on 19.12.23 and will reopen on 03.01.24. Thank you for all of your support during the year


Weekly sessions for 2024

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Dawns i Bawb Show

On Saturday 16 December 2023, over 120 performers of all ages and abilites took part in Dawns i Bawb’s annual winter production, Synhwyrau’r Gaeaf.’ The audience enjoyed performances from Dawnswyr Dre, Llwybrau Dance Company, Mencap Mon, Adult Ballet, Ysgol Rhostryfan, Ysgol Pendalar, Brynseiont Newydd, Duets – Ysgol Llanllyfni and Dementia Actif Gwynedd.

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FFIWS-FFIT – New sessions for everyone aged 16+

Enjoy some Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Tango, Jazz and much more as we ‘fuse’ all of these different dance styles together for a fitness session that is full of fun, energy and is suitable for all:

Every Saturday (following school terms)
12.00-1.00. Galeri Caernarfon
£5 per session – first session is free

Want to come but have no childcare? Bring them along! There is WIFI, and colouring pages and pencils available in the studio. They are also welcome to join in with the session.

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FUNDING NEWS

On Wednesday 27th September, Arts Council Wales announced the results of the 2023 Arts Portfolio Wales Investment Review.

We are very pleased to have been successful in our application to continue as a Portfolio member and look forward to our future collaboration with the Arts Council.

We know that very tough decisions were made as part of this review and our thoughts are with colleagues of other organisations who were not successful.

We are also pleased to announce our successful bid to the Gwynedd Shared Prosperity Fund. This grant will enable us to develop and deliver a Community Dance Programme for Gwynedd communities over the next 14 months.


FFIWS-FFIT – New sessions for everyone aged 16+

Enjoy some Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Tango, Jazz and much more as we ‘fuse’ all of these different dance styles together for a fitness session that is full of fun, energy and is suitable for all:

Every Saturday (following school terms)
12.00-1.00. Galeri Caernarfon
£5 per session – first session is free

Want to come but have no childcare? Bring them along! There is WIFI, and colouring pages and pencils available in the studio. They are also welcome to join in with the session.

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DAWNSWYR DRE

Bookings for Dawnswyr Dre next term are now on line. Follow this link to book your place: Galeri Caernarfon Cyf, Caernarfon, Gwynedd


2022

DANCE FITNESS FOR PEOPLE AGED 16+

Every Monday evening following school term
7.00-8.00
Galeri, Caernarfon
£5.00 per session
You will need to book your place beforehand each week through Galeri – www.galericaernarfon.com


DAWNSWYR DRE

Dance sessions for children and young people with a Winter Performance on 3rd December
Sessions are suitable for all abilities
Every Saturday at Galeri, Caernarfon following the school term
DAWNSWYR DRE 1 (4-6 years) – 10.00-10.45
DAWNSWYR DRE 2 (7-10 years) – 11.00-11.45
DAWNSWYR DRE 3 (11+ years) - 12.00-12.45

£49.50 per term (10 September – 26 November)
Booking beforehand through Galeri’s website is essential – www.galericaernarfon.com


TAITH YR EIRA Dawns i Bawb’s Winter Show 2022

Join Dawns i Bawb dancers on the journey of snow!
An interactive show suitable for the whole family with a mix of film by our community dancers and live performance by Dawns i Bawb staff.
Saturday, 3rd December
Studio 2, Galeri, Caernarfon
Tickets: £5.00 adult / £3.50 child (just 50 places available in each performance)
On sale through Galeri’s website – www.galericaernarfon.com

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CYMRU: NI – A new performance for Care Homes in partnership with Conwy Culture Centre

Dawns i Bawb has received funding from Conwy Culture Centre to create and tour a new interactive performance to care homes throughout Conwy. The work is part of the ‘Dance Well’ project which develops dance activity to improve the health and well being of our communities.


A MESSAGE FROM EMMA QUAECK – MANAGER OF DEMENTIA ACTIF GWYNEDD

The Dementia Actif Gwynedd team are proud to present our second film of a dance performance. The name of the dance is "Celebration" and it is performed to the music of 'Summertime' - Frances Faye.
Once again, the film was created in collaboration with Dawns i Bawb and stars people living with dementia, carers, pupils from Ysgol Glan y Môr, fellow members and staff. The video is a celebration of the fact that we get to come together again following the pandemic, and on top of that, that we can still move!

https://youtu.be/nSgjDLv619g


Job Opportunity – Dance Development Practitioner

please note – the ability to speak Welsh is essential for this post but we welcome applications from Welsh learners who are committed to developing their Welsh language skills

Job Details:

Title: Dance Development Practitioner

Hours: Part Time – 18 hours per week (evening and Saturday work will be required)

Duration: 1 year contract

Salary: £26,000 pro rata (£13,000)

Remit: Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey, with main base at Galeri, Caernarfon

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: 22.04.22

Shortlisting Notification: 25.04.22

Interviews & Audition: 4 & 5 May

Read more about the job Dance Development Practitioner - click here


Sessions for children & adults starting in January 2022

We are pleased to announce our face to face sessions at Galeri starting in January. Because of the ongoing Covid situation we will not be making changes to our restrictions except for raising groups numbers from 12 people to 15 people. We will revise this at February half term. It is essential that you book a place through Galeri's website in advance. Diolch!

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Dawns i Bawb’s 2021 Christmas Show

Enjoy Dawns i Bawb’s virtual 2021 Christmas Show –Christmas Lights.
This year dancers of all ages and abilities will present dances to you with messages of hope, enjoyment and happiness! A chance to enjoy the show with your family from your own homes.
Tickets/link (at £2 per link) are on sale until 17:00 on Wednesday – 08.12.21.
Dawns i Bawb will email the link on Friday, 10.12.21 and the link will be live from 16:30 onwards. As a company, Dawns i Bawb has been without income for 20 months so kindly ask for the link not to be shared with anyone who has not paid.

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Message from Dawns i Bawb Artistic Director

As we arrive to the end of 2021, I would like to reflect on the experiences of the past 21 months. It has been a challenging time for Dawns i Bawb with a significant loss of work and loss of income. Everything that is important to our work – dancing with others and bringing people together have been the things that we have had to avoid doing. But one thing that the Arts are very good at doing is responding and adapting, and that is what we did. While we have only been able to run a small amount of projects face to face, the dancing has continued:

  • Zoom and face to face sessions for children & young people
  • Zoom and face to face Dance Fitness sessions for adults
  • Created a Dance for Well Being package for schools to support children with their mental health and the challenges they have faced this year
  • Weekly sessions and created a dance performance on film with our Inclusive Dance Company as part of the project ’11 Million Reasons to Dance’ in partnership with People Dancing and the National Slate Museum
  • Regular Zoom sessions with Dementia Actif Gwynedd, Whizkidz, and Carers Wales
  • Continuing to work with Care Homes through Zoom and pre-recorded sessions
  • Summer of Fun projects in Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey
  • Continuing our DUETS project in partnership with Ballet Cymru and Ysgol Llanllyfni

While we were not able to present our Christmas Show at the theatre for a second year, our groups have worked together to create a lovely performance on film called ‘Christmas Lights’ with messages of light and hope. The performance is available to buy from Galeri’s website up to the 9th December. Lastly on behalf of the Dawns i Bawb team, I wish you a Happy Christmas; stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Catherine Young
Artistic Director
Dawns i Bawb


Dance Sessions for children and young people

Every Monday and Saturday

Starting 6/9/2021

Click here for more information about our Dance Sessions for children and young people

 

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Dance Fitness

Sessions for people 16+

Every Monday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Starting 6/9/2021

Click here for more information about Dance Fitness

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Dawns i Bawb, Uned 2, Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, LL55 1SQ, Wales
Phone: +44 (0) 1286 685 220 | E-mail: post@dawnsibawb.org