WN Dance Company is an exciting new concept bringing together talented young people and professional performers to create and perform new dance works made in and for the Wigan Borough. With the aim of making progression routes and professional careers in dance more accessible for young people in Wigan and disrupting the current youth dance provision available in the North.
About WN Dance In March 2021, WigLe Dance CIC collaborated with Josh Hawkins and a group of emerging, professional and community dancers to co-create a new dance film 'We Are Flame'. The process allowed us to test a new way of working, bringing together dancers at different stages of their dance journey to share knowledge, experience, ideas and creativity with a common goal of making a unique and relevant performance.
The process was such an incredible experience that we didn't want the learning to end and so in Summer 2021 we relaunched WN Dance Company as a unique performance opportunity. We selected a group of young dancers to work intensively with professional performers over two weeks - taking part in workshops, producing individual showreels and working towards a live performance for family and friends.
Since then, the company has toured regionally, performing at Our Town Live events across Wigan, at HOME Theatre Manchester as part of the Ripples of Hope Festival and being part of the Welcome performances for THE WALK. The company meets twice monthly to rehearse and take part in classes. Company classes are open to all dancers on the last Sunday of every month. WN Dance is produced by WigLe Dance founder Amy Burdon working collaboratively with Artistic Director Josh Hawkins.