Throughout the year, CMD runs and hosts a range of workshops for its members, for a variety of causes! From internally-led workshops, to collaborative work with other societies and also the odd visit from dance professionals, through workshops CMD aims to offer that little something extra for every one of its members.
CMD-for-CMD workshops crop up from time to time, usually offering members either a specific, development workshop, like performance focussed sessions for competition dancers, or something in the form of a one-off type of class. These sessions all mix into the club’s wider effort to enhance the experiences of its members, whilst developing them as dancers and developing #TeamCMD’s talent.
Very recently, CMD set out to facilitate collaborative workshops with fellow performance-based societies, in an effort to raise money for its running charity, and strengthen its links with other clubs, whilst offering all members a chance to try something a little different. This initiative began in May 2016 with a CMD-WarwickPole workshop, in which we ran a workshop for one another, had a blast and also raised £104.34 in just three hours! This year, we hope to collaborate with other societies on campus to give members the chance to learn new skills, whilst raising even more money at the same time.
This past year has seen CMD’s increasing collaborative efforts with Warwick Active, hosting two all levels dance workshops as part of their ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, inviting members of the public as well as the university the chance to dance no matter what level they are. This year, we’ll be strengthening our links with Warwick Active by hosting Rock Up sessions in Term 1, to encourage people to dance by offering free beginner level classes. And it isn’t just CMD running workshops for others. In the past, professional individuals and companies from across the dance industry have come to run workshops for CMD. Most recently, representatives from Matthew Bourne’s company came and led a three-hour workshop based on the production ‘Sleeping Beauty’ for CMD members, which was a huge success. Look out, because there’s most definitely more like this to come!