We are Vivid Dance, a team of dance professionals who have a strong interest in teaching dance in education and the community.
Based in the North of England (North East) we offer dance workshops and projects in an array of different dance techniques and styles to suit your needs.
Vivid Dance was founded in 1999 by Simon in the North West where he taught in educational and community settings in collaboration with other dance artists. In 2004 he moved to the North East to join Tees Valley Dance, an educational dance theatre company. This is also where he met Zubaidah who joined the company in 2005.
When Tees Valley Dance restructured in 2012 due to funding cuts, Simon & Zubaidah were offered the opportunity to continue Tees Valley Dance’s workshop portfolio. This is where Simon picked up Vivid Dance with Zubaidah as a partner.
Our workshops and projects are a culmination of work created for Tees Valley Dance and our own new initiatives.Read more
Whether you are school teacher looking for a one-off dance workshop or are interested in enriching the curriculum through dance and movement in weekly term time sessions, we can cater for all. Tailor-made sessions can be made to link to your current topic. Our sessions will be a great addition to your students' learning.
Want to dance yourself into shape? Zubaidah is currently teaching Zumba® classes at the Parkwood Hotel and Spa on Tuesday and Sunday nights. So why not Ditch the Workout - Join the Party™.
We can offer support and guidance in planning dance classes or projects for your school or dance company. We will closely listen to your wishes and develop them in a way that will achieve high standards. This can be done on an individual basis or as whole school / company.
This classroom based movement programme is the ultimate alternative education programme for primary school teachers. It is a set of activities that are all tried and tested to take place in the classroom. Using the programme will creatively increase physical activity in the school days as well as deliver learning in a new and creative way.
Simon trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and has had an international dance career. He was a founding member of teesvalleydance during which he performed and taught across the Tees Valley and Europe.
As a freelance dance artist he has taught for Salford University, schools and colleges across the Tees Valley and projects with Dora Frankel Dance CIC (now Fertile Ground) and danced with Ascendance Rep. Simon has now retrained and is a qualified teacher for secondary schools. He has taught dance in Northallerton College and currently works at Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy.
Zubaidah was born in The Netherlands where she gained a Bachelor of Dance (BDa) from the Modern Theater Dance department of the Amsterdam School of the Arts. In 2005 she joined teesvallydance as one of their full-time dancers during which she performed and taught workshops and projects in schools and colleges across the Tees Valley and mainland Europe.
As a freelance dance artist Zubaidah has taught in schools and colleges from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Yorkshire and for Dora Frankel Dance CIC (now Fertile Ground). She also is a regular guest dance artist for the Ba Hons Dance students at Teesside University. Next to teaching she has performed and toured the UK and Egypt with Tell Tale Hearts and has been part of dancedigital’s R&D team developing an app for SEN schools.
If you want to contact Vivid Dance or would like to ask about any of our services, please give us a call or send us an e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
07719 071 574
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