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Déda is a centre for Dance, Movement and Creativity, located in the heart of Derby, connecting locally, nationally and internationally.

We have something for everyone. We host 50 dance and movement classes each week for all ages and abilities and present over 70 performances annually in our 124 seat Theatre. We have a cafe, free visual arts exhibitions and are a part of local festivals including Format Photography festival and Derby Book Festival.

We also host a MA in Dance and Choreography in partnership with the University of Derby and deliver projects across Derby in hard-to-reach communities, low-income areas and healthcare settings using dance to enrich people’s lives. We also produce Derby Feste, an annual international street arts festival.

We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity (1053633). Our vision is to enrich people’s lives through dance, movement and creativity, producing hyper-local yet international facing work of relevance and place.

Partnership-working has always been one of Derby’s strengths – a scheme such as this enables us all to embrace opportunities.

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Katie Wells

Lindsey Hatfield

Commercial Development Manager

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