Déda is a leading creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work – connecting locally, nationally and internationally.

With an extensive class programme, performances from the best of the international dance and contemporary circus scene, outdoor arts and visual arts exhibitions: Déda enriches people's lives through dance and the arts.

Dance classes for children and young people start with Play, Dance, Move, for toddlers crawling and walking, to fun and creative Saturday morning classes, up to Déda’s flagship Youth Performance Companies.

Classes for adults offer a range of opportunities for all ages and abilities; whether you want to get fit, improve your wellbeing, or learn a new skill – Déda’s extensive programme caters to all with classes including Pilates, Yoga, ballet and social dancing.

As well as being the perfect place to unwind after your class, or before an evening performance, the CUBE café|bar situated in Déda is an ideal spot for grabbing lunch or dinner with friends. Their seasonal menu boasts some of Derby’s finest cuisine in addition to an exceptional choice of independent wines and ales.  The café also has a range of vibrant social events including live jazz evenings, book clubs and poetry performance nights. Check out what’s on at www.deda.uk.com/cube/cube-events

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Alison Lloyd: The Dark Peak

9 Dec 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

Through a passage of movement incorporating walking and dancing Alison Lloyd has documented elements of her life since 1976. In The Dark Peak, many of Lloyd’s photographs show her crouching, in a sheltered spot.

Paul Johnstone: The Ocean Inside Us

9 Dec 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

Paul Johnstone is a self-taught painter who specialises in mark making with oil and canvas that are a visualise portrayal of his ideas
Derby’s sassiest night out returns this December with a fantastic festive line-up!

Commotion House: Where Is Christmas?

20 Dec 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

It’s Christmas Eve in the Commotion House but it doesn’t feel like Christmas at all. Piles of boxes are stacked and packed ready to move home, with Christmas nowhere in sight....

Walt Shaw

6 Jan 2020 - 7 Mar 2020

Walt Shaw is an artist working in South Derbyshire, whose work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK and in Europe. His work usually integrates a variety of different media; such as collage, acrylics, graphite and inks.
Join us 10 January for the NTH Trio, which consists of pianist Laura Cole, bassist Andy Champion and drummer Johnny Hunter who are all key figures of the increasingly independent Northern Jazz scene.
Come and dance the night away at a traditional Ceilidh, sometimes known as a barn dance or country dance, with live music from The Bang on The Wall Band and their dance caller Phil Preen.
Join us this Valentine’s day for a lavish evening at LaDéDa Cabaret! This is an eclectic variety show packed with glamour, comedy, music, circus and much more.
Meet Me A Tree is an interactive first multi-sensory experience for 0-2 year olds and their grown-ups.
Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid.
OSCiLLATE is a ground-breaking tap dance experience that explores human interaction and the effects of miscommunication in relationships.

Leap Year Party

29 Feb 2020

Join us for a great night of dancing and live music at Déda!
Three talented choreographers will present work that explores themes of empowerment, relationships and the defiant image of femininity in a gripping triple bill of performances.
Continuing the eclectic line-up of live jazz in our CUBE café|bar, the John Pope Quintet kicks up a joyful racket full of rewards for the adventurous listener on Friday 6 March.
A twisted exploration of trying to remember and not remembering. In this two-hander featuring; tightwire, aerial straps and all manner of circus skills, frustration and distorted moments arise from each attempt and failure to remain connected to the present world.
ArtSpace Loughborough presents an exhibition on the theme ‘In the Dark’.
Where should dance be performed? In a studio, a theatre? Why not in remote places, seldom seen.
Come and join us for two nights worth of new and innovative choreography created and produced by the 3rd year students studying on the University of Derby and Déda’s BA (Hons) Dance Degree.

Déda Hire Facilities

19 Mar 2020

Blending dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives, Windows of Displacement is an autobiographical solo choreographed and performed by Akeim Toussaint Buck.

Interface 20

27 Mar 2020

Interface 20 will showcase the best youth dance talent from schools and community groups across Derby and Derbyshire.
Same Same…But Different is a new family show by the award-winning Sonia Sabri Company. Mixing Kathak, hip hop dance, Contemporary dance, hints of live music and physical storytelling, to create a playful and colourful world, exploring our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.
Winners of Ensemble of the Year 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Alison Raynor Quintet, join us to perform in our CUBE café|bar on Friday 3 April.
Dinky Disco Easter Special for Mini Ravers!
6 Feet, 3 Shoes is a celebration of friendship across borders, told through feisty, percussive flamenco, Scottish and contemporary dance and featuring an energetic cast of dancers and musicians, exhilarating live guitar and fiddle.

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