Street dance in Enfield

Street Feet

Street Feet

On Sunday 18th March 2018, Streetz Ahead performed two shows of Street Feet at 2pm & 7pm at The Millfield Theatre. 300 local children danced their way through a physically energetic, fast paced dance and comedy show that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Streetz Ahead presents Street Feet………

Cast A consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, Oakwood, George Spicer, St Andrews Mini, St Ignatius, Oakhill, Coleridge, Millfield Major, St Andrews School & Child’s Hill.

Cast B consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, St Andrews Commercial, St Andrews Breakers, Osidge Mini, Millfield Xtra, Trinity, Campsbourne, Osidge Major & St Pauls.

Street Feet Testimonials:

Dear Streetz Ahead Olivia and Elizabeth once again thoroughly enjoyed the Street Feet show – both my children aged 8 and 9 loved taking part.  My youngest daughter was really nervous before the show but afterwards wanted to do it all over again.  Streetz Ahead helps to build my children’s confidence and also helps them bond together by practicing the routines at home. As parents we feel soooooo proud watching them take part in the shows (cheering too loud at times😄)

Firstly just to say the performance on Sunday was brilliant and Lily really enjoyed it.  Lily has struggled with her confidence when performing in front of an audience and we did have a few wobbles and tears when I dropped her off on Sunday.  But that was quickly overcome when she joined her group and to see her on stage enjoying herself was amazing – so thank you!

Wonderful community spirit. Every child smiles, looks happy, proud and confident. Many of the participants would never get to experience those feelings or have the opportunities provided without Streetz Ahead. A fantastic show, smiling from beginning to end. Every child should get to join in the magic of Streetz Ahead. Thank you and keep going!! xxx

Click here for more Street Feet Testimonials

A fantastic show with a phenomenal cast! Well done to all the performers and backstage team plus all of the spring term teachers.

Matilda Theatre Trip

Matilda Theatre Trip

On Tuesday 11th July Streetz Ahead went on a West End Theatre Trip to see their very own Sebastian Harry perform the role of Tommy.

There were 32 members of Streetz Ahead including parents and they all wore turquoise bandanas to be united on the tube ride.

 

‘Matilda is full of hilarious moments & highly energetic with an incredibly talented cast. It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. We highly recommend that you go and see it and ask us when you are going, so that we can let you know if Seby will be in it!’

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Generation Blink

Generation Blink

This July, Streetz Ahead performed an original production of ‘Generation Blink’ written and directed by Elizabeth Lahav, which is a story of four generations struggling to live together in harmony. The ‘Gods’ are forced to visit earth and find a way to save humanity. Will the ‘Gods’ find a way to unite them and make them realize what is important in life?

 
Parent Testimonials:

“Amazing opportunity for children to explore themselves”

“Very good value for money charity where children are fun to watch and learning the skills of friendship and caring”

“Absolutely amazing very impressive by the quality of performance from the young people”

“Great opportunity for kids to grow in confidence and have fun”

“Brilliant confidence building it drives my child’s energy in the right direction”

“This a fantastic school which has developed my children and given them plenty of confidence”

“I think its great for kids absolutely love getting on stage and its boosts their confidence 100%”

“A brilliant all-inclusive confidence inspiring club that helps children to appreciate and embrace a love of dance and performing”

 

 

 Student Testimonials:

“I have really improved my dancing and now I feel more confident and not shy to perform in front of a big audience.”

“It was exciting and I made more friends.”

“I got more confident with my dancing.”

“I learned new steps.”

“It made me feel brave and cool.”

“I learned new things and being confident.”

“I really had fun dancing and I really want to do it again to become more confident.”

Matildz

Matildz

In March 2017 Streetz Ahead performed ‘Matildz’ like you have never seen it before! A hip-hop adaptation of dance and rhyme with 200 talented young people – a fantastic show full of energy and hugely talented children.

Parent Testimonials

Thank you Olivia, Elizabeth, Harry, Kate and everyone at Streetz ahead for your hard work and efforts in putting on such an amazing show. From Olivia’s meticulous emails and reminders to Elizabeth’s creativity and imagination, everything was clearly well planned and enjoyed by parents, families and the children who took part. Thank you once again and can’t wait for the next show 🙂

Omg what a fantastic show tonight! So proud of all the children, we were completely blown away with the whole production and organisation! A huge thanks to Elizabeth Lahav & Olivia Lahav Wakeford and the entire Streetz Ahead crew for all their hard work! We have two exhausted kids here who I know will never forget their first ever stage performance! Who knows what lies ahead for them now they’ve got Streetz Ahead in their lives!

Congrats to you on a brilliant show! It was a fabulous performance – the children were all amazing – they had so much energy and talent, and looked like they were having a ball! It was so well organised too. Kenza thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being part of the show. Thank you!
When I saw my daughter in school I never expected such an amazing performance. Thank you so all organisers for their efforts and patient. I loved it!! 5 stars
Congrats on tonight’s fab show! The confidence you give the kids & the energy they bring to their performances is fantastic!
People couldn’t have been nicer. All the other parents and helpers made us feel very welcome and the children had a really great day.
Student Testimonials 

I really enjoyed being with my friends and I really enjoyed this term/I really liked it because it was fun/I like it when we do the shows and I want to do it every month/I loved everything/I feel proud/I love Streetz Ahead because it is active/Streetz Ahead is the best because you get to make new friends/I loved it and can’t wait till next term/It was the best term/It’s so much fun and I enjoy it a lot/I loved it /It was brilliant/Absolutely brilliant/Brilliant show thank you very much/Fantastic show as always.

Read lots more testimonials here!

Streetz Ahead Supporter Big Yellow

I am pleased to say I attended Saturdays show, with my plus one and we both agreed it was amazing. All your extremely good work and hard efforts, paid off. Well done. It’s such a wonderful thing for the kids to do gets them out the house off their games consoles and gets them socialising from such young ages. Again thank you for the invitations and I hope to attend future performances. Keep Up The Good Work Guys!!

Please see more photos by Carly Michael below: 

Matildz Photos

We like to support young people in their careers, so we had a film & media student called Day Gibson who put together a behind the scenes glimpse into a Streetz Ahead production.

                                 

Click here for a fantastic review by Exposure Magazine

Every production we produce a programme that includes all show information, including the cast and group names, check it out here:

Enfield Parade of Lights

Enfield Parade of Lights

 

Streetz Ahead were invited to join the Parade of Lights in Enfield which circled 2 miles around Enfield Town. The kids sang out Matilda songs as they paraded down the streetz on their brightly lit up scooters – The Enfield Mayor even joined us for some cha cha slide ! What a fantastic event – we will back next year!

Enfield Town Show

Enfield Town Show

Streetz Ahead set up their pop up stall at the Enfield Town & Country Show on Sunday 25th September.
A chance to mingle with the amazing services, arts and crafts and activities available in Enfield.
Streetz Ahead did two workshops with students from their St Andrews group and also had karaoke available to try out.

 

Boom Box

Boom Box

In July 2016 Streetz Ahead performed ‘Boom Box’ at the Arts Depot – The show synopsis was

‘Come back in time with Streetz Ahead and 300 talented young dancers who will entertain you with their energetic dance routines and the very best music of the past century. The Performing Arts Club will rap and sing to you as they link the decades with this brand new musical written and directed by Elizabeth Lahav.’

Streetz Ahead produce three shows a year.

Please check out the photos by Leda Omran which are available to purchase:

https://oliviawakeford.shootproof.com/gallery/boombox/home

 

Love No Evil Remixed

Love No Evil Remixed

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This March Streetz Ahead performed ‘Love No Evil’ – A story about Geek boy who falls in love with the wrong person. He takes a journey overcoming many groups who try to stop him in his tracks. Will Fish Man persuade Boss Man to catch him? Will Fish Daughter abide by her fathers wishes, will the Jazzers blind him with their jazz hands? Will the Firestarters light up the sky? Will the Ravers stay awake all night? Will Cool Dude save his best mate?

Saturday 12th March @6pm Photos by Leda Omran

Sunday 13th March @2pm Photos by Leda Omran

Sunday 13th March @6pm Photos by Leda Omran

Performing Arts Club Photos by Brittany Rutt


Love No Evil by Brittany Rutt on Exposure

Spring Term 2016

Spring Term 2016

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Streetz Ahead starts back week commencing Monday 4th January and we will be running a 10 week course leading towards a production of Love No Evil in March!! Please check out where we hold classes and register your child ASAP to guarantee a place:

Tottenham – We are based at the Haringey 6th Form College and we run a class at St Ignacious Primary School

Wood Green – North Haringey Primary School

Crouch End – Coleridge Primary School

Enfield – St Andrews Parish Centre

Southgate –  Osidge Primary School

Woodford – Oakhill Primary School

St Albans –  Oakwood Primary School

www.streetzahead.org/registration/

The course costs £53 which includes a 10 week course, to perform in a show, certificate and DVD.

FlashMob Fitness

FlashMob Fitness

This is a new and unique way of exercising designed by Streetz Ahead. We were successful in receiving funding to deliver flash mob fitness sessions to primary schools in Haringey and Enfield. In collaboration with Alexandra Palace and EMDP (Exercise Movement & Dance Partnership) all schools will flashmob at the Summer Festival at Alexandra Palace in July 2016 and attempt to break a world record!

We go into the schools that applied, teach up to 400 children at a time for 20 minutes every week for 6 weeks. We then leave a DVD for them to keep practising up until July 2016, when all the schools will come together and perform the same routine.

We have three fantastic helpers from University of East London to help us teach the routine to all the kids:

University of East London Students

We will keep uploading the routine for the kids to practise with:

Testimonials
“Our kids and teachers loved getting involved and the kids are all keen to practice. They are really looking forward to the next session. It also broke up the day nicely for a lot of classes learning in the classroom for the majority of the day. “
St Mary’s N8

” The kids had a great time and I must say so did the adults. It was so exciting for the children and a great opportunity for them to take part in. We are currently working towards our silver healthy school award and this is a great way to get the children active. There was a real buzz in the hall and the children behaved better than ever in the hall as they were all so engaged. One member of staff even got emotional watching the children as she found it quite overwhelming.”

St Ignacious, N15

Enfield Town Market Launch

Enfield Town Market Launch

 

Streetz Ahead performed at the launch of the newly refurbished Enfield Town market on Saturday 3rd October.  They drew the crowd in and did a musical medley. A fantastic performance for a fantastic launch.

 

Hairzpray will be performed on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December at The Haringey 6th Form Centre.