Street Ahead

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.

Trinity School Fair 2017

Trinity School Fair 2017

On Friday 14th July Streetz Ahead opened the Trinity School Summer Fair with their ‘Generation Blink’ routine.

Trinity were funded by the Woodside Ward to participate in the Streetz Ahead Summer Term course which consisted of 8 weeks of learning a routine, performing in the ‘Generation Blink’ show on Sunday 2nd July at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

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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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:

Meet our UEL students!

Meet our UEL students!

Every year we are very fortunate to have students from The University of East London Dance, who are studying Urban Practices. These students come to us in their final term to volunteer as dance teaching assistants.

https://www.uel.ac.uk/Undergraduate/Courses/BA-Hons-Dance-Urban-Practice

Please meet our current two students Efa and Charli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both students are a great asset to our team and we hope we can work with them in the future as well.

If you are a dance student and would like work experience with Streetz Ahead please do contact us on info@streetzahead.org or 07956 987 387.

 

 

 

Haringey Expo & Community Impact Award

Haringey Expo & Community Impact Award

Streetz Ahead attended the Haringey Expo organised by the Bridge Renewal Trust and Haringey Council on Friday 25th November at the Tottenham Town Hall. A fantastic event full of thriving Haringey organisations, a chance to network and share ideas.

We did a dance demo which was great fun and a great way to warm up.

Then at the end of the day Streetz Ahead received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for ‘Improving the lives of children and young people in Haringey’

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Haringey Voluntary and Community Expo gets off to a flying start

Haringey Youth Festival 2016

Haringey Youth Festival 2016

Streetz Ahead are on the Haringey Youth Festival board with Jacksons Lane, Mountview Theatre School and Haringey Shed. We have spent the year planning this years HYF, which was held at Northumberland Park School on Saturday 29th October.

The day consisted of workshops led by Project 7, National Youth Theatre & Wicked.

 

All the youth organisations that were in attendance then watched each others act during the tech and practiced the finale.

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Then at 4pm the audience arrived and David Lammy who is the festivals patron, gave an opening speech.

The show was fantastic with a huge range of acts, here is Streetz Ahead’s medley from our show in Spring 2017 ‘Matildz’:

 Please read exposure magazine full review of the festival:

http://exposure.org.uk/2016/11/haringey-youth-arts-festival/

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.

 

Haringey Youth Festival Board

Haringey Youth Festival Board

Streetz Ahead are on the board of the Haringey Youth Festival and we met for the last time today before our next Festival on Saturday 29th October. The board consists of Haringey Shed, Mountview, Jacksons Lane and Streetz Ahead.

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Each year we plan to bring together a varied combination of Haringey youth organisations as possible.
Our festival this year will be at Northumberland Park Secondary School. The participants get to meet other organisations in Haringey, attend three exciting workshops and then perform to an audience at 4pm. Streetz Ahead’s performing arts club will be presenting a medley of our next show ‘Matildz’.
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For more information please contact haringeyfestival@gmail.com.
Here is last years promo:

 

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

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

Thriller Flash Mob

Thriller Flash Mob

Streetz Ahead thrilled unexpected shoppers in Morrisons Palmers Green today, to promote Palmers Scream on Saturday 31st October 5.30-7pm. They were FANTASTIC and the audience were amazed and all had their cameras out!

Check us out on……….

Palmers Green Community News

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Streetz Ahead Photoshoot

Streetz Ahead Photoshoot

Streetz Ahead were asked to be involved in the launch of the new Victim Support website.

We were so proud of the children who volunteered as they were exceptionally polite, professional and really got stuck in with the shoot.

Here are the  results:

Photos taken by Catriona Gray:

Work Experience Week

Work Experience Week

Streetz Ahead is a unique organisation offering young people an experience of dance and performance in an environment that is safe, secure and inspiring.

This week Streetz Ahead have provided a work experience week for 11 students from Heartlands Secondary School.

They have experienced Drama, Dance, stage management, lighting, filming, special effects make up and they will complete the course with a live performance.

Worlds Ahead – Week 5 Rehearsal Videos

Worlds Ahead – Week 5 Rehearsal Videos

WEEKLY REHEARSAL VIDEOS FOR OUR NEXT SHOW – ‘WORLDS AHEAD’

Oakwood (Mondays 3.20-4.20pm) Oakwood Primary School, St Albans

Teacher: Liz

Ferry Lane  (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Ferry Lane Primary School

Teacher: April

Osidge Mini (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Liz

Osidge Major (Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Liz

Osidge Max (Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Jakub

Osidge Xtra (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Jakub

Bronze Class (Tuesdays 6-7pm) Haringey 6th Form Centre

Teacher: Zak & Liz

Silver Class (Tuesdays 6-7pm) Haringey 6th Form Centre

Teacher: Jamie

Gold Class (Tuesdays 7-9pm) Haringey 6th Form Centre

Teacher: Zak

Oakhill Mini (Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Oakhill Primary School

Teacher: Gracie

Oakhill Major (Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Oakhill Primary School

Teacher: April

Harris (Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm) Harris Primary School

Teacher: April

Campsbourne (Thursdays 3.45-4.45pm) Campsbourne Primary School

Teacher: April

St Andrews Mini  (Fridays 4.15-5.15pm) St Andrews Parish Centre

Teacher: Liz

St Andrews Major  (Fridays 4.15-5.15pm) St Andrews Parish Centre

Teacher: Shadee

St Andrews Max  (Fridays 4.15-5.15pm) St Andrews Parish Centre

Teacher: Zak

Coleridge (Fridays 3.30-4.30pm) Coleridge Primary School

Teacher: April

 

Worlds Ahead Mar 2015

Worlds Ahead Mar 2015

OUR NEXT SHOW – ‘WORLD’S AHEAD’
This term, we will be working towards a street dance fashion show where the participants will learn street dance routines in a cat walk style.  The course is for 10 weeks and the show will be on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22 March.

Each group will have a theme relating to a fashion capital/country. Rehearsal videos will be available on our website.
WORLDSAHEAD09Tickets are available to buy via this link:

http://www.streetzahead.org/events/

Narnia December 2014

Narnia December 2014

Streetz Ahead presents ‘Narnia’, a magical adaptation of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. A story of four children who have been evacuated out of London to escape the war and sent to live in a large country home, looked after by a professor. They discover an old wardrobe full of secrets and it leads them to a mystical land called Narnia. 200 young performers from local schools come together to perform with a cast of 17 young actors who tell the story through dance and movement.

 

BNNL Christmas Fair

BNNL Christmas Fair

The wonderful ‘Business Networking North London – BNNL’ have raised £137 at this event and have donated it to Streetz Ahead. This will fund 3 of our students for the 2015 Spring Term. We are over the moon and extremely grateful. Thank to all those who supported our charity.
BNNL Christmas Fair
Back to Basix July 2014

Back to Basix July 2014

Streetz Ahead are literally going ‘Back to Basix’ and returning to pure street dance. We have invited guest street dance crews, including some of our Streetz Ahead teachers as inspiration. Many of our Streetz Ahead members stay with us for years and eventually become our assistant teachers. We are proud to give them the opportunity to join dance crews and eventually the possibility to become teachers.