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.
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?
“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”
“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.”
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!
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’
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.
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:
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.
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’.
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?
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.
The May Day Fair is organised by Christ Church Southgate with the support of local organisations, including the ATC, scouts and local sports clubs. All of the surplus from the fair is donated to charity. This year the main beneficiary charity is the North London Hospice. Streetz Ahead performs at this fair every year, it was a great turn out, great weather and all for a great cause.
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. Tickets are available to buy via this link:
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.
Streetz Ahead will be performing an extract from our up and coming show ‘Narnia’, at the Bentley Christmas Fair on Friday 28th November at 6.30pm. Please save the date in your diaries and come and support us!
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.
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.