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’
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?
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:
We will keep uploading the routine for the kids to practise with:
“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.”
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 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!
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.