Taking GIANT DANCE STEPS to improving Lives
Streetz Ahead are amongst the second-round recipients for funding from THE MAYOR’S YOUNG LONDONERS FUND for their project DANCE GIANTS in building emotional resilience and wellbeing in young people’s lives.
100 children from Haringey schools (Earlsmead, Seven Sisters, Willow, St Francis & Risley) will be involved in Dance Giants; a street and breakdance mentoring programme for children aged between 9 – 14 year olds. The Dance Giants and Mentors will act as role models to the young people and they will share their own experiences of how the arts helped them overcome difficulties to make a success of their own lives.
Weekly activity sessions will involve high intensity breakdance and street dance training. Group mentoring sessions will build a toolbox of coping strategies and creative work will develop confidence and self-esteem. The young people will work towards an end of year production at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham to celebrate their achievements and progression. The fund will work with 100 children each year and run for 3 years.
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