Funding For Youth

by antonydunn on September 17, 2014

Yorkshire Dance Youth (c) Brian Slater

Yorkshire Dance has made a successful application to the igen trust to support a three year dance programme for young people in East Leeds. The programme will focus on strengthening community links to support and develop both a junior and senior youth dance company.

The focus of the work will be to explore and create issue based dance pieces, providing young people with opportunities to work alongside professional dance artists and other visiting professionals from sectors such as health.

The vision is for the senior youth company to tour the work they create back into their communities, connecting with schools, community centres and other local organisations. Also for the young people to successfully gain formal accreditation and leadership experience.

A launch event for the project will take place at East Leeds FM in Seacroft on Wednesday 15 October 2014. Find out more from Sarah Lyon, or 0113 243 9867.

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