From Barnsley to Bridlington, both the Senior and Junior youth dance companies travelled to The Spa in Bridlington on Sunday 5th February to perform at the East Riding Youth Dance Platform, which was such an amazing event. A huge thank you to June Mitchell and Dawn Holgate for inviting us which is becoming an annual event on the company tour schedule.
After our tech rehearsal it was straight into the all important bow/finale workshop run by the amazing East Riding dance artists. It was great to see our young people interacting and working with the other youth groups that were attending the platform also.
First up to perform in the first half of the show was the Senior Dance Company, they were ready to wow the audience with the very colourful and powerful performance of PRIDE! They came out and showcased the highs and lows of young LGBT peoples lives in today’s society.
After the interval it was time for the Junior Dance Company to perform their intense and emotional piece of work around young people and mental health. The girls showed maturity within their performance whilst showcasing amazing technique and connection to the theme.
The show finished with a high energy bow/finale dance where each group who performed in the platform came back on to have a little dance all together and say one final thank you to the audience. Everyone who performed that evening was brilliant. It is always a great pleasure for DAZL to be involved in the platform. Thanks again East Riding Youth
DAZL Active 4 Life Creative Camp – February Half Term
Book your child’s place now, only a few spaces left!
Boys & girls welcome to take part in a mixture of dance, sports, arts & crafts and many more fun activities.
When – Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2017
Where – South Leeds Youth Hub, Middleton Rd, Belle Isle, LS10 3JA
Time – 10am – 3pm everyday
Age – 5-12yrs
Price – £5 per day or £20 for the week when paid in full or with a Breeze Card
Turn up, complete a consent form (parents/carers must sign this). Wear comfortable clothing and trainers. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.
For more information or to book your child a place please contact DAZL
Tel: 0113 2706903 ext 164 or 07519 018675
DAZL Senior Dance Company travelled to Horizon College in Barnsley on Sunday 29th January to not only be a part of Crossing Borders 2017 platform, which was an amazing performance opportunity but it was also their audition for Fresh 2017. The piece which they have been working on since September with DAZL Dance Development Officer Vicky Mawson and Mason Jubb, recent Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduate and current Verve student, looks at the lives of LGBT young people in today’s society. Using iconic gay anthems and thought provoking choreography it takes the audience on a journey through the highs and lows of the characters lives.
Throughout the day the group took part in a variety of workshops within the college including a contemporary dance workshop, a street dance workshop and a social media experience workshop which allowed the young people to interact with other youth groups attending the platform.
After the Finale workshop it was time to get ready for the performance, costumes on, make up and hair looking flawless, the group were ready to put on a great show. The DAZL Seniors wowed the audience with their powerful and very colourful performance of PRIDE! There were tears, smiles and cheers from the people watching the piece, it was all in all a very emotional performance. We are now awaiting a decision from the FRESH 2017 panel and will find out at the end of February if they were chosen to perform at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Saturday 1st April.