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Massive Well Done to the DAZL Junior Dance Company - were all so proud of you for your performance of "Neon Lungs" at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Saturday. We would also like to congratulate Phoenix Youth Academy and Street Beads, Doncaster for getting through to represent Yorkshire in Nottingham part of U:Dance 2014.
Massive well done to all the young people who performed at the DAZL OUTER SOUTH SHOW, Wednesday 2nd April 2014 – Morley Town Hall - massive well done to the following
Westerton Primary School
Chrisie Emmonds Jamie Wong
Hilltop Primary School (Mondays Club)
Newlands Junior Dance
Gildersome Primary School
Hilltop Primary School (Tuesdays Club)
DAZL Youth Dance Company
Blackgates Primary School
DAZL Senior Girls Hip-Hop
DAZL Junior Dance Company
Kayley Davidson/ Ian Rodley
Newlands Youth Dance
Revolution Junior Dance
The Project was all Funded by Outer South Area Committed – Youth ActivityFund which were so happy to have obtained
Thank You to Councillor Judith Elliot, Councillor Bob Gettings, Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Councillor Wyn Kidger
Also a massive thank you to Wayne Sables for Filming the show, Leeds City Council Public health, Arts@Leeds and Child Friendly Leeds for supporting DAZLs work and finally and The Outer South Area Committed – Youth ActivityFund for enabling us to make this happen.
DAZL Easter Programmes are now live on the website please click on this link http://www.dazl.org.uk/Classes-and-Events/Classes please check out The DD Easter Programme and Outer South Programme.
Also weekly sessions running as normal
Please click on the classes regular flyer or contact Laura at DAZL and she will send you one out firstname.lastname@example.org
DAZL Welcomes The New DAZL Youth/ Community Dance Facilitator who starts today - Vicky Mawson started off as a DAZL participant and has been supported by DAZL through professional dance training at collage and University to completing her degree in 2013. Throughout this time Vicky has worked as a freelance artist for DAZL and other organization building on her passion to create choreography; she has extensive knowledge and experience of working with challenging groups/ young people and communities. Vicky adopts a community development approach in her delivery and like her co-worker Cherry Brown is instrumental in developing the DAZL Diamonds Cheerdance/ Hip-Hop strand, Vicky also created the DAZL Youth Dance Company and continues to develop this strand of DAZL artistically with the support of the DAZL Artistic Director. Vicky’s is a NCSSE qualified Cheerdance/ Cheerleading Coach, her focus with DAZL is to develop community dance programs across the city’s most deprived areas and assist the DAZL Dance Leader in the CPD development. We are proud to say Vicky is living proof of the DAZL model and clearly demonstrates its success/ that it works.
The DAZL Boys were so please to be involved in the Making Men Showcase on Sunday, this was a wonderful experiance for boys in dance......
We at DAZL would like to congratulate the other boys involved such as ReBuzz Youth Company, The NSCD CAT Scheme Boys, Swinton Community School, Lewis from Witerhill, Wath, Rawsmarch Community School and Choreographers/ Inspirers Craig Turner, Anthony Bayou and De-Napoli Clarke. THANK YOU - Hannah Robertshaw and her team at Yorkshire Dance and Adele from Rotherham Youth Dance Network for making it happen and having DAZL involved.
LETS HOPE THIS IS THE FIRST OF MANY ALL MALE PLATFORMS.... for more infor on making men please visit www.yorkshiredance.com
DAZL is very excited to be part of the Phoenix Dance Theatres Community Youth Platform on Saturday 29th March, 7.30pm at: The Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet / Phoenix Dance Theatre building, 2 St Cecilia Street, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA
We’re delighted to be amongst the young dancers from all corners of our region in an evening’s celebration of youth dance; from contemporary to jazz, lyrical and hip hop! We at DAZL have the DAZL Youth Dance Company & The DAZL performing on stage with other groups such as Leeds City College, Bradford Youth Dance Company, Vivid Youth Dance Company, Doncaster Youth Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Illuminate Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Senior Academy, Hull Youth Dance Company, Cockburn School, Gipton Together, NSCD Youth Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Junior Academy.
Check out Phoenix Dance Theatre by visiting their website http://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
DAZL is extreamly happy to be involved in the Making Men Dance Showcase
Making Mencelebrates boys’ dance in Rotherham, which continues to thrive under a 3-year project funded by Provident Financial.
Making Men will draw together boys from across Rotherham to share work created alongside professional dance artists. This exciting showcase is the culmination of a 10-week outreach programme in partnership with local schools and community centres. The four satellite groups have been initiated to act as feeder groups into Rebuzz, a boys’ dance company established in 2013.
Rebuzz will be working later in the year on two intensive projects with guest artists such as Zoie Golding from Fuzzy Logic. The Rotherham Boys project promotes positive diversionary activity to boys aged 11-19 years in Wath, Herringthorpe, Swinton and Kimberworth. The project enables boys to access high quality dance provision, unlocking their creative potential and improving their communication and confidence through dance.
Making Men will be taking place at Rotherham College at 6.30pm on Sunday 30th March and will feature guest groups from across Yorkshire such as the Centre for Advanced Training Boys Group and our very own DAZL Boys.
This is fantastic for the DAZL Boys to be involved in and works wonderfully with the continuation our of work on Boys and Dance with the Leeds Metropolitan University and Dr Rebecca Watson - Please click the link below and find out more information on the Making Men Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOAwTnh4XlY&list=PLggQFjpTLgpJT80Y4ezLl_8pFSAKAxjhR - Full lenght Video of the Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av6tFtiAzYE&list=PLggQFjpTLgpJT80Y4ezLl_8pFSAKAxjhR - Highlight and people thoughts on the Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2014
Please click on the Links about and watch DAZL at the 1st Ever Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2014 - Best Overall Contrabution To Child Friendly Leeds 2014 - Posted by Leeds City Council
DAZL Outer South Leeds Dance Activities.
If you live in Rothwell, Tingley, East Ardsley or Morley then come & check out our half term sessionsWed 9th & 16th April - Urban & Street Danceat The Scout Hut, 45A Haigh Road, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0LW4pm - 4.45pm 3-6 years £2 per session4.45pm - 5.45pm 7-11 years £2 per session
Fri 11th April - Street & Cheerat St Gabriels Community Centre, Fall Lane, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2BG10am - 2pm 6-13 years £5 or £4 with a Breeze CardPlease bring a healthy packed lunch to this session
Thu 17th April - Street danceat Newlands Methodist Church, Albert Drive, Morley, Leeds LS27 8SE10am - 2pm 6-13 years £5 or £4 with a Breeze CardPlease bring a healthy packed lunch to this session
Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) wins main award of the evening at The Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2014 - best overall contribution to child friendly Leeds.
Councilor Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children’s services said: “The awards received hundreds of nominations, which goes to show how much fantastic work is going on in Leeds to make it a great place to grow up. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, they are shining examples of what it really means to be child friendly: great places for children to play and learn and listen to their voices so we change what we do, to make our city better.
“Becoming a child friendly city is something that everybody can get involved in. So many people across the city have got right behind our ambition and these awards are a great opportunity for us to recognized and celebrate their great work and achievements.” For DAZL it makes it even more special as these awards were selected by young people which is the real reason we are here. All the DAZL team are totally over the moon with this award and are so thrilled to receive such a fantastic award.
DAZL is committed to contributing to Child friendly Leeds and making children and young people the Centre of all there work - DAZL will also be working with the Voices and Influences team, having young people blog about events/ review classes and be a voice to shape the organisations activities.
We would like to thank everyone at The City Varieties, British Gas, Trinity Leeds and the Leeds Arena for supporting the event as well as all the young people and everyone who played a part in making this happen. And finally a massive well done to the DAZL Boys Cheerdance team for closing the show - Such a inspirational ALL MALE group, challenging stereotypes,perceptions and enabling other boys to feel inspired and passionate about DANCE ......
DAZL is please to announce that we have been successful in receiving funding for our Outer South Community Dance Programme from the Outer South Area Committee - Youth Activity Fund, the programme covers areas including Rothwell, East Ardsley, Tingley and Morley and enable DAZL to provide a progression route from afterschool dance club to community dance. The funding will also support a community dance platform which will happen just before the school Easter Holidays.
Please click on the on our regular classes page on the Outer South programmes for further details - why not come along and join us! http://www.dazl.org.uk/Classes-and-Events/Classes
DAZL are teaming up with the Works Skate park to deliver a NEW Dance Programme in there wonderful NEW DANCE STUDIO - You can follow the Works on Twitter @TheWorksLeeds and click on this link http://www.dazl.org.uk/Classes-and-Events/Classes then click the works logo for activity with DAZL.
Tuesdays - 5-6 pm Contemporary (14-25 yrs)
Tuesdays 6-7 pm Advance Hip-Hop (14-25 yrs)
Half Term Tasters in Cheerdance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop for young people aged 11-19 yrs why not come join us.
DAZL will be running a full day of dance with performance at the Tingley Youth Centre Friday 22nd Febuary 2014
This has been supported by the Outer South Area Committee (Youth Activity Fund) This workshop is part of a bigger programme of activity which provided weekly sessions in Rothwell, Morley, Tingley and East Ardsley - Please visit out regular classes page and view the Outer South Programme for details
For February Half term at Tingley Youth Centre day - http ://www.dazl.org.uk/sites/default/files/DAZL_Docs/DAZL%20Xtreme%20Feb%20Half% 20Term.pdf
Hi guys we are looking for a dance teacher to deliver an afterschool dance club at Gildersom Primary School on Monday 3.15-4.15pm from February -July 2014 with possible opportunities to more work with DAZL. Please contact Amanda at DAZL on email@example.com
Are you 3-11years and Love Dancing?
Please click on this link for all information on the DAZL Tiny, Mini & Youth Teams for February Half Term http://www.dazl.org.uk/sites/default/files/DAZL_Docs/DAZL%20Feb%20Half%20Term%20%28Tiny%2C%20Mini%2C%20Youth%29.pdf this is for young people aged 3-11years.
Cya all there!
DAZL Senior and Junior groups Timtable for Feb Half Term is now available please click on this link http://www.dazl.org.uk/sites/default/files/DAZL_Docs/DAZL%20Feb%20Half%20Term%20%28Junior%2C%20Senior%29.pdf for info. We will be running sessions from The Works Skate Park, Health For All (Tenants Hall) and Middleton Park FC (Cranmore Drive) Hope to see you all there guys. Please keep checking our regular classes page and Like us on Facebook - Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL)
DAZL is supporting the Leeds Lets Change initiative please click on this link and sign up the website http://www.leedsletschange.co.uk/ lets make a change together! Please get intouch with us for information on how we can help you achive a healthier lifestyle, we will also supporting our parents to get more active so feel free to chat to you DAZL dance teacher about this.
This January Leeds is supporting the new Change 4 Life campaign ‘Smart Swaps’ to help families cut sugar and saturated fat from their everyday snacks, drinks and meals. Change4Life is calling on families across the nation to sign up to the smart swaps campaign and make one easy change – like swapping to a healthy school meal or swapping takeaways to cooking from scratch. Families who sign up to the national campaign will receive a FREE smart swapper full of healthier swap and meal ideas, money off vouchers and fridge magnets. All schools should automatically be receiving a “Smart Swaps” school resource pack with lots of creative ways in which the campaign can be embedded into the curriculum.
In Leeds we are running a local “smart swapathon” to coincide with the national campaign which will run from Monday 13th January until Friday 24th January. We have also made some suggested swaps that we are encouraging in Leeds to help you get started:
Make drink swaps – swapping fizzy pop for sugar free juice, milk or water
Make breakfast swaps – swapping no breakfast to healthy breakfast to start your day!
Make school meals swap – swapping to schools meals – if your audience is adults why not… promote good role modelling at meal times!
Make cooking swaps – swapping takeaways and ready meals to cooking from scratch – if people need help with cooking there are lots of support opportunities on the Leeds Lets Change website under healthy eating (www.leedsletschange.co.uk) including Jamie’s Ministry of Food Leeds based in Leeds Kirkgate Market.
Make Activity Swaps – finding new ways to be active - Why not join Leeds Let’s Get Active to gain access to free gym and swim sessions across the city 7 days a week as well as other activities in community venues including walking and family multisports? Register for free now as www.leedsletsgetactive.co.uk
What will your swap be??
Here’s how you can get involved in the Leeds Campaign:
· Why not sign your school, organisation, staff team, group up to the campaign from 12pm on the 7th January at www.leedsletschange.co.uk/smartswaps to enter our totalizer challenge
Tonight Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) are featured on ITVs main new ITN Evening news - they have been hear in Leeds interviewing people and organisations looking at what people are doing to combat obesity. Recent stats and information has shown the obesity and obesity related illnesses is one the most serious problems the Health Services is facing. The estimation show by 2020 over 50% of the population will be obese, tonight programme features DAZL and shows what we are doing to combat this.
Please click on the link and check out all the latest sessions by Dance Action Zone Leeds across the city in Local venues, all sessions are prices between £0 - £2.50p and we have a bittle bit of everything. Why not pop down to a class near you and give it a go!
Click this link http://www.dazl.org.uk/Classes-and-Events/Classes all latest classes.
You can also LIKE Us on Facebook - Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) or Tweet @dazl_diamonds
You are invited to attend a special show hosted by Councillor Blake and Dr Ian Cameron. The performances will showcase the innovative and creative way that public health messages can be brought to life by young people in Leeds through dance and musical theatre.
This performance will be an opportunity to see wonderful thought provoking performances of Dr Terror Vision performed by Five Lanes Primary and #ASHTAG Dance & Health Project performed by Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL). #ASHTAG performed by Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) The Public Health Department have commissioned DAZL (Dance Action Zone Leeds) to work with their dancers aged 9-18 in south, east & west Leeds to create an innovative engaging anti-smoking campaign. The talented DAZL dancers explored their own feelings and perceptions of smoking to create eye catching and thought provoking dances, photography and a dance film (Created with Wayne Sables Project) under the title #ASHTAG.
The overarching theme of #ASHTAG explores the negative impact smoking has on young people, especially young dancers whilst promoting the positive identity of being a young person who doesn’t smoke. Alol work has been commissioned by Leeds City Council Public Health - Gemma Manns Health Improvement Specialist
Show details The Carriageworks Theatre
On Tuesday 11th February At 5:30 – 7pm
To book your place at the VIP reception and performance please contact Ian.firstname.lastname@example.org confirming 2 weeks before.
Hi Guys hears the NEW timetable for January 2014 - December 2014 for all the competitive teams please read carefully at Age ranges, Times, Style of Dance and Venues as we don't wont you turning up to wrong sessions. All NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!
Mondays session at St Nicks Church Hall, Oakwood Lane, Gipton, LS9 6QY
Thursdays sessions at Denis Heley Centre, Founry Mill Street, Seacroft, LS14 6RD
Fridays at St Nicks Church Hall, Oakwood Lane, Gipton, LS9 6QY
ALL WELCOME PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US ON 0113 2706903 AND ASK FOR DAZL,07453 317254 for wendy (Assistant for team) or OR EMAIL INFO@DAZL.ORG.UK - we will be working towards our next comp on Sunday 4th May 2014
Please re-post and any new people are welcome to join the 2014 competitive squads
Mondays session at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Acre Close, Middleton, LS10 4HX
Thursdays sessions at Middleton Park FC, Cranmore Drive, Belle Isle, Leeds, LS10 4AW
Saturdays at The South Leeds Youth Hub, Middleton Road, Belle Isle, LS10 3JA
ALL WELCOME PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US ON 0113 2706903 AND ASK FOR DAZL OR EMAIL INFO@DAZL.ORG.UK
Please click the link below and check out the DAZL #ASHtag Dance and Health Film created by Wayne Sables Project for and staring Dance Action Zone Leeds. The project has been funded by Leeds City Council Public Health - Health Improvement Specialist Gemma Manns
DAZL would like to thank RJC Dance for inviting us to be guest at your Xmas Show we loved been involved, the DAZL Senior Hip-Hop and Pom teams had a wonderful experience. The talent from all the young dancers was amazing and the NSCD venue was just wonderful.
We Hope to keep up the partnership in 2014
DAZL today had the privilege to perform at the years Celebrating Social work conference, the DAZL diamonds entertained the delegates at the conference which was also supported by Child Friendly Leeds.
Check out the links below of the performances.
On Saturday 7th December the DAZL Dance Leaders finished there Level 2 Leadership Award with a wonder final Show with young people from across Inner South Leeds. The Show and Programme was funded by the Inner South Wellbeing Fund and was attended by Cllr Judith Blake andCllr Kim Groves who presented the Dance Leaders with there qualifications. We had 15 groups perform with over 200 young people which was absolutely fantastic - please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/dazldiamonds to view all the videos of the event and Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Kim Groves presenting them with there certificates, this would not have been possible without the inner south area committee panel believing in the programme and for that we are extremely grateful.
Below Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Kim Groves with the Newly qualified Dance Leaders
Children & Young People...
Do You:- access services in your local area?- attend activities in your local area?- meet up in your local area?- feel safe in your local area?Join the Youth Panel...- Influence how money is spent...- Help shape your local area...Get in touch By Sunday 5th January! - Click on Link above for Flyer
DAZL has moved back to Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Acre Close, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4HX
Office Number - 0113 2706903
Email - email@example.com
The DAZL #ASHtag Young People Smoking Project performed for around 100 health and care professionals from across Leeds, the event give details of the impact poverty has on health today at a conference featuring experts from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Children’s Society and the NHS.
The event focussed on finding practical and innovative ways to be more responsive to the challenges of poor health and poverty.
Experts highlighted the poor health issues that disproportionately affect people on low incomes and they looked at ways that use of innovation and best practice could provide solutions even while resources were under pressure.
Councillor Keith Wakefield, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:
“There’s a lot of good work around financial inclusion, budgeting and debt advice already taking place and we’re tackling loan sharks head on. With rising rates of social housing tenants in arrears and the effects of welfare reform starting to hit, the effect of poverty on the health of residents of all ages is a real and major challenge which we are committed to tackling.”
Cllr Lisa Mulherin, Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, said:
“The Health and Wellbeing Board is the forum for making health decisions in the city and we’re actively trying to find ways to reduce health inequalities and support more people back into work and healthy employment.
"But with over 30,000 children living in poverty in Leeds and a life expectancy gap of 12 years between the most and least deprived ward in the city, it is absolutely clear we need to do all we can to ensure health and care professionals are able and ready to respond, both to prevent poverty and to minimise its effect.”
Speakers included:• Ruth Passman Deputy Director, Equality and Health Inequalities, Equality and Health Inequalities, NHS England),• Dr Emma Stone (Director of Policy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation) and• Damian Allen (Director of Children and Families, The Children’s Society)
They highlighted the importance of tackling a range of the most urgent health and poverty problems across the city, as well as discussing potential solutions with managers and practitioners from across the NHS, council and voluntary/community sector.
‘Health without Wealth: the health and care response to Poverty in Leeds’, was sponsored by the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board, and held at Leeds City Museum.
DAZL was ask to perform and give the delegates a opportunity to look at other interesting and initiative ways of tackling health inequalities.
DAZL have been asked to perform by Cllr Keith Wakefield (Leader, Leeds City Council) Cllr Lisa Mulherin (Chair, Leeds Health and wellbeing Board) at there Health Without Wealth event 5th December 2013 at Leeds City Museum
Aim: Leeds has recently embarked on a mission to ensure that all of its services and initiatives work together to reduce the pain of poverty and inequality across the city. There are a number of high profile strands of work around financial inclusion, budgeting and debt advice. To support and enhance these initiatives, Healthy Leeds is inviting health and social care professionals from across the city to come together to hear from national experts, and find practical and innovative ways to be more responsive to the challenges of poor health that disproportionately affect people on low income such as stress and mental ill-health, respiratory disease due to poorly heated homes and many more. Healthy Leeds aims to facilitate a conversation between health and care services to look at working together more effectively, as well as linking in to the other initiatives as part of a more holistic approach to improving health and wellbeing.
A massive well done to the DAZL Diamonds and Gipton Goldstars who competed at this years Northern Classics Dance Championships 2013.
Fantastic Result we are all so proud of you all Check out this link and watch all the YouTube Clips http://www.youtube.com/user/dazldiamonds Thank you to all supporters we couldn't do it without you!
The Three DAZL Christmas showcase events this year will all be held at
The South Leeds Academy, Old Run Road, Leeds, LS10 2JU.
All tickets for all shows are priced at £3each, hope to see you all there and can be purchased through your schools (Office) or community dance tutor at your weekly sessions.
DAZL Xtreme on 8th November at the Rugby World Cup along with the wonderful RJC Dance, Yorkshire Dance well done for been so amazing cant wait for next match this Friday 15th November please click on this link and check out there wonderful work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBc4DweYzLE&sns=tw
Massive well done and thank you to Kayley Davidson and William Hunter for making this happen!
Please come along and support the event which is completely FREE - Performances by DAZL on the day too for all you dance lovers!
Please check out all the NEW and existing community dance groups DAZL has to offer across the city with over 30 to chose from. Take part in competitive hip-hop crew, cheerdance teams or get involved in our dance for fun session which perform locally and across the city. We also have progressive dance opportunities with the DAZL Youth Dance Companies and Revolution Youth Dance Company. Please check on this link and check out the sessions near you http://www.dazl.org.uk/Classes-and-Events/Classes
If there is anything we are not providing please get in touch and we will direct you to one of our friends across the city, DAZL have a dedicated investment in working within local communities using community development approaches to deliver dance & health work.
DAZL Office -0113 336 8448 ext 60712
The DAZL Team
Well done to All the people from DAZL Diamonds & Gipton Goldstars who took part in sponsored walks around Middleton and Roundhay Park, We really appriciate all the support from Young People and Parents. Massive Thank You from all of us at DAZL
We have a new message board for all things DAZL related on facebook so please go on and like the DAZL page https://www.facebook.com/danceactionzoneleeds# Keeep upto date, see new pics and get info on sucsess stories and new/ upcoming events.
NEW DAZL Classes in Inner South Leeds - Supported by the Inner South Area Committee Starting this week!
Middleton Park Ward
DAZL - Open Hip-Hop Mondays at the South Leeds Academy - 4.45-5.45pm (7-11 years Hip-Hop Dance)
DAZL X-Plode Saturdays at The South Leeds Youth Hub - 10am-1045am (3-6 years Cheerdance) and 11am -12noon (7-11years Cheerdance & Streetdance)
City & Hunslet Ward
Rebel Boys Crew at Old Cockburn Sports Hall - 10am - 11am (7-11years Urban and Streetdance)
Rebel Girls Crew at Old Cockburn Sports Hall - 10am - 11am (7-11years Urban and Streetdance)
Beeston & Holbeck
Adrenalin Boys Dance Crew at Beeston Village Community Centre - 4pm -5pm (7-11years Urban and Streetdance)
Adrenalin Girls Crew at Beeston Village Community Centre - 4pm -5pm (7-11years Cheerdance and Streetdance)
No experience required and we welcome all new dancers all sessions are priced at £1 each to make them accessible and affordable. We will be working towards a Community showcase event in December 2013. These sessions are run by our newly trained Youth Dance Leaders - Please visit the DAZL team page for more information.
http://www.twitter.com/DAZLashtag Plase add the DAZL #ASHtag on Twitter
The DAZL #ASHtag Project is a Dance & Health Project which tackles issues around smoking in young people funded by Leeds City Council Public Health Department and Gemma Mann -Health Improvement Specialist, This project started in January 2013 and works across the city with four community dance groups. The groups are based at West Leeds (New Wortley Community Centre), East Leeds (Richmond Hill Community Centre) and we have two South Leeds groups which are based at The South Leeds Academy (DAZL's HOME). The project works with over 60 young people each week between 10-17years, who have a passion for creative, contemporary dance. The groups regularly come together to collaborate and share ideas which also bring young people together who ordinarily wouldn't which is just fantastic. They work with a variety of artists including - Kayley Davidson, Cherry Brown, Luke Wilkinson, Karina Nelson and Project Manager Vicky Mawson. The group not only take part in dance session, they used other art forms within there work such as visual media, photography and film. The group has been working with photographer Amanda Burn and Dance for Film maker Wayne Sables who is the Director of WSP. All work will be showcase in November 2013 at the Carriageworks Theater along with Dance, Their Film and Photography exhibition bring young people from across the city together and to explore there issues around smoking through the various medias.
Aims: To improve health & well-being for children and young people across Leeds, exploring the effects of smoking in young people. (Group targets young people 10-17yrs)
Achievements: So far the group have taken part in photo-shoots for there photography exhibition with Artist Amanda Burns, Created a Dance film with Wayne Sabels from WSP, and perform for CBBC Roadshow Live. They have perform at many galas and event across the city over summer 2013 and have perform at the DAZL Dance Day 2013. The group hopes to continue the work beyond 2013 and develop the brand and it identity.
The DAZL #ASHtag Project is a Dance & Health Project which tackles issues around smoking in young people funded by Leeds City Council Public Health Department and Gemma Mann -Health Improvement Specialist, This project started in January 2013 and works across the city with four community dance groups. The groups are based at West Leeds (New Wortley Community Centre), East Leeds (Richmond Hill Community Centre) and we have two South Leeds groups which are based at The South Leeds Academy (DAZL's HOME). The project works with over 60 young people each week between 10-17years, who have a passion for creative, contemporary dance. The groups regularly come together to collaborate and share ideas which also bring young people together who ordinarily wouldn't which is just fantastic. They work with a variety of artists including - Kayley Davidson, Cherry Brown, Luke Wilkinson, Karina Nelson and Project Manager Vicky Mawson. The group not only take part in dance session, they used other art forms within there work such as visual media, photography and film. The group has been working with photographer Amanda Burn and Dance for Film maker Wayne Sables
We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer break and for those who took part in the many many events and summer schools a massive well done! All DAZL Community Sessions are back on as normal and we have a added a few new one! please visit the regular classes page http://www.dazl.org.uk/Classes-and-Events/Classes for more info.
All community groups will be working towards our Xmas Showcase 2013 in December and i hope as many of you are involved as possible.... for more info on the various projects please visit the projects and funding page http://www.dazl.org.uk/About-Us/Projects
What are your plans on Sunday 18th August, lazy day in front of the television, if so then why not come and join us at DAZL down at Middleton Park?
We here at DAZL and Friends of Middleton Park are organizing a Dance Day in the Middleton Park, this event will be hosted by our very own Dance Leaders and future freelance artists (Funded through Inner South Area Committee . The Middleton park dance day is a mini festival giving DAZL community groups and other local groups and the wonderful Northern Ballet theatre to come together and showcase our work.
Performances will be showcased throughout the day, as well drop-in dance workshops from Northen Ballet and DAZL, there will be various stalls such has: - Cakes and sweets stalls - Tombola and Raffle - Information and children s activity stalls.
Middleton Park Dance day is a FREE event and starts at 1:00 pm and will finish at 3:00 pm, there will be lots of fun activities for all the family throughout the entire day. This is a fantastic way of bringing groups from across Inner south Leeds together and to celabrate all the wonderful dance which is happening.
Hope to see you all there.
The DAZL #ASHtag groups from South South and East Leeds performed with the DAZL Gipton Goldstars Cheerdancers as part of this years Lark in the Park Event and East End Park. The groups went down a storm, and the Lord Mayor as seen in the picture above absolutely loved the performances as did we all at DAZL.
Such a fantastic event and a lovely day - A massive thank you to all involved and the organisers, we cant wait to be involved again next year!
Dance Action Zone Leeds, The Northern Ballet, Supreme Starlets and Friends of Middleton Park present
The Middleton Park Dance Day 2013
What are your plans on Sunday 18th August, lazy day in front of the television, if so then why not come and join us at DAZL down at Middleton Park?
We here at DAZL are organizing a Dance Day at Middleton Park, this event will be hosted by our very own Dance Leaders and future freelance artists. The Middleton park dance day is a mini festival giving DAZL community groups, DAZL diamonds, Supreme Starlets and other outside dance organization such as Northern Ballet theatre and also our very #ashtag project that is funded by Leeds city council to come together and showcase our work.
Performances will be showcased throughout the day, as well has giving you guys the chance to take part in dance workshops, there will be various stalls such has:
- Cakes and sweets stalls
- Tombola and Raffle
- Information on DAZL, Supreme Starlets, Change for life and other organization.
Middleton Park Dance day is a FREE event and starts at 1:00 pm and will finish at 3:00 pm, there will be lots of fun activities for all the family throughout the entire day. This event is about joining together our large community of South Leeds and celebrating dance and other Art forms.
COME ON GUYS SHOW YOUR SUPPORT......DO NOT MISS OUT!!
DAZL - Dance Leader
Throughout the summer DAZL is offering the following FREE workshops
We also have #ASHtag were we will be doing arts and crafts/ dance on 9th August 2013 10-2pm at the South Leeds Academy and we have a pop video project 15th & 16th August 9am -5pm at Cockburn Sports Hall (Places are limited to book in advance)
For more info on sessions check out our regular classes page.
We also have #ASHtag
Well done to all the DAZL #ASHtag groups from across the city for your performances at the following events
Some fantastic photoshoots with Amanda Burns for the exhibition which will be part of the #ASHtag celebration event later this year.
The #ASHtag is a Dance & Health project for young people which address the effect of smoking in young people, funded by Leeds City Council Public Health team.
A massive well done to the DAZL Boys and a big thank you to Youth Dance England for inviting us to perform at the pop-up events in The Light and Trinity Shopping Centre and The West Yorkshire Playhouse - You went down a storm and the talent was amazing from all the other groups from across the UK, fantastic opportunity for all involved and a really well organised and diverse programme.
DAZL is so happy to announce ICON dance will be performing at the DAZL Dance on Saturday 6th July 2013 such a fantastic local group which provides freestyle dance classes to young people. To check them out and get more information get yourselves down to the South Leeds Academy on Saturday 6th July 10am -1pm, get on facbook and check out there page.
DAZL Is proud to announce that the supreme starlets will also be performing at the DAZL Dance Day on Saturday 6th July and also at Middleton Park Dance Day on Sunday 18th August 2013. They will have a stall at both of these events promoting all the fantastic work the do, so come see them in action xx
DAZL Dance Day, Saturday 6th July 2013 at the South Leeds Academy
If your a dance group, crew or individual and would like a performance opportunity, Why not get involved in the DAZL Dance Day 2013. Take part in street, contemporary, jazz, cheerdance workshops, watch groups of all ages and styles perform and find information on dance organisations/ upcoming dance events. There will be Multi sport sessions delivered by Active Clubs Experience (ACE) outside. A fun gala experience for everyone!
Any organisation who wont to promote their work can have a FREE stall please get in touch with DAZL and book a space.
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