Meet The Dance Leaders

Child Friendly LeedsDAZL are proud ambassadors of Child Friendly Leeds, and put local young people at the heart of everything we do. Therefore we have an ongoing commitment to support, train and nurture young talent to enable them to have the knowledge and experience to have a career in the Arts. We listen to our young people’s voices and let that influence what we include in our plans and activity at DAZL. We understand the communities that we work in particularly those with barriers to provision and dedicate our time to nurture them through our DAZL model, contributing towards them achieving their goals and moving them towards a career in the Arts or other related fields of further/higher education. Below we also have the 12 Visions for Youth Dance in Yorkshire,150 young people in Yorkshire was consulted through social media/ surveys. The final wishes were consolidated by students at CAPA college in Wakefield. which young people from across Yorkshire have made the decision this is a priority for them.


Meet the Young Dance Leaders

DAZL has a commitment to training local people our Young Dance Leaders are gifted young people with a passion for leadership aged 14-17yrs. We also have a Dance Leaders program for young people/ artists who are undertaking vocational dance training whilst been support by DAZL aged 17-21years. These leader work closely with the DAZL staffing team to gain knowledge, skills and experience in the art of community dance.


12 Visions for Youth Dance – Yorkshire

  • Professional Dance Companies making work and performing in Yorkshire.
  • Something to aspire to – inspiration, influences, motivation.
  • Better visibility and access to information on classes, workshops and performances.
  • Exposure to multiple dance styles.
  • Opportunity to work with professional and experienced artists
  • Equality of opportunities across the region.
  • Dance recognized as its own subject, not within sport.
  • Greater performance opportunities.
  • Access and opportunity to experience a professional environment – space, facilities and venues.
  • More diverse dance in the media.
  • Free or subsidised tickets for young people to see dance live or on film.
  • Youth Dance feeds itself – giving back.
  • Competitive Dance Competitive Dance DAZL Diamonds & DAZL Goldstars are the official championship winning Cheerdance / Hip-Hop Teams of DAZL.
  • Community Dance Groups Community Dance Groups Throughout the year a large number of participants have engaged with DAZL’s other activity as a direct result of being involved various programmes.
  • Disability Dance Disability Dance The DAZL VINE Cheerdance Project starting in January 2011, the aim of this programme is to deliver Cheerdance to young people between 14 and 24 years.
  • DAZL Boys DAZL Boys We offer many opportunities for boys of all ages from 3 year old upwards, in all types of styles to suit the physical aspects of dance that interest boys.
  • Schools Schools DAZL’s Active 4 Life programme aims to increase involvement of inactive children by offering a range of fun activities delivered with an inclusive ethos.

Try a DAZL dance session

Classes across Leeds for anyone aged 3 -25 years. We're here to make sure you have fun even if you've never danced before. DAZL can introduce you to all kinds of dance; Street / Cheerdance / Hip-Hop/ Breakdance/ Creative /Jazz and Contemporary and more.... Express yourself, you'll have a great time make new friends, not to mention keeping fit whilst filling you with confidence!