We were asked to do some youth group dance workshops for a group in South London called ‘Between The Tracks‘. They were putting on a community event as part of a fund-raising project to raise money for the group.
They were running stalls and activities at the party, and also wanted to perform a dance piece at it, so they asked us to teach them a Street dance.
But we only had 2 rehearsals together, each lasting an hour, so not much at ALL to put together a piece to perform eeekkk!
We had a lovely group of young people attending – but not all the same people for each rehearsal (another eeekkk!) but there were keen and up for the challenge.
We chose a Street dance using a prop to make it more physical and interactive. They loved using the newspapers and really got into it, incorporating them into their mini solos during the dance.
It was lovely to see so many of their families and local people turn up for the party, and the dance was the highlight of the afternoon.
So here’s the video of them performing. It’s not as polished as we’d like, but in only 2hrs we think they did a fab job!
We were also invited back at Christmas time to do some more youth group dance workshops for the same group. This time the theme of their dance was the presents you give and receive over the holidays. We used props in the dance, which were different shaped objects wrapped up in Christmas paper! It was a really fun and cheeky dance to a high energy song by Ru Paul called ‘Christmas party’.
There was a lovely crowd of parents who came to watch the performance on the fourth week, and it was a great way for us all to get into the Christmas spirit!