YOUTH DANCE CLUBS
The Dance Network have applied for Satellite Club funding from our partners Active Essex and Essex County Council on behalf of schools across Essex.
Our strategy over 2019/20 is to establish 10 new clubs across Essex ensuring dance is accessible to all and support young people who wish to develop their dance career further.
We have the following clubs available to students in the respective schools aged 14 - 19 and up to 26 with a disability
Alec Hunter Academy in Braintree in Street Dance with artist Vicki Stavrinos (Thursdays)
and Young Professionals our Youth Dance Company hosted at Colchester Sixth Form in Contemporary with artist Hayley Lemon (Wednesdays 18.00 - 19.30) OPEN TO ANYONE to access do not have to attend the Sixth Form.
In 2020 we would like to encourage Special Educational Needs and Disability Schools to join the programme and offer an after school club or lunch time club for their students. If you are a school teacher from this setting please contact us with your interest firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about the programme:
The Satellite Club programme is a Sport England national initiative to establish new, sustainable activity clubs and groups for 14-19 year olds and reverse the trend of young people dropping out of sport and physical activity. The programme is coordinated at a county level through the County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) - which in Essex, Southend and Thurrock is Active Essex.
Aims and objectives of the Youth Dance Club programme:
To introduce dance and movement skills
To develop self-esteem and confidence in the young person
To explore teamwork and co-operation
To support healthy living and physical activity through dance
To increase knowledge, skills and independence
Signpost young people to further opportunities if they wish to take their dance career further
To have fun!
To listen / pay attention and respond to instructions
To gain confidence in their physical abilities and have fun trying new skills
To be involved and engaged in weekly classes
To engage socially and enjoy relating to each other in the space, making new friendship groups
To begin to communicate and express their own creative output through dance
To respond to music
Offer young people the opportunity to perform in front of an audience or on a professional stage
Target numbers: Club’s target numbers have been set at 30+ pupils (no higher than 40). The school should aim to engage with this many young people.