This weekly creative session adopts a person-centred approach to dance, using music and props to assist. Working individually, in small groups or as a whole class, participants have the opportunity to explore dance in a safe and friendly environment. The emphasis is on sharing and having fun!
To find out more about our youth company contact the Indepen-dance office on 0141 552 3555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a Young 1
By being a member of the Young 1’z you will receive:-
A weekly advanced technique dance class
Regular performance opportunities
Opportunities to travel and work with other young dancers
Opportunities to take part in choreographic residencies
Social opportunities and development
Team working skills
Independent working skills
Opportunities to voice ideas and opinions
Opportunities to progress into Adult classes or Adult Performance Company
Opportunities to volunteer through Indepen-dance (when possible)
Young 1’z recent achievements
August 2018: Impulse Relay Collaboration with Sensatronic @ George Square Festival 2018
March 2018: TRANSIT Performance @ Go Dance 2018, Theatre Royal
March 2018: TRANSIT Performance @ Kirkintilloch Autism Week
March 2018: TRANSIT Performance @ Indepen-dance Member’s Stories event CCA
October 2017: Travelled to Findhorn to work with Bodysurf Youth Dance Company.
June 2017 took part in the Cumbernauld Gala Day
March 2017 performed “Jaykit Pockit Jig” at YDance Destinations at the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow
February 2017 performed “Jaykit Pockit Jig” at Go Dance 2017 at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
January 2017 performed “Jaykit Pockit Jig” at DanceFest 2017 in the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh
October 2016 travelled to YDance Connections in Edinburgh to take part in a number of workshops over three days
September 2016 performed “We Aren’t Extinct at All..” by Joop Oonk at Gathered Together 2016
22nd August 2018: Performing at Edinburgh International Festival with dance groups across Scotland to perform Kadamati. It is a free and unticketed event.
Young 1’z Success Stories
Sean Harrigan joined the Young 1’z and showed a natural talent and passion for dance. Sean attended class every week and was keen to take any opportunities that were offered to him. Sean progressed to volunteer at two other youth classes and developed his skills at inviting others to enjoy dance in the way that he did.
Sean was a committed volunteer and due to his enthusiasm and hard work he was offered an apprenticeship with the company. Sean progressed from the Young 1’z to volunteering to then becoming a permanent member of staff. Sean represents a brilliant example of the progression routes available within Indepen-dance.