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 559 4930 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
September 2016 performed “We Aren’t Extinct at All..” by Joop Oonk at Gathered Together 2016
October 2016 travelled to YDance Connections in Edinburgh to take part in a number of workshops over three days
January 2017 performed “Jaykit Pockit Jig” at DanceFest 2017 in the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh
February 2017 performed “Jaykit Pockit Jig” at Go Dance 2017 at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
March 2017 performed “Jaykit Pockit Jig” at YDance Destinations at the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow
June 2017 took part in the Cumbernauld Gala Day
October 2017: Travelling to Findhorn to work with Bodysurf Youth Dance Company.
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. Eventually, Sean progressed to volunteer at two other youth classes and was able to develop 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 eventually offered an apprenticeship with the company. Sean was able to progress from the Young 1’z to being a volunteer and eventually to become a permanent member of staff. Sean represents a brilliant example of the progression routes available within Indepen-dance.