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Y-Dance Watford

Art & Culture

We want to run a 6-week choreography project for homeless individuals to build their confidence and self-esteem.

Total received £3,533.97

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About the Project

Working in partnership with the YMCA in Watford, this 6-week choreography project aims to support their residents by inspiring and empowering them, building confidence and self-esteem and instilling a sense of achievement to prove that they can fulfill their potential and kick-start a journey forward into a life without limitations. Facilitated by an enthusiastic and supportive dance professional, the 6-week project is participant led; working as a team they choose the subject matter, choose the music and create the moves. They will learn to communicate their thoughts, ideas and emotions through movement in a way that is accessible to everyone. Following previous projects, participants have returned to further education, work and some have even joined their local theater company.

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About the Charity

Using dance as a catalyst for change we provide homeless individuals with the opportunity to progress beyond homelessness and fulfill their potential. Working across Hertfordshire we deliver choreography projects that inspire & empower participants, increase confidence & self-esteem and instill a sense of achievement & self-worth. Using various choreographic tools, participants learn to use their bodies artistically & creatively to transform their thoughts, ideas & emotions into dance. Unique to Dance Pad, as well as creating the pieces and performing them, participants are also involved in costume & stage design, marketing & production; learning new, tangible skills that are transferable into other work environments, thus aiding job opportunities.