GET DANCING CAMPAIGN

Dylan Irvine

Boys United Member

“DanceEast has been a part of my life recently with Boys United and the U.Dance Festival since 2017. This has given me the opportunity to work with different age groups and styles.”

Megan Giles

Class Participant

“As soon as I started at DanceEast, I knew I wanted to stay and be a part of it. My tutors have supported me through all sorts, everyone is so friendly and positive, and being part of the DanceEast community makes me feel so lucky!”

Hayley Roberts

Spin Off Member

“Dancing has helped with my fitness and my health. I look forward to dancing every week and my enthusiasm has grown every year.”

Finn Skinner

Boys United Member

“Dancing with Boys United has helped me be more confident. I like that we work as a team and have a voice to make suggestions that can influence the choreography.”

Dominic Grist

Boys United member

“I have been doing dance for a few years now and have really benefited from doing it and hope to continue to take pleasure in doing it in the future.”

Jade Jeffs

DanceEast Centre of Advanced Training Student

“DanceEast have been a major part of my life and have supported me through so many obstacles.”

Tally Fee

Boys United Dancer

“I have gained a lot of self-confidence from my classes; I used to have bad stage fright but I have overcome it. I have made a lot of friends and had a chance to work with experienced dancers.”

Tommy Norris

Community Dance Artist

“DanceEast continues to be the regional hub to which I owe much of my success and happiness in dance.”

Isis Clunie

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Alumni

‘I can’t explain how much it has changed how I think about Dance, it’s exposed me to so many opportunities and opened so many doors for me within the dance world.’

Sam Deasy

DanceEast Centre of Advanced Training Student

‘DanceEast has been a large part of my teenage years, spent in a fun, friendly and healthy environment, where I’ve made lots of great friends.’

Lizzie Hawes

Community Dance Artist & DanceEast Assistant Customer Service Manager

‘I feel honoured and privileged to have such a glorious historical relationship with DanceEast; long may it continue!’

Andrew Collett

DanceEast Centre of Advanced Training Student

“Having an opportunity to dance at DanceEast has enabled me to realise my ambition, as well as making me not only physically, but also mentally strong.”

Emma Garnham

Primary School Teacher

“As a school we love being included in the different opportunities DanceEast provides.”

Joanna Haste

DanceEast Tutor Assistant & Community Dance Artist

“DanceEast offers people with additional physical, intellectual, mental and emotional needs (and more), to participate in dance, and that is in itself a beautiful thing.”

Kanika Carr

Professional Ballet Dancer

‘DanceEast gave me an invaluable insight into the professional world of dance, which helped me greatly in pursuing my dream career as a dancer.’

RICHARD PYE

BOARD MEMBER & FORMER CAT STUDENT

“A relationship with DanceEast is not something that breaks. Time may pass, interests may change but their desire to inspire and encourage never falters.”

KAREN PRATT

Dance Artist

“DanceEast have supported and helped me grow throughout the last 5 years. They have become not just a place of work, but a second home.”

Charlotte Miller

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Student

“I’ve met some incredible friends on the scheme, who share my aspirations and I’m grateful for the support of the C.A.T. scheme.”

Richard Earl

Parent & Class Participant

“Dancing has become a massive part of our lives and we are so grateful for the opportunities at Danceeast.”

 

Naomi Looker

DANCEEAST CENTRE OF ADVANCED TRAINING PARENT

“Being part of CAT is proving to be an incredible benefit to Isaac’s well-being and to his outlook on the future.”

Isaac Looker

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Student

“I think CAT has made me more mature as a person and now I’m more confident in what I do, what I say and how I dance.”

This year our GET DANCING campaign will raise funds to support our vital work with children and young people – with a focus on increasing access and breaking down barriers to participation so that every child and young person can experience the benefits of dance.

Regular access to dance can improve children’s physical fitness and co-ordination, with significant clinical evidence proving that a little physical activity each day can improve concentration levels and help to prevent obesity. Dance releases endorphins and is a natural form of stress-relief, which is increasingly vital for young people going through exams and pressure at school. Dancing is also a great way of socialising and meeting new people.

Your donations can make such a difference…
£10 will pay for a Tutor Assistant for an hour, allowing for one-on-one support for those children that need it, and making our classes accessible to those with access needs.
£20 pays for a child’s taxi journey to get to our building for classes twice a week.
£50 pays for a term of performance company classes for one child who would otherwise be unable to participate.

All donations make a huge difference in a young person’s life, but don’t just take our word for it. Click on the images to the right to see what others have to say about the benefits of dance and their experience of engaging with us.

Keep an eye on this page as more stories will be added throughout the campaign – if you want to share your story with us use #getdancing!

 

Remember, you can donate online by clicking here.

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