St Radigunds Community Centre street dancers
Girls aged eight and over in the district have been enjoying free street dance sessions organised by DDC.
The project is funded by the charity, StreetGames, which aims to change lives and transform communities through the power of sport.
These fun lessons have proved to be really successful in Dover and are now also taking place in Deal. With teaching that includes learning various street dance moves and exercises that will strengthen joints and improve their flexibility, the participants are learning a street dance routine as part of a group too.
One of the teachers, Tamzin Dunstone, from Dover Youth Theatre said: “Street dance refers to dance styles that evolved outside the dance studios in any open space, such as streets, dance parties, parks, and school playgrounds. Street is mainly improvisational, hip-hop inspired active dance style which is social in nature. The energetic nature of street dance makes it a popular form of dance and I feel very privileged to be teaching our local young people this popular dance technique.”
Cllr Ollie Richardson, Portfolio holder for Community, said: “We are delighted to be able to host these street dance sessions as part of a wide range of activities organised throughout the year for local youngsters. This initiative is predominantly for young girls who live in the district and links to the Sport England ‘This Girl Can’ campaign supporting young women by encouraging them to be more active while boosting their self-esteem.”
Dover sessions (until 29 November)
Tuesday evenings, 4pm-5pm, at Green Park Primary School
Wednesday evenings, 6pm-7pm, at St Radigunds Community Centre
Deal sessions (until 4 January)
Wednesday evenings, 4.30pm-5.30pm, at Golf Road Centre, Deal
Thursday evenings, 4pm-5pm, at St Richards Church Centre, Deal
Posted on 09 November 2022