23rd January 2020 15:35pm
Young Greenwich partner, Greenwich Dance is a well-known organisation in the Royal Borough of Greenwich that finds inspiring spaces for innovative dance creation, performance and community participation.
Greenwich Dance have worked with a variety of schools and organisation over the years including Newhaven Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). A recent report shows that the young people from Newhaven PRU have benefitted from the activities provided by Greenwich Dance with the support of Young Greenwich. Statistics found that 83% of the students enjoyed the sessions and, as a result of them:
66% feel the sessions have developed their confidence.
33% feel the sessions have improved their communication skills.
66% feel the sessions have improved their resilience.
83% would love to take part again in these sessions.
Delighted with the result, Greenwich Dance’s Creative Learning and Skills Coordinator Daniel Heley said:
“Greenwich Dance has been working with Newhaven for a few years now. With the support of CACT we are able to deliver weekly dance classes which aim to provide a safe space for students to learn, discover and create. Through these sessions our dance artists have seen a big difference in the confidence and self-esteem of the students taking part.
It’s really great to see how these classes are helping the students and just goes to show how much dance and the arts can make a difference to a child’s life.”
Supported by CACT and Royal Greenwich, Greenwich Dance runs youth classes across the Borough.
Here are some quotes from the young people who felt that the sessions made an impact in their lives:
"I like the dance lessons because they helped me express my emotions through dance and helped me with resilience."
"I liked the dance session because I felt more secure about dancing and I would love to do it again."
"I like them because it has taught me amazing dance moves.”
Greenwich Dance also have its NRg Sessions for Abbey Wood and Coldharbour, they are free and can be found here: www.greenwichdance.org.uk/classes/type:childrens
Young Greenwich would like to thank Greenwich Dance for their outstanding work in the community.