Young people in Louth and Alford are being encouraged to participate in free street dance sessions for 11-18-year-olds.
Dance Factor Lincolnshire takes dance into local communities providing young people with up to 10 weeks of free dance rehearsals with a professional dance artist, and the chance to compete in a local semi-final event to win a place in the Grand Final which will take place at the Engine Shed, Lincoln in May.
A successful funding bid to win funding from the People’s Millions this in November 2014, means this year’s project can come to East Lindsey for the first time. The 2015 edition of the project will cover seven districts of Lincolnshire with 30 new street dance crews formed to engage more than 750 young people in dance. As well as the sessions in East Lindsey there will be crews formed in South Kesteven, North Kesteven, West Lindsey, Lincoln, Boston & South Holland.
Alice Carter, committee member of community group InspireDance, who are leading the project said: “I am very excited about this year’s Dance Factor.
“Thanks to Lottery funding we are taking dance to new areas of the county and engaging hundreds of young people in a positive, creative form of physical activity.
“Young people will gain so much from the project in terms of skill development and personal growth, so it is very rewarding to be able to bring this to Lincolnshire.”
Sessions in Louth begin on Thursday February 5 at King Edwards School from 4pm to 6pm and in Alford, also on Thursday, at John Spendluffe Technology College from 6pm to 8pm.
The regional semi-final will take place at Skegness Academy on April 17.
Young people interested in taking part can find a full list of sessions and times at http://dancefactorlincolnshire.weebly.com/. There is no need to book – just turn up and dance!