DAZL COVID-19 Food & Physical Activity Provision

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DAZL – COVID-19 Healthy Holidays

DAZL in partnership with Fare Share Yorkshire and Leeds Public Health part of the COVID-19 Healthy Holidays provision, We will be providing up to 40 families maximum from South Leeds LS10 & LS11 posts code each week with food for nutritious meals, food parcels. The DAZL team will be following government guidelines and social distancing measures whilst distributing food from Middleton Community Centre, Middleton Park Avenue, Leeds, LS10. Collections 1-3pm on Monday and for those people who cant leave their homes we can arrange delivery.  

We cant guarantee what food will be in the parcels but their will be enough for a few days meals for a familyThis service will be on offer for 15 weeks starting Monday 27th April 2020. 

What else is in my weekly parcel? Food for the familyDance at home activity pack to keep family activeChange 4 Life activity pack and recipe sheet to keep family healthyChildren’s at home activitiesDAZL Online FREE dance activities for those who can access the internet
For information on Fare Share Yorkshire and how you can get involved to support their work during the challenges of COVID-19 visit  https://fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-centres/yorkshire/
Please contact Amy & Chrisie via email – [email protected] or Call/Text 07519018675 they will then ask you some simple questions for our monitoring and coordinate our offer. 

#DAZLonline FREE Dance Activity

The team at DAZL have worked hard to put activities together with the support of our funders Public Health, [email protected], Street Games, Sport England and Leeds Community Foundation. We are thinking of you all and hope you and your families are safe and well. We are really impressed with how you have engaged with this process and if anyone has any suggestions please do let us know. 
What is on offer from DAZL whilst I am at home?Facebook LIVE sessions and Zoom Room sessions – this is advertised on your groups page and via our social media platforms. Weekly 20min family dance fitness released every Sunday at 11am on our Vimeo Channel www.vimeo.com/danceactionzoneleeds Dance activity videos via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo and Instagram. The children and families then upload their progression to their individual Facebook groups or just simply upload under the various video/ activity posts.What if I do not attend a DAZL Session and cant go onto the private social media groups?You must fill out an online consent form https://dazl.wufoo.com/forms/dazl-consent-form-dazl-online-consent-form/You must then be able to answer the security question for the group.Groups are monitored by the DAZL team and and comment or upload has to be agreed by a DAZL Staff/ Team member.You can only add yourself to the your local session (Dose not include DAZLdance-fit 14yrs+ this is city wide) or you can join in on the general open activities to all on the main page. 
#DAZLonline activity at home disclaimer 

DAZL strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before undertaking any changes in your physical activity regime. DAZL and the team take no responsibility for any personal loss or injury caused whilst you participate in our #DAZLonline activities.  Please make sure the area around you is clear of any hazards before starting any of the activities. Stay hydrated and be aware of you body and surroundings. 

#StaySafe #StayAtHomeSaveLives Listen To The Experts! We cant wait to see you all soon.

Love Team DAZL #DAZLfamily 
 
Weekly COVID-19 Online Activity
DAZL Upload video each week on our Vimeo Channel www.vimeo.com/danceactionzoneleeds this is the latest family Dance-Fit from the DAZL team and our newest member Darren Murphy

DAZL Online Dance Fitness

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Here are some at home workouts you can do at home from the DAZL Dance Fitness Team. You can also visit www.facebook.com/danceactionzoneleeds and via our vimeo channel www.vimeo.com/danceactionzoneleeds

Please do let us know how you all get on!

DAZL Online Activity Program

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DAZL is committed to ensuring all our groups across Leeds and Wakefield continue to get dance activity. We have uploaded the full program here http://dazl.org.uk/calendar/ we have something for everyone.

to access these activities you must fill out an online consent form and chose your session.

Instruction on adding yourself to a activity

Step 1: Go on to the DAZL website calendar page http://dazl.org.uk/calendar/ find the online session you wish to attend

Step 2: add yourself the the DAZL Facebook by liking the page  www.facebook.com/danceactionzoneleeds

Step 3: Complete this simple online  consent forms  https://dazl.wufoo.com/forms/dazl-consent-form-dazl-online-consent-form/ they then just select the session to get access to the private Facebook groups.  

Step 4: using the link for each session on the DAZL calendar to access your private group link click on the link  once you fill out your consent form and clicked on your link you will asked to answer the two security question.

Step 5: This will be reviewed, checked with consent form and then admin team will make decision to approve or not.   

What if i miss my session? Don’t worry if your in the private group the live-stream video will be their. If you in a Zoom room you will have missed the class.

Will you upload any other sessions to Youtube or Vimeo? Yes will upload a 20min family dance fitness session and a 30min introduction to dance session weekly on our Vimeo. www.vimeo.com/danceactionzonleeds we are also uploading activities to our YouTube channel too www.youtube.com/dazldiamonds so make sure you subscribe to both.

Thank you, stay safe and lots of love from us all at DAZL

Dance with Mason from DAZL part of #DAZLonline

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STARTING TOMORROW

We have the amazing DAZL Diamond Head Coach Mason Jubb will be delivering a fun, energetic 30min session.

Every Monday, Wednesday & Fridays at 11am

Why not join in the fun and this could also go towards all the families physical activity/ PE. Please login at 11am from your homes part of #DAZLonline www.facebook.com/danceactionzoneleeds

Thanks – Team DAZL

Covid-19 & DAZL Online Plans

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#DAZLonline

Whilst we are all at home and cant get out to face to face sessions with DAZL, the team at Dance Action Zone Leeds & DAZL Wakefield have worked hard to put some resources and activities together. We are thinking of you all have created a series of Facebook groups for your sessions. Most people have accepted these and joined the groups already. We are really impressed with you and how you have engaged with this process and if anyone has any suggestions please dont let us know. 
What will be on offer whilst I am at home?

  • Online dance challenges for children and families to upload to their individual Facebook groups or just simply upload under the various videos.
  • Session videos and tutorials will be upload for you all to practice
  • Weekly 20min family dance fitness
  • Warm-up, Cool Down and Individual skills dance activity Videos
  • Facebook LIVE sessions and Zoom Room sessions – this will be advertised on your groups page and via our social media. 

What if I do not attend a DAZL Session and cant go onto the private social media groups?

  1. You must fill out an online consent form
  2. You must then be able to answer the security question for the group.
  3. Groups are monitored by the DAZL team and and comment or upload has to be agreed by a DAZL Staff/ Team member.
  4. You can only add yourself to the your local session or you can join in on the general open activities to all. 

What social media platforms will you be using?

  • Facebook – @danceactionzoneleeds and @dazl_wakefield
  • Twitter – @DAZL_Leeds & @DAZL_Wakefiled
  • Instagram – @danceactionzoneleeds and @dazl_wakefield
  • Vimeo – (Video Channel) www.vimeo.com/danceactionzoneleeds 
  • YouTube – (Video Channel) www.youtube.com/dazldiamonds 

Stay in contact

You can also email [email protected] or Whattsapp your progression on 07519018675 

#DAZLonline activity at home disclaimer 

DAZL strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before undertaking any changes in your physical activity regime. DAZL and the team take no responsibility for any personal loss or injury caused whilst you participate in our #DAZLonline activities.  Please make sure the area around you is clear of any hazards before starting any of the activities. Stay hydrated and be aware of you body and surroundings. 

Stay Safe, Stay At Home, Listen To The Experts! We cant wait to see you all soon.

Love Team DAZL #DAZLfamily 

#DAZLonline

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Hi DAZL Family

Whilst we all deal with the horrible COVID-19 we have put together activities, challenges etc for you to do at home.

The DAZL Director Ian Rodley will do a weekly update on what is on offer and where you can access this and get involved.

We will be using our Vimeo and YouTube channels to communicate and upload content. For activity sessions visit https://vimeo.com/danceactionzoneleeds Whilst people are home you can also login to Facebook and join the various community online groups. If you are not a current member you wont be able to be added without filling out the necessary online consent form and protection questions. All groups are private and managed by the DAZL Community Team. All posts are monitored and have to be agreed by the moderators from DAZL.

You can access the DAZL YouTube Channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/dazldiamonds/

Dance Action Zone Leeds ”Why do you love to dance?”

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Part of the Dance Action Zone Leeds ”Why do you love to dance?” series we asked for our practitioners and dancers to get involved and tell us why they love to dance and why the arts are important. The series consists of Six x60 sec films and then two films with the young people expressing their love for the arts – Here’s what they say…

At Dance Action Zone Leeds we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for all to dance! Visit www.dazl.org.uk for more information or email [email protected] This project was in partnership with Wayne Sables and Funded by the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund

 

 

Feedback from parent #KickOffBoys Project

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Hi Chrisie, Dance Action Zone Leeds (Kick Off Boys Project)

Just wanted to send you a bit of feedback- I hope you can use it for reports etc. ( I run an arts organisation myself and know how useful it is to have!)
This morning, after last nights performance at NSCD,  I overheard Dylan  say, as he woke up and in a bright cheery voice: ‘Good morning world!’  A lovely positive start to the day and for Dylan  a massive turnaround for a boy who used to wake up angry (and quite often screaming) most mornings. Less than a year ago Dylan was seeing a counsellor through CAMHS and being part of Kick Off  Boys has massively helped him.
He absolutely loves dancing and being able to use his huge amounts of energy in such a positive way has enabled him to feel so much more comfortable about himself and really helped to build his confidence. When he first started Kick Off Boys he was so thrilled and said it was the the start of his career and that he was in his first ‘company’!
I am so very grateful that he has this opportunity as being part of the group is as important to him as the dancing and he loves to tell me stories about all the other boys in the group. He feels a sense of belonging and he thrives from the mix of ages and from being accepted by the older boys. I think it has helped him to feel that it’s ok not to be the same as everyone else.
We are travelling to Leeds from Holmfirth twice a week so that Dylan can access The Kick Off Boys Project and the NSCD classes because it is so important for his well -being. It is a real shame that there is nothing closer to us as there must be so many other boys like Dylan who would benefit from these groups (and boys in Dylan’s school still think dancing is just for girls!).
I do think it’s really important to get boys dancing before they leave primary education as I think the peer pressure and self-consciousness that comes with the teenage years must prevent so many boys from experiencing dance.
Thank you again for offering this opportunity. We re so glad Dylan is involved!
Kind Regards
Chloe
Chloe Williams,
The Children’s Art School.
Kick Off Boys Project is a partnership with Dance Action Zone Leeds, Phoenix Dance, Northern School and Leeds City College. 

Kick Off Boys & Positive Futures CSE Project

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Overview CSE Dance Project

The Kick off Boys Youth Dance Project which was originally partnership between Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL), Phoenix Dance Theatre and Leeds City College. Each of the organisations have a different focus from FE, HE, Conservatoire dance providers, to health organisations and a professional touring dance company. Our collective focus is to bring together boys from across Leeds through dance to explore issues which relate to them. We aim to provide artistic opportunities and progression routes for boys in dance with multiple entry and exit points.

In September we partnered with Health for All Leeds –Positive Futures project which is funded by BBC Children In Need. In the last 4 months we have engaged 18 boys from areas of deprivation weekly and they have had the opportunity to perform this work at the following platforms.

  • DAZL Christmas show at The Riley Theatre
  • MASSALA Dance Theatre (All male international dance company) 2nd February 2019 – Curtin raiser 
  • NSCD Community Show 17th March 2019 
  • Child Friendly Leeds Awards 7th March 2019 at City Varieties (The lads have been nominated for youth group of the year) 

The main cohort of the boys are aged 11 – 18 years, from deprived Leeds with some older members acting as mentors to the younger participants. The boys of which many would consider as vulnerable have just finished working on a CSE dance project with artist Donald Edwards titled ‘No Exit’, this focuses on Child Sexual Exploitation of young men and how this impacts on their emotional wellbeing and resilience. Allison from Positive Futures delivered a series of CSE workshops and worked with DAZL and the boys to create a film resource which accompanied the live work to be used wider throughout Leeds to support young who have or are experiencing this. The project included live performance, film and created by professional film maker Wayne Sables which was launched on 15th December 2019 at the Riley Theatre.

All boys state that they have all experienced some form of older adults trying to contact them online. All the four older gay young men had experienced inappropriate relationships/ situation with older men which they hid due to the fear of coming out to parents and others.

Here is a link to the live performance of #NoExit by the Kick Off Boys – the performance shows “The Four Stages of grooming” through the art of dance which in a clear way so the message can resonate with the audience

Here is a link to the information film from the Kick off Boys Project and how they used dance as a tool to highlight the topic of Male CSE

What the information film covers

  • Overview of the project on how we use dance to tackle the issue.
  • What is child sexual exploitation?
  • What are the four stages of grooming?
  • The Kick off Boys tips on how to stay safe online!
  • The Kick off Boys tips on stay safe in general!
  • The Kick off Boys message to other boys!

What the Kick off Boys say…….

“The four stage of grooming have really stuck in my head and now I am much more clearer about what’s right, wrong and how easy it is to fall into the trap – KICK OFF BOY

“I am shocked how many cases come from online and now I will set my social media setting to privet or higher privacy settings and not adding people I don’t know or giving out personal information. – KICK OFF BOY”

“I have learnt it happens to boys a lot more than you think and I dint realise my own experience was that I had been exploited when I was 16yrs and coming out – KICK OFF BOY

The boys have gained confidence in having the discussions around Child Sexual Exploitation as positive futures delivered the workshop in small easily digestiable chucks over the 8 workshops. This then give the boys not only time and space to talk about the topic but workshop this through movement. This then meant they could really understand and pick apart the process when creating their dance work.

The boys have opened up about experiences and situation which have effected them and developed a support network within the Kick off Boys group and the partners involved. For the younger boys listening some of the older boy’s situation/ experiences allowed open discussions on how not to get into similar situations and prevent this from happening again. They boys have gain a lot of knowledge and nowhere to go for help and support, but key to this they are understanding how to listen to their own bodies which come up lots in the film.

This project has highlighted that child sexual exploitation does happen to boys a lot more than we think and that we need to see the signs for boys and girls equally. It’s really highlighted that we shouldn’t revert to “its just boys been boys” or anti-social behavior. The partnership with positive futures have been wonderful and the boys are now performing this work and bringing topic to light and the attention of people across Leeds.

 

DAZL February Half Term Creative Camp

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Come join the fun

DAZL Half Term Creative Camp for 5-11 years in partnership with the South Leeds Youth Hub & Active Clubs Experience part of Health For All Leeds.

Monday 18th – Thursday 21st February 2019.
8.30-3 pm each day
£7 per day or £20 for 4 days (Paid in advance)

BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROVIDED by FareShare Yorkshire

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