DAZL is passionate about inclusion at every level of the organisation and within all our programs and activities. This year we are backing Stonewall UK #rainbowlaces campaign. We believe sport and physical activity should be inclusive for everyone. Were your laces with pride and show this by taking a picture and using the hashtag #RainbowLaces #MakeSportEveryonesGame
The last 9months have been difficult for everyone. We want to end this year by bringing some joy and entertainment to the community. This is our thank you and a way to celebrate all our funders, children, young people and their families continued support of DAZL and commitment to dance.
We are working with Wayne Sables and the DAZL Community Team to bring you performances created in lockdown 2 and sharing films created in lockdown. Thank you to everyone and we hope you will join us online #DAZLdigital
Special guest performance by our Carr Manor High School After School Dance Club.
This digital event is supported by Leeds Public Health, Leeds Community Committee Youth Activity Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.
From the 5th November we start the second national lowdown, we know this is extremely hard for everyone. We want to use this time to spread joy and keep everyone as fit, healthy and connected as possible. The dancing doesn’t stop! We have a full Zoom program supported by Leeds City Council Community Committees, Leeds Public Health and [email protected]
Here is the DAZL Wakefield Pilot report and what we go up to during lockdown. You can download the report or ready the slides below, we are so grateful to Wakefield Council and Aspire Health for all there support. We are very excited for the next stage….
It’s time to get creative and competitive! We’re challenging groups of between three and 12, year 7 children to come up with their own dance routine. It could be inspired by TikTok, and children can choose the music themselves.
Check out the guides for more details, and the video from Dance Action Zone Leeds for some tips.
Watch the YouTube video below lead by DAZL Dance Leader Kaci Emmonds and members of the DAZL Street Games Yorkshire group.
HOW TO TAKE PART • Groups of 3 – 12 Year 7’s to create a dance routine. These can be Tik-Tok style or anything the students want to do! The song choice can be determined by the participants. • Please click here to watch the instructional video put together by DAZL and how to incorporate these and read the guidance in this document. • To submit the video, simply share the dance routines on Instagram or Twitter tagging in @DanceActionZoneLeeds (Instagram ) / @DAZL_Leeds (Twitter) and @YorkshireSport (Instagram and Twitter) and using #WYSGDanceComp and #SYSGDanceComp for South and West Yorkshire Schools. The deadline to submit videos in 4pm on Friday 12 February. • The videos will be judged by the DAZL Street Games Group and the winners will be announced on Friday 19 February. The winners will have the opportunity to take part in DAZL’s next dance event and will be asked to perform their routine at our next West Yorkshire School Games Festival when they are back in the calendar!
COVID-19 NOTE Please ensure when taking part in this competition, participants are abiding by their school’s individual health and safety measures, social distancing policies and localised restrictions. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! If you need further support checkout the DAZL website www.dazl.org.uk or click on to the DAZL YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/dazldiamonds for hints and tips.
Here are a series of 1 min Mental Health awareness dance films created by Choreographers Mason Jubb and Chloe Young, Filmed by Wayne Sables
During lock-down with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, DAZL created a podcast with young people hosted by Wayne Sables. A new podcast is released every Monday at 12 noon by a different young person. Please follow us on Spotify, ITunes and google