All working together to support our communities

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Part of the DAZL Healthy Holidays Leeds program, funded by the Leeds Community Foundation. DAZL has been providing not only online dance and our popular Garden Groovers program. We are providing families in need of support with food parcels each week. Every Monday, DAZL is supplying 40 families’ which is 118 people with food. DAZL has extended this offer to Tuesdays, providing 35 families which is 82 people with food. All the families are from the Leeds 10 and Leeds 11 post codes. DAZL has been working in partnership with Fare Share Yorkshire who are supplying the food each week. DAZL has been so lucky that we have also had support from FOX’s Biscuits, Warburtons and ASDA Middleton to widen our food provision.

The families also get the following three inserts please feel free to download.

In addition to this work the DAZL Community Facilitator Chrisie Emmonds and Dance & Health Specialist Amy Smith have been working with a team volunteers from 5ways Recovery Centre Leeds. These volunteers have been vital to our work and we cant thank them enough.

The film above created by Wayne Sables Project is a little snapshot of the vital work which has been happening. Thank you to everyone involved, your all wonderful.

Dance Impacts dance advocacy film – #CYPDNN

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Dance is all setting is so important and especially right now. Here is the link to our #DanceImpacts dance advocacy film, please use this to help support dance for children and young people wherever you can! Share your news and use the #DanceImpacts 

Dance has so many positive impacts on children and young people. Dance can impact culturally, physically, mentally, socially and creatively. In this CYPDNN  #DanceImpacts advocacy film we witness first hand some of these benefits and hear from children and young people, their teachers and leaders, funders and supporters, advocates and others. Please view, share, like and use the film to support dance for children and young people where you are.

Alongside the film, CYPDNN have drawn together a range of supporting and useful resources available to CYPDNN members, that highlight dance and creative subjects, its popularity and usefulness, its importance and relevance  and cover a range of statistics, quotes and opinions. These also look at the apparent decline in the dance offer for children and young people in school settings. Dance provision is often patchy or under threat from cuts or being reduced in school timetables in favour of other subject areas. Despite the clear impacts and benefits, it appears that dance is in decline in many of these educational settings and that dance is deemed a less rigorous or realistic subject to take at GSCE and A Level.

Share your experiences and highlight how #DanceImpacts you and the children and young people you know or work with. Use the hashtag  #DanceImpacts and tag CYPDNN and together we can raise awareness and advocate better for dance for children and young people across the North.

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#DanceImpacts – you can request our resources list by emailing [email protected] 

To join the CYPDNN network FREE use this link http://www.cypdancenetworknorth.org/join

DAZL support young peoples’ mental health during lockdown. Supported by Leeds Public Health & Sport England

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ClubMatters Sport England caught up with DAZL to see how they are continuing to support young peoples’ physical and mental wellbeing!

We hear from young people, instructors, parents, and Leeds Beckett University on the difference that DAZL are making to the lives on young people across Leeds.

Supported by StreetGames satellite club funding they have also enabled young people to support the running of sessions that are led by a strong youth voice!

DAZL are a community organisation, passionate about enabling young people from deprived areas of Leeds. By using dance as an accessible, engaging tool to support the reduction in physical and mental health inequalities, DAZL have built a fantastic reputation within Leeds and positively impacted the lives of countless young people.

DAZL discusses the physical and mental benefits of dance for young people through Coronavirus! – Click below to watch the film.

DAZL Food Provision -Extra Day

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DAZL – COVID-19 Healthy Holidays extra Provision on Tuesdays!

DAZL in partnership with FareShare Yorkshire and Leeds Public Health part of the #HHLeedsCovid19 provision. We will be providing up to 40 families maximum per day (Monday’s & Tuesdays) from South Leeds LS10 & LS11 posts code each week with food for nutritious meals, food parcels.

#MondaysFullyBookedUp but have space for Tuesday

The DAZL team will continue to follow government guidelines and social distancing measures whilst distributing food from Middleton Community Centre, Middleton Park Avenue, Leeds, LS10. Collections/ deliveries 1-3pm on Monday & Tuesdays.

We cant guarantee what food will be in the parcels but their will be enough to support a few days meals for a family. This service will be on offer until 18th August 2020.

What else is in my weekly parcel?
Food for the family
Dance at home activity pack to keep family active
Change4Life activity pack and recipe sheet to keep family healthy
Children’s at home activities
DAZL 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 Chrisie Emmonds via email – [email protected] or Call/Text 07519018675 she will then ask you some simple questions for our monitoring and coordinate our offer.

Dance with PRIDE digital dance competition hosted by DAZL.

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To celebrate #PrideMonth we’re hosting a free online dance comp #DanceWithPrideDAZL 🌈 on Instagram, Sunday 28th June 2020.

You need to Create a 50sec dance & upload to your Instagram tagging @danceactionzoneleeds at your specific dance sections time throughout the day.

Their will be Solo, Sibling Duo & Parent Duo sections and a 10yrs & under division and 11yrs + division. If we have many entries we will simply add more ages divisions on the day. They will then be announced at the end of the day with all the winners. All dancers, duos will receive our fabulous rainbow certificates.🌈

Each dancer can enter only 1 division each.

We have 6 winners per section, one for every colour of the rainbow 🌈 everyone will receive Rainbow medals & certificates and we will also have some special judges choice #DanceWithPrideDAZL prizes for one lucky individual or duo from each section.

We will have two judges per section and different judges for each division. The judges will be announced at a later date.

Remember be fabulous, shine bright and their is no such thing as too much glitter, so feel free to go wild with the costumes. 🌈

We hope your all join us!

All dance schools, groups and individual dancers are welcome 🌈

Make sure you add @danceactionzoneleeds on Instagram and happy #PrideMonth everyone 🌈

Garden Groovers – Social Distancing Doorstep Dance

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DAZL & BARCA Leeds working across Bramley West Leeds – Filmed by Wayne Sables

DAZL & BARCA have been involved in the Healthy Holiday COVID-19 Fund supported by Leeds Community Foundation. The partnership has been wonderful and both organisations are committed to supporting the communities we serve. DAZL’s community focus approaches also stretches beyond dancing to food provision for families in need and to a weekly check-in phone call to parents to make sure they’re coping and offer help and advice.

“DAZL isn’t just about physical activity, although that’s at the core of what we do”

“It’s about helping young people to be healthy, whether that’s movement, healthy eating or mental health.”

Garden Groovers across the city is funded by Leeds Community Foundation‘s Healthy Holidays, Leeds Inspired and Leeds Public Health.

DAZL get south Leeds dancing in the streets – filmed by Wayne Sables

The Residents of Intake Square were the first South Leeds, dancing in the street part of our Garden Groovers project.

Garden Groovers is a one hour outdoor dance session, led by DAZL’s professional dance leaders. You don’t have to travel and you can keep your safe ‘social distance’ whilst you make your moves. It’s an easy class that anyone of any age can join in, or you can just come to your gate and clap along to the music.

Ian Rodley, DAZL’s Director, said:

“The sessions have been really successful, we had 70 people engaged at Intake Square, it was fantastic.

“I want say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been involved and especially  the Youth & Community Team at BARCA who have been brilliant.

“We just want to get people together, get them dancing and having fun. If you want Garden Groovers on your street, get in touch.

Sessions are already lined up for Nesfield Gardens, Sissons Road, Lingwell Approach and Windmill Road in South Leeds. Session in Harehills and Seacroft planned too.

If you want Garden Groovers on your street contact [email protected] or call/text 07519018675

10 week online DAZL Dance Fitness Program

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Here are some at home workouts you can do at home from the DAZL Dance Fitness Team. Each session is 20min long and aimed at getting the whole family moving. This program is supported by the DAZL Family Health Living Program commissioned by Leeds Public Health. You can visit www.facebook.com/danceactionzoneleeds and via our vimeo channel www.vimeo.com/danceactionzoneleeds

We have created easy to follow routines’ which can fit around your day. Why not work through the videos, once you get comfortable with one just move onto the next one. Please do let us know how you get on! visit www.dazl.org.uk or find us on social media.

Facebook – Like @danceactionzoneleeds
Instagram- Follow @danceactionzoneleeds
Twitter – Follow @DAZL_Leeds

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DAZL Annual Review 2019-20

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DAZL Inferno at Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2020

A message from DAZL Director Ian Rodley “This year has been an exciting time for Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) with so many achievements. DAZL has continued to use dance as a creative pathway to improve the health & wellbeing of 6150 people, engaging with 5917 individuals across our established Leeds programme and working with 233 individuals from our newly established Wakefield programme. Our focus on dance and community development has enabled DAZL to  connect with 52 schools and with communities in 24 of the 33 Leeds City Council Wards and, so far, 4 of the 21 Wakefield District Council Wards. It really has been an amazing year and I am proud of everyone who has played their part in our success, our participants, our staff and our partners. I hope you enjoy reading about our year”

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!