DAZL – Rainbow Laces Campaign

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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


Below are 3 videos and pictures from what DAZL has been getting up to. We have a big thank you to Rothwell Juniors FC who also helped us get the message/ campaign out their.

Mason and Cameron from DAZL want to make sport everyone’s game.
Rothwell Juniors want to make sport everyone’s game.
Chrisie from DAZL want to make sport everyone’s game.

for more information on stonewall and their work visit About Us | Stonewall

DAZL Digital Christmas Showcase

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The DAZL Digital Christmas Celebration event will be aired on Friday 18th December at 6pm on Vimeo. You can can subscribe to the DAZL Vimeo channel here Dance Action Zone Leeds �️‍� – Dancer & Artist (vimeo.com)

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.

DAZL Digital Christmas Showcase

This digital event is supported by Leeds Public Health, Leeds Community Committee Youth Activity Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.

DAZL Lockdown 2 Activities

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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]

DAZL Lockdown 2 Online Dance Program

If you want to join any class, please Email [email protected] or Call/Text/ WhatsApp 07519018675 – Chrisie Emmonds (DAZL Community Facilitator) will send you a link, the password and online consent form. All session will be £2 each, payable via PayPal paypal.me/DAZLLtd https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/dazlltd

Follow The F.A.C.T:

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Cameron wants you all to help reduce the spread of covid-19 in Leeds by following the F.A.C.T.S

F – Face coverings in enclosed spaces

A – Ask a friend or neighbour if they need help, or a chat – But keep to social distancing rules.

C – Clean your hands and surfaces you touch

T – Two meter distanced and avoid crowded places

S – Self-Isolate and get a test if you have symptoms


School Games Year 7 Dance Competition – in association with Dance Action Zone Leeds

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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.

Download the guide for South Yorkshire schools

Download the guide for West Yorkshire schools

Watch the YouTube video below lead by DAZL Dance Leader Kaci Emmonds and members of the DAZL Street Games Yorkshire group.

• 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!

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.
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.

National Lottery Community Fund, Supports DAZL Digital Mental Health Project

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In lockdown DAZL continued with the supporting of young peoples mental health through a digital project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

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

Click here for Spotify

Click here for Itunes

Work supported by National Lottery Community Fund
Here is what the participants and parents said about he project

DAZL Returning To The Studio Safely

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DAZL have put together a safety video for all participants in our community provision. Please watch the video so you are familiar with our new procedures. Lets all do our bit #StaySafeSaveLives

For full covid-19 safety information and measures you can visit our covid-19 page www.dazl.org.uk/


Q2 DAZL Report “Impact during COVID-19”

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Here are some of our Covid-19 stats since March

1.We have had 206,775 views of our regular online Facebook live classes and rising.

2.We have delivered 331 online classes.

3.Recorded 80 video classes

4.Garden Groovers videos have 39,809 views and rising

5.Delivered 94 Garden Groovers session & engaged 5658 people but has 2086 dancing.

6.Delivered 151 Outdoor social distancing dance sessions (94 were Garden Groovers).

7.We have delivered 988 food parcels to 203 people weekly across Leeds 10 & 11 for 16 weeks which equates to 28,923 individual meals/ portions.