DAZL Young People Highlighted on “Feel Better Leeds”

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Led by the NHS in Leeds, Feel Better is here to keep you happy, healthy and feeling your best this winter. With all the advice you need to make sure you are getting the right help at the right time.

Check out there website here https://www.feelbetterleeds.org.uk/

DAZL young people have been involved by sharing their isolation tips to other young people which you can watch via the Feel Better Leeds YouTube Channel.

Here is Katy from the DAZL Inclusive Dance Team and her isolation tips

Here is Connor from the DAZL Inclusive Dance Team and his isolation tips to other young people

At DAZL we are massive advocates for mental health support and feel better leeds has a great page where you can get help, support and advice. https://www.feelbetterleeds.org.uk/health-and-wellbeing-services/

DAZL has distributed young peoples coronavirus support guides on behalf of Feel Better Leeds and Leeds Public Health, make sure you get yours!

#FeelBetterLeeds #StaySafe #WearAMask #StayConnected

DAZL Digital Christmas Sharing 2020

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The DAZL Digital Christmas Sharing “A Christmas Card to our DAZL Family” supported by Leeds Public Health, Leeds City Council Community Committee Youth Activity Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.

The 1hour show will be viewable from 18/12/2020

The sharing is a combination of digital and face to face work created in lockdown and throughout the pandemic. The Digital Christmas sharing also includes work funded by Leeds Inspired, Leeds Community Foundation and Leeds Housing Advisory Panel, Street Games Yorkshire and Wayne Sables Project.

Special thank you to our partners BARCA Leeds, ACE Leeds, Street Games, West Yorkshire Police, Fall Into Place Theatre and Carr Manor High School.

Follow us on social media @DAZL_Leeds on twitter and @danceactionzoneleeds on Instagram and Facebook.

DAZL #GiveLeeds Campaign

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DAZL is featured in the #GiveLeeds website to support our work and also help with the NEW DAZL HQ studio in Middleton alterations for our fabulous DAZL Family.

Dance opens up a world of opportunity for our children and young people. We work across Leeds, in some of the most deprived communities of our city. We use dance as a creative pathway to improve health, fitness, creativity and overall wellbeing. All DAZL activities are accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

We use dance to reduce inequalities and raise aspirations – our key aims:
1. Participation – Engaging inactive children and young people through high quality dance as physical activity
2. Community Leadership – Engaging and empowering local people/ communities
3. Partnerships – Supporting and delivering the wider health/ social care agenda
4. Artistic Development & Progression Support – Developing and nurturing new & existing local talent
5. Celebrating Communities & Performance Opportunities – bringing the whole community together and championing positive achievements

How can you help?

Your kind donation means we can welcome more children and young people into our DAZL community!

You can make direct donation here PayPal.DAZLltd

Visit the Give Leeds Website here – Homepage – Give Leeds

DAZL & Middleton Elderly Aid bring Christmas Cheer to the community.

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DAZL and our Partners/ Neighbours middleton elderly aid joined forces to provide some Christmas Cheer the the elderly in the local community. The Middleton Elderly Aid volunteers baked and handed out mince pies, whilst dressed up as Santa and his helpers.

The DAZL Children danced to Christmas songs visiting Acre Court Care home and Middleton Aire Court Care home. The feedback from the resident and staff was “Its was fun and entertaining” also “What a wonderful surprise for the community” Its lovely seeing the younger and older generations coming together.

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.