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East Leeds Activity Camp Starting 28th July Monday – ThursdayS

10-2pm for 4weeks Dance and Sports Camp

Food provision Provided by Fareshare Yorkshire – Breakfast – toast, bagels, breakfast bars, cereals and for Lunch – packed lunch

DAZL & BARCA Leeds Wednesdays 2.45pm

  • New Wortley Community Centre 3rd, 4th, 5th August 2020, Each day 10am-3pm. ACE will be delivering multisports in the Afternoon each day 1-2.30pm. Hot & Cold Snack Boxes for Free Lunch.
  • Fall into place & DAZL Seacroft Garden Groovers 28th, 29th, 30th Morning session 10.30am and afternoon session 2.30pm supported by Inner East Community Committee.
  • West Yorkshire Police & DAZL Activity Project at Beeston Broncos, Tuesdays & Thursday 10.30-12noon starting 28th July for 4weeks

  • Mental Health & Resilience Dance Project (10am-3pm x 4 days 10th -13th August) with DAZL Head Coach Mason Jubb (RUOK? Film and Podcast Project with DAZL Youth Dance Company)
  • Wednesday & Friday 10.30am, Healthy Holidays 5-week Summer dance course via Facebook Live.
  • Advance Choreography with Mason Fridays 2-3pm via Zoom
  • Darren – Wakefield online dance, Morning Motivation SUNDAYS 10am via Facebook LIVE

Summer Garden Groovers Housing Advisory Panel Project TBC

  • Inner south garden Groovers sessions per week Middleton & Beeston, Holbeck for Inner South Housing Advisory Panel also in partnership with Get Set Leeds. Wednesday & Fridays.
  • Outer South Garden Groovers across Outer South Housing Advisory Pannel.

Live in Outer South Area #Morley #Rothwell #Tingley #Ardsley and #RobinHood Areas?
DAZL Garden Groovers is a one hour outdoor social distancing dance session, aimed at all movement abilities. You don’t have to travel and you can keep your safe ‘social distance’ whilst you make your moves or you can just come to your gate and clap along to the music.
Project supported by #OuterSouthHousingAdvisoryPannel If you want Garden Groovers on your Street Contact Chrisie the DAZL Community Facilitator [email protected] or call/text or whatsapp 07519018675
Checkout this 1min Youtube Clip which explain what the project is about

DAZL Summer Outdoor social distancing dance sessions

Weekly social distancing outdoor dance sessions weather permitting. If weather is bad, we will do a zoom session, please see below. (4-weeks starting 28th July 2020)

  • Diamonds 3-4PM or 4-5pm outdoors Middleton Community Centre each session 1hr Pom & 1hr Hip-Hop in their bubbles.
  • DAZL Mums Monday 6pm-7pm outdoors Middleton Community Centre
  • DAZL Inclusive Tuesdays 3pm outdoors Middleton Community Centre.
  • Tuesday Dance Fitness 6pm streamed to Facebook outdoors Middleton Community Centre
  • Inspire – Ebor Gardens Fridays with Chloe outdoors Burmantofts Field
  • Bramley – Fridays 3pm – 1.5hr session on Bramley Field, Rayville Road
  • DAZL XPLODE Saturdays 9.30-10.30am outdoors Middleton Community Centre
  • DANCE FITNESS Saturdays with CHRISIE & STEPH) 9.30-10.30 outdoors Middleton Community Centre

Workshops with another organisation

  • Getaway Girls Summer Dance Workshop,  5th August 1-2pm
  • Restablish summer dance workshop, Watsonia Wednesday 5th August 3.30-4.30pm and 12th August 11am-12noon.

PLEASE CALL/ TEXT 07519018675 OR EMAIL [email protected]

DAZL & New Wortley Community Centre Summer Program.

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Dance Action Zone Leeds and New Wortley Community Centre have partnered up to deliver a 3 day Healthy Holidays Activity Camp. Tuesday 4th Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August 2020.

Breakfast and Lunch provided with the support of the Leeds Community Foundation Healthy Holidays Program. DAZL will deliver dance in the morning with creative activities and Active Clubs Experience (ACE) will deliver Multi-sports in the afternoon.

Please contact Chrisie at DAZL via call/text or whatsapp on 07519018675 or you can email [email protected]

Please complete this online consent form https://dazl.wufoo.com/forms/dazl-and-new-wortley-cc-summer/

DAZL Support #SilverPrideUK Friends Of Dorothy

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DAZL and many other LGBT+ Friendly organisation Join Friends of Dorothy, LGBT+ celebrities and friends for the inaugural Silver Pride UK; a culturally diverse and enriching programme of live performances, masterclasses and events to champion social inclusion and ensure elderly LGBT+ people are socially connected, celebrated and recognised for their contributions to culture and society. Everyone welcome!

DAZL Dance Class Sunday 26th July 4pm to 4.45pm

You can join us on Facebook LIVE www.facebook.com/danceactionzoneleeds Fun, energetic dance session to all your disco classics. Donna Summer, Sylvester to Earth Wind & Fire. Come join the fabulous Darren Murphy From DAZL via Facebook LIVE.

For more information on #SilverPrideUK visit https://friendsofdorothy.org.uk/

DAZL supports young peoples mental health with support of Leeds Public Health & National Lottery Community Fund

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DAZL has been delivering projects throughout the COVID1- Pandemic to support young people’s mental wellbeing. During COVID-19 the young people of DAZL have stated their physical and mental wellbeing has been dramatically effected.

With the support of Leeds Public Health and National Lottery Community Fund, DAZL has been able to reducing inequalities and support the young peoples mental and physical wellbeing through ZOOM sessions, whatsapp and phone check-in sessions for young people and parents.

The work will be adapted over the summer and developed into four artist dance and mental health films and a podcast in partnership with Wayne Sables Project and DAZL Head Coach Mason Jubb. The work will be co-created with the young people and families. These are their stories of lock-down and the pandemic #Leeds.

Below if a short film on how DAZL has supported this journey


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Dance Action Zone Leeds have linked up with East Leeds Academy with the support of the Leeds Community Foundation.

If your aged 11yrs+ attend East Leeds Academy or live in East Leeds this camp is for you

If you are interested in physical activity then join us Mondays -Thursdays 10am-2pm Leeds Community Spaces Kentmere Community Centre, Seacroft, LS14 1BW. lots of Dance, Sport, Football and creative activities.

Breakfast and Lunch provided with the support of the Leeds Community Foundation Healthy Holidays Program and FareShare Yorkshire

Please contact Chrisie at DAZL via call/text or whatsapp on  07519018675  or you can email [email protected]

Please complete this online consent form https://dazl.wufoo.com/forms/dazl-east-leeds-camp-july-august-2020/

DAZL East Leeds Academy Summer Activity Camp Flyer

DAZL Garden Groovers plan to have Dadtastic Day Dancing!

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Join Leeds Dads on Sun 19 July for #DadstasticDay! This year they are helping to keep Leeds safe from Covid-19 by streaming all of their activities direct to your homes.

Entertainment includes:
dance, singing, beatboxing, den building, stories, magic and so much more.

DAZL will be delivering x2 Garden Groover’s Workshops, the first at 12pm and then at 3pm

DAZL Garden Groovers Social Distancing Doorstep Dance Program

They also have 1,000 amazing activity packs up for grabs to go along with their craft workshops.

Check out the full lineup at leedsdads.org/dadstastic and remember to sign up for your Dadstastic Day 2020 activity packs!

Dadtastic Line Up

#DadstasticDay is free to attend and always will be.
If you would like to donate to Leeds Dads, however, please text DADS then a number to 70085.
(Example DADS 2 would be £2, DADS 5 would be £5 – max donation is £20)

DAZL COVID-19 March-June 2020 Report

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Here are some of our Covid-19 stats

  • We have had 75,562 views to our regular online Facebook live classes.
  • We have delivered 140 online classes.
  • Recorded 60 video classes, Garden Groover’s and activity videos with 34,488 views
  • Delivered 24 Garden Groover’s session & engaged 684 people but has 337 dancing.
  • We have delivered 444 food parcels to families in need each person has had 86 meals.


Here is some feedback from the Lucy and her mum


DAZL Celebrate Pride Month 2020, Dancing with Pride!

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To celebrate #PrideMonth hosted a free online family dance competition #DanceWithPrideDAZL  on Instagram supported by Leeds City Council Community Committees and Leeds Public Health. The event took place on World Pride Day Sunday 28th June 2020.

181 dancer took part throughout the day in the family dance event. DAZL had the whole family moving from sibling duos to mum’s and dads with their children and much more. All the participating dancers received a certificate, medal and for the winners and those lucky winners of the judge’s special awards, also received a DAZL Pride T-Shirt.

Please checkout some of the lovely feedback below

It was an entertaining day watching children and adults doing what they love to do. We enjoyed watching such a variety of different styles. The part we loved the most was the personal touches – each entry was given such positive feedback which we think everyone appreciated and the awards being presented via video kept it exciting. We would love to take part again in the future! Thank you – Club 68 Brook & Stepdad Nick

Brooke & Nick
LGBT Progress Flag

Just want to say a huge massive thank you for everything you do for us and for uploading Katy’s video for her. This has really lifted her spirits and doing the competition. Enjoy the rest of your evening and thank you so much again Amanda (Mum) & Katy

Katy from DAZL Inclusive Dance Team

Hi I’d just like to say we loved how you all did  the videos speeches and  results. This was so  different & lovey. We  just loved the whole day, the team have all worked great and pulled it off a fantastic event – Merci Mae & Dad

Merci Mae & Her Dad

Thank you to all the participants and families who took part from us all at Dance Action Zone Leeds.

For more information on this event please visit www.instagram.com/danceactionzoneleeds

The Fabulous DAZL Dance With Pride Judges

“Dancing in the street with DAZL’s Garden Groovers” – South Leeds Life Newspaper

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The Residents of Intake Square were dancing in the street as DAZL brought their Garden Groovers project to Middleton last Wednesday (27 May 2020).

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, Broom Terrace and more to follow.

Film by Wayne Sable

Garden Groovers isn’t the only thing DAZL has been busy with during the lockdown. As soon as it had to cancel physical classes, DAZL took all their groups online. You can carry on with your weekly dance class via Facebook – full details of how to sign up safely are on the DAZL website here.

They have also been delivering food parcels to 40 families in South Leeds each week and from next week they will double that to cover 80 families. The parcels include an activity pack with dance activities for those who can’t access the internet. For more information Please contact Amy & Chrisie via email – [email protected] or Call/Text 07519 018675.

DAZL has been involved in the Healthy Holidays work in Leeds for several years now, providing lunches at their activity camps during school holidays. The work has also involved teaching children about eating a healthy diet.

“DAZL isn’t just about physical activity, although that’s at the core of what we do” explains Ian. “It’s about helping young people to be healthy, whether that’s movement, healthy eating or mental health.”

DAZL’s community focus stretches to a weekly check-in phone call to parents to make sure they’re coping and offer help and advice.

Garden Groovers is funded by Leeds Community Foundation‘s Healthy Holidays and Leeds Inspired