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

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