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Dance for young people in Hythe, Kent

Funded on Spacehive 15 June 2021 Delivered 27 February 2022

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Dance for young people in Hythe, Kent

InStep By InStep

Connecting young people after lockdown with professional dance artists for creative, fun, dance opportunities in Hythe, Kent

Hythe Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 15 Jun 2021!

For over thirty years Instep Dance Company have been welcoming young dancers through our doors. We see them grow in confidence, ability, talent and friendships thrive. We celebrate all abilities and encourage everyone to explore dance in a supportive environment. The pandemic has meant that our young people have not danced together for over a year. This has effected their mental health and put a strain on all parts of their lives. We need your help to run two projects to bring our children and young people back together, to dance and laugh together. This will offer our young dancers the chance to participate in 3 exciting, creative projects to work with professional Dance Artists. They will learn new skills, meet new friends, have the chance to experiment and be creative and to move and get fit and healthy again post lockdown. At the end of each project we will hold a celebratory performance event for their friends and families

What we'll deliver:

  • Dance workshops for children and young people aged 6-24
  • Celebratory family event at the end of each project
  • New paid dance commission for local Artists helping to regenerate the arts and culture scene in Hythe
  • Bursary opportunities for anyone who can't afford to attend
  • Fun, challenging dance experiences for children & young people to meet new friends, interact and learn new skills
  • improving children and young peoples mental health post lockdown

Why it's a great idea:

Lockdown has been incredibly hard on children and young people, they have missed seeing their friends, enjoying hobbies and developing their skills. Social isolation has also meant that many young people have found it difficult to stay fit and healthy. This has impacted badly on their mental health. We will enable creativity through fun, experiencing joy through movement and offering them a space to dance together face to face and not through a screen. The Arts have been hit particularly badly and many Artists have had no work for a whole year. This project brings much needed paid work to Dance Artists. By encouraging young people to participate in dance we are supporting the regeneration of the Arts in Kent Taking part in dance activity improves social and physical interaction, problem solving, verbal and non verbal communication and much more

Steps to get it done:

  • three community celebratory family performance events


Location Hythe

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Kent County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,379

Fees (£500) for three professional dance teachers to teach for three weeks - £1,500 (63%)
£30 Bursaries for 10 young people who otherwise couldn't afford to attend. - £300 (13%)
costume costs - £200 (8%)
Refreshment costs - £150 (6%)
Other - £229 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Fees (£500) for three professional dance teachers to teach for three weeks
£30 Bursaries for 10 young people who otherwise couldn't afford to attend.
costume costs
Refreshment costs
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,379

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