Join Creative Youth for a fun Sunday afternoon of dancing, laughs and joy on 28 February 2021 from 2-4pm. You will also be making a transformative difference for young & emerging artists.
The day consists of dance classes and dance-disco with exciting DJs. You'll also get to meet our team, Creative Talent Programme artists and companies over zoom, in a relaxed and informal way! You're welcome to join parts or all of the day.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards completing our support for artists/companies on the Creative Talent Programme. We want to empower them to further their careers, in the form of direct-financial support, mentoring and professional & skills development workshops.
Once you have bought a reward to join us, you'll hear from our team before the event with joining instructions, we're really looking forward to dancing with you!
Collective Warm Up
Choose from three exciting dance classes, led by Jason Piper, Max Percy and one tailored for children under age of 11 led by Carly Allen from Vital Signz Dance.
Dance Swan Lake with Jason Piper
Jason Piper is a former Professional Dancer who played the lead Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. He is now an Associate Professor and interim Head of School in the Kingston School of Art. 45 minutes with him and you’ll come away knowing a beautiful and exciting Swan-Lake routine. And no, no previous experience needed, just a willingness to throw yourselves in.
Wake up your Body! with Max Percy
A meditative and exploratory movement practice generated by your imagination. No routine will be taught, instead Max will guide through the session as you explore the landscape of your body at your own pace. We will be waking up and nurturing the neglected and overworked corners of the body that harbour tension. This is a mixture of a Yoga and Somatic (sensory) dance practice.
In this session will learn how to get in touch with your internal self and cultivate coping skills to intervene when intense emotions, stressors, or trauma surface. Somatic Movement helps you creatively engage with emotional, physical and cognitive processes through dance and movement.
Children's (Under 12) & Family Dance Class
Brought to you by the extra-ordinary teacher, choreographer and dancer from The Vital Signz Carly Allen, join us for an energetic and fun dance-class, children under 12 are particularly welcomed. Join as a family or you can sit back and let us dance with the kids for 45 minutes.
These classes are 45 minutes long each and will be happening on the same "zoom" via the break-out room function, so you're welcome to move around if you want to.
£15 per class (or move around all three) and you can get your "tickets" through the rewards on this Crowdfunder.
Creative Youth Dance Disco With a talented line-up of DJs, including our very own Boudicca.
Join us for a fun hour's dance off. Plus you can request songs and for artists to complete dance challenges.
£15 entry to dance disco or get an Unlimted Dance Pass for £20 for the whole event (Class + Disco). You can get these through the rewards.
Why are we asking for your help?
Creative Youth is a registered charity that receives no regular core funding. We rely on generosity from individuals like yourselves to survive and are eternally grateful.
We have a target of £1,500 to fundraise for, in order to complete our support to artists on our Creative Talent Programme. Your support willgo towards paying for professional mentoring, skills-development workshops as mentioned above. We'd be thrilled if you could consider playing a part in ours' and these wonderful artists' journey.
If you have any questions or want to discuss other ways of supporting us, please email Natalie on [email protected]
About Creative Talent Programme
Creative Youth's Creative Talent Programme identifies and nurtures young and emerging artists and companies
Every artist and company on the programme will receive financial support, support from a bespoke, art-form specific, industry mentor, professional development workshops and many more. Through this, we empower them to become excellent practitioners and shape the future of the UK's arts industry.
The programme was formed in 2009, responding to a growing need from emerging/early career artists to develop their artistic skills, alongside the business and strategic knowledge that enable a sustainable creative output.
Previous Creative Talent Programme companies/artists have included award winning puppetry company, Smoking Apples, who have gone on to tour their work internationally, critically acclaimed theatre company, Dumbshow, What is Written Dance, and Circus Suburbia who run regular circus classes, workshops and performance for young people. Most recently, Natalie Chan, an artist/producer from the programme's 20-21 cohoret has now become part of the Creative Youth team, leading our Administration, Operations and Fundraising function. Natalie recently won Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's Giving Tuesday Competition on behalf of our charity (More news on this coming soon, watch this space!)
We can't wait to welcome a new cohort to the Creative Talent Programme for 2021-22, applications will open towards Summer 2021.