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What we do

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to pioneer new ways of using dance to support the well-being of care-experienced young people.

We strive to cultivate a safe space for young people to creatively express themselves and feel a sense of belonging within a supportive community.

OUR VISION

A world in which all care-experienced young people have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that come from being involved in dance and feel a sense of belonging in a supportive dance community.

OUR 12 WEEK PROGRAMME

Care to Dance provides a 12 week programme that brings care-experienced young people together for weekly dance classes.

Over the 12 weeks they learn a range of dance genres and work towards a celebration event at the end of the programme where young people perform what they have learnt, showcase their creativity, and celebrate their achievements. We also organise a social event within the 12 weeks, so that young people can socialise outside of the dance studio, build new friendships and create happy memories together.

MOVEMENT MENTORING

Our mission for our Movement Mentoring Project is to support young people who are not currently in education or employment to identify and pursue their goals. We provide 1-1 support with a trauma-informed Care to Dance Mentor, supporting them creatively and relationally.

OUR 12 MONTH PROGRAMME

In our 12 month programme, the young people's exploration of dance is deepened further, and meaningful relationships with one another continue to form and flourish.

The 12 month programme consists of weekly dance classes, various social events, and lots of opportunities to perform throughout the year.

In addition, we also offer a dance leadership programme, whereby young people can obtain Level 1 and Level 2 Dance Leadership qualifications, accredited by Sports Leaders. This will equip them with positive and transferable skills of leadership and confidence, which in turn will enhance their educational achievements and employability.

Alongside dance classes we also provide many social opportunities outside of the dance studio- including trips to the theatre to watch inspiring dance productions, trampolining, bowling, GO-Ape, strolls along the beach, and many more. This encourages young people to create happy memories together, whilst strengthening their relationships and building new friendships.

Get in touch today to find out more about our programmes and events
If you know a young person who might be interested in signing up to our programmes, contact us at info@caretodance.co.uk