Huddersfield Community Trust has launched an arts award within its dance department, The Dance Zone.
This exciting programme is part of an innovative partnership between Rugby League Cares and 15 Rugby League Foundations across the North West and Yorkshire.
The newly formed project will see the Dance Zone provide a series of arts, dance and heritage projects with young people under the age of 25. The projects are a further step in the great work that the charity does within their local community.
The programmes inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents, whilst supporting children and young people in engaging and attaining their skills, confidence and creativity.
Each programme embeds the Arts Award, which is viewed as a nationally recognised qualification. The projects that are run allow young people to explore a wide variety of art forms via rugby league.
Bernie Nunn, dance and fitness manager at The Zone, said: “To be able to offer the Arts Award to both schools and the local public is fantastic.
“The Dance Zone are really lucky to be able to have dedicated members of staff to work with children in Kirklees to help build their Arts knowledge, as well as being able to perform at fantastic events, whilst earning a nationally recognised qualification.”
Alongside this invaluable qualification, The Dance Zone is also offering schools the opportunity to take part in The Big Dance Project, a six week creative process with the opportunity to perform as a group of 300 at the Huddersfield Giants V Leeds Rhinos fixture on Saturday, April 29, which is also televised on Sky Sports HD.
As part of this course the highly skilled team provide students with skilled and enthusiastic instruction whilst allowing teachers the opportunity to upskill.
As a passionate and knowledgeable department they aim to work alongside staff to deliver this extensive programme. Due to the popularity of the programme, there is a limit of up to 30 children from each school and a deadline of Friday, February 12, to reserve spaces.
For more information on both the Arts Award and Big Dance Project please contact Dance Zone on Dance@thezone.uk.com or alternatively call 01484 484 163.