Every Monday a group of youngsters come to our dance session at Sidney Stringer school, many come for pure enjoyment, others come and use it as a form of exercise and way of keeping busy. However, one youngster by the name of Harvey Powell attends our session to improve his dancing skills, progress and move upwards along the career ladder.
Currently he is attending sessions alike to ours, but hopes in the near future to be able to help deliver similar sessions to the one he is currently attending and hopefully lead sessions just like his tutor somewhere down the line. ‘I want to be at a stage where I can lead and teach sessions like this myself’. When asked about our dance session he replied ‘I come to the session because the teachers are really good and helpful and they help me move forward with my dancing skills’.
Talking about the session, Harvey noted the variety of routines in the sessions, noting that ‘the dances are always different and very helpful, we have a set routine which we have to learn and then perform to each other’.
‘I come to the session because the teachers are really good and helpful and they help me move forward with my dancing skills’. – Harvey Powell
Harvey’s plans for the future are to go to college and study dance before doing a teaching degree and one day run dance sessions alike to those that he attends. He summarised the session as ‘a fun session where you get to meet new people as well as improve your social skills’ and if he had a choice of a specific routine he would like to do, he prefers the ‘sharp, dynamic routines’ in comparison to the hip hop, freestyle and street style routines.
If you are someone who is looking to get into dance, want to keep yourself busy on a Monday evening or even looking for a way to socialise and meet new people then the Positive Youth Foundation Dance Sessions are ideal for you every week from 5pm till 7pm.