FW: Boys Only! Dance, Leeds - July 2012
Published on: 14th June 2012
Boys Only! provides access to inclusive, high-energy, intensive dance workshops and positive role models. Using funds raised from a Billy Elliot - The Musical Gala, the Royal Academy of Dance launched the programme with the aim of widening participation in dance through open access events specifically targeting young men aged 8 - 18 years old with little or no dance experience. It is now a national programme working in collaboration with a range of regional partners delivering ballet from a fresh perspective in conjunction with other dance styles.
The Boys Only! dance event taking place in Leeds on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July 2012. The weekend is suitable for boys aged 8-18 years, from beginners through to more experienced dancers.
The weekend in a nutshell
The two-day workshop will be led by experienced and inspirational male teachers from the Royal Academy of Dance and Northern Ballet. The event will take place at the home of Northern Ballet dance company and Phoenix Dance Theatre, in their fantastic, purpose built dance studios.
Previous attendees have successfully gone on to audition for the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT Programme), at the Northern Ballet Academy.
Student comments from previous Boys Only workshops "This has been a great experience that will aid me in my dance GCSE"
"I’ve made lots of friends and had lots of fun"
"Thank you for the great dancing experience!"
"I expected it to be phenomenal but this was extra-spectacular"
What we would like you to do
We would really appreciate it if you could present the poster and application form to your mailing list of Yorkshire schools and colleges who have a strong sports department. Please note that the closing date has been extended to the 22 June 2012.
If you would like anymore information about Boys Only! or any other aspect of the RAD’s work please get in touch.
Many thanks for your help.
Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
London SW11 3RA
Tel: 020 7326 8025
Fax: 020 7924 3129