Engage Youth Dance Festival comes to Filton

Posted on Friday 16th July 2010 at 8:22 am by SH (Editor)

Young dancers from across the district will be showing off their moves in a variety of performances at this year’s Engage Youth Dance Festival on Saturday 17th July.

School dance groups, local dance schools and other organisations from South Gloucestershire will be involved in the event, which is organised by Dance South Gloucestershire in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council and will be held at Filton College.

Heather Goddard, the council’s executive member for communities said: “Dance is a great way to encourage young people to get active. It’s a fun and social form of exercise which is accessible to everyone. The Engage Youth Dance Festival gives those involved an exciting opportunity to inspire others and raise the profile of dance within the local area.”

Dance South Gloucestershire is a scheme which endeavours to develop and raise the profile of dance within South Gloucestershire, encouraging young people to get active in an enjoyable and social environment.

Lisa Lort, the development manager of Dance South Gloucestershire said: “The Engage Youth Dance Festival is an exciting development in South Gloucestershire, dancing is a fantastic tool to engage young people in physical activity and contribute to their overall well-being. The Engage Youth Dance Platform is a fantastic way of allowing young people to show their friends, family and the community what they can do!”

The festival promises to be an exhilarating event which encourages young dancers to inspire and enthuse audiences with their energetic and innovative performances.

The event takes places between 1pm and 8pm at The Olympus Theatre, WISE campus, Filton College. The primary school age performance starts at 1pm followed by the secondary school age performance at 6pm.

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