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2022 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival
A taste of the 2022 Yorkshire School Dance Festival - 12th/13th & 19th/20th November, Central Hall, University of York. 1200 performers from 60 schools, colleges and community dance groups across the region. Fresh new performances created in response to our 2022 theme, 'Picture this'. Performances from: All Saints Primary School Beckfoot School Bellfield Primary School Braeburn Primary & Nursery Academy Brotherton and Byram Community Primary School Burton Green Primary School Burton Leonard CE Primary School Camblesforth Community Primary Academy CAPA College CAPA Juniors (Trinity Academy Cathedral) Carlton Keighley Academy Carr Junior School Clifton Green Primary School Darton Primary School Darton Primary School Derwent Dance Company Dunnington Primary School Gomersal Primary School Greatwood Community Primary and Nursery School Hall Cross Academy Hanson Academy Haxby Road Primary Academy High Storrs School Hob Moor Federation Academy Huntington Primary Academy Hymers Junior School Knavesmire Primary School Lakeside Primary Academy Leeds City College Lord Deramore's Primary School & Hempland Primary School Manor CE Academy Manor Croft Academy Mechanics' Performing Arts Northern Dance Academy NovaArts College Osbaldwick Primary Academy Pannal Primary School Poppleton Road Primary School Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Queen Mary's School Ralph Butterfield Primary School Scarcroft Primary School Selby High School Skipton Girls High School St Aelred's RC Primary School St Barnabas Primary School St Lawrence's Primary School St Oswald’s CE Primary School St Paul's Primary School St Peter's School St Wilfrid's RC Primary School Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy Sutton Upon Derwent Primary School Tadcaster Primary Academy Tockwith Primary Academy Westfield Primary Community School Yearsley Grove Primary School York College York Youth Dance
2022 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival intro film
We asked. They gave. We always like to start the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival with a bang. We sent a message out to schools across Yorkshire - "Video your pupils and students dancing to 'Dancing in the Street' by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas". AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT!! Hundreds and hundreds of children and young people getting their groove on and inspiring us all. We celebrate the schools, colleges and groups. We celebrate the teachers and dance leaders. We celebrate the performers... their creativity, dedication and teamwork. Dance is alive in schools... it just needs feeding. #Danceinschools #danceeducation #dancefestival #schools #yorkshire #york #picturethis #dancematters #creativty #Culture #education #YSDF22 Huge thanks to @Yorkshire Dance @One Dance UK @Make It York @City of York Council @Portakabin for their financial support - #CouldntDoItWithoutYou
2022 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival Film Reel
We've put together a selection of dance films made with/for children and young people. The films are drawn from our Yorkshire partners - @YorkshireDance @meshdance6046 @danceunitedyorkshire @newadenturesdance. CREDITS (and with permission of): Yorkshire Dance Mesh Dance Dance United Yorkshire New Adventures Dance #DanceFilms #MeshDance #YorkshireDance #DanceUnitedYorkshire #NewAdventures #danceinschools #dance #dancing #youthdance #yorkshire #york #danceeeducation #dancematters #YSDF22 #move #movement #creative #expressive #dancefestival #danceevent #children #youngpeople #youngpeoplematter #youthevent
An interview with Kadafi Mulula
Kadafi took part in the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival when he was 14. Since then his dance career has gone from strength to strength. Kadafi talks about how taking part in the Festival shaped his his dance journey and gives some useful advice for the young dancers taking part in the event.
Revealed: the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival
We started the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival in 2012. We've learnt a lot. We've achieved a lot. Over 7000 performers and over 100 schools have taken part. Wow. Definitely NOT a competition... an opportunity for children and young people to shine. Four days of performance at the University of York, Central Hall. Staged annually - 56 schools, colleges and community groups and over 1000 performers. Be a part of something special - www.yorkshireschoolsdancefestival.co.uk | @YorksDanceFest
2021 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival. Scratch post 11 performance.
Post 11 performers at the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival were treated to scratch workshops with young people from other schools, college and community groups. During the 45 minute workshop a section of choreography was demonstrated and then taught as an ensemble performance. A section was then performed at the Festival itself in front of an audience of over 700 people. Thanks to CAPA College, Mechanics Wakefield, York College and Leeds City College for making it happen.
2021 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival Introduction
The 2021 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival began with a bang! We put a call out to schools, colleges and groups to record their children and young people dancing to 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' - and they came up with the goods! The track worked perfectly with our 'The Power of Together' theme. All ages, all styles, all abilities. The film meant that even more young dancers were involved in the Festival across Yorkshire and we could celebrate their talent and creativity.
2021 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival final finale rehearsal
Our Festival always ends with a finale involving all performers and a little bit of audience involvement (we like to get EVERYONE on their feet at YSDF 😊). This is a recording of the final rehearsal for the final Festival day. We did 8 in total. Huge thanks to Olivia Pearce, one of our 2021 student mentees, for putting the routine together and creating the video tutorial. Special thanks to Hannah and Drew at York Dance Space for bringing it all together.
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