Kick Off: Boys Youth Dance Project

Kick Off Boys Youth Dance Project relaunches this Summer for boys aged 11-18 years!

Join us for fun and energetic weekly classes taking place Tuesday evenings at Leeds City College (Quarry Hill Campus).

Interested in taking part but want to find out more? Join us on Tuesday 25th May for our Kick Off Boys Taster Workshop.

Delivered in partnership between Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD), Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL), Phoenix Dance Theatre and Leeds City College


About Kick Off

It started as a pilot project in 2016 run by Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL). In 2017 Phoenix Dance Theatre and Leeds City College came on board as project partners.

Combining resources, the project now offers weekly classes, half-term intensives, performance opportunities and film projects for boys aged 11-18.

Since 2018, Kick Off has performed at:

  • NSCD’s Community Dance Platform
  • DAZL Morley Dance Show
  • Leeds City College Show
  • Phoenix Summer Youth Dance Platform
  • COLLIDE Boys Takeover Day, Leeds City Centre
  • Child Friendly Leeds Awards
  • Love Arts Festival at The Tetley

The main cohort is aged 11–18 years, with some older members from Leeds City College acting as mentors to the younger participants. Previous projects include ‘Painted Faces’, a piece focusing on mental health in young men, with support from Space 2 Leeds, and ‘#NoExit’ – collaboration with Health for All Leeds – Positive Futures.