Kick Off: Boys Youth Dance Project

In 2017 a unique partnership was developed between Phoenix Dance TheatreNorthern School of Contemporary DanceDAZL and Leeds City College to deliver Kick Off Boys. These boys only provisions started with 10 participants and aimed to give a room and platform for participants to develop and learn new dance skills.

Since then it has continued to grow and is open to boys aged 11-18, with sessions taking place on a weekly basis. On Tuesdays, from 5-6.30pm, the boys come together at Leeds City College (Quarry Hill Campus) to practice energetic, physical activity that develops strength, coordination and courage. Throughout the year, the young dancers have the opportunity to perform at venues across Leeds, including the Riley Theatre, Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre and Morley Town Hall.