Yorkshire Connection

Welcome to Yorkshire Connection. A collaboration between Rees Dance and Dance Action Zone Leeds, DAZL.

The aim of the project is to provide the level of dance training only available at some of the country’s finest schools, to disadvantaged areas of Leeds.

“It’s amazing to start such a huge project that will benefit so many of Leeds young people. Physical health has so many positive, knock-on effects in a child’s development, from mental health to developing strong work ethic. Yorkshire Connection is breaking down the barriers for these young people and they now have some of the best dance education available to them on their doorstep.” – Ian Rodley, DAZL

Yorkshire Connection has been featured in One Dance UK. To view the article please follow the link here: One Dance UK.

This is Us!

Wayne Sables Project’s involvement in the collaboration has resulted in the production of a short film, which depicts the young people at DAZL, coming together through a passion for dance, in their own communities.

“It’s amazing to be a part of something that will have such huge benefits to these kids. We’re already seeing amazing results and can’t wait to continue and put on some great performances.” – Gavin Rees

Without the support from  Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL), Rees Dance and Wayne Sables Project funded by Arts Council England this project would not have been possible. Its the first step on our collaborative journey together and look forward to seeing this yorkshire connection grow in the future.

For the press article on the project click the link here. 


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