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Herd Farm Residential 2017

Posted 08-09-2017
Young people from RJC Dance Youth Provision age 9 – 16 years attended a residential at Herd Farm outdoor activity centre, a grade two listed converted barn from Monday 14 August to Wednesday 16 August 2017. Participation in Herd Farm residential enhances social & personal development of the young people; challenges anti-social behaviour in a positive environment and provides the…

Carnival 50 : ‘Light It Up’ troupe 2017

Posted 08-09-2017
RJC Dance participated and proudly celebrated 50 years of Leeds West Indian Carnival on Bank holiday Monday 28th August 2017. Our ‘Light–It–Up’ troupe was the epitome of the true sense of carnival; from the vibrant and inspirational young people of RJC Dance Youth Provision, Adult Community Class and alumni to the energetic and engaging choreography by Nillanthie Morton. The effect was…

Prince & Princess Show 2017

Posted 08-09-2017
On Sunday 20th August the Leeds West Indian Carnival Prince & Princess Show presented an impressive showcase of youth entertainment featuring talented and gifted young people from the community. The event was held at the Leeds West Indian Centre and was opened with explosive & infectious energy by our very own RJC Dance Shahck Out Juniors Thursday and guest members…

Summer Dance Camp at Moortown Baptist Church Hall 2017

Posted 08-09-2017
RJC Dance offered young boys and girls aged between 8 years and 11 years an authentic dance experience during the school summer holidays. The Dance Camp ran from Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August 2017 at Moortown Baptist Church Hall, delivering contemporary, carnival/soca, reggae and urban dance styles to the young people. This FREE school holiday activity Camp was…

Celebrate Mandela 2017

Posted 08-09-2017
On Saturday 8 July 2017, in the presence of the Lord Mayor Elect Cllr Jane Dowson RJC Dance presented a family friendly ‘Celebrate Mandela’ performance extravaganza to a full house. The showcase included a variety of diverse artists presenting spoken word, music, art and dance, highlighting our connection to South Africa and the struggle for social justice. Performers on the…

Leeds West Indian Carnival 2017 – Celebrating 50 Years

Posted 16-08-2017
The 50th Anniversary of the Leeds West Indian Carnival and Birmingham Weekender Festival 2017 provide a unique opportunity for RJC Dance and Ace Dance & Music to co-design and combine the tradition of Carnival as well as the contemporary artist led designs that are now presented in Caribbean carnivals.This collaboration between past and present, the theme of traditional Caribbean folklore…