Youth Provision

Youth Provision

RJC Dance Youth Provision is a critically acclaimed, award winning community dance provision based at the Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds. It is a thriving and dynamic youth dance provision for young people 4-19yrs. The provision is rooted in equality and cultural diversity and engages young people from all backgrounds and provides new, different and life-changing experiences.

Youth & Education work is at the heart of RJC Dance. We provide young people with an accredited, progression route into further education, the arts and creative industries, alongside a programme of social and personal education. The dance work is of a high artistic quality and performance level. RJC Dance Youth Provision perform by invitation at many festivals and events throughout Leeds and Yorkshire and nationally, including carnivals, national conferences, summer schools and RJC Dance projects. The organisation is committed to developing international links and exchanges for its young people.

RJC Dance also provides work placements, mentoring and residential opportunities for young people. Social inclusion sits alongside a creative agenda, with referrals from social services, education, Youth Offending Teams, youth service and other voluntary organisations. Through this unique programme of work, young people have the opportunity to become the choreographers, dance artists and creative leaders of the future.


RJC Dance Youth Provision consists of:

RJC Youth Dance Company: 16-19yrs
Monday 5pm -7pm and Tuesday 6pm -8pm
Programme:

Dance training/ choreography/ rehearsal sessions and dance performance alongside an integrated social and personal development programme.
This group's distinctive work is of a very high artistic quality and performance standard. Alongside their dance work, the young people have access to guidance and support provided by RJC Dance and other professionals to assist in their personal and social education and professional development.

Shachk Out Youth Dance: 13–16yrs
Wednesday 5pm–7pm
Programme:
Dance training/ choreography/ rehearsal sessions and dance performance alongside an integrated social and personal development programme.

Shachk Out Youth Dance provides an accessible arts training programme of personal development through creative movement, dance and performance delivered by RJC Dance and other professionals.

Shachk Out Saturday: 13–19 yrs
Saturday AM 11am - 12:30pm and Saturday PM 2pm –3:30pm
Programme:
Dance training/ choreography/ rehearsals and dance performance, sessions weekly throughout the year. This sessions provide an introduction to RJC Dance forms and the development of performance work.

Shack Out Juniors - 9–12 yrs
Tuesday 5pm - 6:30pm or Thursday 5pm -- 6:30pm or Saturday 12:30pm–2pm
Programme:
Dance training/ choreography/ rehearsal sessions and dance performance, sessions weekly throughout the year. This session provides an introduction to RJC Dance forms and the development of performance work.

Gymnastics 6-10yrs  
Tuesday 3.45-4.45pm

Shachk Out Teenies , 4-5 yrs
Saturday 9:30am – 10:15am
Programme:
Introduction to creative movement developing dance skills, self awareness and confidence. This session builds basic routines to music and enhances creative development.

Shachk Out Kidz 6-8yrs
Thursday 4:15pm - 5pm or Saturday 10:15am – 11:00am
Programme:
Introduction to creative movement developing dance skills, self awareness and confidence. This session builds basic routines to music and enhances creative development.