‘YDANCE’ to inspire girls across Shire at Broch Academy

Thirty two teenage girls from across Aberdeen City are training for an Award in Dance Leadership (SCQF Level 4) with YDance this week, 6 – 10 July 2015.

The course is delivered through the YDance Active project which is offered to schools across Scotland, inspiring teenage girls to get active.

The girls involved come from Banff Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Mintlaw Academy and Peterhead Academy are developing their leadership and communication skills, how to plan and deliver a quality dance lesson and a host of other skills that will ensure they finish the course as qualified dance leaders.

The SCQF Level 4 in Dance Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead groups in dance activities, whilst under the supervision of their Tutor/Assessor or other suitably qualified adult.

This is one of over 60 Award in Dance Leadership courses the YDance Active project has delivered since it began in September 2012.

In total YDance Active has worked with over 7,700 participants in Day Dance Workshops in 28 local authorities across Scotland, with over 1,500 going on to achieve an Award in Dance Leadership.

These young leaders are now qualified to help facilitate and inspire dance activities for other young people in their schools and communities.

Sarah Smith, YDance Active Acting Project Coordinator said: “YDance Active has been running these courses since September 2012 and the response from the participants has been overwhelming.

“We can see them working together, developing these skills, growing in confidence and now they will have a nationally recognised qualification.”