by Chris

Unity Dance Company - Final Performance

We have now completed our fantastic collaboration with Unity Dance Company UK (you may know them from Britain’s Got Talent and Got to Dance!) on an amazing dance project with some of our highly talented Looked After Children. We are truly honoured and so lucky to have worked on such a project and the results are unbelievable.

In total, the project ran for over 6 weeks and you might have seen some of our other posts of their journey. The children demonstrated enormous commitment and dedication throughout the project and were inspirational in their appetite to learn and develop new skills.

Some of the children had previous dance experience and some were complete novices, but all of the children made enormous progress and took to street dance very naturally. Throughout the project, support and teaching came from Unity UK’s Director and Choreographer, Tashan Muir. The children developed into highly skilled street dancers in a matter of weeks under Tashan's expert guidance.

The final performance was held on the 14th of February at the North London Children’s Achievement Awards, in front of an audience of over 200, at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre. For many of the children this was the first time they had ever performed in public

Throughout the project the hard work and dedication put in by the Children has been simply breathtaking. The end product is this inspirational video, powered by the positive attitudes of the dance team who forged real bonds during the project and enjoyed the process thoroughly.

We would like to say a massive Thank You to all at Unity Dance Company, our wonderful carers, our carer engagement officer Kate Davis and most of all our fantastic performers.

We hope to bring you more exciting projects like this very soon!