Young Barry dancers set for today's IDO Welsh Street Dance Champions
8:30am Sunday 2nd May 2010 in News
YOUNG Dancers from YDance are joining CLIC Sargents nationwide campaign, supported by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), to improve their dance skills for their up and coming Street Dance Competition whilst raising money for children with cancer.
Teachers and their students have taken practice to a whole new level by signing up to take part in Practice-a-thon Dance, the national fundraising initiative run by children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, which sees students getting sponsored to dance or holding their own dance events, over a set period.
Emma Mallam, dance co-ordinator of Motion Control Dance Programme says: "We're delighted to be supporting Practice-a-thon Dance.
"The students have really got behind the idea and are very enthused about practising. By doing what they love best, they're not only improving their dance skills, but they're also helping children and young people with cancer.
"We'd like to encourage others to take part too. The students are using Practice-a-thon Dance to pack in extra training ahead of the IDO Welsh Street Dance Championships, which take place on Sunday May 2 at the WMC, Cardiff Bay."
Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE, President of the Royal Academy of Dance, says: "Practice-a-thon Dance is a wonderful way for students to learn and refine their dance skills, while fundraising to support CLIC Sargent's crucially important work. More than 200,000 children enter Royal Academy of Dance examinations worldwide each year and Practice-a-thon Dance provides an extra impetus to prepare for exams or a production."
Of the money raised by Practice-a-thon Dance, 75 per cent will be used by CLIC Sargent to fund services benefiting the 10 children and young people diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia every day in the UK, whilst dance schools will be able to keep up to 25 per cent to put back into dance provision.
To find out more about Practice-a-thon Dance visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/dance or call 0845 121 24 90. To find out more about Motion Control Dance Programme contact 01446 733622.