You Can Dance If You Want To...

Students at East Durham College are being encouraged to enrol on an Urban Dance taster programme. A number of dancers from the Nouveau Dance Company, all pupils aged between 12 – 16 from Easington School, performed at the College as part of the campaign to get people interested and enrol on the taster programme. 

Durham County Council’s Active Women, East Durham College and Nouveau Dance all come together to work in partnership to try to increase participation of 16 to 25 year old women, in the Easington area, getting involved in some form of physical exercise.

Kaye Stephenson, an Engaging Young Women Officer with the Council and funded by Sport England said; “We all have the some objectives and targets, so it made sense that we come together to help try and get non-sporting students involved in physical activity. We all thought urban dance would be a great way to engage with people who may not enjoy ‘traditional’ physical activity, such as going to the gym.” 

Bethany Ainsley, founder of Nouveau Dance and Fitness will run the urban dance programme. It will be a 6-week programme with two of the sessions running at East Durham College on Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th January, 6pm till 7pm.  

Bethany said: “We will be running a number of groups around Easington and then the women who take part will have the chance to form a dance group with Nouveau Dance”. 

Rose Fraser, from Sports Development at East Durham College, added; ”It was fantastic to get over 30 students apply to the programme from this event as we are totally committed to widening ‘sporting’ participate amongst our students and hope to hold several lunchtime sessions here at the College for our students.”