Members of Kendray street dance crew are blowing us away with their choreography and dance skills, but more importantly the safe space they have created for themselves to have open conversations about body image and confidence.
Our 20 week street dance satellite club held at Barnsley Academy Dance Studio came about after a consultation with young people in the Kendray area.
The group has been preparing to perform a dance they themselves have choreographed for the Barnsley Central Area Awards event. They have also had visits from dancers of different backgrounds who have shared their experiences and the opportunities they have gained from these experiences.
An important part of the group that helps bond them is having a space they can have discussions in between dancing. The group completed our Friends StreetSmart programme exploring what friendship means, different types and places we may find these friends.
StreetSmart is an innovative scheme that improves skills, health and future prospects by taking training and certification to street level. Support from Barnsley Central Area Team and Yorkshire Sport Foundation has enable TYA to bring the programme to Kendray, afer it was tried-and-tested in other communities across South and West Yorkshire. Special thanks also go to Barnsley Academy for hosting us!