Youth dance project launches in Liverpool and Kirkby

Movema’s youth project Unlock the Box is coming to 4 centres across Liverpool and Knowsley this Spring. Young people aged 5 – 16 years old will have the opportunity to take part in eight weeks of free dance activity preparing for a performance as part of Brouhaha Carnival on Saturday 7th July. During the eight weeks of the project young people will learn about Brazilian and Caribbean culture, dance and music.

Sessions will be taking place at:
St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary School – Kirkby closed session for school pupils

Centre 63 – Old Hall Lane, Kirkby Monday 5pm – 6pm

YPAS South Community Hub – Lyndene Road Tuesday 4pm – 5pm

YPAS North Community Hub – Mab Lane Wednesday 4pm – 5pm
Unlock the Box embarks on its largest project to date bringing young people from four centres across Mersesyside together to take part in Brouhaha Carnival on Saturday 7th July. Working with young people in Livepool and Kirkby we will create and present a unique dance performance inspired by Brazilian and Caribbean dance.

Paul Doyle, Unlock The Bow Co-ordinator says:

“Following the success of our last round we are delighted to be back and bigger than ever. This will be the first time Unlock the Box activity takes place in Knowsley and we are looking forward to working with the young people there. Brouhaha is always a great day and we hope that as many young people as possible take part with us on the day”

Serena Coggins, parent of regular a attendee says;

“My daughter has gained more confidence each day, and has really liked meeting new friends. I asked her what she likes most and her reply was “meeting new people and learning things about different cultures. I would highly recommend Unlock the Box to any parent for their child, it boosts confidence and is a great way of keeping active.”

Participants will also take part in a unique celebration of world dance as part of Movema’s Big Union on Saturday 23rd June at The Black E, Great George Street, Liverpool where they will be treated to workshops, performances and food from around the world.