Introduction to the classes:
Steps For The Future runs two weekly classes in Performing Arts at Alice Street Community Centre (DE1 2BY). The sessions are "student-led" - i.e. they discuss and agree what they will dance and perform next - up to them, we don't tell them what to do. Although the actual content of the sessions are student-led, all classes are structured with clear boundaries and expectations, both for individuals and groups.
What happens in the Monday class?
In the Monday class our students indulge in their creative abilities in a safe and friendly environment that enables them to work individually and in groups to dance however they like! (maybe with a little guidance, here and there!). These classes run on a Monday each week between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Students choose their own music and decide whether they want to dance on their own, in pairs or in groups.
Here the class are discussing the day's activities together.
Below are some photos from the classes:
Here's everyone working hard together in the workshops!
These classes run on a Friday each week between 10:00am and 3:00pm. The class has a focus on experimenting with the various musical instruments, singing, drama together, learning new skills, improvisation and generally having a jolly good noisy time!! The Friday class helps by not only the development of listening and teamwork skills, but by providing students with the opportunity to show their creative side and have fun with the sounds they produce!
To the left is our Class Facilitator Harry. Harry helps run the Performing Arts Classes and maintain the Health & Wellbeing club.
To the right is a photo of our Volunteer Karl. Karl has been helping in all 3 classes including taking workshops in the afternoons of the Monday class.
Classes are at Alice Street Community Centre (Alice Street, Derby, DE1 2BY). There are some photos of the Community Centre Below).
Below, a visit from the local police which the students really enjoyed, so well done Derbyshire Constabulary! Just take them away in handcuffs next time please....only kidding, it was a lot of fun. Many thanks to Russell Pollard of Derby News for the Photo's.