Youth Dance Company

by K Gray in London, England, United Kingdom

Youth Dance Company

Total raised £2,740

£10,000 target 15 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th June 2024 at 9:00am

To support young people of African and Caribbean heritage and empower young people through creative dance development.

by K Gray in London, England, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
BA Better World Community Fund is providing live match funding

We're raising vital funds to support our work at Artistry Youth Dance (AYD)!

About Us

Artistry Youth Dance is a London based youth dance company that supports young people of African and Caribbean heritage. Through a world class training programme, we are leading the way in creating opportunities for young black dancers. We’re passionate about empowering young people through creative dance development, and along with high-quality training, offer unforgettable dance opportunities with industry leaders and professionals.

We’re proud to nurture a richer and more culturally diverse dance community in the UK. As a Company, we’re committed to developing the next generation of black dance artists.

Last year we supported 407 young people. This year we want our work to reach even more young people.

Why are we doing this?

Since Artistry Youth Dance was founded in 2013, we've showcased and celebrated young dancers of African and Caribbean heritage and have provided opportunities for young people to train with leading dance artists and choreographers across the wide spectrum of the dance industry. We know from our own experiences and testimonials from our young dancers the importance of exposing them to successful role models, who take up space in venues and dance organisations that they once thought were not for people that looked like them. 

We want more young dancers of African and Caribbean heritage to be uplifted, inspired, and encouraged to pursue their dreams in dance, the Arts, or whatever career path they choose. Can you help us make this a reality?

Here's a video of our successful AYD100 Dance Workshop and scholarship programme.

Here are some of the things that our young people say about how they benefit from being in AYD:

"Get to dance with other people of colour".

"Safe space to explore your artistry".

"Making new friends that go through similar experiences to you".

"Exposure to a range of choreographers/teachers".

"Range of performance opportunities".

"Being able to rehearse in a professional space".

"Get to learn and train in multiple different styles".

"Connections to colleges".

"The diversity".

What will your donation support?

Your donation will help us to:

Provide funded and subsidised places for our young people who attend. It is important that we remain accessible for our dancers to take part in our many and varied activities. 

Your donation will help us to cover costs associated with:

  • Teachers
  • Choreographers
  • Studio hire
  • Administration costs
  • Marketing

The BA Community Fund will MATCH FUND your donations (up to £250 per donation). 

We want to crowdfund and reach the target amount of £10000! Any donation small or large will be greatly appreciated!

Deadline: Sunday 30 June 2024

Help us to encourage the next generation of young black dancers to reach their potential, and SHINE!



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