We-Move Dance Programme
WeMove is Haringey Sixth Form College’s dance enrichment programme. It aims to provide a platform for young people’s leadership, creative talents and a sense of community-building through dance.
WeMove started in January 2012 with one girls dance class and since then has grown to its current form: nine weekly dance classes and projects, reaching over 100 young people each year, working with different schools around the borough and with a number of professional dance artists and companies.
Weekly college classes
• Street dance
• Girls Dance and Chill out
• Level 2 Dance Leadership qualification (Sports Leaders UK). Many of our graduates now work for WeMove in both voluntary and paid positions.
• Entry and Foundation dance classes
• Level 1 Dance Leadership with The Vale School
Projects with schools and professional dancers
Children in Need funded Dance and Mentoring project: our students work with professional dancers to lead empowerment programmes for Year 8 and 9 pupils from local schools.
Youth dance company with Persuasive Entertainment: students collaborate with a professional dance company and talented young dancers from the borough aged 14-19.
Project with award-winning FBO Dance Theatre Company, developing work around politics, the media and identity, as part of FBO’s production at Rich Mix Theatre. Also working with Haringey Unchained, Haringey Sixth Form College's creative writing enrichment group.
Dance and Careers event in which young people from around the borough have the chance to network with professionals from the field of black and urban dance.
Awards and recognition
This Girl Can: In 2015, WeMove was one of nine organisations chosen to represent London in the Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ Campaign, making a video, a podcast and delivering training to local sports organisations around how to engage girls in physical activity. Click here to see the clip.
Haringey Celebrating Sports Awards 2016:
Winner: Club of the Year (fending off competition from Tottenham Hotspurs Ladies Football Club!)
Shortlisted: Volunteer of the Year (A Level students Levi Ezekiel and Janai Wilson)
Shortlisted: Coach of the Year (Fumy Opeyemi, Afrobeats and Girls Dance teacher)
Click here for full article.
Collaborators and partners
Fumy Opeyemi (Director of GOP Dancers, one of the UK’s leading female Afrobeats companies)
Kloe Dean (Director of Myself Dance Company, one of the UK’s leading female Hip Hop companies)
Nathan Mafwa (Royal Academy of Dance and Persuasive Entertainment street dance company)
Christopher Bean (Lead teacher for the Royal Aacdemy of Dance)
Bismark Anobah (Royal Academy of Dance, dance artist, choreographer and videographer)
The National Lottery
Children in Need