Leap Dance Fest

On Saturday 29 February, we hosted our first LEAP Dance Fest at Hornsey Vale, a wonderful community fundraiser with a range of activities for everyone. Planned to celebrate the ‘extra’ day in February, from today’s standpoint in the middle of this pandemic, the photographs seem even more joyous than they did at the time.

People joined informal tutorials on various dance styles, many with great gusto! There was a café, bar, delicious pizzas and vegan food for everyone to enjoy. 

We’d like to thank all of the attendees, young and old alike, for helping to create a warm and friendly atmosphere in which everyone had a great time. 

We would also like to give a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers and the fabulous dance instructors, who gave their time for free, helping to raise just over £400 towards our new therapy room fund. This will help provide low-cost treatments for those with long-term health conditions in our community.

If you participated, or even if you couldn’t make it, and you’re interested in finding out more about any of the dance styles and instructors, opposite are contact details for when we reach brighter times.

Duncan Kerr, Trustee, showing us how to Swing
Aly Hutcherson, volunteer, leading a creative movement class for under-7s

Zumba – with Sabrina,
Contact Sabrina 07959 911366
Find classes online

Dance Attack (for boys ages 6 – 11) – with Ben, Firststeps School of Dance.
Contact Kit 07773 044259

Classes previously at Hornsey School for Girls, Inderwick Road, N8

Swing – Swing Patrol (photo above)
Local classes at Harringay

Salsa – Hornseywood Academy
Contact Carl 07432 404564

Pre- and Primary Ballet – Aniko’s Dance Academy,
Contact Aniko 07789 605166

Irish Dancing – Caroline Boyce School of Irish Dancing
Contact Caroline on Facebook: @fit2jig Classes usually held at St John Vianney Church Hall, West Green Road

Adult Ballet (age 18+) – Firststeps School of Dance,
Contact Kit 07773 044259

Classes for ballet training from Pre-School through Graded Classes to Vocational Level. Also Adult Classes for Beginners and those more advanced: www. firststepsdance.info

The food providers were:

Holy Pizza,
Contact Andy info@holypizza.co.uk

Fooska vegan Bangladeshi street food,
Contact Halima 07535 325459

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