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Scottish Dance Theatre


Scottish Dance Theatre was awarded £124,142 to deliver their project from April 2018 to March 2021

Young people with care experience have told us that they would love more opportunities to be active and have fun, developing their interests and trying out new things in areas such as music, art, sport and crafts. The Creative and Active Lives funding initiative was created with this in mind.

The funding will support young people with care experience to increase their social networks, skills and improve their health. These projects all have young people at their heart, as the Trust works with organisations that create opportunities for young people to design and lead programmes themselves. The Trust awarded a total of £1,746,170 to fourteen Creative and Active Lives projects across Scotland.

The Scottish Dance Theatre project creates an imaginative, creative and physical programme of activities for and with young people with care experience in the Dundee area, based on their own interests and skills in dance, music and sport.

This project invites young people with care experience to form their own dance company. Facilitated by Dance Artist Abbey Adams, this company will come together through residential weekends, summer schools and weekly sessions to explore their passion for dance, create events for their peers and choreograph and perform their own unique dance work at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The project also offers opportunities to see live performances and sporting events, providing young people with a more critical understanding of their chosen activity, while building their own social network through shared experiences. This allows young people to reflect on their challenges and the support they need. It also better equips staff and support workers to work more effectively with young people with care experience in the future.

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