Set up in 2014, UDOIT! Dance Foundation is focused on ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to access street dance. Giving every young person the chance to experience the power Street Dance can have on their physical & mental health through community clubs, school provision, competition & leadership opportunities.
What are the main aims of UDOIT! Dance Foundation?
The UDOIT! Dance Foundation slogan is to “Inspire, Engage and Empower – Making Street Dance Accessible For All.”
They believe in giving disadvantaged children the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from Street Dance as way of becoming active and building confidence and self esteem.
UDOIT! aims to ensure that dance is a diversionary tool that helps to re-engage young people back in to education, assist with reducing offending and re-offending rates, reduce truancy (especially from PE lessons) and provide physical activity for young people to keep them healthy, both mentally and physically.
How does UDOIT! Dance Foundation work help Sport Wales to achieve an Active Nation?
The satellite clubs programme UDOIT! operate allows children & young people to try street dance in the comfort of their own school environment. These ‘taster’ sessions take place during PE lessons giving those young people who may be too nervous to try street dance, the opportunity to try it. If they enjoy it, this then progresses onto an afterschool/lunchtime club.
UDOIT! hosts the Welsh National Schools Street Dance Championships which allows school children to access a high-quality Street Dance competition with access to learning opportunities from industry professional judges.
They also offer training for coaches in Street Dance in both Level 1 and 2.
How can UDOIT! Dance Foundation support the wider network of partners in our united Vision for Sport?
UDOIT! work with local authorities and organisations to ensure there is the opportunities for young people to access and try Street Dance on their doorstep. There are pathways for all people to have a great experience of Street Dance, from participation to competing, and training programmes for those who would like to be upskilled in delivering the activity to others.
Others who would like to engage hard to reach groups and provide a fun alternative to a traditional sporting offer can be supported by UDOIT!.