Projects to Inspire

YDance Active

YDance Active (2012 – 2016)

Active Girls was a Scottish Government funded programme aiming to increase girls and young women’s participation in physical activity through key programmes including the YDance Active project.

YDance Active worked in partnership with Sportscotland to deliver a Youth Training Programme and a Workforce Development Programme using dance to engage young women and to increase opportunities in dance nationally across Scotland.

The project aimed to:

  • Inspire and motivate teenage girls to become more physically active
  • Increase the number of opportunities for young people to dance in schools and communities
  • Increase the number of dance leaders in secondary schools across Scotland
  • Develop teachers’ skills and knowledge in dance to allow them to support the dance leaders

This was achieved through the following activities:

  • 1 day dance workshops in schools
  • Award in Dance Leadership Courses at Level 1 (SCQF Level 4) and Level 2 (Currently QCF Level 2)
  • Workshops and CLPL sessions for staff and the volunteer workforce

Over the course of the project the team:

  • Delivered Day Workshops for 12,088 teenage girls
  • Trained 2025 teenage dance leaders
  • Delivered CPD Training to 427 School & Local Authority staff

(Statistics accurate as of December 2016)

LeaderFest 2016

This was a very special event hosted by YDance Active for Dance Leaders across Scotland with a great line-up of activities.  All participants got the chance to take part in an exciting variety of dance workshops led by guest choreographers throughout the day, and in the evening got the opportunity to see amazing performances. We also hosted the Spirit of Leadership Awards ceremony when we get the chance to recognise and celebrate those Dance Leaders who have made an extraordinary contribution to their local authority through Dance Leadership.

Active Girls Day – Friday 28th October 2016

On Friday 28th October 2016, girls across Scotland got up and got active to celebrate the amazing work happening in Active Girls. We created an Active Girls Day Dance which was led by our Dance Leaders in their schools and communities. Check out the 2016 Active Girls Day Dance below:

The Active Girls project was managed by sportscotland and was delivered in partnership with  Youth Scotland  (Girls on the Move) and The Youth Sport Trust (Fit for Girls).

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