VERSE-atility – A dance and music project for young carers.

Shropshire inclusive Dance were invited by the Hive to be part of this exciting and rewarding project. Our outreach team led by Anna Belyavin alongside fantastic musicians from Youth Music facilitated workshops where young carers could compose, record and choreograph a piece – all in a week!

The project began with a series of dance and music workshop tasters to groups of young carers throughout Shropshire. Those young people interested in the project and free to spend a week at the Hive signed up. The young people grew in confidence over the weeks activity. Working with dance and music offered time for the young people which was social, fun, creative and challenging.

The young people, musical and dance facilitators worked hard together as a very special team creating a supportive environment full of creativity.

The young carers say that the most important thing for them is “to be around other people who have a lot in common with us” and “to be able to express myself creatively, without judgement”.

Phase one of the project culminated in a brilliant performance by the young people.

We feel the footage in the film below and the accompanied images speak much louder then words. Sit back and enjoy.

 

Images from the project.

 

workshop images – Ray Jacobs