Come and put on your dancing shoes

Ruff Diamond
Ruff Diamond

Let’s dance.

 A new appeal has gone out to the people of Hartlepool to show off their dance moves.

 The Feel Good in Hartlepool project is urging them to get involved in its Feel Good and Dance Challenge.

 The overall aim of the three-year project – led by the council’s Sport and Recreation Service and receiving funding via Sport England – is to get more people physically active.

 The dance challenge is targeting people who are not achieving the recommended 30 minutes of sport and physical activity per week.

 It aims to promote street and hip hop dancing, with a particular focus on the 14-19 age group, adults, families and disabled people.

 Ryan Houghton, dance/multi-sports activator with the Feel Good in Hartlepool Project, said: “We have already had a good response with a number of residents signing up to take part, but we are still particularly keen to hear from more people aged 14-19.”

 A drop-in launch event will take place at Brierton Community Sports Centre on Monday. There will be a taster dance session aimed at families and disabled people from 10am-noon and another from 1-3pm for people aged 14-19. There will then be a series of six weekly dance sessions before the challenge culminates in a mass participation dance event.

 Zac Healey, from award-winning Hartlepool street dance crew Ruff Diamond, will be passing on some of his expertise. Dance schools around the town are also being asked to pledge their support.

 For more details, call Ryan on (01429) 284048 or email ryan.houghton@hartlepool.gov.uk