Step up, take the lead and join Dance Factor Lincolnshire

Neon Youth Theatre members support the successful bid for Big Lottery Funding towards Dance Factor Lincolnshire.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Neon Youth Theatre members support the successful bid for Big Lottery Funding towards Dance Factor Lincolnshire. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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Dance instructors across South Holland and south of Boston can join an “exciting” street dancing project for the county.

A £48,500 project called Dance Factor Lincolnshire is set to “stomp the yard” in February when more than 750 young people aged 11 to 19 will have free night-time street dancing sessions ahead of a countywide competition.

Winter Paralympian Jade Etherington (centre) with Alice Carter (left) and Amy Dalton of Dance Factor Lincolnshire.

Winter Paralympian Jade Etherington (centre) with Alice Carter (left) and Amy Dalton of Dance Factor Lincolnshire.

The project is funded by The People’s Millions Big Lottery Fund after a televised vote last month and the competition to crown Dance Factor Lincolnshire’s champions is due to happen in spring 2015.

Kate Thomas, arts engagement worker for Transported which is supporting the project, said: “I was campaigning with the Transported team in Spalding town centre where the support from local people and businesses was fantastic.

“It was a great chance to tell people about the project and everyone we spoke to was really excited and positive about Dance Factor Lincolnshire coming to South Holland.

“The money will give young people in South Holland the chance to take part in an exciting project where they can learn a new skill and perform on stage.

“But Dance Factor Lincolnshire isn’t just about dancing - it’s about giving young people a voice and more confidence, access to a positive activity and a chance to make new friends.”

Dance instructors interested in running the session should email alice.carter@litc.org,uk before the deadline of Friday January 9 2015.