A STAR of Sky One’s smash show ‘Got to Dance’ visited Arbroath on Thursday to help launch a brand new scheme.
The Angus Community Safety Partnership has funded a new schools’ Streetdance competition, which is organised by local police and Active Schools.
And on Thursday, Chuck, one of the finalists from ‘Got to Dance’ who recently toured with dance troop Diversity, took a workshop at Showcase the Street in Arbroath.
He showed young pupils from some of the Angus schools who are keen to take part, an insight into streetdance and he hopes they can take on board his advice when looking at how to make up routines.
The contest is seen as a follow on to the highly successful UK Rock Challenge and is aimed at schools with pupils from P5 to P7 and S1 to S3.
The Angus heat on Wednesday, June 19, is being held in the Reid Hall in Forfar, with the winners going through to the first national final in August which will be held at the SECC Glasgow.
Andy Garnett, Active Schools manager, said: “This is a great follow up to UK Rock Challenge and continues to allow young people to stay fit and active through a popular dance form.”
While Fergus Storrier, community safety sergeant added: “This is a new event but it’s great to see people like Chuck taking time out to visit and give young people an insight into the world of streetdance and what is needed for the event.”
Any school wishing to take part should speak to their local Active Schools co-ordinator.