Local teens train for award

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Teenage girls from Angus are training for an Award in Dance Leadership (Level 1) with YDance at Arbroath Academy this week.

The course is delivered through the YDance Active project which is offered to schools across Scotland.

The girls involved, from Arbroath High School, Brechin High School, Forfar Academy, Monifieth High School and Webster’s High School, have been developing their leadership and communication skills, how to plan and deliver a quality dance lesson and a host of other skills that will ensure they finish the course as qualified dance leaders.

The Level 1 in Dance Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead groups in dance activities, whilst under the supervision of their Tutor/Assessor or other suitably qualified adult.

This is one of over 30 Award in Dance Leadership courses that the YDance Active project has delivered since it began in September 2012. Nearly 600 young dance leaders who can help facilitate and inspire dance activities for other young people in their school and communities have been created across Scotland as a result of the sessions.

Sarah Smith, YDance active training manager, commented: “We’ve been running these courses since September 2012 and the response from attendees has always been fantastic. Through their feedback, we can see just how much these courses really improve the girls’ confidence in their own ability.”