Reignite Your Passion…
… For Dance And Fitness And Do Your Bit Whilst You’re At It
Abbie Griffiths joined our workshop and surprised us with a blog on her website Cotton-Wool.co.uk.
It’s been two months since the launch of IgniterHive, but now there are plenty of classes available. It’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and bring out the jazz hands.
Classes are for mixed abilities, ages and gender, in a nutshell aimed at anyone who likes to shake a tail feather. IgniterHive launched in January offering two free taster sessions for anyone to attend, one was at Pineapple Studios, the other at The Factory Fitness. Tasters were just over two hours long, each group having 4 x 30min classes to try. And what fun they were! There was a great atmosphere with lots of guffawing as we wobbled about and flung ourselves around the room like overexcited teenagers.
Although the main aim of the game is to provide a mixture of dance and fitness classes to suit a range of abilities, the notion behind it all runs much deeper. IgniterHive is a social enterprise and CIC (Community Interest Company). This means they are regulated by Companies House and the CIC to ensure that profits and donations are only used to support and develop these fantastic programmes so desperately needed by disadvantaged young people.
The money generally goes towards education and training fees, material supplies or travel costs for kids who usually miss out on mainstream funding. Great news for so many young people who are now not eligible for any support due to government cuts which have so heavily hit the arts in particular.
Still very much in its early stages, the project organisers are seeking more teachers, trainers and venues. If you know someone who might be interested in attending, hosting or teaching anywhere in London, (or Surrey for a special project), please get in touch via their website…
Abbie Griffiths Director at Cotton Wool