#HoldingHands youth dance collaboration

Posted: 31 March 2021

New seasons bring exciting new projects! This term Preston Youth Dance Company are collaborating in the #HoldingHands youth dance project with 13 other youth dance groups across the UK (and in Grenada!) Over the next few months we will work together to produce an exciting new dance film all under the fantastic leadership of Flexus Dance Collective.

Back in 2020, PYDC were featured in the #HoldingHands Dance Platform delivered by Flexus Dance Collective and as a legacy to that project, have been specially invited to take part again is this unique opportunity this year. PYDC are really looking forward to connecting with other youth dance groups (especially taking advantage of our new found remote-working skills!) and it also allows them the chance to consider our creative practice under a bigger umbrella.

Throughout April, PYDC will be exploring the theme of ‘connections’ through a range of dance phrases, creative tasks and stimulus to produce their own interpretation of this concept and produce some short footage to contribute to the overall film. They will also collaborate in a mass online event to record further footage with over 150 dancers at once!

The final film will be premiered online on Sunday 30 May. Ticket information and further details will be added here soon!

Follow PYDC’s adventures on Instagram at @prestonydc.