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Dance and disabilities classes launching in Boston

Following the success of inclusive dance classes in Spalding, Transported in partnership with artsNK are launching new inclusive sessions in Boston after Easter.

The classes are aimed at young people aged 8 - 18 with learning and/or physical disabilities, providing a safe and fun environment for them to socialise, form friendships and be creative. Classes cover a variety of styles, genres and movement explorations to encourage and develop co-ordination and mobility. The programme aims to enable disabled young people to feel more empowered within their communities and enjoy an increased level of wellbeing.

Children and young people taking part in the inclusive dance sessions at Castle Sports Complex, Spalding, and North Kesteven which launched last autumn, recently had the opportunity to perform in front of an audience at South Holland Centre, Spalding. They performed alongside local youth dance groups and professional dance group Stopgap as part of 11 Million Reasons, a national campaign profiling the 11 Million disabled people in the Britain who dance.

Taking place each week at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre on Rowley Road, the Dance and Disabilities classes will be the fourth regular dance programme for Boston by Transported and artsNK. Existing classes include young people's Street Dance Classes at Fenside Community Centre, and the young people and adult Aerial Classes, which take place at the Peter Paine Performance Centre.

Amy Dalton, Head of Dance Development at artsNK said: "We are delighted with the success of our inclusive dance classes in North Hykeham and Spalding. The feedback we have from participants and their parents has been really positive. We are now looking forward to launching classes in Boston, allowing even more young people with disabilities to benefit from taking part in dance. The classes are great fun and also give parents/carers the chance for some time out- although they are also welcome to join in with the classes if they prefer. We encourage anyone interested to get in touch with us and come along to give the classes a try." www.transportedart.com

The Dance and Disability classes will take place at Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre, Rowley Road, Boston, PE21 6EJ on Thursdays from 5pm-6pm. Sessions cost £2 and will commence from Thursday, April 27. Contact Lauren Williams on Lauren.Williams@litc.org.uk or on 01406 701006 to book a place or for more information on any of Transported's dance programme.

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