This contract and programme finished at the end of July 2014
The Arts Council of Wales launched a new pilot programme called Momentum, supported by the Welsh Government’s Communities First Programme, to fund 12 projects across Wales involving arts interventions for small groups of young people aged 14-16 at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET), along with those aged 16-18 identified as being NEET.
The successful local bid bought together Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting, along with TAN Dance and the Neath Communities First Cluster to develop an artistic partnership to engage 16 young people through street dance. Sessions will explore the techniques behind locking, popping, breaking, hip hop and house, with a choreographed public performance towards the end of the project at the Gwyn Hall in Neath.
Supported by TAN Dance’s Troy Boyz Company, sessions will be delivered by motivational and highly experienced dance facilitators, as well as percussionists, musicians and dance producers. The young people will be supported to design and develop costumes for their public performance and achieve the City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Fashion.
Overall the project was a huge success by exceeding many of our targets threefold. We engaged 39 young people against a target of 16, with 26 qualifications being achieved against a target of 10.