October 11, 2011 12.50 pm This story is over 149 months old

Dance Factor sessions return to Lincoln

Dancing shoes: Youths under 18 can now sign up to take part in Lincoln’s annual street dance sessions.

Lincoln’s annual street dance competition is back and hoping to get 12 to 18-year-olds involved and exercising.

Dance Factor holds street dance sessions every week at 6.30pm from October 14 to December 9, where dancers can create routines to be performed on the final day at the New Life Church.

The sessions aim to both improve healthy activity participation as well as curb anti-social behaviour in young people by helping them express themselves.

According to stats from the previous four sessions, anti-social behaviour decreased by 33 percent across Lincoln and by 60% in areas the sessions were held.

Sessions this year will be held at:

  •  Sudbrooke Drive Community Centre
  •  St. Giles Youth Centre
  • Bracebridge Community Centre
  • Birchwood Community Hall
  • Priory Witham Academy Dance Studio
  • Ruston Sports and Social Club
  • St. Peter at Gowts Primary School
  • YMCA St. Rumbolds Street

Portfolio Holder for Recreation Services and Health Councillor Donald Nannestad said: “Dance Factor is a fantastic event, which has grown in popularity every year.

“It’s great to see young people getting together, making new friends and creating a performance to compete against other groups.

“This scheme gets young people out and active, something which the council supports wholeheartedly.”

The council was allocated £5,465 towards the Dance Factor scheme thanks to Sport England’s programme, Sportivate.

Dance Factor is organised by the City of Lincoln Council and supported by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.

For information on the sessions, contact Keith Taylor on 01522 873621 or Sam Small on 07770 730913.

Source: City of Lincoln Council