Project information

DAZL Runs Marathon & 3 Peaks Disability Group

DAZL will be running the Liverpool Marathon & Walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to provide FREE provision and pay for our Inclusive Hip-Hop Team for young people with a disability to have experiences. The funds will provide the group with equipment, pay the hall hire & support weekly sessions

June 2018 - June 2019

Charity information: Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL)

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  • Need


    Their is a lack of affordable arts activity for young people with a disability and for them to take part in competitive dance, especially in urban dance styles in Leeds. Finding accessible fun activities for children and young people with a disability in their own communities is challanging.


    We will provide weekly accessible arts activities for young people with a disability and ensure they get the experience of a dance competition. The same opportunities will be available to these young people just as they are for the young people who do not have a disability. The program will reduce inequalities, breakdown barriers and provide opportunities and aspirations for those young dancers with a disability. They will be also support for parents and volunteer oppertunities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide urban dance/ arts activities for young people with a disability from deprived Leeds


    » Provide weekly activities with opportunities to perform locally and regionally including dance competitions and wider arts opportunities.

    What success will look like

    We will look at retention and engagement, then get feedback/ case studies on the impact of the dance activity has had on the young people with a disability health amd wellbeing.

  • Impact


    The young people will develop new skills such as which will improve their communication, interactions, cognition and overall health and wellbeing.

    We will do this through various assessment tools but simply through the dancers attending each week and performing which has so many benefits for the young peoples health and wellbeing.


    We have already piloted this project and now ready to implement this in the long term which eliminates the risks as we have already tested this work.


    We will report via social media also blogs via DAZL website and our partners ensuring we gain as much coverage as possible. We will also inform people/ supporters/ donors via our Mailchimp email system and publish the success in our annual review.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,490

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      Amount Heading Description
      £320 Competition Entry Frees 2 x competition entry for 10 dancers
      £250 costumes 10 hip-hop costumes at £25 per person
      £400 Hall Hire Hall Hire 40wk x 2hrs (£10 per session)
      £320 Transport Transport to competitions (£160 x 2 journeys)
      £800 Weekly Sessions deliver of weekly session £20 x 40wk
      £400 Staffing Comp Staffing competiton x 2 (£100 per day x 2 staff x 2 competitions)
  • Background


    The project is based in Middleton which is one of the top 10% most deprived areas of Leeds. The young people will come from Low socio-ecomic backgrounds.


    10 young people with a disability from areas of deprivation in Leeds. We will also do tasters to young people in the Special Inclusive Learning Centres in Leeds.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With 18 years experience of improving the mental and physical health of children and young people aged 3 – 19 years, particularly girls, through dance as physical activity in disadvantaged communities of Leeds. We also reduce health inequalities, improving the health and wellbeing of children, young adults with disabilities up to 25 years, families and the wider community throughout Yorkshire through asset-based community dance and wider dance opportunities. This is why we are best placed.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Chrisie Emmonds

    Delivering the Project as Inclusive Dance Lead.

    Melissa Peacock

    Support the deliver of the session


This will take all 10 dancers to two competitions and provide them with two amazing opportunities.

Wow its amazing so see how active Connor and the young people are and that they are been positively challenged

Parent Sharon