Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Inactive

Curtain Raiser - Youth Dance Explosion!

Will you help us expand our Curtain Raiser Youth Dance programme? We will give over 200 young dancers and choreographers aged 9+ in Birmingham & the West Midlands the chance to develop their skills. They will perform in front of real audiences - you! - on our main stage and at our outdoor festivals

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Campaign target

£7,500

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  • Thank you! Sheer joy, excitement, pleasure and talent just flowed out of all them and filled the Hippodrome.

    — Parent of a curtain raiser participant

  • It was great to work with the professional choreographers, it was an incredible experience!

    — Curtain Raiser Participant

  • The atmosphere was electric, especially the enthusiastic cheers that came from their friends. We are looking forward to hearing more about the futures of these wonderful young dancers, as we are sure that each one will be very bright!

    — Tilney Best Invest

  • The atmosphere was electric, especially the enthusiastic cheers that came from their friends. We are looking forward to hearing more about the futures of these wonderful young dancers, as we are sure that each one will be very bright!

    — Tilney Best Invest

  • It was great to work with the professional choreographers, it was an incredible experience!

    — Curtain Raiser Participant

  • Thank you! Sheer joy, excitement, pleasure and talent just flowed out of all them and filled the Hippodrome.

    — Parent of a curtain raiser participant

Situation

The West Midlands has a wealth of youth dance talent and there are lots of youth dance groups. But it’s very rare that young dancers get the chance to work with professional choreographers and perform on a stage like the Hippodrome - in front of 1800 people! A ‘Curtain Raiser’ is a short dance piece, often before ‘curtain up!’ By expanding this programme, we will give young people from all backgrounds the chance to develop performance skills and self-confidence through inspirational experiences

Solution

With your help we will expand our Curtain Raiser opportunities to deliver five projects in 2018, engaging 200+ young people with a love for dance. Younger children aged 9-11 will work get the chance to take their first steps into dance, and young adults aged 16+ will work with professional dance companies to develop their own choreography and dancing skills. Both age ranges will get to perform their dance work in front of audiences on our theatre stages, and at platforms at our outdoor festivals