Glasgow East Arts Company (GEAC)

Dance NRG, a series of under 18 music events

Bringing hundreds of young people together from across Glasgow East to enjoy live music and performance in a safe and fun setting. These young people wouldn't normally socialise outwith their neighbourhood due to the fear of gang culture and territorialism. This event breaks down these barriers.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2011

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Situation

Dance NRG brings young people together from across many different neighbourhoods in Glasgow East, to break down young people's fear of local gang culture and territorialism. Dance NRG gives young people somewhere to socialise on their terms and impacts favourably on the number of reports to the police about anti social behaviour around the local area.

Solution

We will run 6 Dance NRG nights over 2011 involving approximately 2000 young people. Attendance at Dance NRG is through youth clubs only. This encourages young people to engage with their local youth club in between Dance NRG events. Young people will also be directly involved in the planning of Dance NRG giving them further focus and direction. Links with other services such as the police and the local college strengthen development opportunities so these young people have the best chances.