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Animated Edition - Summer 2007
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Focus on: youth dance
In this edition of Animated we focus on Youth Dance, distilling some of the work presented as part of the Youth Dance England Conference held in Liverpool in April, as well as some other issues it was not possible to cover there.

Youth Dance England, funded by the Department of Culture Media and Sport and Arts Council England is half way through its two-year programme of work. We now have, as a result of the organisation's existence and structure, much better picture of the scale and reach of youth dance practice taking place across England. (727 established youth dance groups, involving 1,616 organisations with 256, 284 young people regularly dancing).

The conference revealed the variety of ways dance professionals are reaching out to increase access to dance for young people and how they are widening the range of... Read more
In this issue
Critical faculties
A trip to Italy helps Donald Hutera recycle his lost youth
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
The focus: youth dance
Dance for health in Scotland's schools
Carolyn Lappin, Executive Director of YDance evaluates the impact of dance on children and young people's physical activity levels across Scotland
We all know that dance is good for you, but can we prove it?
Lucy Frazer from Hampshire Dance, Emma Redding and Edel Quin at Laban describe their research into the health benefits for young people participating in dance
DAiR To... develop partnerships and projects that create a healthy youth dance infrastructure?
Jane Ralls explains how five project partners and five dance artists in residence have worked together to increase opportunities for young people to engage in dance
Youth Dance England Conference 2007 - Connecting young people with dance: the impact we make
Linda Jasper, Director of Youth Dance England, reflects on the recent conference and sets out her key ambitions for the future
Reflections on conversation
Luke Pell, Education Manager for CandoCo, talked with young delegates at Youth Dance England's conference and here reflects on what they had to say
Progression routes for young people in traditional and contemporary African dance
Akosua Boakye-Nimo sets out some of the challenges faced in developing clear and positive progression routes in African People's dance for young people
The changing face of education in England and the possibilities for dance
W. Richard Jones, national specialism co-ordinator for music and performing arts at the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust looks forward to a bright future for dance in schools
Youth Dance England Conference 2007 - Connecting young people with dance: the impact we make
Linda Jasper director of Youth Dance England reflects on the recent conference and sets out her key ambitions for the future
Trust dance - a partnership between Dance4 and Newark Emmaus Trust
Steph Crawford, Youth Dance Co-ordinator for the East Midlands, describes working with homeless young people
ConfiDance
Sadie Walker and Adam Holloway of Cheshire Dance describe the strong relationship being developed between dance and school sport in the Vale Royal area of Cheshire
Building partnerships with the sports sector
Sue Pennycook, Community and Education Manager at Yorkshire Dance, outlines their developing relationship with the sports sector
Inclusive dance?
Ian Abbott, Youth Dance Co-ordinator for the South West, considers the needs of young disabled people dancing
International
Dance and diversity - international research project
Beverley Glean and Rosie Lehan retell their journey to the USA, Jamaica, Cuba and Ghana to look at cultural diversity and African and Caribbean dance forms in dance education
Policy and politics
Considering our impact
John Holden, Head of Culture at Demos challenges us to ask how we know what we know and how we evaluate and communicate our impact