After a compelling performance at the Regional Festival in March, Yorkshire performing arts group, danSing, has been invited to perform at the National Finals of Music for Youth in Birmingham on Tuesday, July 5th 2016.
Music for Youth is the world’s largest youth music festival with 40,000 young musicians taking part in the regionals at 50 locations nationwide. danSing’s accomplished young performers were selected for the finals after a powerful performance of songs especially arranged by musical director, Helen Leaf.
Stage movements and choreography for danSing’s programme were created by director, Jane Waring and dance artist, De-Napoli Clarke. The performance, which featured gifted young cellist, Anna Staveley, was praised by Music for Youth mentors for first rate communication, drama, balance, control and rich harmonies.
Without holding auditions, danSing develops musical theatre artists and brings together young performers from schools across the area including St. Aidan’s, Ripon Grammar, GSAL, Ashville College, St. John Fishers, Gateways and Harrogate Grammar.
Since it was established in 2007, the group has helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity performing at prestigious venues including Harrogate Conference Centre with Lenny Henry, Leeds Town Hall with Rebecca Newman and the Harrogate Theatre at “danSing for Shine” which featured G4’s Jonathan Ansell. danSing directors, Helen Leaf and Jane Waring, are thrilled that the group has now been chosen to perform at Music for Youth’s renowned National Festival.
This is a magnificent finale to an amazing year for danSing.