Throughout Covid-19, DAZL Wakefield have been working hard to keep children and families across the district active.

We have provided weekly live dance sessions and created a private parent chat group for support.

We have had an online dance competition for children and lots of dance challenges to keep the young people engaged and to ensure their health and wellbeing needs are met.

The thing we are most proud of is how we have been able to engage our families with social media, especially Facebook and Tik Tok.

Dancing has really kept the children and families connected and this was evident on Sunday 28th June when we hosted our Dance with Pride DAZL Instagram competition to show our support for World Pride Day.

We are in constant conversation with our families via a private Facebook group, Whatsapp, text message and other media. The feedback from the families has shown DAZL Wakefield that what we are providing as an alternative to face-to-face delivery is helping families to stay active and improve their overall health and wellbeing 

After Lockdown, we will look at potentially live streaming some of our dance sessions; at least once a week, in addition to our face-to-face community dance sessions for children and young people across the District.

Ian Rodley