Dress Rehearsal at the Mac, Canon Hill Park, Saturday 26th August

Nicholas and I had been anxiously waiting to get our summer intensive participant from Circus Magic to Canon Hill Park to test their new found circus skills at the back of the ACE Dance and Music Carnival Procession. Below you can have a look at the tricks that our participants have learnt during their intensive week, with staffs; poi, acro-balance and stilt-walking! We thought we would keep you on edge and reveal our fire artistry skills at the Birmingham Weekender on Saturday 23rd at 6:45pm!

The summer intensive programme has it’s 10th year anniversary last year and Moving Souls became involved this year through the blossoming partnership between Leaps & Bounds and Pyroproductionz.

This year, we saw two Ballet Hoo graduates return to support the project – Christina who was the nurse in the original Romeo and Juliet production and Leroy who was an ace sword fighter from the Montague clan. Christina is now in the Royal Navy police force and Leroy is a professional dance and parkour teacher who works closely with adults who have learning difficulties.

It has been amazing to see what young people can achieve in just 11 years! They returned with such care, determination and willingness to make a difference to other young people’s live and give back to Leaps & Bounds what Ballet Hoo had done for them.

It was a truly inspiring week and we hope to reunite with many of these young people in the Birmingham Weekender Festival.

Reflections on the Carnival Project with ACE Dance and RJC – Light it Up

We woke up on Bank Holiday Monday with the sun shining down on us and a great day of dance ahead of us. Our two coaches were filled with laughter, nerves and a lot of stress. With the hair braiding, make-up, nail varnishing and final adjustments done we arrived at the Leeds 50th Anniversary Carnival at around 12 noon with our 120 performers, family supporters and ACE dance and music artists in tow.