a concept that i’d like to further develop…

May 27, 2010

After presenting my talk on what I think is ‘cool’ I decided on what I wanted to base my concept for my pitch on. I presented to the class a talk about a cool experience, which for myself, is dancing. I currently teach hip-hop dance at a few dance schools, and the outcome of each class is so rewarding. It’s especially rewarding when you work with younger people. Seeing them enjoy your work and having fun, socialising with each other while sharing each other’s passion is an experience I love to repeatedly have. Having a passion and executing it on a regular basis makes a difference in peoples’ lives. In saying this, I’ve decided to stick to this theme of ‘dance’ and create a project that involves both dancing and the youth. Having said that, who’s better to target than high-school students? As I come from Sunshine in the western suburbs of Melbourne, I’ve seen some of the hooliganism that goes on around the area. More and more kids are beginning to get more involved in things like vandalism and gang-fights at an earlier age. So to help steer kids away from this kind of trouble, I’ve began to develop a program that is designed to bring kids of all ages together to share a productive experience and have a sense of usefulness.

To briefly explain my concept, I will focus on unifying a number of high-schools, starting with 3 as this would be my first time exercising this project. Each week a set of choreographers will be sent out to each school to teach a group of kids a dance routine. The routines will vary in style every week, to keep the kids entertained and enthused. At the end of the year, a concert will be held and all the schools involved will be invited. Together, they will showcase all that they’ve worked on throughout the year. This will give each group the chance to appreciate each other’s hard work and dedication. Above all, this program is aimed to promote goal-setting and engaging in team work to achieve those goals. Through practices like such, teenagers can gain a sense of belonging and work towards something that is productive and fun at the same time.

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