Published - Wednesday, 12 October, 2016
Old to tha New Productions have been awarded £3,000 by Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the NCC Wellbeing Fund.
Old to tha New Productions are a dance company promoting hip hop culture to people of all ages. The group with use their grant to fund their educational dance project, Break the Shire. The project teaches the students from 8 primary schools, the original dance of the culture of hip hop - breakin aka breakdancing.
At the end of the project all 8 schools will come together to show off their dance moves and will compete in a knock out competition. The money from their grant will go towards the running of the event, including the hire of the venue, professional dancer judges, hip hop deejays and a host.
Leigh Evelyn aka Swifty from Old to tha New Productions said “The project is to teach children that would not normally be able to afford such a specialist dance course over nearly 8 months, a brilliant opportunity to learn about hip hop history and culture. The project concludes with them showcasing their journey at a professionally organised hip hop event where they will battle against other schools that have been on the same journey. The grant that we received will help pay for the children's crew t-shirt's that they get to keep as a reminder of what they have achieved . It also pays for the event to run on the day with professional Deejays, Hosts, Judges (some which have been on Britain's Got Talent and Got to dance) and venue hire and costs.”
You can watch a video of last year's Break tha Shire event below: