The talented dancers from the Coatbridge School of Dance NC have been busy preparing for the next season of competition in their brand new studio, the Yard.
The state-of-the-art studio on the city’s Cameron Street opened in September last year and has a bigger dance space to accommodate even more young budding street dancers from across Lanarkshire.
The studio is run by owner, dancer and choreographer Nadine Creaney and her business partner, Colin Moore.
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Colin told Lanarkshire Live: “As we prepare for our first competition, we look back on the incredible 18 months and what has been accomplished over the past year and a half.
“First of all, there were the Zoom courses we had during the first confinement. It was a lot of fun and gave us a real opportunity to learn from some of the best choreographers in the world.
“It was a real boost for the students who were able to dance with their idols, albeit on a computer screen. With social distancing, we decided to keep the kids together and had to move to a bigger studio, so we invested in a unit and marked it, the court.
“Once opened in September 2020 it was amazing to see the students dancing and we were so lucky to have the studio. Some of the choreographers we worked with on Zoom have made a real connection with our students and are constantly supporting us through social media.
To accommodate their new budding hip hop stars, the dance school also expanded its schedule and welcomed more students, while also setting up open classes where young people from other local dance schools could. share some of the incredible training offered.
Colin continued, “Now that there is a feeling of semi-normalcy, we go back to training and our school is getting stronger and stronger and we are welcoming more and more students.
“We’ve had industry professionals working with us in the studio to push them to new levels and the Yard is being recognized via social media as a great place to dance.”
As the young dancers prepare for their competitive season, starting with Soar UK on October 24, followed by the Raise Your Game competition on November 21, they are delighted to have the support of a number of local businesses.
Nadine explained, “We would like to thank Garry Cinnamon, On the Move, 3 Recycling and SM Decorating, who sponsored each of our crews, the under 10 beginners patieNCe, the under 12 advanced Kraze and the under 16 years advanced rezilieNCe. “
Students of the show are also busy rehearsing and learning plays for their annual performance at the Motherwell Civic Theater on April 16 next year.
Colin added, “We are so excited for our future and have already secured some amazing choreographers for 2022.
“We are determined to show the rest of the UK that Scotland is the place to dance.”
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