We applaud the DAZL-ing way to transform young lives - the YEP says
Bringing arts and culture into the heart of communities is key to the success of Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL).
For the last two decades, the group has transformed the lives of thousands of youngsters across the city.
Its team of dancers, teachers, choreographers and health specialists now work in 23 of our 33 council wards providing outreach work to promote the benefits of dance, health and fitness.
And through this work, DAZL has opened up doors to give the next generation new opportunities.
This year represents a huge milestone for the group as it looks set to open its own purpose-built professional dance studio in Middleton.
And being rooted in the heart of communities is crucial to its success, says director Ian Rodley as he looks to inspire more young people in the city.
Today the YEP applauds the work of DAZL and the many groups like them.
They are the reason we are so keen to shine a spotlight on more community organisations helping our city to thrive.
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