Represents the practical and mental ethos of Impact Dance for young people aged 11-17 years. We aim to allow ordinary young people to achieve extra-ordinary things through the medium of dance, all the time teaching leadership and life skills to equip the youth with the capacity to realise their potential and become a Fully Functioning Individual. Impact Dance has been delivering dance workshops in schools, youth centre’s and educational environments for 22 years. This is done through our core group of teachers. The teachers that represent the company are trained to deliver high quality classes all within the ethos of the company. Impact Dance also delivers after-school clubs, enrichment sessions, BTEC and GCSE sessions, as well as tailoring one off workshops or repeating sessions to meet any educational facilitators needs. Our Academy is made up of over 20 young people who train once a week on Saturdays from 10-2pm at Urdang 2 Goswell Road London EC1V 7AH and work in partnership with the Urdang Academy.
Impact Youth is the performance company of the Academy and was the foundation of the Impact Dance Company in its inaugural year in 1995. From there it has grown to be one of the most successful Hip-Hop/Street Dance Youth companies of its time. In 2005 Impact Youth became the first London company to represent their region at England’s National Youth Dance Festival (now known as U.Dance) in Birmingham. Over the last year two years Impact Youth represented London at the U.Dance event in Salford and Birmingham in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The company has performed at various venues and events and worked with large institutions including: NEC and NIA Birmingham, Sadler’s Wells, Peacock theatre, Nickelodeon TV, Royal Ballet School, C4 amongst others. Impact Youth creates dance theatre pieces combining a range of different styles including hip-hop, street dance, contemporary movement and physical theatre to create narratives.