Exmouth youngsters learn dance from TV talent show stars

HIP hop dance troupe Flava, who featured on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, are working with Exmouth youngsters and the police to run 'inspirational' dance workshops.

HIP hop dance troupe Flava, who featured on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, are working with Exmouth youngsters and the police to run 'inspirational' dance workshop.

The Cornish dance group is working with young people to build confidence through dance techniques.

The 'b Inspired' workshop is taking place at Exmouth Community College today, Wednesday February 24, and again the following day.

Some 100 students from the school, aged 13 and 14, will be taught how to work with others and how to express themselves in a positive way.


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One of the routines focuses on bullying, with a discussion around the impact it has on people and how it makes people feel.

Over the two days, students will also be told about local activities in the area and given the chance to tell officers from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary what they would like to do in the area.

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On Thursday afternoon, the students will perform their moves in front of parents and other students.

PC Martin Young, Exmouth neighbourhood beat manager, said: "Young people often get a bad press but they have so much potential if they are given the right opportunities.

"Flava are great role models and we hope the students feel inspired to do something they enjoy whether that is dance, music or any other activity."

Devon and Cornwall Police are running the workshop, which has been sponsored by Exmouth Community College, Safer Devon Partnership, East and Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership, Devon Cliffs at Sandy Bay and Tesco.

Gerry Moore, community safety and antisocial behaviour co-ordinator for East and Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership, said: "We are committed to reducing antisocial behaviour in the two districts. Exmouth is a large town and this initiative is a very good way of helping us to achieve further reductions."

For more information, visit www.yrspace.info/flava

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