Seated Cha Cha
Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC were contacted by Arts In The Yard contacted in August 2021 to see if they would create a seated dance fitness routine to be featured in the AITY United in Yardley newsletter. Xpress-Yourself Dance always wanting to get people dancing no matter their age or ability were happy to help and choreographed a seated cha cha cha for the newsletter that would be distributed in October. Just as Strictly Come Dancing returned to our TV screens.
Xpress-Yourself are able to deliver seated dance sessions for care homes on Zoom. You can also now subscribe to receive monthly 15 minute seated dance workouts. Find out more here.
Arts In The Yard is the Local Arts Forum for Yardley Constituency. Arts In the Yard are passionate about their local neighbourhood. Arts In The Yards use art and creativity, in their widest and broadest sense, to foster community development and cohesion.
Arts In The Yard recent projects include Women Of Yardley Unite! (WOYU+), a women’s empowerment programme. Creativity is used to develop skills, build confidence and form friendships through a series of free creative sessions led by professional artists.
Arts In The Yard also aim to bring the community together through Hay Mills Art Trail, a public art project co-designed by residents and business in Tysley and Hay Mills Ward. Two pieces of public artworks have been created, including the 10 colourful planters on Coventry Road, Hay Mills, complete with blooms.
Part of our Arts In The Yard Covid response included #FeedYard which supported foodbanks across Yardley for 6 months. Local residents donated non-perishable food items at South Yardley Library which we then redistribute to local foodbanks.
Arts In The Yard also produced a virtual arts cafe, a magazine show that aired on the last Friday of each month. The show features interviews, music and crafts, all filmed locally.
To find out more how you can get involved in supporting Arts In The Yard by volunteering, delivering newsletters, joining one of their art and community initiatives or donating non-perishable food for local foodbanks. You can find out more:
Phone: 0121 339 5029