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Community of Leeds

Yorkshire Dance

The community


The work with the community is rooted in the Chapeltown and Harehills community of Leeds. Chapeltown is a suburb of north-east Leeds, and is the centre of the city’s British African-Caribbean community. 

Who’s in

Yorkshire engaged four different communities:

RJC Dance – a leading inclusive Black dance organisation made up of young people age 13 -16 years.

House of Flava – is a KiKi House by and for Trans, Non binary and GNC (gender non conforming) PoC.

Feel Good Factor – women aged 50-85 years from the Afro Caribbean Community.

Space2 – adults who are from one of the most disadvantaged communities in Leeds.


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