Get up off that thang and dance till you feel better with Western Sydney's new inclusive #hip-hop class for migrant women; great idea huh? I've always been a firm believer in the fact that music does bring people together and it is evident that a large number of migrant women may feel isolated when they first arrive in Australia, therefore, the hip hop dance class is a great way to make sure these women feel more included in the community.
The hip- hop dance class is offered at Auburn Centre for Community in Auburn to girls and women who have recently migrated to Australia or who are on a humanitarian visa. This dance class is not just your average #hip- hop dance class it combines a weekly dose of hip-hop dance along with public speaking skills which I believe is great in boosting the women's confidence. The class is choreographed by dance teacher Vanessa Marian founder and creator of Sydney's dance revolution #groovethang.
The great thing about the group is that it offers diversity with women and girls of different ages and cultures. The class also helps to improve the ladies confidence by getting them to talk in front of all of the other women in the class, which also teaches them team building skills as they can help each other out.
The Groove Therapy Project is a fairly fresh project which also aims to help the girls with their English and also helps them find work by assisting them with writing their CV's. I believe this is a great project as it is very inclusive of the migrant women and gives them a chance to escape and let their hair down.
So what are you waiting for? Get on down and shake your #groovethang at Auburn Centre for Community!
Original article seen here : https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2016/11/26/groove-therapy-migrants-and-refugees/14800788004002
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