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Leaders Community is a ’Not for Profit’ organisation established with the aim of engaging with marginalised children and young people by responding to the rising tide of inequality and youth violence they face in their communities.

We strongly believe that investing in our children and young people makes good economic sense, and is the right thing to do.

Children and young people face many challenges; communities are faced with continuous changes, increased uncertainty, widespread poverty and inequalities which often lead to youth violence, mental and physical health issues.

 

Leaders Community has a mission to support this marginalised group of children and young people through the Creative Arts which are relevant to their lifestyles, with the aim of overcoming barriers that hinder the fulfillment of their potential by reducing isolation and marginalisation, improving community cohesion and navigating them away from negative cycles and behaviours, keeping them safe and thereby improving their life chances.

Our programmes support the empowerment of our learners through consistent, high quality programs, inspirational teaching and support. A safe nurturing environment with each learner linked to mentors and role models selected from a diverse group of community, conscious adults who are able to inspire, cajole and support children and young people to engage positively. Our programs support improved well-being, personal development and leadership skills.

 

Leaders Community are experienced community educators and believe it’s not enough for provisions to be available and widespread, but they need to be meaningful, relevant and of the highest quality. As a result, we design programmes that make a tangible and long term difference to mental, physical, emotional and economic well-being through activities that support self- development, accreditation and social attainment.

Leaders Community are committed to promoting equal opportunities and valuing the diversity of everyone we liaise with regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexuality or economic status.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY ARE FEATURED IN THE LBWF 'CONNECTING COMMUNITIES' LAUNCH VIDEO

Leaders are absolutely delighted to share the LBWF Connecting Communities launch video featuring Leaders Community, along with many other wonderful organisations working within the borough for the good of our communities.

 

We would like to thank the awesome Catherine Marcus for reaching out and agreeing to feature our young leaders, who are a prime example of all that is great in our community. #risingtalent

 

We hope that this will help to make more families aware that there are many opportunities available in Waltham Forest, where their children and young people can access quality programs that will help them connect to caring organisations who will help them build a brighter future for themselves. 

#wfculture19 #WFOurplace

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY DANCE AGAINST YOUTH VIOLENCE

For the last 3 years our young people have been committed to supporting The Boroughs United talent showcase, which takes a stand against Gun & Knife crime and youth violence.

Alongside young representatives from all London Boroughs, we come together and unite in making a stand against youth violence in our communities.

Recoginsied for our efforts, we were featured on the National news:

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

TRAVEL TO SEE 'SOME LIKE IT HIP HOP' IN THEATRE

Thanks to Sadlers Wells Community Engagement team, Leaders were able to visit the Peacock Theatre in Holborn to watch Zoonations 'Some Like it Hip Hop'!

 

They all got to travel by coach 🤩 which meant we were able to take 65 children and young people on this enjoyable day out.

 

The show was beyond amazing and everyone had a brilliant time❤️

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

HOLD BAKE SALE IN

SUPPORT OF MACMILLAN

Thank you to all our young leaders and their families who supported our annual Macmillan Bake Sale where we raised a whopping £275 on the day!

 

A special thanks to Peabody (Chingford) for donating the drinks.

We are so proud to support such a worthy cause and more so because of the generosity of all our children and young people!

 

#JoinTheFight

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

TAKE PART IN LBWF CONNECTING COMMUNITIES CAMPAIGN

Once again, Leaders are honoured to be a part of the LBWF Connecting Communities Media Campaign.

 

A huge thanks to Rory Knox and his amazing team who spent the afternoon at Leaders taking these amazing photos.

 

They demonstrate how diverse our community group is and how its safe and nurturing environment is connecting children and young people.

 

It also enables them to meet various role models, mentors and world class talented teachers, who encourage participants to celebrate their diversity and be all that they can be ❤️

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

TAKE PART IN BOROUGH OF CULTURE MUSIC VIDEO

Thank you to all our children, young people and their parents who came out to support the making of the Borough of Culture Legends of the Forest Music Video on 12th October 2019.

 

As you can see every one got to keep the awesome uniforms and they all had such a great experience!

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORLD CAR FREE DAY SEPTEMBER 2019

Well done to all our children and young people who joined Leaders to support World Car Free Day on 22nd September 2019.

 

Our young people supported Transport For London in Central London and our youngest supported LBWF at their Walk-In-Stow event.

Thank you for the opportunity and to all that came to support.

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM AT CHINGFEST AUGUST 2019

Leaders would like to thank LBWF for giving Leaders Community the opportunity to support Chingfest 2019. 

 

We give special mention and our thanks to Luke November and Leki Lemzi for the opportunity to collaborate and to all our supporters who came out in the hundreds to share this special day with us.

ALL our children and young people were beyond amazing and truly showcased what rising talents they all are!

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM AT LBWF MELA AUGUST 2019

Once again our beautiful children and young people had the opportunity to be a part of Mela 2019.

 

Well done to all our young Leaders who came out to support their local community, by putting on performances, dance workshops and such wonderful audience participation opportunities!

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY SATURDAY PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM

🤩Free Performing Arts School - 10 week Intensive Program🤩

 

@ The Big Creative Academy, Clifton Avenue, E17 6HL

 

If you are passionate about performing and crave to learn from the best, join Leaders Community for a FREE 10 week intensive program where you will learn skills in:

 

• Performance Techniques

• Vocal Training

• Acting-Singing-Commercial Street Dance *

 

Tutors are all DBS certified and work with Global Brands for TV & Film such as: MTV, Disney, ITV and SKY.

 

Each new student can participate for FREE for 10 weeks on Saturdays between 11.00am - 2.00pm and can choose from one of these 2 courses: Dance & Singing OR Drama & Singing.

 

Each student can choose from one of the following blocks:

 

Block 1: 05/10/19 - 14/12/19 (1 week off for half term)

Block 2: 11/01/20 - 21/03/20 (1 week off for half term)

Timetable

  11.00am - 12.00pm  

Singing (10-12 years)

Drama (13-17 years)

Street Dance (7-9 years)

 

12.00pm - 13.00pm

Singing (13-17 years)

Drama (7-9 years)

Street Dance (10-12 years)

 

13.00pm - 14.00pm 

Singing (7-9 years)

Drama (10-12 years)

Street Dance (13-17 years)

 

*Each recruit is guaranteed 2 of the 3 disciplines. If you want a 3rd discipline, once enrollment is closed we will try our best to allocate this, subject to space.

 

Enrollment NOW OPEN!

Please email for application forms:

leadersacademyenquiries@gmail.com

All enquiries please call - 07831 224 510

 

Brought to you by the Award Winning Leaders Community

Open to residents from :

Waltham Forest, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Havering, Newham, Haringey, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham.

 

Priority given to NEW applicants.

 

Funded by: – The LVE Charitable Trust, Big Creative Education -Department for Culture Media & Sport

 

All our programs are socially inclusive so please help us in the work that we do by sharing this post to help us reach lots of wonderful children and young people who would love such an amazing opportunity 💕

 

 #WFCulture19

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY HOLD WORKSHOPS AT CHINGFORD FOUNDATION SECONDARY SCHOOL

Thanks to management and staff at Chingford Foundation Secondary School for welcoming Leaders to their school for a full day of presentations and dance workshops.

 

We addressed health & well-being and the importance of navigating away from negative behaviours and cycles.

 

We were able to engage with over 200 students which was an amazing experience and we look forward to welcoming some students to our ongoing programs.

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY ARE CHOSEN TO TAKE PART

IN A MUSIC VIDEO

A massive shout out to Naomi Chester 'Kinsoulcollective' for selecting a group of our awesome talent to feature in her upcoming music video.

Heres a few snaps to give you a little sneak peak... as you can see they truly had a blast!

 

Thanks as always to our Joshua Chester for making it happen!

 

JACK PETCHEY

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS -

JUNE 2019 

We are delighted to announce our Young Achiever Award winners for June 2019 Donike and Nashay !

These young ladies were nominated and elected by their peers within our community group.

 

They were both chosen for being great team members who continually support the work Leaders do within the community.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH!

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

PERFORM AT

'BREAKOUT LONDON 2019'

Congratulations to our beautiful Leaders who represented themselves and all those who support them at Breakout London 2019 held in Barking.

Breakout provides the opportunity to showcase such a diverse group of talent, allowing everyone to celebrate the upcoming rising talent within the dance industry!

 

Thank you for allowing Leaders to be a part of it!

🤩🤩🤩

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY DANCE TUTORS PERFORM AT RADIO 1'S BIG WEEKENDER!

Congratulations to 2 of our awesome dance teachers Aaliyah Sharnell and Jason Thanh Nguyen for their success in supporting Jax Jones and Little Mix at the Radio 1 Big Weekender!

 

Thank you to these inspirational mentors for connecting with our children and young people and showing them that anything is possible, you just need to dream big!

❤️

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM AT 'BEACH VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS 2020'

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY had the honor of performing at the Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifiers 2020 with the 'Feel Good Too' movement in Leyton.

 

The event took place on Saturday 25th May 2019 and was hosted by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

A big thank you to the organisers for allowing us this great experience and a massive well done to all our children and young people who dedicated their Saturday to entertain us all!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM AT BOROUGH OF CULTURE

'MAY DAY' EVENT

Leaders were delighted to take part in the Borough of Culture May Day event held on Saturday 4th May 2019 on the Chingford Plains.

 

Although the weather was awful, being a united community group with over 90 performers, our performers did us so proud by dancing in the rain - that's just what they do ! 💕💕💕

 

Now that is what you call dedication and commitment - uniting our community through dance.

 

With thanks to all our parents and families who gave them such encouragement and support, you are all amazing ❤️

 

#wfculture19

#connectingcommunities

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM

AT DANCERS DELIGHT 2019

A massive shout out to Yann Bolenge who gave our young leaders the opportunity to be a part of his showcase Dancers Delight 2019, held at the Broadway Barking Theatre in April.

 

This showcase provides a platform to come together to celebrate all the upcoming rising talent in the dance industry for the UK.

 

We are always humbled to be invited to take part and we applaud Yann Bolenge for his efforts to support, unite and celebrate the industry!

Check out our performance below!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM

AT LONDON PULSE 2019

With thanks to our friends at London Pulse ( Copper Box Arena) for having Leaders come down on Saturday 27th April 2019 to support their super league charity netball match #shoot4pink, in partnership with Pink Ribbon Foundation - the importance of raising awareness of breast cancer 💗🖤

 

Our children and young people had the opportunity to perform at the Arena, engage with the team and we even provided the mascot for the day! We then we had the opportunity to meet the awesome Clare Balding. 

 

We are humbled and honoured to be a part of this important event.

 

#ConnectingCommunities #LondonPulse #ClareBalding

PINEAPPLE'S COMMUNITY DANCE CHAMPION OF THE MONTH

We are pleased to announce our very own founder Maria Theodoulou has been named Pineapple's Community Dance Champion of the Month.

 

Maria works tirelessly creating free and affordable dance programmes for young people so they feel inspired to lead positives lives.

Thank you for everything you do to keep Leaders alive and the joy you bring to our young people.

Well deserved!

FREE STREET DANCE CLASSES

IN HIGHAM HILL

Calling all Higham Hill and neighbouring residents aged 7-11 years!!

 We are offering FREE Street Dance Classes every Wednesday starting on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

All enquiries or to enrol please call Danielle : 07415 869568

See more details below.

JACK PETCHEY

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS -

MARCH 2019 

Congratulations to all our Jack Petchey Achievers : Caris Smith, Freya Thomas Knott, Zizi Kotyo, Ruth Ekomisa and also to our Leader Award Recipient Toni Connolly !

 

We also celebrated the achievements of Francesca Thomas Knott, one of our parent volunteers.

 

A special mention to our young leaders who yet again came out to entertain the audience at the Keneth Moore Theatre in Ilford and as we have come to expect they certainly raised the roof with their awesome performance. 

Well done!!

 

BOROUGH'S UNITED TALENT

COMPETITION 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful and talented 40 young Leaders who performed at the Boroughs United 2019 Talent Showcase celebrating children and young people from across 33 Boroughs in London who all come together to make a stand against youth violence. 

 

With thanks to over 200 parents and family supporters who came out on the night to cheer and support-what a night!

Also a big thank you to our amazing teachers: Joshua Chester, Jason Than, Aaliyah Sharnell and Steven Pascua.

2nd place to our over 13's dance group and 3rd place to our young leaders-we are so proud of you all.

 

This is our third year participating in this show and its now quite clear that even though you all train just one hour a week, the quality of the teaching you access is phenomenal!

You represent everything that is good in our communities, your empathy & support not only for yourselves as a team with one dream but for everyone else is sincere.

 

You celebrate others achievements not just your own with only love and support in your hearts your stars are rising .

 

Its your time to shine in that fierce determined manner you are all known for.

 

Dream Big & Live Big ! 

This was by far your best work and demonstrates when you are one team with one dream, how much you can achieve. 

 

Participating acts:

Bruce Grove Next Generation

Lil Generals

Young Leaders

Leaders

 

Roll on 2020.......!!!! 

 

OVER 13'S PERFORMANCE

UNDER 13'S PERFORMANCE

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY DELIVER DANCE WORKSHOPS AT FERRY LANE SCHOOL

On Monday 28th January 2019, two of our young Leaders Emie & Caris led 2 dance workshops for 120 children at Ferry Lane Primary School (Haringey).

Well done to Emie & Caris for engaging with these young talents and demonstrating that dance is an alternative physical activity for those that do not enjoy sports.

 

Also that it can be fun as well as good for you !

YIAG DELIVER BULLYING WORKSHOP TO L.E.A.D.E.R.S

Leaders would like to thank Jane Brueseke and the Young Advisors from YIAG for delivering a workshop for our learners aged 7-10 years at the Paradox Centre.

 

They addressed all types of bullying and our young learners found it very interesting, fun and educational. 

Thank you YIAG!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

Leaders Community are pleased to share with you our

Christmas Extravaganza.

Many of our children have been taking advantage of all the performance opportunities we have offered them over the past 12 months.

However, not all our young learners have that level of confidence yet to take part in large shows, so we decided to put on a Christmas show at the Paradox Centre, where all learners would feel more confident to showcase what they have been working on over the last few months.

 

Whilst its great that our more confident learners can share larger platforms to showcase their talent, for us its equally important that those who are not so confident also get to experience the thrill of performing in a more informal setting. 

Leaders celebrate all their children and young people regardless of their abilities.

Thank you to all our friends, family who came out and showed their support!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY WIN @

'FEEL GOOD' SPORTS AWARDS 2019 

FOR WALTHAM FOREST

🤩🤩🤩Hooray !!!!!!🤩🤩🤩

Leaders Community are breaking barriers !!!!

We are so proud to share that on Thursday 22nd November Leaders Community received 3 awards at the Feel Good 2018 Sports Awards recognising our little community group and our efforts in supporting children and young people !

Two of our dance instructors won joint 'Coach of the Year - Aaliyah Sharnell and Steven Pascua' and our project lead - Maria Theodoulou also received an award for Volunteer of the Year !.

We are humbled and honoured to receive these awards which are so significant because we do not offer SPORTS we offer physical activities and performing arts opportunities which is why we value this recognition and thank LBWF for this honour.

Needless to say our star is rising ❤️ because we are a STRONG FIERCE family united with one common goal, better futures for all our children and young people.

 

Thank you to you all (and you know who you are) who support us in so many ways ❤️❤️❤️

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

TAKE PART IN S.I.C.K EVENT 2018

A massive thank you to Jason Hill and Mahnaz for inviting our Young Leaders to be a part of S.I.C.K 2018 @ Walthamstow Town Hall yesterday !

 

As always we are so proud of all our young leaders who are and always will be a shinning example that not every young person belongs to a gang and not every young person is wasting their life.

 

 This is something to celebrate and we are always proud of them and what they represent ❤️❤️❤️#diversecommunity #realtalent #danceisforeveryone 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

YOUNGSTERS TAKE PART IN PERSONAL SAFETY WORKSHOP

Many thanks to Jason Hill (Youth Engagement Met Police) for delivering a workshop to our youngest learners.

 

It took place at the Paradox Centre in Chingford and was in an effort to educate them about personal safety in their community.

 

Well done to all our young leaders who took part in such an eye opening experience.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY 

TAKE PART IN 'DON'T GET COURT' COMMUNITY PROJECT

Leaders would like to thank the LVE Foundation for inviting a selection of our young people to take part in their eye opening project, designed to steer young people away from negative cycles and behaviour.

 

Learners spent the day visiting a local police custody suite, where they were able to see first hand what the consequences are if you get arrested and processed through the system!

A huge thank you to Mrs Bellamy and Jason Hill as feedback received from our learners made it abundantly clear that this experience certainly proved as a deterrent and those engaged in the program definitely have no plans of ever engaging in negative behaviour which would result in them getting arrested.

 

A truly innovative project.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY 

HOST ANNUAL MACMILLAN

'COFFEE MORNING' BAKE SALE!!

Once again, Leaders hosted their annual Macmillan Bake Sale on Friday 28th September 2018.

 

The event was held at our Chingford branch, where pretty much everything sold out!

Thank you to everyone who placed orders and to all of our young leaders who came along on the day where they purchased some of our lovely cakes.

Also a big thanks to Peabody for allowing us to use the space and for your contribution.

#TheFightAgainstCancer

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY 

FEATURED IN STREET GAMES

' US GIRLS ' PROMO VIDEO!!

Some of our young leaders were featured in Street Games 'US Girls' new promo video.

The Us Girls brand of Street Games is designed to increase and sustain young women's participation in sport and physical activity within some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities.

 

Thanks to Dean Roberts (Strategic Sport & Physical Activity Development Officer for LBWF) our girls were invited to take part in the shooting and as usual entertained the film crew with their powerful dance routines !

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM @

' FOREST OVER THE STARS ' -

HOME GROWN TALENT SHOW 2018

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

PRESENTS OUR NEW

JAZZ CLASSES - EVERY TUESDAY IN CHINGFORD 

Jazz is coming to Chingford on Tuesdays!

 

Sessions start on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 @ 5.15pm 

One and half hour sessions @ £2.50 per week !

 

Leaders are very excited to welcome the talent that is Holly Palmer -Jazz Instructor Extraordinaire, to our ever expanding community group.

Enrollment now open, please email: leadersacademyenquiries@gmail.com 

Any questions please call: Maria on 07831 224 510 

 

For those wishing to pursue a vocational career, jazz technique is essential and Holly Palmer is renowned for her much sought after technique classes, so don't miss out!

Take a look below!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

PERFORM AT A DANCE INDUSTRY EVENT :

' THE SATURDAY SHOW '

Well done to our young Leaders who were fortunate enough to be invited to perform at a Dance Industry Event -The Saturday Show. A BIG thank you as always to our dance tutors the legend Steven Pascua with help from the talented Aaliyah Sharnell for this fantastic choreo!

Under their nurturing guidance, our young people are having the time of their lives! We thank our lucky stars that we have such amazing talented teachers helping Leaders change lives, one child at a time 💕

If you have a child or young person who wants to get fit and active, dance or be a dancer, build their confidence and self esteem - just look at what our programs can offer you. Every Friday from 4.00pm - 6.00pm at Paradox Centre 3 Ching Way E4 8YD, just £10 per month.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

ARE FEATURED IN MVP WORKSHOP'S

'HORA DE VERANO' (SUMMERTIME)

MUSIC VIDEO

Leaders Community were honoured to be featured in this music video put together by MVP Workshops.

This video highlights the creative talent of young residents who attend the FREE 10 week intensive Performing Arts Program in partnership with the LVE Foundation and The Big Creative Academy.

Thank you to all those involved and a huge well done to all the young people who took part.

Take a look!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

PERFORM AT WALTHAM FOREST'S

'GET TOGETHER' EVENTS 2018

Thank you to the London Borough of Waltham Forest, for giving Leaders Community the opportunity to be a part of the amazing Get Together events this summer.

 

Over 160 children & young people supported by their wonderful parents came together to engage, support and have fun at the Leyton Carnival, Mela and the highlight of our summer Chingest! 

These free community get together events are a vital socially inclusive opportunity for everyone to get involved in their community and Leaders are honoured to have been included.

Workshops and performances were hosted throughout all the events and our performers were so proud to have the opportunity to give back to the community and be a part of these awesome experiences💕

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PERFORM AT GIRLS ALLOWED SAFE4FAITH CONFERENCE 2018

Leaders Community were honoured to be invited to entertain the delegates at the annual Girls Allowed Safe4Faith Conference tackling knife and hate crime in partnership.

The annual event hosted by the Metropolitan Police was held at the prestigious Emmanuel centre in Central London.

 

Naturally our young people couldn't stop themselves from entertaining the tourist outside the Westminster Abbey where as usual they generated quite a fuss !

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PRESENTS 'MAKE SOME NOISE 2018'

We are proud to share with you the official images from our annual event 'Make Some Noise 2018'.

 

This was an opportunity for all our young people to showcase what they have learnt so far as part of the L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY team. 

 

We had over 200 young people aged 7-16 from all over London including Chingford, Walthamstow, Hackney and Tottenham take part in a variety of performances in all three strands of performing arts (singing, dance and drama).

The show took place on Sunday 29th May and to accommodate this huge talent, we held two ' SOLD OUT' ' shows at the amazing Leyton Great Hall! 

We thank all of our supporters, especially The LVE Foundation for your on going support and for the amazing space, but most importantly we praise each and every one of our young people for there continued dedication, commitment and passion for what we do as a community group! 

 

We love you all!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

PERFORM AT

DANCERS DELIGHT 2018

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY were honored to be invited to perform at DejaVu Entertainment''s annual showcase 'Dancers Delight 2018'.

As usual they brought huge amounts of energy and passion and we thank everyone who came to support! Also a special thanks to the organisers for allowing us this great opportunity.

Check out their performance below!

STEVEN PASCUA

CHOREOGRAPHER & TEACHER AT L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

The talent that is Steven Pascua can be found teaching for Leaders Community every Friday between 4.30-6.00pm

@ Peabody Paradox Centre

 

3 Ching Way Chingford E48YD

 

If you are 15 years and over and want to train with one of the UK's most sought after choreographers and performers, contact us:


Email : leadersacademyenquiries@gmail.com

Phone: 07831224510 (Maria) 

Places are limited and application is essential.

JACK PETECHY

REGIONAL AWARDS 2018

Leaders Community were invited back to the #JackPetchey Regional Awards 2018. This time not as the entertainment (as per usual), but to support young leaders Emie Emin, Sienna Hill and Zizi Kotyo who were all being celebrated as Young Achievers in Waltham Forest!

 

We are so proud of them and look forward to returning next year with a new group of young achievers. We thank all our children and young people who are a part of Leaders Community, you are all amazing and we celebrate each and every one of you!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

TAKE HOME GOLD AT

BOROUGH'S UNITED 2018!

Leaders would like to congratulate all of our learners who took part in this years Boroughs United 2018 @ Hackney Empire.

We are proud to announce that Leaders won 1st place in Dance for both the under 13's and over 13's categories.

Congratulations to our Little Generals who performed for the first time ever and most certainly stole everyone's hearts with their performance.

 

With special thanks to our Dance Leads: Steven Pascua, Aaliyah Sharnell & Joshua Chester and finally to Kelly Reid and Co from Da Crib for organising this Pan London Talent Event giving children and young people the opportunity to showcase their creative talents !!

See all of their amazing performances below!

LITTLE GENERALS

UNDER 13'S

OVER 13'S

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

ARE AWARDED AT

LEYTON ORIENT FOOTBALL STADIUM

With funding received from The Leyton Orient Football Trust in partnership with Peabody, 20 young leaders qualified in Level 1 Dance Leadership.

 

They were invited to the Leyton Orient Football Stadium to receive their certificates on the pitch on 30th December 2017.

Thank you to Trevor Duberry for supporting this programme and for organising this special awards presentation.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

ARE RECOGNISED IN LOCAL PAPER ONCE AGAIN!

 

Look who made it in the local press once again!

The young Leaders attended the Feel Good Sports Awards in November 2017.

 

Although Leaders did not receive any awards, they received an astounding SEVEN nominations which is simply amazing.

 

Considering dance is not an seen as an official sport but rather a physical activity, we did pretty well !!!

 

Leaders are breaking barriers with dance so 2018 looks set to be a smashing year for all involved.

3 L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY TEENS FEATURED ON CHANNEL 4'S

'TRICKS OF THE RESTAURANT TRADE'

Congratulations to Emie Emin, Donike Kidd Turner and Phelo Zile.

 

These 3 lucky teens had the opportunity of a life time to feature in Channel 4's 'Tricks of The Restaurant Trade', alongside celebrity chef and show host,

Simon Rimmer.

Thank you to Simon Rimmer & Channel 4 for this incredible honour!!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

OPEN DAY 

SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

Open Day at The Big Creative Academy for enrolment on the NEW FREE Performing Arts School program which starts on Saturday 25th November 2017 @ 2pm!

 

It is not too late to enrol, there are some places still available so please make contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

Thank you to Kirsty Trujilo (Programme Manager, Youth Investment Fund), The Big Creative Academy and one of our funders, Karen Bellamy (CEO, LVE Foundation) who came along to help with the enrolment.

 

Thanks as always to our army of volunteers and young people who always turnout to support programs for the benefit of the community!

'FEEL GOOD' SPORTS AWARDS 

WALTHAM FOREST

A massive thank you to Dean Roberts & Joyce Guthrie from the Sports Development Department of Waltham Forest for inviting Leaders Community to the Sports Awards 2017 !

 

Whilst dance is not a recognised Sport, it is a recognised physical activity and although we didn't receive any awards we received a BLINDING 7 nominations and that is just amazing!

For us it was a win-win situation and are delighted to even be considered !

 

However, our love, respect and pure pride go to our wonderful young leaders. Not only do they train hard, perform, support all community events they are invited to, are peer mentors and role models, they spend a huge amount of time outreaching in the community, showing residents that there are young people who deserve to be recognised for being amazing contributing members of society.

 

They really are the PRIDE of Leaders and just you all

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amazing opportunities are coming their way and they really deserve everything good that comes next!

 

For once they were guests and not the entertainment and as you can see they really appreciated the evening.

Thank you to a wonderful borough for putting on such wonderful, empowering events !

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY & 15 YEAR OLD EMIE EMIN NAMED AS CULTURAL STARS OF WALTHAM FOREST  

 

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY and young leader Emie Emin received an award from the leader of the council, Cllr Coghill in recognition of their cultural contribution in Waltham Forest.

Congrats!

THE JACK PETCHEY FOUNDATION ACHIEVERS AWARDS

WALTHAM FOREST OCTOBER 2017

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY are delighted to support the Jack Petchey Foundation once again at their regional awards night, held at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall on 10th October 2017.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY AT CHINGFEST 2017

To see our little community dance group's name up in lights on those huge monitors was one of the most special moments for our group ❤️❤️

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY UNDER 14'S PERFORMING AT MELA IN WALTHAM FOREST

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY MAKE LOCAL NEWSPAPER!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY
OPEN LEYTON CARNIVAL 2017
L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY PRESENTS
'MAKE SOME NOISE' 2017

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY

PLACE 1ST AT BOROUGHS UNITED

COMPETITION 2017

Voted Overall winners by the entire panel, Leaders Community won their first ever dance competition winning the coveted trophy for their borough Waltham Forest. Congratulations to Darren, Emie, Caris, Sienna, Jonathan, Curnisha, Christina, Freya, Donikey and Nayshay.

Thank you to all the parents and friends for the most amazing support on the night. A special thank you to Ms Roz Gordon Peabody/CBHA for organising the venue for all rehearsals and for donating funds for the uniform!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S COMMUNITY AWARDED RUNNERS UP @
'LOVE YOUR BOROUGH AWARDS' 2017

We are proud and honoured to announce that Leaders Community were nominated for the Arts, Culture & Heritage Award at the 'Love Your Borough Awards 2017'.

Although we were a runner up, we are absolutely delighted that our little Community Group was recognised by Waltham Forest as a serious contender for this award and this in itself is a WIN for all such community groups!

 

Congratulations to all the winners. We salute all the amazing people who are the heart & soul of Leaders Community: Maria, Andi, Nadia, Toni, Danielle, Emmerson, Nadiya, Stacy, Claire, Leila, Daisy & Ameca. Thank you to our AMAZING teachers Steven Pascua, Aaliyah Sharnell, Justin Morosa, Josh Chester & Marvyn Johnson.

To all the key people who say what they mean and mean what they say: Roz Gordon, Cllr Karen Bellamy, Jason Hill, Lisa Fisher, Jane Brueseke, Ms Linda Lawrence, KidsCount, The Chingford Hall Peabody Team & Mr Dean Roberts, Thank you for believing in us and for your continued support .

 

Finally, to all the AMAZING children and young people who turn up to our sessions every week. We are all so very proud of you, for your commitment, dedication and courage that you have shown by choosing to take control of your lives and your destiny.

 

YOU MAKE US PROUD

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