Dancing away with Diversity

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A LEIGH teenager learned from the masters at an exclusive street dance workshop with dance act Diversity as part of a new campaign.

Street Dance for Change is being launched by Railway Children, the charity that supports vulnerable young people alone and at risk on Britain’s streets, and corporate partner Aviva.

Javan Knowles, 15, got the chance to create and film his own street dance routine at the workshop with Diversity at Pineapple Studios in London.

The youngster is a member of the Stride Street dance initiative, based in Manchester, who produced a routine with the stars which will now appear online in a bid to raise money for the charity.

Javan said: “Since joining Stride, I have become passionate about dance.

“I feel I have gained a great many opportunities through dance that I otherwise would not have had and I feel that this is one of them and as well as gaining experience for myself I am also able to help others in need.”

Perri Kiely from Britain’s Got Talent winners, Diversity said: “We’re proud to be part of Street Dance for Change, by getting involved young people can not only raise awareness but also money for Railway Children. Go to www.StreetDanceforChange.com to make a difference and help spread the word.”

Street Dance for Change will encourage young people create and upload Diversity inspired dance videos to raise awareness of vital support services to help young runaways.

Javan’s video is hosted on the campaign Facebook page (www.StreetDanceforChange.com) and YouTube