I HAVE A DREAM (IHAD)
I Have a Dream (IHAD) was a dance collective movement involving youth ages 15-19 years old. This dance collective led by youth and for youth engaged self-taught youth dancers and encouraged them to pursue dance through knowledge, experience and available resources needed to be successful in the field. IHAD was a Collaboration between Scarborough Arts and the I Have a Dream Collective, funded by the Laidlaw Foundation.
In 2010, youth across the Scarborough region auditioned for their part in the I Have a Dream collective movement in hopes of taking part in the 2011 dance workshops. Entering the intensive IHAD workshops, each of these individuals were able to refine their self-taught moves with the help of professionals from the Larchaud Dance Project. Together, they explored three dance genres: Hip Hop, Contemporary and Pair Dance. Each of these genres provided IHAD dancers with dynamic and vigorous training regiments to refine technique, choreography and prepare youth for culminating projects and a final feature.
Supported by the Laidlaw Foundation.
Read their blog at: http://ihad2011.wordpress.com/