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MD Creatives launches new project to shine a spotlight on history of dance in the Liverpool City Region

MD Creatives, an Independent training academy, has launched a new project ‘Dance It Your Way’ in collaboration with Camron Studios, to shine a spotlight on the proud history and heritage of dance and its performers in the Liverpool City Region.

The project called Dance It Your Way, aims to reach those that have been touched by the arts, in particular dance, over the years, with MD Creatives keen to hear stories past or present from LCR residents of all ages about how dance has changed their lives for the better.

Whether you glided around Liverpool’s Grafton Ballroom in the 1940s, enjoyed nights out at Cream or the 051 in the halcyon days of the 90s, or as a millennial have been brought up on flash mobs, Gangnam Style and TikTok – everybody has a story to tell!

When compiled, the Dance It Your Way series will be used as an exhibition of inspiration for the whole of the City Region to enjoy, with the stories being used on social media and other platforms to raise awareness for the arts and the positive impact that it has on society.

Miguel Doforo, creative director and founder of MD Creatives, said:

“The Dance It Your Way project is a unique celebration of dance and how it has touched the people of our city region from generation to generation, and capturing those memories for future generations to understand and enjoy. Here at MD we know all too well about the true power of dance and the positive impact it can have on a person’s life – from improving self-confidence and communication skills to self-expression – this project is about capturing some of that to inspire the dancers of tomorrow.

”Working in collaboration with Camron Studios, we look forward to hearing and collating people’s personal dance memories and anecdotes – from the Lindy Hop to disco, breakdancing to vogueing, whatever gets your groove, we want to know about it!”

Cameron Jones, director of Camron Studios, said:

“This project is incredibly exciting and it’s a great honour to be working with Miguel and MD Creatives. My mission as a film-maker is to shine a light on St Helens, so I can’t wait to produce this series of stories that will go a long way towards shaping the present and the future of dance in my town and the Liverpool City Region.”

Famed for high-energy performances themselves, MD’s accolades in the dance arena include three time semi-finalists on Britain’s Got Talent, closing entertainment at the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016, and Top 10 Line Up Entertainment at the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 and 2018. It has also performed for Michael Jackson, The Royal Family and supplied artists for MTV.

For more information on how to get involved in the Dance It Your Way project – contact danceityourway@mdcreatives.co.uk

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