A Fixer from Wrexham wants young people to try dance as a way of building their confidence.
Debbie Baker says taking up the activity boosted her own self-esteem and feels it could benefit others in a similar way.
‘Before dancing I wasn’t confident and I didn’t really speak to anyone. I used to have a really negative view of myself,’ says 25-year-old Debbie.
‘Now, when I dance, it lets everything out. It’s the real me, a form of self-expression.’
With Fixers, she is encouraging young people in the Wrexham and Flintshire areas to learn routines for a performance on Tuesday 10th December by attending weekly dance classes.
Following the performance the young people will help host a workshop at the Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold, to get members of the audience to give dance a go.
Naomi Coatsworth (18) attends the Monday night dance class, taught by instructors from NEW Dance, at Coleg Cambria (Yale College) in Wrexham.
‘I find dance very energetic and enjoyable. It is a good experience and I like to have a goal to work towards,’ says Naomi. ‘Performing to others lets me showcase all that I’ve learnt.’
Debbie has worked with Fixers to design a poster advertising both the weekly classes and the performance, and is still keen that it is seen by more people who might want to get involved.
‘I think many people can be a bit shy,’ she says. ‘If they can take part in this project, I think it will bring out the real them.
‘I’m hoping that people will come along and join us, and that they won’t think they can’t do it.’
If you want to give it a go, you can find out more by clicking on the poster below, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.