Whether its towards Welsh Baccalaureate, DoE or University placement, Motion Control Dance offers many volunteering opportunities. This helps young people to gain experience, knowledge and empowerment who want to work in community dance.
Volunteering opportunities gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and use your skills and experience to help your local community.
Motion Control Dance enables many young people work towards their Star and MV awards in volunteering. Dance Leaders achieved their 50, 100 and 200 hours certificates by assisting our dance staff and helping supervise children at events.
Motion Control Dance also delivers the Sports Leaders UK Dance Leadership Level 1 & 2 courses to students who have an interest in teaching community dance.
I gained an interest in dance from the age of 11 years old. I knew from my first dance lesson with Motion Control Dance that it was something I was passionate about and everything week I would look forward to my dance classes. It made me come out of me shell into this confident motivated person that I never knew I was. I still remember my first competition like it was yesterday, competitions where very competitive and nerve racking but an amazing experience at the same time, the buzz it left you with after performing was unforgettable! Without MCD I would never of even had the opportunity to do this and to see so many places! We went as far as Germany to compete, I have so many memories with dancing with MCD and without them I wouldn't be where I am today. After gaining my GCSE in dance at A* standard I then went on to further education in Bristol where I studied another 2 years. So from that one dance class at 11 years old it's now brought me to a whole new level, a level I never imagined of reaching! And once again all this is down to Motion Control Dance, an amazing organisation that has inspired so many young people and left me with the best child hood memories all children should experience!
Volunteering and dancing with Motion Control has enabled me to gain so many new skills and meet lots of new people. I volunteered with the disability class which was great fun and took part in various shows with them. I have gained skills such as leadership and team work as I can now lead a dance class confidently to different age groups. I have also gained many friends which I have kept in contact with over the years. Even though I have not continued to pursue dance as my future career, having the hours under my belt has allowed me to gain a place at university and also volunteer at local youth clubs. I am very grateful to Motion Control Dance for helping me grow as a person and for helping reach my goals.
I have just begun to volunteer with Motion Control Dance and I think the opportunities they give young people is amazing. They are helping me gain experience for my future career and I love working with the children groups of able and disabled dancers.
I have been a dance leader for Motion Control Dance for awhile now and have completed my 100 hours Star Award. I love working with the under 6s classes every Saturday as it makes me feel like I have something to look forward to. I feel like a cherished part of the team at Motion Control Dance as they give me opportunities and experiences that I enjoy.
“My daughter’s love for dance developed at a very young age, but was further developed when she joined Motion Control Dance. She’s been a part of this wonderful team for many years now. In that time her confidence has grown in leaps and bounds. Being a part of the competition team has only further developed her confidence and her love for all things dance. So much so that she now volunteers for the group and helps with the little ones. This not only gives her a sense of achievement whilst watching the younger children’s love for dance grow, but it gives her so much pride as she shares what she knows and loves with those just starting out in the dance world. a big thank you to Emma and the other tutors at MCD”
"Thank you to the staff and members of Motion Control Dance for making my college work placement so memorable. I gained so many skills working with you that will help me in the future. I really have loved my experience with you and feel that you have made a difference to my life as well as making me dance!"