Dance School is a new series created by Theresa Ikoko (Rocks, Girls) and Lisa Holdsworth (Discovery of Witches, Call The Midwife) that follows an eclectic group of dance students as they navigate the intense highs and lows of coming of age in today's complex world – captured through stories that are as joyful and funny as they are raw and truthful, brought viscerally to life through irresistible dance choreography.
Teacher Jackie - dynamic, determined, tough but passionate - heads up the Saturday class at the LAH and brings together our core friendship gang and dance ensemble: Puppy, Kobby, Liam, Tim, Francesca, Tash & Nohail– each of them unique, emotionally-complicated, independently-minded and trying to make their way in the world.
The drama series will include characters who have been painstakingly workshopped (with support from the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF)) and are based on genuine experiences from Leeds' inner city.
Dance School is a celebration of resilience, determination, and spirit which never shies away from relevant and hard-hitting themes. The series will shine a light on the pressures young people face but also provide a dynamic and energising insight into the city of Leeds and its people.
Street casting and recruitment starts in summer and the production will shoot in the Autumn in and around Leeds.
The production will present a fantastic opportunity for 10 Leeds-based people to break into the broadcast industry.