Community Hip Hop Showcase 2014
L2R Next Gen Inc. is a grass roots Hip Hop dance organisation based at the Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray. The Hip Hop dance workshops run every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm, during the school term. L2R Next Gen Inc. consists of approximately thirty five youth members who are aged between 12-25 years of age and are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
One of L2R Next Gen Inc.’s main purposes is to provide opportunity for youth to participate in Hip Hop dance workshops that would usually struggle to access regular recreation classes due to barriers associated with disadvantage and being newly arrived in a foreign country.
L2R Next gen Inc. advocates dance, specifically Hip Hop dance in community arts practice because we have experienced first hand some of the potentials dance can offer when negotiating difficult life circumstance. We want youth who share a passion for dance, specifically the ‘we-ness’ that Hip Hop dance encompasses, the opportunity to experience the empowering facets which dance possess, regardless of their age, race, gender, culture, religions or economic status.
L2R believes there is one language we can all speak… DANCE