This coming February, we're delighted to host a boys' dance photoshoot with National Boys' Dance Day!
NBDD was created by Natalie Pearl to celebrate her male students at First Position School of Dance, Bournemouth. As part of the project, Natalie organised a photoshoot with the award-winning photographer, Jayne Jackson earlier this autumn. The photos were exhibited at Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, Poole under the title, Boys will be Boys — Masculinity on pointe.
The photos captured the way dance fits into these boys' lives, alongside traditionally masculine pastimes such as football, basketball, and skateboarding, to celebrate "the strength of a generation of boys passionate about dance on so many levels," as Natalie said.
Inspired by the exhibition, her students asked to become ambassadors for boys' dance. She organised auditions and selected 20 finalists, one of whom was chosen Ambassador. Everyone did so well that Natalie organised another professional photoshoot by way of a prize, this time at bbodance HQ!
The photoshoot will take place on 19 February 2022 and, as hosts, we can bring one student too!
Will you be our boys' dance ambassador?
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