Local Activities II

Local Activities II: United States

Local Activ­i­ties II of the project were imple­ment­ed also in Unit­ed States. The work­shops were held at KBL head­quar­ters, whilst the vis­i­bil­i­ty activ­i­ty at River­bank State Park. Par­tic­i­pants of the work­shops were main­ly teenagers and young peo­ple from New York City, who con­firmed that they learnt a lot, whilst hav­ing fun. The method­ol­o­gy that have been used and the dif­fer­ent tools based on non-for­mal edu­ca­tion con­tributed to improve their knowl­edge and com­pe­tences and made the learn­ing process eas­i­er and more enjoyable.

The vis­i­bil­i­ty activ­i­ty includ­ed a cul­tur­al exchange bat­tle with cyphers, exhi­bi­tions of sev­er­al bboys and bgirls from dif­fer­ent coun­tries and a break­ing bat­tle. It was free of charge and every­one in the park was able to join it. Local pop­u­la­tion was main­ly impressed on the dif­fer­ent styles and ages that were rep­re­sent­ed at the event and they expressed inter­est in more com­mu­ni­ty events that can pro­vide pos­i­tive and safe space for young peo­ple and local dancers to be able to cre­ative­ly express them­selves. The event was also a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to fos­ter net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and future col­lab­o­ra­tions. The Eras­mus+ Pro­gramme has also been pre­sent­ed and it has been under­lined that it can give also oppor­tu­ni­ties to organ­i­sa­tions out of Europe to participate.