South Yorkshire Police organise dance sessions for children

Free street dance and cheerleading classes are being offered to Sheffield youngsters as part of a police project aimed at getting children off the streets.

They will be run as part of the SportFX South Yorkshire project, launched by South Yorkshire Police in 2010 to encourage those aged between 10 and 19 to take up new activities.

More than 1,000 young people are currently involved in the scheme with football sessions running every night of the week.

Now, youngsters can take part in dance classes at Mexborough School, Fir Vale School and Firth Park Academy.

PCSO Craig Butcher, who runs the scheme, said: “We are offering young people the chance to choose what kind of dancing they do, whether it’s street and modern dance or ballet and tap.”

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