Proudly Presenting...The Daily Grind

Proudly Presenting...The Daily Grind.

Over the past 6 weeks, four wonderful, unassuming residents of Watford's YMCA have been unleashing hidden talents and discovering their choreographic voices.

Dance Pad's inaugural Summer Dance Project, has seen participants create their very own, very first piece of contemporary dance.


Using their experiences of homelessness and life at the YMCA as a stimulus, each dancer has translated their thoughts, ideas and emotions into movement to create The Daily Grind.

From learning a short phrase just 6 weeks ago to choreographing and performing their own piece of dance (to rapturous applause), The Daily Grind is a demonstration that everyone is capable of tackling larger challenges and transforming their lives for the better.

The Summer Dance Project was generously supported by Hertfordshire Community Foundation.

Nov 21, 2017
Thank You Co-op Members

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A heartfelt and humongous thank you to everyone at the Co-op Community Fund and all those Co-op…

Sep 1, 2017
Director's Diary #6 - Tired But Worth It

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A couple of weeks ago, with the help and support of my friend and Dance Pad trustee, Sarah, I ran my…

May 4, 2017
Director's Diary #5 - Is My Job Important?

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Is my job important?

May 4, 2017
The Co-op Way

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We are super chuffed that Dance Pad has been selected for the latest round of the Co-op's Local…

Mar 17, 2017
Director's Diary Entry #4 - Fools Rush In?

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When I first came up with the idea for Dance Pad it was met with various responses.

Feb 23, 2017
She Did It!

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Massive congratulations and thanks to Laura, who completed her first ever half-marathon in aid of…

Feb 3, 2017
Running for Dance Pad

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On Sunday 19th February our friend, supporter and all-round brilliant human, Laura Turner, will be…

Jan 5, 2017
Director's Diary Entry #3 - Pink Snowflake

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Like many little girls I was introduced to dance at a young age.

Nov 17, 2016
Winter Newsletter 2016

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As December fast approaches it’s time for us to look back and reflect on the past 12 months.

Oct 6, 2016
Director's Diary Entry #2 - The Full Picture

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Communication is something we all do, but as soon as you’re asked to plan that communication; what,…

Aug 23, 2016
Director's Diary Entry #1

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Apr 22, 2016
Dancing Makes Me Happy

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Jan 1, 2016
Busy But Fabulous

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Here at Dance Pad the last few months have been incredibly busy but absolutely fabulous and we…

Jul 31, 2015
Proudly Presenting...The Daily Grind

BY: admin

Over the past 6 weeks, four wonderful, unassuming residents of Watford's YMCA have been unleashing…