Ffin Dance is a not-for-profit dance company in the heart of what was once Welsh coal and iron country. They run high quality dance activities for people of all ages to give them pride in themselves and their communities.
The professional dance company do performances and outreach projects all over Wales, the UK and Europe. Ffin Dance also run weekly dance classes for children and adults. They’ve recently started managing a local theatre and ballroom, and are planning to transform it into a hub for the community. A cafe and meeting space for community groups will sit alongside the ballroom and the performances.
They are keen to install solar so they can produce their own energy. Plus they want to encourage their neighbours to install solar too - using locally produced energy for local communities. They're planning to use the money they save on their electricity bills to generate employment and provide more opportunities for young people in the community.
Ffin Dance is all about empowering people through dance and seeing them grow.
“Catrin, one of our professional dancers in the company started with us as a little community dancer aged three. She is now working and teaching back in the community which gave her the passion for dance. She's a massive Prince fan.” - Sue Lewis, Artistic Director.
And she’s not the only one. As you might expect with a dance company, plenty of people in the Ffin Dance community are big Prince fans. Back when they set up in 2006 they were all listening to Black Sweat from Prince’s 3121 album apparently! And their Artistic Director describes herself as ‘the BIGGEST Prince fan ever’ (her favourite song is Sometimes it Snows in April).
We're fundraising to put solar panels on Ffin Dance and five other organisations working on causes close to Prince's heart. Will you chip in to help them out?
Photo: Paul Trask