Greenwich Dance are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards in the category of Tourism and Culture!
Greenwich Council made the announcement on their website with the following introduction:
“After long and careful consideration, judges Cllr Denise Hyland, Emile Vidal Carr, Claire Pritchard, Grace Olugbodi, and Kaan Azmi have chosen the exceptional finalists. There was an incredibly high response to this year’s awards with many brilliant entries. Thank you to everyone who has entered and congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted.”
Says CEO Melanie Precious, “Being nominated for the award feels so special – it’s a recognition that we are on the right path with our new vision for the organisation. Within this last year we have transformed our business model from being building based to a peripatetic model – placing ourselves within 4 hubs: Woolwich and Charlton, Abbey Wood, Shooters Hill and Middle Park. We are dedicated to bringing dance to some of the most deprived communities in our borough, working in partnership with existing community centres to ensure they remain vibrant and can continue to do their great work. And we are starting to see the fruits of those labours as we build relationships with brand new communities.”
Since relocating to Charlton House Greenwich Dance have built a free activity programme of dance NRgDance for ages 8 – 10 years across the borough, launched a brand new performance programme called Up My Street SHOWTIME! and designed to reach out to those who would not normally think of going to see dance performance. Greenwich Dance also continue to work with dance professionals through workshops and training as well as through the emergence of an ‘Artistic Family’ – artists with whom they work closely to create opportunities to meet the varied needs of the residents of the borough.
Said Melanie Precious,
“When I was completing the nomination form I asked my team why we should win. “Because we only just survived but are coming back stronger than ever” was the resounding cry. This nomination is a credit to my dedicated and passionate team who have worked so very hard to make sure that Greenwich Dance continue to serve our dancing communities. My team are an inspiration to me and continue to beaver away even when things are still so uncertain for us all. This nomination is for them.”
Other nominee’s for the Tourism and Culture award, sponsored by London City Airport, are
- Greenwich Media Ltd. (Maritime Radio)
- Hall Conservation Ltd.
- Royal Museums Greenwich
- The O2
- Tramshed (formerly known as Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre)
All are fantastic businesses – and many are friends and partners – and Greenwich Dance wish them all the best of luck on the 5th March!