In 2010 April Burgess Martin School of Dance initiated the Energise, the now annual South Cambridgeshire youth dance showcase. Energise recognised an opportunity to celebrate the numerous talented young dancers living in the district and to provide them with a platform to perform.
With the support of the local Arts Development Managers, local dance schools and groups were brought together for an inspiring evening of dance. Contemporary dance workshops were also offered with the support of Youth Dance East, offering an amazing development opportunity for young people. Every year more young dancers are involved with the 2012 performance resulting in both a junior and senior show.
The project involved April Burgess Martin School of Dance, stART, Youth Dance East, UDance, dance schools and groups across South Cambridgeshire. Support in kind was provided by start and workshops were funded by South Cambridgeshire District Council.