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There’s a super exciting project happening this summer. A new Leeds song to inspire young people to grow themselves and grow our city. In proud partnership with Child Friendly Leeds alongside Shine and CrispThinking plus support from Leeds College of Music and JuniorLCoM. We will be showcasing the song for the first time on Tuesday June 18th at LCM at 12.30pm.
The performance will feature amazing kids from Low Road & Windmill Music Federation and Rothwell, Middleton and Shakespeare Primary Schools. Let’s do this!
We cannot tell you how excited we are to announce that we will be closing the TeachFirst Teacher Development Conference in July at Leeds Arena. We will be performing 4 songs in front of 2000 teachers with a combined group of 200 kids from across 5 of the schools we work with in Leeds.
It truly represents a dream come true for Class Dynamix…we will be working so hard in the coming months to prepare for this. We will also be performing a brand new song…more news on that to follow! But in the mean time…bring it on!
Danny loving life in Leeds Arena!
We are so excited to unveil this incredible piece of work from the children of Rothwell Primary School. They worked with us over many months to write, record and film their very own school anthem called Reach Up Higher!. Check it out!
We are so proud that the message is travelling far and wide and we wish the performers the very best of luck as they perform our song!
For songpack/licensing enquiries contact Danny directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so excited to share a wonderful project we have been working hard on over the past few months. Collaborating with Clifton Green Primary, York and their awesome kids, we helped them create their own song and music video which captures their school spirit. Built around their motto “Better Never Stops”, the song also includes their house teams of lions, tigers, rhinos and bears. We loved working with this school and we are very proud of the final creation!
Back in March, we were very proud to witness Shakespeare Primary winning Leeds Got Talent at the Royal Armouries. To celebrate their success we have released the single of them singing “One Leeds” – the song they performed on the night. We have worked with this wonderful school for many years and we are very proud of our partnership with them!
You can download the single HERE https://classdynamix.bandcamp.com/track/one-leeds-feat-shakespeare-primary
We have just completed one of our favourite projects EVER! We worked together with South Milford Primary School to help their kids write their own unique school song. The result – this beautiful piece of work called “Shining Together” which captures the spirit of this wonderful place full of wonderful human beings! Enjoy.
Our latest song – Safe Online is now uploaded to Youtube and ready to watch. Featuring kids from Low Road & Windmill Music Federation it’s full of important messages and advice. We are very proud to be partnering with this awesome school, led so brilliantly by their executive Head – Andy Gamble. We offer an exciting workshop based around the song which will include a live performance by your kids and a free songpack to use once we leave! Be safe online!!!
Our Wharfe Valley Trust project is under way and we are very excited as we prepare for our combined performance at Boston Spa High School at the end of February. We are working with 7 primary schools in and around the Wetherby area – focusing on anti-bullying awareness whilst bringing all the schools together to unite powerfully as one collective voice.
Check out our brand new music video for Bullying Stop. We offer full day school workshops and projects based around this song. Please get in touch for more info.
Our Saturday sessions in Middleton start THIS weekend at Middleton Primary. Please check the flyer for more details!
Tuesday May 25th saw 70 children from 4 Leeds schools to unite at Headingley once again to deliver 2 incredibly powerful performances at an awards ceremony for Children’s Services. The children were from Middleton Primary, Shakespeare Primary and Windmill/Low Rd Music Federation.
Performing 2 of our “big hits” from 2015-16 “One Leeds” and “Turn On The Lights”, the kids received a rousing reception once again for their passionate display.
We are so proud of them all and we cannot believe the incredible year of performances we have witnessed!
The powerful and super-catchy Turn On The Lights song is now available as a FREE download for all Leed’s Schools! The license covers all “in-school” usage including assemblies, choirs, concerts – basically anything you want on your school premises!
You can <a href=”http://classdynamix.com/turn-on-the-lights/”>download the songpack HERE</a>
Shakespeare Primary gave an electric performance tonight of our new domestic violence awareness song – Turn On The Lights – at the magnificent Royal Armouries, New Dock venue. The school were special guest stars of the “Leeds Got Talent” event, and we were very honoured to support them as one of our core schools we work with. The night featured teenagers from high schools from across Leeds, the level of talent was unbelievable! A big well done to all involved and it was another unforgettable moment for Class Dynamix.
A big thank you to Ben Cohen and The Stand-Up Foundation for featuring us on their website. We feel highly honoured and grateful for you guys and for our partnership!
We have been doing some very powerful anti-bullying workshops in South Leeds this term, thanks to some incredible support from The Ben Cohen Stand-Up Foundation. We wanted to give you guys a glimpse into how the kids have engaged with the song. We can safely say that Leeds is defo “making some noise!” about bullying this year!
Here is the raw live footage from our recent performance at the Leeds Council Leadership Conference 2015 held at Leeds College of Music. 60 young people from Middleton St Mary’s and Middleton Primary School totally smashed our new song “One Leeds”. The standing ovation actually went on longer than we could fit in the video. Enjoy!
On Tuesday November 10th 2015, we will be hosting our first ever anti-bullying concert! Supported by The Ben Cohen Stand-Up Foundation, we will be featuring 4 of our songs, most notably Bullying Stop! which attracted the attention of Ben Cohen. Ben’s organisation do wonderful work in both the UK and the USA in tackling bullying in all it’s various forms. We are very proud that they recognized our song and the work that we have been doing.
The concert will feature several schools from South Leeds area, who will unite together to make a positive stance against bullying in a community setting.
Class Dynamix visited Silcoates School, Wakefield today thanks to the ingenuity of Alex Grace, pictured here with Danny Gough. Alex is the school Anti-Bullying Ambassador and having heard our Bullying Stop! song down in London at a Diana Awards event – decided to drop us a line and arrange a workshop at his school. We had an amazing time with the Year 6’s and 7’s as well as a small session with the whole school team of Ambassadors. We can honestly say this is one of the best schools we have ever been to, the song was smashed out of the ball park and we really hope we see these guys again…soon!
60 kids from Middleton Primary and Middleton St Mary’s received a standing ovation last friday from 350 Leeds Council delegates and executives at their 2015 Leadership Conference. It was an incredibly moving moment and we were overwhelmed by the appreciation and support we received.
The children performed our new song – One Leeds which celebrates diversity, culture and life in our vibrant city.
The performance took place on a world-class stage at Leeds College of Music, and the performance included a light show, big screen film back drop and awesome sound engineering. It was an extremely proud moment for the children, the staff and schools involved and for Class Dynamix.
We enjoyed an incredible day with Norton Junior School recently. They chose our Dynamite workshop which is an explosive dance track emphasizing the importance of exercise and healthy food to sustain our lives. Pictured with Danny Gough is Miss Wood, receiving the track and performance license allowing them to use our track at their school for years to come!
New song alert!! We just love this one! To celebrate Black History month we have written 2 “Freedom Songs” to help get your school in the groove. This song is all about the life of one of the most iconic figure’s in history whose legacy lives on today – Nelson Mandela. It’s full of colour and flavours, and as all our stuff has been made using real instruments, in real studio’s by awesome craftsmen. Keep an eye out for our other Freedom Song – Martin Luther King which is almost ready too!
Contact email@example.com to get hold of your copy now.
Our new song and video “One Leeds” is under way and we are very excited about performing it for the first time at this year’s Leed’s City Council Leadership Conference at the College of Music. The song is all about celebrating diversity and community in our city. We will keep you posted of our progress, but the video is going to feature some stunning shots of this amazing place and the people that live and breathe in it.
Class Dynamix will be uniting 5 schools from South Leeds to deliver a world premiere of our new song “One Leeds” at this years leadership conference. The event will be held at Leeds College of Music in October – needless to say we are very excited by this opportunity!
The Class Dynamix Club in Shakespeare Primary in Leeds had the privilege of jamming with professional drummer Sam Hendricks today. Pictured here is Larina and Elijah from the groups collecting their awards for being awesome Superstars in May. The group have been learning how to play pop-song chord patterns on instruments and Sam came along today to add the killer groove that we needed on the drums!
Well Done to our Superstar of the Month for May – Katie from Middleton Primary. Not only can Katie “cut shapes” like no other in Leeds – but she is an awesome team player too! This certificate and T-shirt is so well deserved. We could have given this to the whole group as it is such a strong team so well done everybody. Katie is pictured with Class Dynamix songwriter and founder Danny Gough, and our super secret weapon of a dance coach – Laura Liddon who has been working on our new exercise song – Dynamite!
Check this vocal warm-up that we have been working on – feel free to use any of these idea’s in your own sessions. You have our permission! Warming up should be fun, uncomplicated and habitual for us to both sing and deliver in the classroom at our best. The voice is designed to work freely and easily, you only need to watch a screaming baby rocking the vocals to know that it can function loudly for long periods of time without tiring.
However, as adults, the stresses and tension’s of life are often our biggest enemy. The foundation of good singing is healthy breathing – a nice free expanse followed by an unforced release of the sound. Tight necks, jaws and torso’s whilst trying to “throw our voices” to the back of the room make it impossible to sustain a good strong voice throughout the day. We humans so often want to strive with excess effort to “do” it ourselves – when what I’ve found is that there is a natural mechanism in place that can do it beautifully without us getting in the way.
We are proud to announce we will be commencing a brand new anti-bullying extended project courtesy of Leeds City Council Inner East Community. Well-being funding has been awarded by your local Ward Members through the Inner East Community Committee – Burmantofts & Richmond Hill, Gipton & Harehills, Killingbeck & Seacroft.
The young people will be working with Danny Gough over 4 Friday evenings, concluding in a live performance at The Denis Healy Centre in Seacroft. The groups will be learning our Bullying Stop! song which targets bullying at school, in our homes, neighbourhoods and on the internet. It’s hard-hitting stance, full of positive messages has been a massive hit with young people ever since it was first launched in Nov 2014. We expect no different in Seacroft.
We are so excited by this opportunity to get involved with the fantastic organisations and youth workers operating in some of the most challenging areas of our city. We will keep you posted at our progress! Let’s do this!!!