Welcome on the website of
World Children Unity Dance!
NEWSFLASH : we are honored and blessed to receive on tuesday 6 march a working-visit from Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium in Wijnegemhof Park. Her Majesty had a circle conversation with the children and youngsters who worked on this unique inclusion project 'SEE', where more than 100 children build up trust to show themselves on a real stage, by singing or dancing or playing music! A big thank you for this unique occasion for these children! We are very proud of these young talents! The visit was in closed setting, but on sunday 29 april the children and youngsters will show their talents in a final outdoor performance in the Wijnegemhof Park. Belgian press attended the Queen's visit, VRT and ATV had interviews with the youngsters. You can see a short part on ATV news :
On the website of the Royal House you can read also about this unique meeting in the agenda : www.monarchie.be
WCU-Dance = “We SEE You Dance”.
The focus of our non-profit organisation is on DANCE & SINGING for YOUTH & CHILDREN.
We like to discover and to SEE the unique dance, the unique song that's in every youngster and child!
Our team of danceteachers facilitates educational danceworkshops in schools in Belgium.We bring the world of streetchildren and refugees in a positive and educational way into the classroom.
Every year (since 2010) we organise a dancecontest (see link contest).
All benefits go to a wonderful streetchildren project in India (and also Nepal and Peru).
Every year we organize in cocreation with youngsters a unique DanceTheatreMusical SEE (an inclusion project with and for youngsters, children, refugees)
in which our dancetheatergroup is building towards a wonderful performance in which the youngsters and children are the stars, singing & dancing or playing musique.
Last year we received a wonderful project funding from the Foundation King Boudewijn in the call 'Music Connects' from Her Majesty Queen Mathilde. We are very grateful for this support, so more than 100 children and youngsters can discover their qualities, sing, dance and play music on a professional stage performance.
...we support streetchildren in third world countries and refugee children...
...but also and not to forget "streetchildren" in our own country or neighborhood :
the children and youngsters that got stuck in 'a dead end street' and face major problems...
!give them a second Dance!
WCU-DANCE BUILDING BLOCKS:
the CHILD - the DANCE - the BODY - NATURE - the FAMILY - the SCHOOL
By dancing with the children, we build a world of multicultural global awareness and solidarity : "THE WORLD IS ONE LARGE VILLAGE" (statement by Minister of State Mark Eyskens, during his speech on October 17th 2011 at the University of Antwerp on the communicative world society)
Our keyword is Empowerment :
through DANCE and on a positive, gentle and fun way,
we let the children discover their center, core, strenght, self-esteem, abilities and dreams...
"dancing = dreaming with your feet and body "
a dancing child = a happy child
DANCING WORKSHOPS for CHILDREN in SCHOOLS
One of our 22 team members can come to your school and give a dance/yoga/creative workshop. In a playful and attractive way, our danceteacher brings the issue of street children to the attention of the kids. In this way your school can support our organisation in supporting the streetchildren.
For more information, rates and reservations, please fill out our contact form or click ‘WHAT/schools & workshops”.
Would you like to bring more movement in your teaching skills? Would you like to invite your children in class to start each session with a smile and a clear mind?
Would you like to use some of our '5 minutes-tools' to relax your children?
Our danceworkshop-for-teachers will take you on a journey experiencing these tools an will teach you how to implement them. Or a teambuilding afternoon workshop can be a very good idea.
For more information please mail us on contact
do you like to be a part of our team of VOLUNTEERS / DANCETEACHERS ?
You can send us your application form (background, education, dancetraining or experience in dance, children or youngsters). For more information just send us an email.
SUPER DANCE CONTEST
Hey, creative danceteacher !
Join the Dance Contest of WCU-Dance (we see you dance) and meanwhile support the street children!
Just make a choreo, a dance with your kids (6-12 years, or 12-18 years), and participate.
Each year before the end of december you can send in your video/choreo!
Watch also the video clips of last years winners! (click 'contest')
In this inovatif inclusion project our group of danceteachers/actors/dancers, created together with a group of youngsters (youthcare in cooperation with De Wissel, Rizsas and Jeugddorp) and a group of children with special care (schools of Ter Bank Leuven, and Damiaan Tremelo) the professional performance SEE.
Do you SEE the face, the mask, the problem, the label of the child or youngster?
Or do you SEE... the wonderful Diamond deep inside?
The theater will give you the opportunity to see things from another perspective!
The performance was on sunday 7 (cc Den Bussel Keerbergen) and 14 june 2015 (cc OPEK Leuven)!
Coördinator Dancetheater SEE : Gert Daniels (0498/276771).
Last year our team worked together with many youngsters and children to co-create a wonderful SEE Festival !
The live life songs were amazing! ...They Rock !!
coproduction by WCU-Dance , with vzw Emmaus Jeugdzorg, vzw aPart, De Academies (Antwerpen), deSingel Antwerpen, Jeugdkoor Borgerhout, vzw AYU (danschoreografen), De Filharmonie, Platform Allochtone jeugdwerking, and many volunteers...
With the support of the King Boudewijn Foundation, Queen Mathilde and the National Lotery.
SEE festival 101 young talents
WIJNEGEMHOF PARK 2 april 13-20u
13u workshops drums maken of bollywood-dance info & TICKETS : 5 euro see ad outlook.be (jongeren gratis)
*** OPENING SEE 2017 om 14u ***
14u Rock on Electric Sitar dj N.M. : Child in Time 16u Bollywood-dance met PAJ, CHIRO en allen
14u15 The VC SISTA'S : new song : Faling Down 16u30 The BIB (gold in 2017) Guest Dance Performance
14u30 The KRINKELS : Djembé performance 17u Life Songs : los Tokaido’s & The VC Sista’s & Guests
14u45 Taiko-Biz-Ikki 17u45 Guest singers : Deadly Abby, Julia H
15u Taiko drum performances & djembé 18u Bollywood-dance & drums & taiko's & murga's slotnummer
15u15 Drums & Murga & Music : 4 bands : 18u30 dj set door los Tokaido’s
* LOS MURGINALES 19u pizza voor alle deelnemers
* MURGA AGRUM 20u einde
* PIMENTA VERDE
* DRUM JAM : allen!
If you would like to participate in next year's project please send us (see@ outlook.be)
your application letter and we invite you to our introduction sessions.
Youngsters who like to dance or sing can join, send your application!
You can participate as solo perfomer or as a whole group of youngsters!
PEACE- WORKSHOP : FLOWERMANDALA DANCE
6 minutes for peace ? we invite you to watch the film of one of our workshops creation of flower mandala for peace :
and some pictures :
Your financial support can change a child's life!
Every financial contribution for the benefit of the street children is most welcome ! Our bank account number of non profit organisation vzw WCU-Dance is IBAN BE75 7370 3060 4351 BIC : KREDBEBB . Every cent of the donations will be transferred entirely to the street children (information about this project : click on 'what/project'). (Please do not forget to mention ‘DONATION STREET CHILDREN’ when transferring your payment.)
Interested to become our MAIN SPONSOR for this year?
Or do you like to support the yearly dancecontest, or donate prices?
Mail (contact) Gert Daniels or call 0032/498/27 67 71.
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