WHAT WE DO
L2R aims to actively engage and foster artistic talent in Melbourne’s west while empowering and transforming the lives of young people through the power of dance.
L2R Dance is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity based in Footscray, delivering dance programs, performances and workshops across Melbourne’s West. We are dedicated to providing free dance programs, arts leadership opportunities and employment pathways for children and young people experiencing disadvantage. We achieve this by harnessing the power of hip-hop to strengthen our community through belonging, wellbeing and leadership in the Arts.
L2R makes dance accessible to children and young people who can’t access commercial dance schools and activities. We break down barriers to participation including age, cost and elitism and ensure that community has easy access to our programs irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and ability. L2R's purpose is to advance culture through arts and cultural activities, contributing to the nation's vibrant cultural life. L2R draws from this history of Hip- hop culture with its aims to empower and critique social issues that affect young people in Melbourne’s West.
More than just a series of dance classes, L2R is led by the voices of the people it exists for. The organisation promotes social inclusion, mental and physical health, and builds resilience and self-respect by employing creative approaches to break down social barriers including age, race, religion, culture and gender, while promoting respect and resilience in the broader community.