Street League Dance Fit's London Academy received a very special visit from Prince Harry recently.

Street League Dance Fit uses a unique dance fitness and education programme to support unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds into work and training. Participants are given practical help to identify and fulfil their ambitions, whether that involves further education, an apprenticeship or a full-time job. 

Prince Harry was able to see first-hand how Street League Dance Fit is helping young people get #movingintowork, with the help of founding partners Barclays, and what a typical day on the Academy entails.

With our London Street Steppers excited to be in the presence of such an esteemed guest, and with some energy to burn off before a mock interview session, a musical theatre dance class took place addressing how we adopt roles in the workplace. Clearly buoyed by the experience of having Prince Harry watching on, Street Stepper Herve said: “It was such a surprise. I couldn’t believe it was actually him! It was a fun day and definitely worth the experience.” 

Dance Fitness Teacher Kate Harrison echoed Herve’s sentiments. She added: “What a fantastic experience for all of our participants. It was great to have Prince Harry come and visit our Academy and get so involvd in our sessions.”

Following the mock interview session, the day came to a close and Street League Dance Fit’s Academy were left to reflect on what was a truly memorable occasion in Street League Dance Fit’s short but effective history.

On the special royal visit, Chief Executive Matt Stevenson-Dodd said: “We were delighted to welcome Prince Harry to Street League Dance Fit. He was very interested in finding out how we help young people get jobs through the power of sport.”