Adults with learning disabilities dance through lockdown with Hip Hop Pop in #quarantingchallenge
The adult residents at ROCCS residential care home and their friends, whom have learning disabilities, loved watching dancers at Hip Hop Pop perform in a dance video to Lady Leshurr's #QuarantineSpeech so much, that they wanted to have a go themselves! Thanks to care worker Mitch Presland and his family, they made this happen!
The video dropped at 12pm on Tuesday 19th May, scroll down to the end of this blog to see it!
Within 24 hours of this post being published artist LADY LESHURR has confirmed she will be putting parts of this video in her new music video for the track 'Quaranting'. How amazing is that for the participants! Lady Leshurr went on to say: "Absolutely heartwarming genuinely brought tears to my eyes".
Mitch got in touch with Director Jenny here at Hip Hop Pop, and asked her to create the story board, instruction vids and edit the clips together to produce final video. Here's some screen shots of the story board and instruction videos Jen sent to Mitch.
The residents were straight on it, and delivered all the clips within 24 hours to Jen!.They enjoyed themselves immensely, and we think they absolutely smashed it! They look so cool (see video at the bottom)! Big thanks to all the residents and friends who took part. Some of the care workers and volunteers who helped the performers with their parts were: Mason Presland, Mitch Presland, Nicola Hopkins, Maria Walker and Lousie Friend. Mitch and Mason also star in the video. 50 videos were made in total, here's some screen shots of some of them..
Also shout out to Mark in this video who teaches YOU how to do their #quarantingchallenge dance steps. Can you do them? Let's make Marks dance the official #quarantingchallenege dance! Everyone can do it, everyone can dance, give it a go!
Artist Lady Leshurr posted on instagram 2 days before, saying that she was looking for dancers for her music video to 'Quaranting'. Surely she needs to look no further? Either way, our mission is complete; happy residents and friends and many warmed hearts!.
Hip Hop Pop's previous video to Lady Leehurr's track #QuarantineSpeech was shared by the artist Lady Leshurr herself and KissFM, with over 20K views across platforms and over 500 shares so far. We hope that this new #quarantingchallenge video will get even more love than the first!
Hip Hop Pop are proud to be a part of this project, and hope that this video and it's performers gets the recognition and love they deserve.
Director Jenny Bater-Sinclair said: "I may have handled the planning and editing, but the hard work and credit really goes to the performers, the carers, volunteers and the Presland family who have hearts of gold. Giving the residents a fun day dancing, fills my heart with joy. Our senior crew need to watch their backs ROCCS residents and friends are hot on their heels!"
We do not claim to own the rights to this song, used for fun only
Artist: Lady Leshurr / Track: Quaranting
So are you ready?
Here it is:
(released at 12pm Tuesday 19th May 2020):
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Jenny - Director