Dance It, Sing It, Say It: Performing together for better mental health


Chloe has organised Dance It, Sing It, Say It for two years running. Picture by Gemma Francis

For two years running the dancer has put on a performance in order to raise money for mental health charity Mind.

Ranging from touching talks about personal experiences to group dances and solo singers, Dance It, Sing It, Say It, brought a variety of different people to the stage.

This year's performance was held at KingsGate Community Church on February 8, and a mixture of churchgoers and members of the public got up on stage to perform.

Discussing their decision to work with Mind, Chloe said: “We like working closely with mental health charities because performing is a way to express yourselves - doing creative things is a great outlet.

“The dance connect group has been a great place for people who have struggled with mental health and being able to raise money for a charity like Mind is an incredible feeling.”

She added: “There’s not much around for young adults in Peterborough to have a place to dance and sing, that’s what we want to give people.”

Although Chloe works full time, all her additional hours at KingsGate are done for free to enable everyone to have the opportunity to dance.