Friday 19 July 2019

'House of Swag' dance for mental health

A group of children and teenagers from the House of Swag Dance Studio in Swords are campaigning to raise awareness about youth suicide, mental health issues and bullying.

The dance group, from all over Dublin and Kildare, have put together a new routine and video for their Facebook page, and are accepting online donations for their chosen charity, Cycle Against Suicide.

The House of Swag kids are no strangers to fame and success either, having danced on stage with Justin Bieber, appeared on the Late Late Toy Show, and brought home double bronze medals for Ireland in the World Championships 2018.

Recently, these 'insanely talented' kids even flew off to Los Angeles to perform in Disneyland.

Their new routine, put together by teachers Nelly and Lauren and themselves, has reached over 20,000 views on Facebook and over 2,000 likes on Instagram. So far, with the new routine only recently put online, the group has raised almost €300 for the charity.

Speaking of the ethos of the studio itself, the 'House of Swag' say: 'The world today for kids and teenagers is a scary place, with suicide being one of the leading causes of deaths in young people.

'We want to open our doors and give kids a place where the escape the pressures of school , social media and just be themselves, and have fun and have friends no matter what.'

Fingal Independent