Fylde coast street dance crew goes online during coronavirus crisis

A Fylde coast street dance business has gone online to keep its young fans moving and give them and their parents something to look forward to while stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis.

By Tim Gavell
Friday, 27th March 2020, 11:45 am

Lil Beatz, founded by professional dancer Vicci Small and entrepreneur Adam Blakey in November 2018 teaches two to six-year-olds urban dance and hip hop moves popular on the streets.

The business has expanded to launch franchises in the Greater Manchester areas and also has its own specially composed RnB and hip hop music which is age appropriate.

The couple have also come up with their own range of related clothing, which has proved popular with customers.

Vicci Small of Lil Beatz giving online classes for youngsters on the Fylde coast

Adam said: “Due to the current crisis, we have had to close all our dance classes down and have started doing them on online to all our Lil Beatz students.

“While doing it this week, we saw how much it meant to the parents to see their children being able to still have fun, exercise and be involved while being self isolated.

“We knew then that we could help a lot of desperate parents out there with our music and dance routines and have created a live version of our classes for both YouTube and Facebook live, where children/parents can tune in daily and entertain their children for 30 minutes each day.

“We did our first today and the response has been amazing.

Young street dance fans have been keeping fit and having fun during the coronavirus lock-down with Lil Beatz online classes

“We just really want to give back to the public as much as we can right now and as a dad of three, I know how important it is to think of new and creative ways to entertain your children.”

He said each day they will be teaching kids a move of the week, in which they encourage parents to share in their children doing the move.

He added: “Each week we will be picking at random a winner and they will be receiving free merchandise from our store. Just to keep kids engaged and encouraged them to tune and get that fun and exercise each day they need.”