News: YDance BAFTA nomination

Tuesday 25 January 2005

YDance’s CD-ROM 321 Go!, starring a dancing frog, has been short-listed for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award.

Scotland’s national dance agency for children and young people has been nominated for a BAFTA Interactive Award along with 4 other CD-Roms and websites in the Children’s Learning Category. Nominees include the BBC, Channel 4 and other well-known media companies.

Aimed at encouraging creativity in young people and developing confidence and social skills through participation in dance, 321 GO! has been specifically designed for use with 4 – 7 year olds. The CD-ROM is hosted by Gorf the dancing frog who shows how to do safe warm-ups and make ‘cool music with his Groove Machine’.

321 Go! is one of several educational CD-ROMS from YDance, aimed at keeping young people active. The pioneering technology combines the arts, multi-media and fitness in an exciting yet simple way, providing teachers with an invaluable resource. Through establishing and maintaining strong links with The Scottish Arts Council and Local Authorities, YDance has developed a series of projects and workshops in conjunction with the interactive CD-ROMS and also provides in-service training for teachers and youth leaders.

The BAFTA Interactive Awards have been running for seven years. The Awards ceremony will be held at the Café Royal on Wednesday, 2nd March.

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