NAISDA Dance College’s developing artists recently visited The Glen, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre located at Chittaway Point.
The Centre is undertaking groundbreaking work in the rehabilitation of Indigenous men experiencing drug and alcohol addiction.
“The afternoon was an opportunity for our developing artists to learn more about this important community organisation and to get to know some of the residents, who kindly shared their stories, giving a raw and honest insight into drug and alcohol addiction,” said NAISDA Developing Artist Support Officer, Adelle Grogan.
“The developing artists also enjoyed a tour of the facility and challenged the residents to a game of volleyball and touch footy, and in true NAISDA style, the day ended with a dance-off, where each side unleashed their deadliest moves,” Grogan said.
According to Grogan, NAISDA has long enjoyed a close relationship with The Glen and its residents.
“We are thrilled to have residents of The Glen attend many NAISDA events throughout the year, including our graduation ceremony, mid-year and end of year shows.
“They’re always out there in our audiences, supporting NAISDA,” she said.
“NAISDA plans visits to the centre three to four times a year, giving our developing artists an opportunity to get out of the studio and meet members of the community.
“We’ll also be hosting them as part of NAISDA’s Mabo Day celebrations later in the year.
“Our developing artists always really enjoy their visits, and I know that the Glen boys do too, so it’s always a great experience for both sides,” Grogan said.
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Kim Walker, NAISDA Dance College