BTNG Academy was officially launched in August 2019 in the local area of Aston, classes are held at The Lighthouse Young People Centre weekly.
In 2019 our young people experienced Dance, Vocal, Etiquette & Deportment workshops that encouraged each one to look not just at their physical wellbeing but emotional ones aswell. Teaching from ages 8 + the challenges we faced were great, parents saw growth in their young person, they experienced day trips, performaned for BBC 1xtra, raised funds at their inhouse Showcase they put on themselves & visited the Wolverhampton Theatre to watch Ace & Music Company perform a profound piece with a Q & A at the end.
2020 was a downhill slope for alot, personally for our ACADEMY, it wasnt the same training via Zoom or Teams so the decesion was made to shut it down until we were sure what the world was doing.
Two years on we are back & bigger than ever, we have expanded our services to our young people in what they can achieve with BTNG Academy: Dance, Etiquette & Deportment, Business & Entrepreneurship Development Workshops, English & Maths Tutition, Health & Wellbeing Workshops plus room to create our own Clothing Brand.
Birthing the next Generation isnt just about performing, our platform creates a safe space for young people to do more than just express themselves but to value who they are as a person and what they can accomplish now & in their future.
Since our return in January 2022 the Lighthouse gave us the opportunity to be in partnership which meant young people could attend sessions for FREE, from this we performed for: Commonwealth Games events held at the Lighthouse, was contacted by the Rockets Basketball team based in Nechelles to perform for the Mens home games during Half Time, this July we open for Balslall Heath Carnival & perform at the annual Simmerdown festival plus in August we hit the stage with our first ever competition for Undiscovered Talent UK which we are very excited about.
Lorell Boyce, CEO & Head Dance Coach of the academy created her first company in 2011. Lorell has danced for many years, she was apart of dance troops Broken Silence & TTD in her younger years, she performed on many stages across the UK, carnivals, won group competitions, appeared on TV, directed Music Videos for local Birmingham Artist. Lorell always knew she wanted to give back & this is her way of doing just that.
She currently holds the position of Lead Role Dance performer for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, time away from the academy has proven difficult however, with help and support of her close friend & dance perfromer Jendyai (Owner of VIM DANCE UK) the young people are rehearsing endlessly to achieve greatness