‘House of Swag’ dance for men­tal health

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

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.’

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