Who we are
Alliance Dance Unit was established to give those with an interest for the arts, an opportunity to participate without having any previous skill. We are a team that pride ourselves on bringing communities together while transforming people into healthy and creative individuals.
Alliance Dance Unit started as a concept, founded by Torron-Lee Dewar at age 16. The group consisted of only 4 artists and later grew into a network of services. The reason for ADU's establishment was due to the lack of positive outlets available in the community. ADU has been a foundation for 1000's of aspiring artists from both in and out of London through not only our own services but also schools, colleges and other organisations.
The founder encourages many people of all ages to get involved in the arts, and his creativity has travelled both nationally and internationally. Torron-Lee was recently honoured a BCAa for Service to Arts, presented at the Palace of Westminster. The British Citizen Award (BCA) is one of the country's highest accolades.
Torron-Lee Dewar BCAa has a real passion for the arts and represents the UK with pride in every way possible. His work has transformed lives and has taken young people away from street crime, self-harming, depression and Anti-Social Behaviour. When people come to ADU, they realise they can become more than what they thought they could be. Our artists inspire the minds of people across the country to work hard and fight for the things that matter, whilst changing the stereotypical portrayal of those from less fortunate backgrounds. Torron-Lee is also the author of two books that are available on Amazon and is an ambassador of The Spirit of London Awards which was created by the Damilola Taylor Trust in 2009. The BCA Honours held at the House of Lords also recently made Torron-Lee an Ambassador.
"The great thing about ADU is that, individuals who wouldn’t normally cross paths do so, and end up learning so much from each other. Alliance Dance Unit breaks down barriers in the community and gives back in every way possible. That's what makes their team so uniquely strong."
"People need to remember that the arts is about expressing the inner emotions, and not all about impressing others. Many people fall down the same trap of trying too hard to become the next famous artist and often feel pressured if they don't succeed. Instead, people should learn to love their passion for creativity regardless of the level or background you're from and dive into the arts because it makes you feel great. To achieve great things, you must be optimistic, consistent and above all... patient. If you can do these 3 things, you'll have no trouble conquering pretty much anything. And remember... it's all about being different!"
Torron-Lee Dewar BCAa
Dame Mary Perkins DBE Founder of Specsavers & Torron-Lee Dewar BCAa at the British Citizen Awards, London