Performance at Move It, 2017

Sunday 12th March

Excel Centre, London

Artistry Youth Dance

We were invited to perform at this year’s ‘Move It’ exhibition, the UK's biggest dance event. Over 28 000 visitors attended the 3-day event which featured performances, workshops, and everything dance. 


We were delighted to feature as VIP guest artists at the new Move It and Capezio Dance Championships stage. The dancers presented their compelling Contemporary Caribbean piece, 'Empowerment', choreographed by the talented Shelley Maxwell.

Filming of contemporary dance piece, 'In a State of Lack'

The dancers have started work with their first choreographer, Gerrard Martin and it is looking good! Gerrard is an extremely experienced artist and we are fortunate to have him on board. Have a look at his extensive biog here: www.gerrardmartindance.com
The dancers worked with both Gerrard and videographer Charlotte Levy to film sections of their piece, 'In a State of Lack'. The footage will be made into a short dance film. Watch this space for the full dance footage. Until then, have a look at short excerpt of the work filmed. 

2014 - Year in review

We would like to thank everyone who helped make 2014 an unforgettable year for us. Here's a look back at some of our most memorable moments from the year. Enjoy!

Ballet Black Workshop Series

For the second year running Artistry Youth Dance was delighted to hold a series of workshops and Masterclasses with Ballet Black. Cassa Pancho's professional ballet company highlights and celebrates the talents of black and Asian dancers from around the world and has garnered praise from all quarters, with recent accolades including the Dance Europe Award for Outstanding Dance Company (2009). Ballet Black is now an Associate Company of the Royal Opera House. It was an amazing chance for the dancers to learn from a professional ballet company, and develop essential ballet technique and performance skills

We welcomed senior artists, choreographers and teachers from the Ballet Black team including Damien Johnson, Cira Robinson, Sayaka Ichikawa, Denzil Bailey, and Reena Bhattacharjee.

For more information about Ballet Black visit balletblack.co.uk/



Arts Award Access Fund Recipients!

Artistry Youth Dance is delighted to have been awarded an ‘Arts Award Access Fund’ grant to help deliver the Arts Award in 2015. 

This grant will help to fund activities that the dancers can utilise for their Arts Award qualification. It is an exciting opportunity for the dancers to be a part of.

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to age 25 grow as artists and arts leaders. Participants are inspired to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking on challenges in an art form. Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) are accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). For more information about Arts Award visit www.artsaward.org.uk

Fantastic Dance workshops

This term the dancers had a fantastic workshop with the talented Carl Campbell of CCDC7 who led a high energy Contemporary Caribbean dance masterclass. Mr Campbell has been Artistic Director of Carl Campbell Dance Company 7 since 1978 and is one of the UK’s most experienced dance specialists pioneering community based Contemporary Caribbean dance practice. For more information about Carl Campbell visit www.ccdc7.co.uk

The dancers also had a brilliant Contemporary Jazz workshop with Sara Dos Santos, Artistic Director of EIC Dance Theatre. EIC Dance Theatre is an ambitious story-telling contemporary jazz company that explores world issues that not only entertain but also provoke audiences to stand up for positive change. For more information about Sara and EIC Dance Theatre visit www.eicdancetheatre.com

We are grateful to both artists for sharing their knowledge with the dancers and look forward to working with both Carl and Sara again in the future.