We took part in a fantastic project with youth music company, Youthsayers to create a piece for 'Tune-D In'. the project was a brilliant initiative led by producer, Hakeem Onibudo, and culminated in a performance at the The Place in London on Saturday 7th April, 2018. Our dancers worked alongside the talented musicians of Youthsayers, who created an original track for the piece. Choreographed by Company dancer, Jasmine Tripp, in collaboration with the dancers, the young people performed an emotional piece inspired by the residents of the Grenfell Tower. A huge thanks to the team at Youthsayers, the incredible musicians, and the wonderful dancers. All the students involved did an incredible performance, and we look forward to more collaborative opportunities in the future.
Seeking dancers of African and Caribbean descent, aged 14-19 years to join our vibrant London youth dance company
Sunday 3rd July, 2016
Artistry Youth Dance is providing dancers with a unique opportunity to join us from September 2016! We are a vibrant youth dance company that showcases and celebrates dancers of African and Caribbean descent, aged 14-19 years. We aim to encourage success through dance whilst also promoting cultural diversity within the dance industry.
We offer young people a variety of fantastic opportunities to develop their dance and performance skills:
Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Dance
Workshops with award winning dance companies and choreographers (previous workshops include Ballet Black, Namron, Savion Glover, Anthony Burrell, Mbulelo Ndabeni)
Theatre trips to dance shows and events (Ballet Black, Phoenix Dance Theatre, The Scottsboro Boys, Savion Glover, Dutch National Ballet, Memphis musical, The Lion King musical and many more!)
To register for an audition and to learn more, visit: www.artistryyouthdance.com
Artistry Youth Dance present, 'Aspire' - an evening of Dance. Monday 20 July-7pmRead More
Want to join our fantastic youth dance company? Want to participate in great classes, fantastic workshops, and perform at some of London's best venues? Love Jazz, Contemporary and ballet?
Auditions are on Sunday 5th July, 2015. Click here to register now!
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!
Happy New Year from Artistry Youth Dance! Wishing you a great, successful, wonderful, prosperous, healthy, fun and joyous New Year!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and festive season from Artistry Youth Dance. Thank you to everyone for your support throughout the year and we look forward to working with you in 2015!
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
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.
The dancers were invited to perform at the Finals weekend of the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, Europe's' largest annual youth sport event. This exciting dance festival showcased an array of talented youth dance companies from across London. Artistry Youth Dance were delighted to have been a part of such a brilliant event. The dancers performed their uptempo jazz dance piece, 'Spirit', which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. A wonderful opportunity for the dancers to have been involved in.
On Saturday 28 June, 2014, the dancers performed at Canary Wharf as part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF). This fantastic event showcased the best of youth dance from across the Capital. The rain held off (just!) to enable the dancers to perform their contemporary/jazz piece, 'No Woman No Cry'. They also took part in high energy dance workshop (led by myself!) to learn the moves for a top secret Big Dance event taking place in London very soon!
We also had the chance to watch professional ballet company, Ballet Black, perform as part of the GDIF. They performed a beautiful excerpt from Two of a Kind, choreographed by Christopher Marney. A wonderful chance to see them perform again. Overall, a great day was had by all!
The dancers had the unique experience of working with legendary dance artist, Namron, in an exciting contemporary dance workshop. The workshop was challenging and fast paced and thoroughly enjoyed by all (including myself!). The workshop was performed with the accompaniment of the fantastic drummer, Charles. Such amazing energy!
Since the workshop, Namron has also been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list! This is a well deserved recognition to his services to dance and I hope to be able to have him back again to work with the dancers. Thank you Namron, OBE!