IRIE! Dance Theatre workshop and BA (Hons) Degree in Diverse Dance Styles
The dancers had a fantastic Caribbean dance workshop led by IRIE! Dance Theatre. We also learned about their exciting new BA (Hons) Degree in Diverse Dance Styles, which will feature African, Caribbean, Contemporary, and Urban dance styles. For further information, visit: http://iriedancetheatre.org/ba-degree.
Rambert Dance School workshop with Paul Liburd MBE
We were fortunate to have the wonderful Paul Liburd MBE lead a workshop for our dancers, in order for them to learn further about the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. The dancers had classes in both Ballet and Contemporary, as well as learn about Paul's career during an informative Q & A session. Paul was previously a member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Irek Mukhamadov & Dancers, Rambert Dance Company and Scottish Ballet as a soloist. Paul has also performed as a guest artist with Phoenix Dance Theatre, David Hughes Dance Productions & Simon Rice’s Abundance. It was a great privilege for the dancers to have the chance to work with such an accomplished artist, and we hope to have further workshops in the future.
Summer Dance Intensive 2017
Our Summer Dance Intensive for young people aged 16 -24 years, who live or study in Islington, took place from 14 - 18 August, and the included styles are Jazz, Afro-Fusion, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop dance, led by Kamara Gray, Sheila Attah, Sarita Piotrowski, and Yami Lofvenberg.
The programme was part of Islington Council's 'Launchpad' activities taking place over the Summer.
Masterclass with Anthony Burrell - 24 March, 2016
Anthony Burrell, an American Creative Director, Choreographer and Dance Artist, delivered an exciting Contemporary Dance Masterclass. Anthony began his career as a company dancer with Ailey II and later with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Anthony has since forged an impressive career in the Commercial Dance industry, working with artists including Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. He surprised two students by awarding them with scholarships to attend his Summer intensive programme, 'Breaking Barriers', taking place in Philadelphia in July, 2016. He is dedicated to providing dance training to under-served youth and was a great inspiration for our dancers.
End of Year 'Watching Day' - 20 July, 2014
Dancers finish off the year in elegance and style! To read more, click here.
Contemporary Dance Workshop with Namron, OBE - 11 May, 2014
Read more about the fantastic workshop here
Artistry Youth Dance One Year Anniversary Celebration - 25 April, 2014
A wonderful evening celebrating one year of Artistry Youth Dance! Read more
Tap Dance Workshop with Savion Glover - 6 April, 2014
The dancers attended an incredible masterclass with legendary tap dancer, Savion Glover. The class was followed by his show, 'Sole Sanctuary' which also featured dancer, Marshall Davis Jr.
Move It Exhibition - 9 March, 2014
We attended the annual Move It exhibition at Olympia to participate in workshops and experience everything dance!
Workshop With Award Winning Ballet Company, Ballet Black - December 2013
The dancers had the amazing privilege of having a six-week workshop series with the award winning Ballet Black whom we saw perform in April, 2013. The group had ballet technique classes and learnt repertoire from their piece, The One Played Twice by Javier de Frutos. Classes were led by Ballet Black choreographers, teachers and dancers including Denzil Bailey, Reena Bhattacharjee and Sarah Kundi. See the blog post about the fantastic workshops here.
The Scottsboro Boys Musical- Group Trip
Photos from our trip to see the emotional musical, the Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic Theatre on Friday 25th October, 2014. We even managed to meet some of the cast! Read more our brilliant evening here.
Adam Parson Workshop
Some of the students had the unique opportunity to work with International choreographer, Adam Parson, who was visiting from LA. The workshop was very inspiring and the students enjoyed the chance to work with such an experienced artist!
Ballet Black Trip
We went to see a performance of the wonderful Ballet Black at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. They performed a 'Quadruple Bill' including 'War Letters'. The dancers were lucky enough to meet the Ballet Black company dancers after the show!
Hip Hop Workshop with Rory Sky
The dancers had a high energy Street dance work shop with the talented Rory Sky!