Sunday, 9 February 2014

Street Dance and Hip Hop half term classes in Gillingham

Medway Council Arts Team is offering some free workshops with award-winning hip-hop dance company, Boy Blue Entertainment, during the February half term. They take place at either Mid Kent College or Woodlands Youth Centre in Gillingham, and aim to provide professional and aspiring dancers a unique opportunity to improve dance techniques and train with the award winning hip-hop dance company.

Classes are open to dance artists, teachers and tutors and young people aged 13+ years.


Advanced Master Class for Artists and Tutors (11am - 1pm)
This session is designed for Dance Artists and Tutors to improve dance skills and techniques with advice from the Boy Blue Entertainment Company.

Dance Workshop (2pm – 4pm)
This workshop is open to both Dance Artists, Tutors and aspiring dancers aged 13+ and will involve Street Dance techniques and choreography.

Professional Development Master Class (4.10pm – 5.30pm)
This class will focus on choreography, transitions, rhythm and musicality and is suitable for Artists, Tutors, the R’enc Arts Dance Group and aspiring dancers aged 13+.

If you are interested, available and want to come along, please book your place via arts@medway.gov.uk or call 01634 338319.

Monday, 17 and Tuesday, 18 February
Mid Kent College, Medway Campus, Medway Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1FN.

Wednesday, 19 February
Woodlands Youth Centre, Lower Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2BX.

All sessions are FREE and run over all three days.

The tutors:

Jason FM Hull began dancing when he was in secondary school and has never looked back since. Contemporary dance classes were his first experience in the world of dance, moving into Street Dance and eventually, b-boying.

Theo 'Mr Godson' Oloyade's unforgettable Krumping saw him whizz straight through to the live finals of Got to Dance in 2013. He has been dancing since he was 15 and has already performed alongside Plan B, Tinie Tempah Rita Ora and Stooshe, to name a few.

Boy Blue Entertainment is an award winning hip-hop dance company founded in London by choreographer Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. As joint Artistic Directors, they work together on the creation and development of all of Boy Blue Entertainment’s productions and projects.

The company are critically acclaimed and in 2007 won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for their full-length hip hop dance theatre work Pied Piper. Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy has created choreography for a wide range of artists including Rita Ora, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, and Leona Lewis.

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