Festival Workshops 2012

Book Now For Breakin’ Convention 2012 Workshops!

Workshops are open to everyone, including non ticket-holders for Breakin' Convention. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the incredible Breakin' Convention 2012 artists. 


All workshops costs £10 (except Pop Tart’s - £15) and can be booked from the Sadler’s Wells Box Office in person, online or by calling 0844 412 4300. Online and telephone bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring water.

General workshops are open to everyone over the age of 12. Advanced workshops are suitable for those with a solid understanding and at least 2 years experience in the style.



12.15-13.45 - Breaking - GENERAL
No experience is necessary for iLL-Abilities first ever workshops in the UK.  iLL-Abilities have a wealth of experience of teaching dancers with a range of disabilities but this Breaking class is open for all.

13.00-14.30 - Hip Hop - ADVANCED
Kefton is one of the best dancers of his generation and won a string of high profile battles in 2011. With influences including House and Tap, Kefton has developed a distinctive style that pays respect to foundations whilst also innovates BOOK NOW

14.30-16.00 - House - ADVANCED
Mamson is one of the world’s best House dancers.  Fresh from his victory at Juste Debout, Mamson will deliver a workshop suitable for even the most experienced House dancers.

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10.30-13.30 - Strutting - GENERAL
Strutting is an advanced robot style from San Francisco. Pop Tart is one of the pioneers of this style. This is his first time in the UK and an exclusive opportunity to learn a street dance history that has had little exposure. This is not to be missed! BOOK NOW

12.45-14.15 - Breaking - ADVANCED
Ata is one of the world’s leading bboys and comes from a lineage of European masters.  Known for his style and finesse, he is the definition of smooth.  Focusing on transitions and exploring the dynamic of playing with levels he’ll help you to develop your flow BOOK NOW

12.15-13.45 - Hip Hop For Kids - 8-14yrs
Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation, is one of the heavyweights of UK Hip Hop dance theatre.  This is a great opportunity for young people to learn Hip Hop dance and storytelling from one of the country's finest! BOOK NOW

14.30-15.30 - House - GENERAL
House dance emerged from Chicago during the birth of the House music scene in the late 80s and early 90s and takes influences from Jazz and Tap. Get ready to sweat and learn foundations from reigning world champion, Babson BOOK NOW

14.30-16.00 - Body-Movement-Space - ADVANCED
Sebastien is one of Europe's leading performers in Hip Hop Dance Theatre.  Through the foundations of bboying and popping, Sebastien will explore relationships between body and floor, body and space, as well as transitions, control and expression of movement BOOK NOW

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12.15-13.45 - Breaking For Kids - 8-14yrs
No experience is necessary for iLL-Abilities first ever workshops in the UK. iLL-Abilities have a wealth of experience of teaching dancers with a range of disabilities but this Breaking class is open for kids of all age and abilities BOOK NOW

12.15-13.45 - Hip Hop - GENERAL
Pro Phenomen have brought a breath of fresh air to Hip Hop choreography. One of France’s best, Physs embodies this style and is here to share his knowledge and skill with you at his first EVER UK workshop! BOOK NOW

14.00-15.30 - Breaking - GENERAL
Vagabonds from France are the reigning world bboy champions.  Raw, explosive and full of funk, Vagabond Crew are ready to share their skills and secrets with you.  Participants will work on toprock, footwork, spins and power moves BOOK NOW

14.00-15.30 - Locking - ADVANCED
Gemini is a world champion locker and has performed, judged and battled at the highest year for over 10 years.  He has worked with Madonna and Kate Moss and trained under many of the locking originators and pioneers BOOK NOW

14.00-15.30 - Mutant - Storyboard P - GENERAL
Storyboard P hails from Brooklyn, the birthplace of Flexing.  Winning countless battles he is one of the iconic figures of this underground movement.  Flexing uses many techniques from Popping including waving and gliding but incorporates contortionism and abstract qualities BOOK NOW


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Saturday 5 May 2012      
Time   Style Artist/Company Level
12.15 - 13.45   Breaking iLL-Abilities General
13.00 - 14.30   Hip Hop Kefton (Pro Phenomen) Advanced
14.30 - 16.00   House Mamson (Serial Stepperz) Advanced
Sunday 6 May 2012      
Time   Style Artist/Company Level
10.30 - 13.30   Strutting Pop Tart General
12.45 - 14.15   Breaking Ata (Ghost Cru) Advanced
12.15 - 13.45   Hip Hop for Kids Kate Prince (ZooNation) Ages 8-14
14.00 - 15.30   House Babson (Serial Stepperz) General
14.30 - 16.00   Body-Space-Movement Sebastien (Clash 66) Advanced
Monday 7 May 2012      
Time   Style Artist/Company Level
12.15 - 13.45   Breaking for Kids iLL-Abilities Ages 8-14
12.15 - 13.45   Hip Hop Physs (Pro Phenomen) General
14.00 - 15.30   Mutant (Flexing) Storyboard P General
14.00 - 15.30   Locking Gemini (Locking4Life) General
14.00 - 15.30   Breaking Vagabonds General