Learn from our award winning line up of performers
Get involved and enjoy this unique opportunity to learn from this year's incredible line up of artists, as they share their skills, tricks and techniques in one off intensive workshops. Each workshop will cover a certain style or element and be aimed at a specific level so can find the right one for you. Our workshops are very popular, so make sure to book early to avoid missing out.
Our general workshops are open to everyone over the age of 7 and our great for beginners or dancers looking to learn a new style. Intermediate workshops are best suited to those with at least one year of experience and a foundational knowledge of the style.
All our workshops cost just £10 plus transaction fee: £1 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.
Our workshops are open to everyone, including non ticket-holders for Breakin' Convention.
Saturday 5 May
Yugson: Hip Hop Musicality (GENERAL)
Yugson is a member of Paris-based dance collective Wanted Posse. Dancer, choreographer and DJ, he’s a key player in the French underground hip hop scene.
Expect footwork, techniques and rhythmic drills set to a soundtrack of the finest selection of music.
Extreme Pushers: Dancehall (GENERAL)
The crew members of Jamaica’s Extreme Pushers will take you through the full colours and cultures of dancehall teaching the techniques, the history of the moves and how they came about, the people who started it and who's taking it to where it is now.
Sunday 6 May
Nefeli sMash: Hip-hop Anatomy & Conditioning (Project Breakalign in association with One Dance UK)
A specialised workshop that will focus on understanding elements of anatomy, embodied in the movement of the hip-hop styles, to help the dancers understand the body better in action. The workshop will also cover principles of kinesiology, warm-up and conditioning, which are essential, in order to stay injury-free and as strong as one can be.
While dance is as demanding as any sport, comparatively there is a lack of knowledge in kinesiology, as well as strengthening and conditioning training. Understanding the professional approach to training is key to improving physical performance, and therefore reaching new levels in dance and expression. Want to continue dancing into later life? This workshop is for you.
The Ruggeds: Breaking (GENERAL)
Join this workshop with the Ruggeds exploring their take on breaking. As international champions known for their originality, come and learn their approach to creativity and musicality, the main aspects they are focusing on in this session.
Link (Amala Dianor): Flow Concepts and Floor Work Methods (INTERMEDIATE)
Enhance your groundwork creativity with Compagnie Amala Dianor’s Link. Explore ‘flow’ through characters and fluid movements while learning how to join it to floor work techniques. This exploration of methods will help to involve your creativity through floor work fundamentals.
Salah: Popping, Animation, Boogaloo and Effects (GENERAL)
Salah is a master popper, locker, b-boy and all round entertainer. He has won world titles as a b-boy with Vagabonds Crew and became the solo popping world champion at the UK B-Boy Championships in 2016. This workshop will teach participants Salah's unique approach to dance and his interpretation of popping which he calls PABE: Popping, Animation, Boogaloo, Effects.
Monday 7 May
Femme Fatale: Waacking (INTERMEDIATE)
Put your inner diva to werk with Femme Fatale: Come and learn the basics of this 1970s club dance, and unleash your disco soul, led by the members of this sassy LA crew.
Mufasa: Hip Hop (GENERAL)
International battler and member of French crew Egotrip, Mufasa loves to share her teaching methods with others through a series of exercises and working with different subject matter to create new techniques.
Develop compositions, use imaginary grounds and enable yourself to discover new inspirations and to evolve.