Learn from our award-winning line up of performers
Get involved and enjoy this unique opportunity to learn from this incredible line up of artists. Taking place each day ahead of the festival in the Sadler’s Wells studios it’s a great time to hear artists share their skills, tricks and techniques in one-off intensive workshops. Our workshops are very popular, so make sure to book early to avoid missing out.
All our workshops cost just £10 plus transaction fee of £3 for online bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.
Our workshops are open to everyone, including non ticket-holders for Breakin' Convention.
Saturday 4 May
10.30 - 12.00 - Nefeli sMash
Battle-Ready Body (Hip Hop Conditioning) - Project Breakalign in Association with Dance UK
Take part in a specialised conditioning seminar created for the needs of street style dancers. Prepare your body for battle and stay injury-free with training guidance, science behind workouts, and tips for suggested warm-ups and stretching methods (appropriate for all hip-hop styles). Want to continue dancing long into later life? This workshop is for you.
12.15 - 13.45 - Jinjo Crew
Take a workshop with current Battle of the Year world champions who will be teaching the elements of breaking and exploring different variations of moves from the basics up.
12.15 - 13.45 - Bly
Knowledge and history of house style and musical timings will be discussed throughout the class with Bly taking you through foundational drills to basic steps and how to turn them into variations, ending with a fun routine putting everything into practice.
14.00 - 15.30 - Mr Ben
Learn the basics of locking with The Locksmith’s Mr Ben. Expect to leave with a knowledge of the foundations to the funkiest dance style in the world, and prepared for any Soul Train line situation.
Sunday 5 May
10.30 - 12.00 - Geometrie Variable
Sadeck of Geometrie Variable teaches a workshop from basic shapes and angles to techniques, theories and controlled isolations.
12.15 - 13.45 - Godson
An introduction to KRUMP movement and foundation from Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade. Expect to release your inner buck, closing with a session afterwards.
12.15 - 13.45 - BBoy Junior
Junior shares his 25 years of experience in breaking to give you the tools to progress in your practice. Focusing on five aspects including musicality, foundation and originality and execution and charisma.
14.00 - 15.30 - Geometrie Variable
Known for their mesmerising kaleidoscopic routines, this workshop will involve the learning of lines and shapes how to create and be connected with someone and how to find all possibilities within those forms, involving musicality, technique and groove.