Workshops

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

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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.

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12.15 - 13.45 - Jinjo Crew

Breaking

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

House

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.

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14.00 - 15.30 - Mr Ben

Locking

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

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10.30 - 12.00 - Geometrie Variable

Popping

Sadeck of Geometrie Variable teaches a workshop from basic shapes and angles to techniques, theories and controlled isolations.

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12.15 - 13.45 - Godson

Krump

An introduction to KRUMP movement and foundation from Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade. Expect to release your inner buck, closing with a session afterwards.

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12.15 - 13.45 - BBoy Junior

Breaking

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.

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14.00 - 15.30 - Geometrie Variable

Movement

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.