Manifest Nation – 2nd at World Crew Battle!

Last month, some of our adult dancers from our professional company, Manifest Nation, competed at the World Crew Battle event in Deptford, London.

The winners of the event had the opportunity to represent the UK at the international finals in Berlin! Alex, Angelika, Francesc, Kadeem & Tru managed to make it to the final but were defeated by Rain Future Crew who went on to get to the finals in Berlin too. Props to them.

Please join us in applauding our squad for a job well done and stay connected to the Facebook page for updates on what’s happening next with them. French publication, Striter, reported that Manifest Nation were the only crew that came prepared effectively for the event.

It showed 🙂

 

Inspiring Camden’s senior citizens

A couple of weeks ago, we had the good fortune to do a dance workshop with some of Camden’s over 60’s, as guests of local organisation, North London Cares.

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Trying ‘The Prep’

 

It was a truly uplifting experience for us all, and perhaps the most humbling factor was explaining 43 years of hiphop culture, when all participants are ‘older than hiphop’.

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We’d like to publicly thank Mike Evans and the North London Cares team for having us, and we look forward to returning before the end of the year.

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Raising £1000 with UCL Charity

This week we were invited to ‘Bring the Noise’ at the local UCL Academy student’s party, and it was truly fulfilling. Here are some images of our time starting the party.

UCL Organisation raised in excess of £1000 for the young homeless of London through ticket sales, and we are honoured to have been able to support this cause AND engage with local young dance enthusiasts.

Find out more about UCL’s work right here.

Our involvement with The Big Dance – Thanks, Sadiq!

The Big Dance is a nationwide celebration of dance, led by the Mayor of London in partnership with People Dancing, and is in it’s 10th year. All across the country this summer different professional organisations, community groups and everything in between are engaging in different activities, and here at B-Better we have quite a unique involvement!

Tinman on Tour!

Company director, Damien, is touring with the Big Dance Bus company all summer and there are 22 dates on the schedule! Their performance piece, ‘Dance through the Decades’, showcases a number of dance styles to an uplifting and iconic soundtrack.

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Big Dance Bus in Camden!

On July 17th, the Bus FINALLY comes to Camden and will be appearing at the ‘Give It a Go‘ Festival in Parliament Hill Fields. Come see our group, Manifest Nation performing, our open class students performing, join our workshops AND see Damien hosting and performing with the show group. Phew!

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For more info on The Bus, click here.

In other news, Tinman (Damien) had the opportunity to discuss the finer points of Hiphop dance with London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan, at the recent Bus stop in Trafalgar Square! The Patron’s Lunch was a large event to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and we were honoured to be part of the occasion 🙂

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For more of Tinman’s exploits, follow him on Snapchat, Periscope and Twitter with the handle, @The_TDA

VID OF THE WEEK

Here’s our round up of our performances at the dance stage at the recent ‘2 Touch Rulz’ football launch event.

For more information on 2TR please visit their website here. This event was the first of 30 that they plan to do over the next 3 years so stay tuned to their network if you are interested in football or US!

Camden Lock Live! Friday July 11th – Dance Stage!

Camden Lock Live is a festival held in the middle of Camden Lock market and WE are running the dance stage in partnership with The Big Dance!

Come and join us to learn “hip hop moves to use in social situations” in Middle Yard. You will have the opportunity to take part, perform, watch, volunteer or get involved in any way you’d like.

There will be free giveaways on the day and performing acts include, Buckness Personified, Absolute Bollywood, Tropicana Dance school, Ombrascura, The Place and, of course, our B-Better teachers. We’re even holding the UK’s first 2-on2 waacking battle! The full line-up will be available online shortly, so stay tuned!

For more details, please email us at events@b-better.co.uk