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Free dance workshops in Camden Market!

This week, as part of Camden Market’s half-term activities for the youth of the borough, we’ve been invited to teach some workshops!

Click the picture to find our more about where we’ll be, what other activities are taking place, and make the most of this awesome experience.

The Festival of Fun runs from 13th-17th of February and we’re in the house on Wednesday and Thursday. At time of publishing, places may have sold out already, so cross those fingers!

Manifest Nation on London Live

Right after performing for Chinese New Year recently we were interviewed by London Live – the TV channle for our fair city. Here’s a brief excerpt of what was discussed:

We’re working on finding the FULL version to share with you all, but we hope you’ll be boosted by the progress of the group! See more images o nall social media with the hastag #ManifestNation.

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

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

 

2TR Football Fayre Launch – May 23-25th, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA

B-Better will be presenting various acts and performers on ‘The Stage’ at the upcoming ‘2 Touch Rulz’ football launch.

2TR is a grass-roots football game designed to develop participants’ speed of mind and action. This May is their first event showcasing this unique game to the general public, and they intend to do multiple around London over the next 3 years.

If you would like to perform on stage or register to try out this fun football activity or BOTH, please email contact@b-better.co.uk or info@2trfootball.co.uk. Alternatively call 07930184837

The 2TR information!
The 2TR information!

 

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VID OF THE WEEK

Our very own B-Girl sMash stars in this new video by Sublime Wizardry. We are PROUD.

Smash has been one of our longest-representing teachers and is classically trained as well as displaying that hip-hop goodness. She is also the director of Scope Dance Theatre – a hiphop theatre company based in London, and spreading knowledge across Europe and the mediterranean.

Please share this video, and comment below on what video you’d like to see us shoot as a company. We want ideas! ^_^