Under 12s Dance Audition – April 7th

Manifest Nation, our performance company, are looking for new talent!

On Sunday April 7th, we invite all dancers aged 8-11 years to tryout for our junior dance company. Here are some important things to note:

 

Time: 4.30pm (for 5pm start). Finish at 6pm

Address: The Thanet Youth and Community Centre, Herbert Street, London, NW5 4HD

Activity: Learn and perform a short dance routine and freestyle.

Requirements:

  • Some dance experience
  • Understanding of rhythm
  • Ability to take instruction
  • Genuine interest in performing and growing in dance

 

We are looking for up to 6 young dancers to join our team and look forward to seeing YOUR young artist there. To reserve a place please email themanifestnation@gmail.com with the full name, date of birth and school of your child. Please also add any important points (experience etc.) and pose any questions you wish.

See you there!

 

No Tears Left To Cry – Manifest Nation (video)

Our pro squad, Manifest Nation, just released their summer video entitled, ‘No More Tears’.

This piece choreographed to Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ by T Damien Anyasi, features Angelika and Mok as our feature characters. We also introduce new faces Esme, Alexandra, Macaulay and Marcella in their first video with the squad.

Tell us if you enjoyed the project and why! The video can also be found here on YouTube. Stay tuned for more news on our developing squad. We are proud!

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 🙂

 

Hallowe’en with NBC Universal

Last month we were invited to run a hallowe’en dance activity for Comcast / NBC Universal at their London offices and great fun was had by all.

This event, for 200 select children, was an opportunity for Tru, Ryan, Damien and new-face, Kerri, to teach a revised version of Michael Jackson’s’Thriller’ routine, and a fun time was had by all.

Our booking agent, Kat at Shift London, had this to say after the event:

“You guys were absolutely superb, you absolutely stole the show. It was better than what I had imagined.”

We were moved by this account, and hope you enjoy some pictures from the occasion! Visit here to see whether we can enrich YOUR event 🙂

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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