9 October 2021 - 1 January 1970
1 Riverside Walk
Kingston upon Thames
6–14 years old
Join us for an exciting afternoon of dancing (from home) and make a transformative difference for young & emerging artists.
The day consists of dance classes, dance-disco with exciting DJs. You’ll also get to meet our team, Creative Talent Programme artists and companies over zoom, in a relaxed and informal way! You’re welcome to join parts or all of the day.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards supporting artists/ companies on the Creative Talent Programme. We want to empower them to further their careers, in the form of direct-financial support, mentoring and professional development workshops.
Once you have bought a reward to join us, you’ll hear from our team before the event with joining instructions, we’re really looking forward to dancing with you!
Collective Warm Up
Choose from three exciting dance classes, led by Jason Piper, Max Percy and one tailored for children under age of 11 led by Carly Allen from Vital Signz Dance.
Dance Swan Lake with Jason Piper
Jason Piper is a former Professional Dancer who played the lead Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. He is now an Associate Professor and interim Head of School in the Kingston School of Art. 45 minutes with him and you’ll come away knowing a beautiful and exciting Swan-Lake routine. And no, no previous experience needed, just a willingness to throw yourselves in.
Wake up your Body! with Max Percy
A meditative and exploratory movement practice generated by your imagination. No routine will be taught, instead Max will guide through the session as you explore the landscape of your body at your own pace. We will be waking up and nurturing the neglected and overworked corners of the body that harbour tension. This is a mixture of a Yoga and Somatic (sensory) dance practice.
In this session will learn how to get in touch with your internal self and cultivate coping skills to intervene when intense emotions, stressors, or trauma surface. Somatic Movement helps you creatively engage with emotional, physical and cognitive processes through dance and movement.
Children’s (Under 12) & Family Dance Class
Brought to you by the extra-ordinary teacher, choreographer and dancer from The Vital Signz Carly Allen, join us for an energetic and fun dance- class, children under 12 are particularly welcomed. Join as a family or you can sit back and let us dance with the kids for 45 minutes.