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To discuss your requirements further or to book your workshop please contact Claire Soper on claire@clairesoper.co.uk

Bounce Workshops

Over the last eleven years, Bounce has pioneered an exceptional and exciting fusion of choreography rarely seen in street dance performance.  The ethos of Bounce is to embrace and adapt any style of dance in their ambition to create new and surprising shows, and so the company has developed a unique mix of Breaking, Locking, Popping, Boogaloo and New School whilst not forgetting the early influences and grass roots of street dance including Lindy Hop and Tap.

Bounce is the leading hip-hop company in Sweden and has extensive experience of devising and delivering high quality education and participatory activity.  Their summer camp in Stockholm has been running since 2002 and has become the biggest dance happening in Sweden attracting dancers from all over the world. This is a rare opportunity to draw on the experience of some of the scene’s leading hip-hop dancers.
The information below gives an indication of the kind of workshops that Bounce can offer.

Workshops can be tailored for particular requirements and are ideally suitable for students aged 14+ as well as older students and professional dancers. However advance notice of the intended participants must be provided to insure maximum suitability and benefit. 

The workshop programme will be led by a member of the company, the workshop leader will depend on which workshop is booked and on the touring schedule.  We ask that workshops are available to ticket holders only.
Note to Participants:  All workshops will involve a lot of moving around!  Please make sure that you wear suitable comfortable, loose clothing. Knee and elbow pads are useful but not essential.

Hip-Hop beginners
This workshop is ideal for Hip Hop beginners. During the workshop you will explore dance technique, how to create a piece of choreography, how to use music and different choreographic styles and sequences.

The workshop is suitable for groups and individuals who are complete dance beginners. However, it is also suitable for groups who already have experience of other dance styles, such as contemporary dance, but have never tried Hip Hop before. It focuses on basic preparation and skills development, and will include some basic material inspired by Insane in the Brain.

  • Workshop Duration:  1h. 15mins
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Requirements: wooden floor i.e. with smooth surface (preferably NOT dance lino); CD player / input for iPod; Mirrors – please advise if available in the workshop space
  • Size of space is negotiable but needs to be approximately 10m x 10m for a maximum of 25 participants.

Hip-Hop intermediate
During the workshop you will explore more complex dance technique, how to create a piece of choreography, how to use music and different choreographic styles and sequences.

The workshop is suitable for groups and individuals who are have 3 years dance experience. It focuses on skills development, and will include some material inspired by Insane in the Brain.

  • Workshop Duration:  1h. 15mins
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Requirements: wooden floor i.e. with smooth surface (preferably NOT dance lino); CD player / input for iPod; Mirrors – please advise if available in the workshop space
  • Size of space is negotiable but needs to be approximately 10m x 10m for a maximum of 25 participants.

Hip-Hop advanced
This workshop is suitable for advanced Hip Hop dancers, B-Boys and B-Girls. It will be a very physical workshop for those who already have experience and are seriously committed.  You need at least 5 years of dance training.

  • Workshop Duration:  1h. 15mins
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Requirements: wooden floor i.e. with smooth surface (preferably NOT dance lino); CD player / input for iPod; Mirrors – please advise if available in the workshop space
  • Size of space is negotiable but needs to be approximately 10m x 10m for a maximum of 25 participants.

 Jazzfunk1
A mix  of Hip-Hop and jazz where you need at least 2 years of dance training in  Hip-Hop or Jazz. The workshop structure will comprise a warm up, learning steps, and putting them together into choreographed routines. We will go through technical elements of this style thoroughly.

  • Workshop Duration:  1h. 15mins
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Requirements: wooden floor i.e. with smooth surface (preferably NOT dance lino); CD player / input for iPod; Mirrors – please advise if available in the workshop space
  • Size of space is negotiable but needs to be approximately 10m x 10m for a maximum of 25 participants.

Jazz funk 2
This workshop is a mix of Hip-Hop and jazz.  You need at least 3 years of dance training in Hip-Hop or Jazz and will need to be familiar with technical moves such as pirouettes and different type of jumps. The workshop structure will comprise a warm up, learning steps, and putting them together into choreographed routines.

  • Workshop Duration:  1h. 15mins
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Requirements: wooden floor i.e. with smooth surface (preferably NOT dance lino); CD player / input for iPod; Mirrors – please advise if available in the workshop space
  • Size of space is negotiable but needs to be approximately 10m x 10m for a maximum of 25 participants.

To book workshops:  If you are interested in any of these workshops, or would like to talk more about Bounce’s work, please contact Claire Soper at Dance Touring Partnership on Claire@clairesoper.co.uk

 


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Post Show Talks

6 October Nottingham Playhouse 7.30 pm
9 October Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 7.30 pm
13 October Sherman Cymru 7.30 pm
16 October Lighthouse Poole 7.30 pm
20 October Hall for Cornwall, Truro 8.00 pm
24 October Edinburgh Festival Theatre 7.30 pm
29 October macrobert, Stirling 8.00 pm
3 November Warwick Arts Centre 7.30 pm
10 November Wycombe Swan 8.00 pm
13 November Northern Stage, Newcastle 7.30 pm
17 November Wyvern Theatre, Swindon 7.30 pm

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