Trinity Laban is committed to inspiring more boys to dance.
Since 2014, we have been providing high quality-dance classes, events and projects to engage boys and young men in high-quality dance provision.
Friday 17 February 2017
A day of dance workshops and performances.
EXPLODE is an opportunity to experience different dance styles; with workshops in Contemporary Dance, Parkour and Street Dance. You will also watch exciting performances by male dance artists.
EXPLODE is for boys aged 11-16 years and is free to attend. All workshops are suitable for beginners, as well as people with dance experience.
Application forms will be available from January 2017. For more information about taking part in Explode, contact Katy at [email protected].
Boys Only Classes
Ignition, Accelerate and Velocity are open to boys and young men at all levels of ability. Our fun, energetic classes combine contemporary and choreographic techniques in Ignition and Accelerate and urban dance styles in Velocity.
The classes are held every Thursday, during term time:
- Ignition (8-11 Years) 16.30h – 17.45h
- Accelerate (12-18 Years) 18.00h – 19.15h
- Velocity (12-18 Years) 19.15h – 18.30h
For more information about taking part in Ignition, Accelerate and Velocity, contact Rebecca at [email protected].
Pick up the Pace Revisited
On Saturday 22 February 2014, Trinity Laban’s Pick up the Pace project celebrated its ten-year anniversary. The project provided a free day of dance for boys and young men, culminating in an evening showcasing the best in male youth dance. Male dancers, aged 8-22 years, participated in a range of workshops in Ballet, Capoeira, Contemporary, Contemporary and African, Contemporary Morris, Hip Hop, and Physical Theatre.
Pick up the Pace Revisited saw 25 performances in the studio theatre including community youth, schools, undergraduate and professional performances, with audiences of up to 100 at its busiest point. The evening performance platform showcased 10 male performing groups from across the country, with 97 performers performing to a full house in the Laban Theatre.
Approximately 1000 people passed through the building throughout the day, with approximately 300 participants. Afterwards, Trinity Laban saw an increase in numbers for their weekly boys' dance classes and applications for the CAT scheme, from participants on both Blaze and Pick Up the Pace Revisited.
Partnerships have been formed with Tavaziva Dance, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, English Folk Song and Dance Society, Royal Academy of Dance, John Ross Dance and Frantic Assembly.