Boys only Hip-Hop workshops set to be ‘crazy’ fun

Bgirl Emma Jayne Park and her dance crew, Ready Ready Sauce

Bgirl Emma Jayne Park and her dance crew, Ready Ready Sauce

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Aiming to develop a boy’s street dance crew in Lewis and Harris, there’s only one rule to go by – and that’s No Girls Allowed!

In an exciting opportunity for boys aged nine and above, An Lanntair art centre embarks upon a six month hip-hop and street dance programme, just for boys.

Funded by Cashback for Creativity, the Boy’s Hip Hop programme will see a number of dance tutors specialising in different styles of hip-hop visiting the islands to share their skills.

And styles include breakdancing, popping, locking, krumping and free running, with the series of free workshops delivered by young and enthusiastic professional dancers.

The next workshop will be held on Saturday, January 25th.

An Lanntair Dance Development Officer Kirstie Anderson expands: “Our visiting tutor this month is Emma Jayne Park, a bgirl Edinburgh. She will be sharing breakdancing skills such as footwork, freezes and top rocking.

“This workshop will go over many of the skills that bboy Robbie Synge taught on his December visit, however it is open to compete beginners as well as those who have already got some breakdancing experience.

“All abilities are welcome to take part – whether you’ve never tried dancing before or if you can’t stop moving. And there is only one rule – no Girls Allowed!” she laughed.

Emma added: “The boys only session is going to be crazy!

“We’re going to cover lots of skills and will spend most of our time on the floor, upside down and flying through the air!”

The workshop on January 25th will be held in two sessions – 9 to 11 year olds at 10am, followed by a session for those aged 12 and over at 12pm.

Entry is free but must be booked in advance from the An Lanntair Box Office in person or online at www.lanntair.co.uk

Back due to popular demand, Emma – who dances with the Adidas sponsored Ready Ready Sauce crew, pictured – will also deliver her legendary Voguing and Waccking workshop as part of the adult hip-hop programme being delivered this year.

Open to all abilities it’s perfect for any adults interested in learning some of hip-hop’s more glamorous moves.

And adults can soon have weekly hip-hop fun with new classes starting on Tuesday, January 14th, at Hebrides Dance & Wellbeing Studio, 7.30pm with Kayleigh Nicolson for An Lanntair Dance Development.

More information can be found on the An Lanntair website, address above.

Why not try something new for you in 2014 and get in dancing in the Hip-Hop groove!

‘Come on - Vogue!’