THE NEW VENUE FOR BATUKE! 2013 HAS LARGE STUDIO SPACE, WOODEN FLOORS THROUGHOUT & IT'S 10 MINUTES FROM OXFORD CIRCUS!
Originally from Angola. The word means "Party" in Kimbundu (traditional Angolan language). Its a dance that fuses caribbean Zouk & Angolan Semba.
Dance from Cape Verde. Energetic couple dance wih loads of hip swaying!
Angolan Ballroom dance. Faster version of Kizomba.More traditional instruments. Large steps are used and Men's fast footwork is expected.
Get ready to stretch, jump, contract and melt like honey! This will help with your fluidity to dance other dances like Kuduro or Semba.
This is a spiritual practice, applied to dance, originally from Japan we believe but with many influences and in fact quite universal.Release, Explore, Trust and find your map within.
Dancehall & Soca
Originally from Jamaica. The moves from this dance style combine a lot of influences from African and Caribbean dances and they are mainly for Carnival.
Lively Dance from Cape Verde. Ballroom dance, danced in pairs. Very popular in all Afro-Latin congresses, try it!
Kuduro & Afro Mix
Fusion of African beat
and house music. Dancers use complex footwork, and various break dance
moves.Learn a new"family dance".
Cuban dance style. Originally from the Youruba tribe in Nigeria.Traditional dances from the Orixas incorporate movements from different deities such as Ellegua or Yemaya. Plenty of body movement and character.
A dance originally from Ivory Coast but that spread all over west Africa. A real workout and mad fun to dance!
Sabar is a very energetic dance from Senegal. It "talks" with the drums and it has a very strong technique. This is our guest workshop this year and is taught with live drums.
More classes TBC soon!
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