Evolve Youth Online LIVE Creative Dance← BACK

What Evolve Youth Online LIVE Creative Dance

When Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 August at 4pm

Where Online

Dance Woking is trialling some online LIVE dance sessions this summer and we would love you to join us and help us design our future programmes. This is definitely not a replacement for face to face activity which is best, but we do want to help get you moving and have some fun.

These sessions are aimed at young dancers who would like to gain additional experience learning some technique and developing choreography with Ihsaan De Banya. Ihsaan is a very experienced dancer & teacher and worked at Richard Alston Dance Company from 2013 to 2018, he featured in some of his well known works and we are really delighted to be able to bring him back to work with us this summer.

Ihsaan will use the stimulus of nature to help develop this work.

To take part you will need to be able to attend all 4 LIVE sessions, each Wednesday afternoon for one-hour, 4pm – 5pm from Wednesday 5 August to Wednesday 26 August.

After each session there will also be an extra challenge for you to complete on your own and bring back to the group the following week; this may be learning an additional piece of movement or developing something learned during the session. You will be given guidance and helped throughout the process. The aim is for you to develop your choreographic skills and also to have fun with some video footage and putting together a piece of creative dance within the limitations of our new online environment.

Suitable for those 12years and older, if you are unsure if this is for you please contact Dance Woking’s office: office@dancewoking.com

If you have taken part in any of our after school dance clubs or half term intensives, then this is definitely something that we think you will love doing. Great way to get back into dance.

Please register for free using the following Eventbrite link

After registration you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the sessions using Zoom. Please make sure to register for each session in order to join in.


Ihsaan de Banya and Jennifer Hayes in ‘Gypsy Mixture’; image by Chris Nash. Thumbnail: Ihsaan de Banya; image by Huge Glendinning.

Photos by Photoviva from Evolve October 2019

Photos by Sam McCaffrey from Evolve February 2019

To participate you will need to agree to our online safety agreement, please see link:  Online safety agreement

Please only participate in our classes if you are fit and healthy to do so. The content of this series of online classes are aimed at those with some dance experience. Whilst the teachers will ensure you are warmed up and ready to exercise, your Health and Safety is your own responsibility. Anyone taking part with this online class does so at their own risk. Dance Woking takes no responsibility for injury to yourself or other/or damage to property by taking part in our online digital dance classes. The sessions will be filmed for Monitoring, Evaluation and Safe Guarding purposes and for creative purpose including being shared on social media. After signing up you will be required to complete a photo and video consent form.

Front image: Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo FreeImages

There is no cost to this series of sessions, but if you have enjoyed the class and would like to make a donation to Dance Woking we suggest £10.00/session. Any donations received will go towards future outreach activity. To make a donation, lcick the ‘Donate” button here: DONATE
If you require more information or any help please contact us at office@dancewoking.com

Purchase your tickets online now or to reserve your tickets email

office@dancewoking.com or you can purchase on the night with either cash or cheque made payable to 'Woking Dance Festival'.



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