Hip Hop Create at The Tramshed! Ages 8–12
This is the perfect class if you want to learn inventive, high energy Hip Hop and Street Dance routines, but are also interested in how you generate your own creative and unique movement. Learn about the relationship between dance and music, timing and space and production as well as how to look after your body and avoid injury.
There will also be opportunity to perform and get advice from professional dancers on how to develop your ideas further.
In partnership with Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre.
Emma Houston is a versatile artist with a keen interest in all kinds of movement and choreography. After gaining a first class honours contemporary dance degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she joined the Greenwich Dance team as an outreach teacher.
Emma is mostly known as a Hip Hop dancer and Bgirl and uses her contemporary training to create her own style of moving and creating. Most recently Emma has danced for the artist Years and Years, been Nickelodeon's 'Skills crew' featured Breakdancer, represented Warner Brothers at the TV Licensing awards as a performer and has presented her own work in Breakin Convention's Open Art Surgery. Emma was also a featured artist in this year's Freestyle Funk Forum (Breakin Convention 2016).
As a former member of Boadicea, an all female all styles crew, Emma reached the finals of Got To Dance, performed as a part of the Got To Dance Supercrew, been featured on Ashley Banjo's secret street crew and performed on the main stage at Breakin Convention as well as nights such as Collabo and Move It. Emma is also a cast member of the Hello Kitty Live: Fashion and Friends tour which has travelled to UAE, Indonesia and the Philippines this year, with an opening show at the Apollo in London. Emma has also worked as a dancer for Ella Mesma Dance Company and Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre.
In terms of Breaking, Emma competes nationally and internationally, reaching the IBE Bgirl 2v2 finals in 2014 and taking home the win in the 2015 competition named 'Blind Date battle'. Emma has learned from many influential mentors, Bboys and Bgirls from around the world such as Dj Renegade, Ken Swift, Freeze and Storm.