Lotus Youth Dance Autumn Term

Dates and times

Tuesdays: 17:30-19:00

Location

Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Rd, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ES

Pricing options

£40.00 Full Price + Production Contribution. This programme is free however, as a charity we rely on contributions to keep running. If you are able to contribute then please do. This works out £2.00 a session and £20.00 contribution to a production budget that will be used to commission new music, costumes, film and lighting work etc.

£20.00 Full Price. This programme is free however, as a charity we rely on contributions to keep running. If you are able to contribute then please do. This contribution equals out as £2.00 per session.

£0.00 Standard. Lotus is free however, as a charity we rely on contributions to keep running. If you are able to contribute then please do.

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30 years in pictures: NRgDance and Lotus. Four members of Lotus Youth Dance enjoy a creative session in the studio

Lotus Youth Dance is our exciting and challenging performance company for young people aged 13-19, with many members having progressed through our NRgDance programme.

Starting with a foundation in hip hop theatre, our experienced Artistic Director Colleen Joseph takes inspiration from a variety of different dance styles including contemporary and jazz, training you in technique and performance skills to make you a strong and adaptable performer.

With the opportunity to perform in a variety of different locations, (past locations include the V&A Museum, Royal Festival Hall and Woolwich Riverside) this group will not only develop your performance skills, but you will create lifelong friendships along the way that will support you in your future endeavours.

Members will have the opportunity to work with a range of exciting choreographers and dance artists to develop new and exciting work for both screen and stage.

Lotus is free to join however we do ask if you are able to contribute towards production and running costs then we have a variety of options available to you. Nobody will be turned away for not being able to pay. All we ask if for your commitment and positive attitude. The programme is open to anybody aged 13-19 within the South East London area.

Lotus Youth Dance Company is delivered in partnership with Tramshed and the programme is supported by Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Lotus on the Digital Stage

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Life Beyond Lotus – Mary’s Story

Lotus Youth Dance Company | 19 August 2021

Dancers dressed in white perform to a small audience in a field

GRACE: The Process w/ Kaylyn Ampofo

Lotus Youth Dance Company | 23 October 2020

Up My Street The Festival text with Kaylyn faintly in background

#MeBeingMe featuring Kaylyn

Lotus Youth Dance Company | 09 September 2020

Who's Who

Colleen Joseph headshot

Colleen Joseph

Colleen Joseph started her journey in Dance close to 18 years ago after being awarded a scholarship to attend The Urdang Academy back in the early 2000’s. Since then, she has gone on to tour the world with her career and dedicated a large portion of that time to her teaching. As the Artistic Director of our youth dance company ‘Lotus Youth Dance’ Colleen has had the great fortune of being instrumental in the reshaping of our youth programme and continued to do so throughout lockdown.

As a Mix-Race artist myself, I am passionate about celebrating the rich culture Black Artists offer our creative industry and wanted to honour some of the artist who have inspired me in my journey. Given the past few years there was not better time to highlight their contributions then right now.

Mixing her love of Hip Hop and cross-art forms she has created an Arts Award that speaks to a rich and diverse British arts industry in a FUN and INCLUSIVE way.

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I chose to join Lotus mostly for fitness reasons so that I could do a physical activity each week, but also so that I could improve my social skills so I can talk to more people. I’ve made a lot of friends here.

Kaylyn, Lotus Company Member

“There’s just this energy where you will come in and just start creating and bounce off different ideas with different people”

Sharni, Lotus Company Member

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