Summer Sessions Skate Jam & Elementz
Dates and times
Friday 23 June, 16:00 – 19:00
(7 minutes walk or 5 minutes roll from Abbey Wood station, at the end of the Elizabeth Line)
FREE (only skaters need to book)Book now
Head over to Cygnet Square after school or work for Summer Sessions, a Friday evening Skate Jam.
Curated with support from Frankie J and Vibes On Vibes, Summer Sessions take place on Friday evenings in Cygnet Square. The skate jams are free to attend and join in, we just ask that you sign up in advance if you want to skate.
In addition to the Skate Jam, we’re also excited to be joined by Elementz who will present their hip hop and street dance performance, and Magpie Dance who will present a short extract of their new work.
What to expect:
- Join in a skate skills session open to all levels, led by Amzy / Skate Tingz
- Join, share or watch skating skills in our jam session
- Enjoy the music vibes
- Watch performances by Elementz and Magpie Dance
- Browse stalls by Vibes On Vibes, London Performing Arts College, Metropolitan Police Youth Engagement Team, Brighter Futures cafe, METRO Charity, Chezzzin body creams and poster artist Marcus Orlandi.
- Enjoy some pizza and coffee from local vendors. We’ll also have a bar!
16:00 Magpie Dance Company performance
16:15 Elementz performance
16:30 Skate skills workshop with Amzy / Skate Tingz
17:30 Elementz performance
18:00 Skate jam with Amzy / Skate Tingz
Summer Sessions in Cygnet Square are part of Summer in the Park, a Greenwich Dance and Arts Trust Productions project which is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Peabody and The Royal Parks.
Illustrations by Keith Hau
Award Winning Hip Hop Dance Company Elementz Ent. was founded in September 2006 by Lindon Barr.
The company is a collective of dancers from all over the UK, now based in London. Elementz Ent. specialises in Hip Hop/Street Dance although company members are also trained in many styles of dance including Ballet, Contemporary, Tap & Jazz. As a theatre company, Elementz perform regularly throughout the UK & Internationally showcasing Hip Hop Theatre. Past performances include The Bay Music Awards (Malta), Rock The Circus (German Tour), Stockholm Fringe Festival (Sweden), Breakin’ Convention (UK Tour), The IDO World Hip Hop Championships (Poland) and The HHI World Hip Hop Championships (Las Vegas, USA). In venues and theatres such as The Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Hammersmith Apollo & Indigo2.
The company work frequently in the Corporate & Entertainment world providing acts for Corporate Events, Live Productions, Trade Shows, Product Launches, Weddings & Private Parties. Clients Include Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Citroen, JD Sports, Coca Cola & Vidal Sassoon. Elementz have been running classes in Cambridgeshire, Essex & London for the past 10 years with an attendance of over 200 students weekly. Our ‘Elementz Academy’ now runs every week in Loughton, Essex for young performers from age 5 to 18 years. Workshops are also taught throughout the UK & Europe. The company also work individually in many different fields of the performing arts industry. Individual credits include Thriller Live, Starlight Express, Mariah Carey, X Factor, Take That, London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies, ZooNation Dance Company & Boy Blue Entertainment.instagram.com/elementz_ent
Amir ‘Skate Tingz’ Bacchus-Marquis
I’m Amir Bacchus-Marquis but everyone calls me Amzy / Skate Tingz, I have been skating for 20 years and used my skating as a way to cope with hard times.
I live in North London and wanted to bring skating to my community so I quit my job at Haringey council in 2019 and decided to do nothing but skate.
Since leaving my job I have done nothing but skate, I teach in Finsbury Park, I work with companies that give skating workshops around London and I create skating content online.
I love my job and sharing the passion I have for skating.instagram.com/skate_tingz