Summer Sessions Skate Jam & Joss Arnott Dance

Dates and times

Friday 21 July, 16:00 – 19:00


Cygnet Square


FREE (only skaters need to book in advance)

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Summer Sessions in Cygnet Square. An illustration of The Nest and Cygnet Square

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 Joss Arnott Dance, who will perform Rush, their brand new, fast paced dance performance created for the streets.

What to expect:

  • Join in a skate skills session open to all levels with Skate Tingz and Vibes On Vibes.
  • Join, share or watch skating skills in our jam session.
  • Watch a performance from Joss Arnott Dance.
  • Bringing little ones? Join Lewis in the playground for Move and Play!
  • Explore stalls including the customisation station, Vibes On Vibes merch, London College of Performing Arts, Metropolitan Police Youth Engagement Team, Brighter Futures, 100 Club, Peabody Community Development and Explore Learning.

Event Timings

16:00 Joss Arnott Dance performance
16:30 Skate skills workshop
17:30 Joss Arnott Dance performance
18:00 Skate jam

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

Who's Who

Joss Arnott Dance. A black and white headshot of a smiling Joss Arnott

Joss Arnott Dance

Joss Arnott Dance is a classical contemporary dance company based in the North of England. We strive to be one of the leading dance companies in the UK: distinctly different from its’ peers in creative style and methodology, but committed to collaboration, mutual respect and support. In everything we do – Not I, but We.

We produce work that is grown from classical and commercial techniques, shaped by contemporary aesthetic and inspired by music. We strive to make work that moves our audiences with its musicality and skilled performance. We understand the power of the arts to influence social mobility and we will always be generous in our leadership: developing talent, encouraging high quality creativity and supporting the sector.

The company’s productions consist of an athletic, technically brilliant cast of extraordinary dancers and musicians, aiming to excite and inspire its audiences regardless of their dance experience and knowledge through Arnott’s stunning and dynamic classical contemporary choreographic style.

The company prides itself on bringing new audiences to contemporary dance with its accessible and adrenaline-fueled dance productions, building audiences for our touring venues and partners. With a choreographic language that has been described as ‘exquisite to watch’ The Stage, 2015, JAD have gone from strength to strength over the past 10 years. An example of the company’s ambition to initiate collaborations of the highest quality became evident in 2015 as JAD celebrated its 5th anniversary by commissioning and touring with Grammy Award winner and Polar Music Prize Laureate Dame Evelyn Glennie with the triple bill production of 5|0.

Over the course of 13 years the company has achieved:

– Multiple sell out performances

– An average audience attendance of 70%

– 35% of the company’s ‘5|0’ tour audiences where first time attendees

– Reaching over 50,000 audiences via national tours and participation programmes

– Reaching 600,000 audience members online through our website and social media activity

Joss Arnott Dance collaborates with a team of highly skilled and critically acclaimed dancers, musicians, composers and designers, matched with Arnott’s athletic and unique movement language the company has been described as ‘Masterful,’ Varsity and ‘the perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance,’ Londonist.
Skate Tingz

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.
Vibes On Vibes. A group of roller skaters sit on some stone stairs

Vibes On Vibes

Vibes on Vibes is a collective of skaters that unite our community with our positive outreach and by providing safe spaces to exercise, meet new people, and learn new skills through our “good vibes” events.
We are made up of a wide age range of individuals which helps to further initiate a strong familial bond based on shared experiences, moral support and unity.