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Free taster Hip-Hop dance classes for young people who live or go to school in Nine Elms and Wandsworth

Impact Dance perform on the main stage at Happy Streets Festival

Published on
July 26, 2021


Earlier this month, Impact Dance wowed the crowds at Happy Streets Festival in Nine Elms with their amazing dance moves. If you wanted to join in and dance to those Hip-Hop beats, now’s your chance!

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and Impact Dance Academy are collaborating on an exciting pilot Dance Academy at BAC that you can be a part of.  There are two events coming up this Summer:

Taster Session on Saturday 14 August, 11am to 1:30pm

The taster session is completely free thanks to Wandsworth Council, meaning anyone who lives or goes to school in Nine Elms and Wandsworth and is aged 11 to 19 can take part.

You’ll have the opportunity to see what it’s like to be part of a Hip-Hop Dance Academy at BAC. The taster session will run for an hour and a half where you can dance, meet new people and explore Battersea Arts Centre’s great building.

Dance Academy Term, 15 September to 1 December

If you enjoy the taster session and want to continue on, why not sign up to the Dance Academy Autumn term? The full term will run for 10 weeks with a two week break from Wednesday 15 September, consisting of dance classes specialising in Hip-Hop techniques and skills training, as well as creative and choreography tasks.

Places for the Autumn term are available free to people who live or go to school in Wandsworth thanks to funding by Wandsworth Council.

To take part, register your interest in joining the BAC Dance Academy. You can also email Lydia on or call 07384815076 . (If you are 13 or under, a legal parent/guardian/carer must fill this form out on your behalf).

About Impact Dance

Impact Dance is a Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Street Dance Organisation and Educational Facilitator with a UK-wide reach and a global footprint. Founded in 1995, Impact Dance continues to empower young people aged 11 –19 of diverse backgrounds through dance training, mentoring, national and international performances. Over the past 26 years, more than 13,800 young people have benefited from Impact Dance’s dedicated energy and support.  Visit Impact Dance’s website to find out more about their work.

About Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre is a hub for everyone’s creativity, based in an iconic building with a radical history, the old Battersea Town Hall. They support people to take creative risks to inspire change, locally, nationally and globally. Discover more on the Battersea Arts Centre website.

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