Step Hop House – a fresh, quirky, colourful and magical collision of traditional and Hip Hop dance and music: a high-energy, theatrical 30 minute professional performance offering a unique remix of Maypole, Clogging, Ceilidh, Street, House and Breakdance with a hint of African & Bollywood…. to a live soundtrack of fiddle, banjo, percussion & beat boxing. Performed by a diverse cast of 8 dancers and 4 musicians – this is Folk and Street Dance like you’ve never seen it before!
‘Refreshing and innovative! Truly crowed pleasing! We watched this performance amongst all walks of life and a huge age range, all thoroughly gripped and entertained, a must see!’
Alexia Mc’Avoy, Choreographer
Street Dance the Maypole – Interactive workshop
Take part in Street Dance the Maypole creating wraps ‘n ripples mixed with waves ‘n breaks around a contemporary designed, bespoke ribboned, 12 foot freestanding maypole. A chance to learn a funky routine to live music, mixing it with classic maypole moves, such as the Chrysanthemum Wrap and the Twister.
‘Really loved the show! I like the fusion of the dance styles, Folk for the future. The costumes were spot on and loved all the bright colours. The workshops that followed were dynamic and got everyone up an involved and feeling like part of the show.’
Natasha Nother, Personal Trainer
Ceilidh Jam – Social Dance
Ceilidh Jam will get you on your feet for a funked up, unique, folky, social dance – a fabulous chance for all to dance! Using traditional callers to teach, we’ll be mixing folk formations, Street Dance, legendary moves and freestyle grooves – from the Soul Train Line to Lucky 7, Strip the Willow to the Electric Slide…
‘I love the inclusive and spontaneous spirit of the Step Hop House dance. They were equal number of men and women attending on the night. The audience, including children, were invited to join in after the first showcase. After ten minutes they turned from complete strangers into a bunch of people laughing together.
It could be a good idea to introduce maypole dances in the summer in London parks. That would cheer up the City a lot more.’
By Zarina Holmes, fashion lifestyle photographer and blogger
Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups – performance & interactive workshops.
Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups can happen anywhere and instantly gather a crowd and gets them dancing in no time! Two or more of our dancers demonstrate a Ceilidh dance that has been remixed with some street dance moves – with our live music the audience find the catchy tunes irresistible and are eager to join in and learn the moves. They last from 10 – 20 minutes depending on the event.
‘As a fellow dancer I really appreciated the flowing movement and was a touch jealous at the sheer sinuous ability of all the dancers. The beatbox was wonderful, it added a modern touch to some age old traditional elements woven into the show, and counter balanced by a driving fiddle that I would love to morris dance to! A wonderful mix of old and new that was a delight to watch and well done for bringing that mix to an appreciative audience.’ Quinton Cumbes, Squire of Great Western Morris
Education projects –
Please contact us if you would like us to come in to your school, college or organisation and create a bespoke piece with your students, this can be an intensive or over a period of weeks.
‘At our Hackney Circus Central Festival, Street Dance the Maypole was a brilliant visual focal point, filling the space with colours and energy. The teachers were really quick to adapt the level of the workshop according to the ability of the participants and everyone really enjoyed themselves!’
By Lina Johansson, Joint Artistic Director of Mimbre