We offer a wide range of bespoke educational workshops and commissions that can be linked to a specific ZooNation production or focus on a specific style of dance that originated from, and have been influenced by Hip Hop Culture, including Breakin’, House, Groove, Waacking, Krump and the Funk Styles of Popping and Locking.
+ Digital & ‘in person’ workshops (Covid safe)
+ Performance projects (Longer term)
+ Professional development & performances
Working with our teachers & ZooNation artists
Our teachers are the best within the industry, and all are working professionally as dancers and choreographers. All teachers complete regular training with the company to prepare them for their teaching work, and in particular have all undergone ‘Covid 19’ training to ensure they are able to deliver workshops safely in this time. All company teachers also have a recent DBS check.
Inclusion and accessibility
We welcome bookings from groups with special or additional needs. ZooNation is committed to enabling all participants to engage in workshops, equally and with dignity and respect.
“Fantastic workshop - Carrie-Anne was amazing with the kids, all thoroughly enjoyed it, and they loved being able to watch the show afterwards!”
“Thank you for delivering a fab dance workshop to our students. They really enjoyed learning repertoire from the brilliant ‘Some Like It Hip Hop' as well as watching the performance!”
“This was a really informative & inspiring workshop. The Q&A was really great and our dancers left feeling confident and excited to continue their dance training thanks to Jackie's comments.”
Digital & ‘in person’ workshops
Our workshops, both online and in person, can be linked to one of our main productions such as Some Like It Hip Hop, Into The Hoods: Remixed, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Message In A Bottle and Groove on Down the Road, or sessions can be designed specifically for your individual needs, covering a range of styles.
In person rates:
One to One sessions – £75/hr (Price per household, up to 3 participants)
Classroom sessions – £150/hr*
Half day sessions £200- 250*
Online Q+A session – £35 per 30 mins
(Half hour session with creative, cast or producer depending on request from school)
One to One zoom sessions – £75/hr (Price per household, up to 3 participants)
Classroom zoom sessions – £100/hr*
During these challenging times for young people and educators, we’re offering schools, colleges and community groups an exclusive opportunity to watch the classic ZooNation show Some Like It Hip Hop or The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party online, and take advantage of a digital workshop led by a ZooNation artist.
£100 Digital Package offer includes:
+ A live one hour online dance/ Q+A session with a ZooNation artist or performer (for up to 30 participants via Zoom or equivalent)
+ An online link to watch Some Like It Hip Hop or The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (available for you to watch and share with your class/group for five days)
Professional Development & ZooNation Youth Company performances
ZooNation offer CPD (continued professional development) opportunities for artists and teachers who want to improve and diversify their skills. Working with varied partners over the years we have developed a framework that can be targeted various levels of dance ability.
Beginners – Ideal for mainstream P.E/ teachers looking develop tools to deliver dance within this P.E. curriculum. In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of Hip Hop dance and the basic techniques of freestyle and this to develop their knowledge of dance in school setting.
Intermediate – Ideal for dance teachers that are new to Hip Hop and are looking to improve their knowledge in this style specifically. In this session, participants will learn the proven 9+4 method, narrative devices, and some choreography to develop their knowledge of dance in school setting.
Advanced – Ideal for dance teachers or dance artists versed in Hip Hop and are interested in enhancing their teaching skills. In this session, participants will explore creative tasks to develop choreography, freestyle and travelling to develop their knowledge of dance in school setting.
Prices – from £300 per day* (3 hour session)
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Performance projects – Long term participation
We enjoy working with groups for longer periods of time, developing skills and confidence and working towards a short performance or sharing with an invited audience.
We offer two options for longer term skills and performances:
+ Recreating ZooNation Youth Company shows (Groove on Down the Road or Tales of the Turntable) with a cast of local young people.
+ Longer term regular skills development working with groups to create a short piece or sharing for an invited audience
Recreation of ZooNation Youth Company Productions – Price available upon request.
Opportunity to be involved in a recreation of a full-length ZooNation Youth Company production (1 hour) led by a ZooNation artist for presentation at a studio theatre space.
Week long projects from £1,200*
Bespoke offer involving the creation of a short piece for a sharing /performance.
After school club dance project: 10 weeks from £1200*
Weekly workshops lasting one hour delivered across either a half or full term, with participants working towards the creation of a short informal performance.
*Prices excludes VAT and for workshops outside of London additional costs may be chargeable (travel, accommodation and living costs)