F.R.E.S.H @ #WAF10

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In May 2019 F.R.E.S.H Studio's hosted a dance takeover of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival. With a collective of dance artists, teachers and performers, we produced 20 unique dance events, which took over all three Saturdays of the festival.
Based at  Fresh Ground in Clapham Junction. Here's what we had on offer.

 

F.R.E.S.H Tasters Sessions 

On Your Feet


Our dance takeover of WAF#10 gave plenty of free opportunities for dancers to get their groove on. With an impressive programme of expert teachers, including some of the UK’s leading Black choreographers such as local artist Ben Love's, (founder of Ballet Soul) offering free ballet classes for young people and City Soul offering Latin dance experience.

Our popular free tasters are your opportunity to try out a variety of new dance styles. So remember to book earlier to avoid disappointment!

F.R.E.S.H Masterclasses

Get Up & Move

Each of our incredible masterclasses expresses the principles of F.R.E.S.H - Freedom in dance, own your Rhythm, Express yourself, Self-development and access to Higher Learning.  

We offer specialist masterclasses with highly trained professional teachers that can offer you something unique.


Why not try something different... For #WAF10 we had Popping & Mindfulness with international Choreographer Robert Hylton, Open Floor with Dance Movement Psychotherapist Mira Schauble, Rekindle your body, mind and spirit through movement with Maria Da Luz Ghoumrassi and AfroHouse the Drums Radio and Milo Santos

Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.

F.R.E.S.H Exclusive events and performances

Let’s Do It

F.R.E.S.H. Studios events are dynamic opportunities to experience something new in the world of dance. Something that combines a mind body and soul perspective aligned with the principles of F.R.E.S.H: Freedom, Rhythm, Express, Self, and Higher Learning.  


In association with Dance of the African Diaspora (DAD) and One Dance UK and supported by Wandsworth Arts Fringe through Wandsworth Grant Fund. This year we featured screened pieces of Barwen Tavaziva's 'Izindava' and an open discussion with a panel of artists. Also an exclusive performance with Akeim Toussaint Buck's Birthing New Earth. An interactive, live art performance. where Akeim invited audiences to reimagine society by generating ideas to create a live performance of entertainment and enlightenment.  These are exclusive events you won't find anywhere else.  Be sure to subscribe below and stay informed of all future events coming up at F.R.E.S.H and the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival. 

F.R.E.S.H Dance Programme #WAF10 2019

  • Drums Radio Afro House Freestyle Party with Milo Santos
    18 May 2019, 20:00 – 19 May 2019, 21:00
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Try out your new moves in a freestyle session with international AfroHouse dancer Milo Santos. With a live Drums Radio DJ accompanist, expect the tribal vibes of AfroHouse to send your energy through the roof! (13+) £5 with a DrumsRadio app installed!
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  • Drums Radio Afro House Masterclass with Milo Santos
    18 May 2019, 18:00 – 19:45
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Featuring Milo Santos part of the international Afrohouse duo'Milo & Fabio’ With a live DJ accompanist, expect to enjoy afro house dance style that is tribal, soulful, and frees your energy & lifts your vibration. (13+) Booking is required. £5 with DrumsRadio app installed! Otherwise £10/£5cons.
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  • Flagz's carnival dance workshop and REVEAL!
    18 May 2019, 15:45 – 17:30
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Join carnival award-winning Flagz Mas Band for a family Caribbean dance workshop and Flagz's Jnr Mas carnival 2019 costumes reveal! (10+)
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  • Meta Fierro Tango Dance Workshop
    Sat, 18 May
    Fresh Ground
    18 May 2019, 14:00 – 15:30
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Yuri and Kate of Meta Fierro Tango will teach many aspects of this beautiful entrancing dance including the Tango, Tango Vals and Milonga
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  • Meta Fierro Tango Dance Performance
    18 May 2019, 13:30 – 14:00
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    In this live demonstration,Yuri and Kate of Meta Fierro Tango will perform many aspects of this beautiful entrancing dance, the tango, tango vals and milonga
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  • Latin Dance Experience with City Salsa
    18 May 2019, 12:00 – 13:30
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    A free taster workshop, exploring Latin dance as a relational dance, dancing alone, dancing with a partner, and dancing as a group.
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  •  Vibe Up with Natasha Sackey
    Sat, 11 May
    Fresh Studios
    11 May 2019, 20:30 – 21:30
    Fresh Studios, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Raise your vibration with a free movement and dance exploration; dance, play, sweat and connect on the dance floor.
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  • Birthing New Earth  Performance by Akeim Toussaint Buck
    11 May 2019, 18:30 – 20:00
    Fresh Ground , 68 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EQ, UK
    Birthing New Earth: An interactive, live art performance. Inviting audiences to reimagine society by generating ideas to create a performance of entertainment and enlightenment in the present moment. (£11/£8)
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  • AfroHouse Grooves with Olissa Francisco
    11 May 2019, 16:00 – 17:30
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Join us for an uplifting and dynamic AfroHouse dance workshop exploring movement from South Africa, West Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and beyond - combined with House.
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  • Popping & Mindfulness with Robert Hylton
    11 May 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    This masterclass explores the foundations of popping and routines leading towards creative exercises for individual and group participation into improvisation and freestyle. (£5/£3 cons)
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  • Every Soul Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes for Young People 16+
    11 May 2019, 13:00 – 13:50
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    This free taster for 16+ uses ballet and contemporary techniques and teaches choreography which will be expressed differently by each individual dancer.
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  • Every Soul Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes for Young people (age 8+)
    11 May 2019, 12:00 – 12:50
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    This free taster for 11-15 yrs uses ballet and contemporary techniques and teaches choreography which will be expressed differently by each individual dancer.
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  • Families in London Dance Scottish
    Sat, 11 May
    Fresh Ground
    11 May 2019, 10:30 – 11:45
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Enjoy dancing from ceilidh dances to simple Scottish Country dances. All young people 5+, their families, friends and teachers are welcome.
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  • Open Floor with Mira Schauble
    Sat, 04 May
    Fresh Ground
    04 May 2019, 20:00 – 05 May 2019, 22:00
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    This dance Masterclass will explore Dance, Movement, Embodiment, Self-Expression, Connection and Free Movement through an Open Floor Dance. (Booking Required £13/£5)
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  • Izindava Screening and  Open Discussion
    04 May 2019, 17:00 – 19:00
    Fresh Ground , 68 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EQ, UK
    Bawren Tavaziva explores a very personal piece about traumatic religious childhood fears within his recent work and the redemptive power of dance and dance. (Free but booking required)
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  • Jammin with G1
    Sat, 04 May
    Fresh Ground
    04 May 2019, 14:30 – 16:00
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    A nostalgic 90s street dance class packed with fun and laughter for all the family - learn the candy dance, running man, soul train line, kid n play dance, we will do it all so don’t miss out on this family style Jam!
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  • Contemporary Dance Taster with Tavaziva - 12-18 years old
    18 May 2019, 10:00 – 10:50
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Led by one of Tavaziva’s dancers, learn the company’s unique style that synthesises ballet, contemporary, and African dance. £5
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  • Pro-class with Tavaziva 18 - Adult
    18 May 2019, 11:00 – 11:50
    Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, London, UK
    Be ready for a highly energetic and physically challenging contemporary class that will raise your fitness levels. As well as improving technique, strength, and stamina.
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Every year, WAF shakes up South West London with an eclectic programme of arts and culture that thrills, moves and inspires audiences from across the city.

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