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A full day of dancing is ahead with our Dance Workshops program, taking place on Court 7 of the tennis courts in Burgess Park with a soundsystem! The classes will cover a wide range of genres of both music and dance styles, so have a browse and get planning!

The Movement Factory is the vision of nine times award winning Director Leanne Pero, who lives, eats and breathes community dance! August 2016 will see The Movement Factory celebrate 15 years as community dance advocates. They'll be celebrating by hosting Hip-Hop (2pm) and Dancehall (5pm) workshops.

Dark Island Dance with Charlie Lee George;  an independent dance artist, movement director, choreographer & yoga teacher. She is the creative director of Dark Island Dance company and Luminitsa (Little Light). Having recently qualified as a Hatha yoga teacher in India, Charlie is currently developing a programme of holistic self-care. With a Yoga class at 1pm and Bollywood at 3pm, Charlie's focus is on relaxation and self-care.

The irrepressible Mariana Pinho, a Brazilian Dance Teacher/choreographer, costume designer and Artistic Director, has danced from an early age and has spread the colours of Brazilian culture all across UK. Mariana's workshops bring the flowing and powerful movements from Northeast of Brazil, from the energetic steps and beats of Samba De Roda (4pm) and Samba Reggae from Bahia, then a session Maracatu (6pm), a rhythm from Pernambuco, where a crowning celebration is symbolised through the royal characters. Hoop skirts and wide smiles provided, and all ages welcome!


1 - 1:45

2 - 2:45

3 - 3:45

4 - 4:45

5 - 5:45

6 - 6:45


Hip Hop


Samba Reggae



Charlie Lee George

The Movement Factory

Charlie Lee George

Mariana Pinho

The Movement Factory

Mariana Pinho


Thank you to The Southwark Tennis Club social enterprise who have kindly allowed us to use Court 7 of the Tennis Courts in Burgess Park for our day of dance workshops! 

Tennis - Be Active is a social enterprise promoting tennis in the local area and runs Burgess Park Tennis Centre as well as courses at Tanner St Park SE1, GMH Park SE11, Salmon Centre SE16 and Colombo Centre SE1.  Junior and adult coaching takes place six days a week for all standards.  Full details and to book please visit: