Dance CurrentsThe hugely successful Dance Currents 2008 season is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate the UK’s thriving dance scene by holding the UK’s ultimate battle experience right here at Stratford Circus.

Stylefest is a workshop and battle event created specifically for Hip Hop, Street dance and Funk style performers placing an emphasis on the underground dance scene in the UK. Workshops will be taught by leading dance artists such as the award winning KenrickH20Sandy, Krump Junkies founder Kymberlee Jay, UK popping champ AlexMechanikoolPeters, Nike Dance Clash winner Clara De Paris and super producer MichaelMikey JAsante.

Beginning on Saturday 12th April with open workshops in New Style, Popping, Krump and House, Stylefest enables both established and non-established dance performers to learn more about a chosen dance style or test the waters with a brand new style. The styles that are taught will enable those that choose to battle to gain a thorough understanding of what the judges in the later event will be looking for. There will be jam sessions and a chance to talk to the judges and tutors and network with one other.

Battle Day on Sunday 13th April begins with the preliminary rounds in order to find the ‘top 8’ dancers to compete in the evening shows. The preliminaries will be done via a circular showcase system and are open for spectators to watch. The evening event will consist of the ‘top 8’ battles to find the number one dancer in each of the styles with performances from established dance companies specialising in the four styles. The event will finish with the awards, and the results will be posted on the website the next day.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate UK battle experience.

For more information on competing, spectating or joining in the workshops please visit http://www.stylefest.co.uk.

Event: Stylefest 2008
Venue: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15 1BX
Date / Times: 12th / 13th April 11am-6pm / 12-11pm
Tickets: Spectator and Competitor passes from £10 to £25
Telephone booking: 020 8279 1015
Textphone: 0870 160 2864
Online booking: http://www.stratford-circus.com / http://www.stylefest.co.uk

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