FuZe8 Youth Dance Company *Open class Tuesday 15 September 2020

At the start of each term FuZe8 welcome new dancers to share class with them.

Open class is FREE and allows dancers to join in and experience a contemporary technique and creative class, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Open Class will be Tuesday 15 September 2020, to book a place please email nicola@fuze8dance.co.uk


FuZe8 Youth Dance Company meet on Tuesdays 5 – 7.30pm at Twynham School, Bournemouth, Dorset, (currently on zoom until October half-term)

FuZe8 offers young dancers the chance to experience what it is like to be a dancer working in a company. It provides an opportunity for young dancers to develop virtuosity and strength in their performance and experience inspirational and high quality dance within a supportive and encouraging environment.

FuZe8 Dancers will:

  • Dance with a dynamic and professional contemporary dance company
  • Work with visiting professional choreographers and companies
  • Perform at a wide range of regional venues
  • Create links with dancers and companies in the region
  • Gain technical and choreographic experience, along with the skills needed for progression onto dance schools and higher education courses.

The dancers will develop their contemporary technique and creativity whilst improving their interpretative and physical skills. Alongside this, they will experience workshops in strength and conditioning, yoga and improvisation to enhance their dance profile. They will have the opportunity to engage and develop network links with other young dancers and companies in the region. The class aims to build on existing skills learned at school or dancing school plus support and guide them with their career progression.

(Image: Curtain Raiser for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 2014)

As part of FuZe8 Youth Dance Company, dancers will have the opportunity to work with professional choreographers and companies and create performance work to share. In the past Nicola has designed projects that provide opportunities for young people that maximises engagement for all ages, backgrounds and experiences. Over the years, the company have been fortunate to work with Yorke Dance Project and Robert Cohan, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, Retina Dance Company and Rambert Dance Company.


Autumn term – Tuesday 15 September – Tuesday 8 December 2020

Associate director Ben Warbis will be leading company warm-up every week live from London at 5pm.

Throughout the term the dancers will be working with Artistic director Nicola Lloyd, newly appointed associate choreographer Jazz Gritt and dancers Laura Dredger and Ed Mitton from Yorke Dance Project.

4.50 – 5pm                   – Zoom register

5 – 5.30pm                   – Company warm-up led by Ben Warbis live from London

5.30 – 6.30pm              – Technique & repertoire class

6.30 – 6.40pm             – Break

6.40 – 7.30pm              – Creativity and performance work

The first half of the autumn term will focus on Technique, Creativity and Performance (TCP).

The second half of the autumn term will focus on learning professional Repertoire, Creativity and Performance (RCP)

We are very excited to confirm that Yorke Dance Project will be working with FuZe8 for the autumn term for more details on the company https://yorkedance.com/

Each term runs for approximately 12 weeks at £230. Payment options and bursaries available.

For more information regarding the company and enrollment email nicola@fuze8dance.co.uk and/or visit www.fuze8dance.co.uk