The ethos of Avant Garde Dance is to inspire and empower young people’s lives through dance. We believe in giving people the tools to fulfil their own unique potential and the confidence to express themselves and feel comfortable in the skin they live in.
With an awareness of how popular street and hip-hop art forms are among young people we use these as a gateway to capture their attention. Ultimately we encourage an open minded and creative approach to any dance form that inspire and excites them.
We believe in capturing the imagination and commitment of young people from the moment they set eyes on us. As a result Avant Garde has a growing community of young dancers training with the company, performing at platform events and ultimately sharing the stage with professionals.
All workshop leaders are dancers in the professional company and each one brings their own individual flair and passion to share their knowledge.
Our 1 and 2 week residences are creative, challenging and importantly fun. We are adaptable and can make bespoke work for young dancers during our residency, which can be shared/performed on the final day.
The opportunity for your local dance company/group to open the show. When touring work we always like to interact and inspire the dancers in each new area. We can spend 3 days working with a group to produce a curtain raiser for our performance.
Whether you want a flash mob performance in your town square, want to take your audience to the beach or submerge them in the forest we will tackle any environment. Our previous site specific work has seen our company in a World War 2 Bunker, a London Taxi and the main square of Bournemouth Town centre with 100 dancers.
Large Group Choreography
We specialise in working with very large numbers of young people to provide spectacular results for special events.