Independance is one of London’s most successful dance centres, specialising in the development of Hip Hop dance.  The priority for Independance is to inspire young women, profiling and promoting their achievements.

Independance is based at Studio B on Brixton Hill.

  • Studio B

    Independence runs Studio B, which is based at Brixton Arts Space on Brixton Hill. Studio B is an open access studio which offers a number of different classes, some of which are funded by Lambeth’s Adult Education Fund. Classes include: Swing Dance, Lindy Hop, Latin & Ballroom, Diverse Dance.

  • b.supreme

    The b.supreme Festival, created and devised by independance, celebrates women and their involvement in the Hip Hop genre.

    b.supreme festival premiered at the Southbank Centre in 2006 as the first festival dedicated to platforming the work of the best female talent and bringing together every discipline in Hip Hop and urban culture. Since then, the festival has played host to companies such as Flowzaic (UK), Evoke (Switzerland), Venus Fly Trap (USA) Boy Blue Entertainment (UK) Plan B (Holland) Haus Fraus (Denmark) Avant Garde Dance (UK) Decadancetheatre (USA) Unity (UK) Impact Dance (UK) Unos Dos Tres (France) IndaHouse Collective (France/UK) UK Music and Spoken Word artists such as: Soweto Kinch, MC Tor, Speech Debelle, Josephine Rollings and Sharifa Marshall. b.supreme is known for programming professional dance performances and dance battles side by side on the same stage. International artists such as Rokafella (USA) Asia One (USA) Aruna (Holland) T-Flow (Finland) A.T (Finland) Dora (Hungary) Emiko (USA) Pandora (USA) Kaos (USA) Macca (USA) Nadia (Russia) Movie One (Spain) have all battled during b.supreme programmes.

  • Dare to Dance Academy

    Promoting the important message that ‘different does not mean less’ through the following means:

    Training: our regular weekly classes form the backbone of the academy, with monthly performance opportunities to encourage our students to celebrate their achievements by showcasing their skills in front of a live audience. Alongside the classes we offer the opportunity for participants to take up a Street Dance Qualification that we have created in partnership with the Exercise & Movement Dance Partnership.

    Mentoring: all the participants are given access to our mentoring programme, to help them integrate with other participants and support individual learning needs.

    Professional Opportunities: we take dance crews from the Academy and work with professional choreographers to perform at high calibre festivals during the year.

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