Q&A with Tap Fix’s Connor Hughes

Tap Fix class with Connor Hughes at Pineapple Dance Studios

We caught up with Connor Hughes to find out what keeps Pineapple’s new tap tutor tapping and kicking!

Connor trained at the The BRIT School and the Arts Educational Schools, London where he gained a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

He teaches tap at Pineapple with Tap Fix every Monday morning 10.30-11.30am in studio 2.

Q: What is ‘The Tap Fix’? Who is it for, and why a morning class?

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Enter Achilles Dancer

Enter-Achilles-Male-Dancer
Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning

Rambert is looking for an exceptional performer to join the cast for the recreation of Lloyd Newson (DV8)’s Enter Achilles. Rehearsing through to February 2020 and touring until summer 2021, the production is co-produced by Rambert, Sadler’s Wells and 10 international partners. You’ll be joining a hand-picked ensemble recreating this seminal work for a major international tour.

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SIX the Musical Workshop 2 at Pineapple Dance Studios

SIX the Musical Workshop 2 at Pineapple Dance Studios
SIX the Musical Workshop 2 at Pineapple Dance Studios

For lovers of amazing new British musical Six, who are celebrating their Broadway, American, Australian and UK tours as well as smashing the West End to pieces, we are running a SECOND workshop because the first one filled up so fast.

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New Class! Commercial with Joshua Base Pilmore

Joshua Base Pilmore
Joshua Base Pilmore – Commercial Dance Class at Pineapple Dance Studios, London

Joshua Base Pilmore is a commercial dance choreographer and teacher.

He has worked in the entertainment industry for many years, and his choreography has featured in TV Adverts for ‘Sony’ and ‘Made In Chelsea’ as well as music videos for MOBO-nominated girl band, M.O; James Indigo, Melina, and many other artists.

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Brazilian Forró Partner Dance workshop

Brazilian Forró Partner Dance workshop
Brazilian Forró Partner Dance workshop

This is going to be an amazing workshop for all levels, from beginners to advanced dancers.

As we focus on the foundations of forró, we’ll take you through the basics but also give you the best idea of how to use these basics and variations to enjoy your time on the dancefloor to the max! Don’t miss it!

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Auditions Open Calls: Singer-Dancers October 7 2019

Audition Open Call: Singers Who Dance - 6 June 2019, Carnival Cruise
Singer-Dancers Public · Hosted by Carnival Cruise Line Entertainment

Singer-Dancers – Carnival Cruise Line Entertainment

CASTING:
Carnival is recruiting Singers Who Dance & Dancers Who Sing for the captivating Playlist Productions Shows. Developed by top talent in the industry, these shows feature triple-threat performers who sing, dance and act!

AUDITION DETAILS:
Candidates must be at least 18 years old.

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New class! Lyrical Jazz | Sam Hall (Int/Adv)

Sam Hall is a freelance contemporary dancer, teacher and musical theater performer.

At the age of 16 he moved to the USA to improve his dance education. He competed nationally in dance competitions for two years with nationally renowned Studio Bleu Dance Center in Virginia (featured on Dance Moms), before undertaking a degree in dance.

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COMMUNITY DANCE CHAMPION | AUGUST 2019

COMMUNITY DANCE CHAMPION | AUGUST 2019
COMMUNITY DANCE CHAMPION | KAMARA GRAY

Congratulations to Kamara Gray, Pineapple Dance Champion of the Month, August 2019! 

Kamara works hard to bring more professional dance opportunities to under-represented dancers in the BAME community.

Would you like to nominate a community dance champion? If so, please send an email to leanne@pineapple.uk.com

The Next Step Christmas Workshops at Pineapple

Take ‘The Next Step’ into 2020!

Join us for a special Christmas-themed TNS workshops, including original choreography from ‘The Next Step’ Sunday 15 December 2019.

The Christmas TNS workshops are available for three levels

  • Beginner (For those with no dance experience or for those who dance on a casual basis (e.g – school clubs, youth clubs etc)
  • Intermediate (For those who dance regularly (approx. 1-3 times a week, grade 2-4)
  • Advanced (For those who dance several times a week at a higher level, (e.g, grade 5 and above, competitions, festivals, etc.)
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Win tickets to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Win tickets to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Win tickets to see Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the hit musical for today.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.

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Norwegian Creative Studios Auditions 6 September 2019

Norwegian Creative Studios Auditions 6 September 2019
Norwegian Creative Studios Auditions 6 September 2019

Please be prepared to:

  • Learn multiple dance combinations and bring a current headshot and resume.
  • Ladies be prepared to dance in character heels.
  • Singer/Dancers should attend the dance call first, if selected, plan to sing at 2:30 pm. Please prepare two contrasting pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre vocal selections.​
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Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

Studio Opening Hours and Classes
Studio Opening Hours and Classes

Studio Opening Hours and Classes

Pineapple Dance Studios will close at 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019. The Bank Holiday timetable can be viewed online by clicking this link.

If you have a long journey to Pineapple, we recommend calling the studio reception before leaving home on 020 7836 4004 to double check that your class will be available on the day.

New Class! THE TAP FIX – Connor Hughes

THE TAP FIX is the stress free, upbeat Tap Class that prepares you for it all.

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Pineapple Open Day 2019 Highlights Video

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who joined us for a very special 40 Year Pineapple Open Day!

Watch our highlights video now online! With special thanks to our amazing teachers, performers, staff, and all of you who danced with us through 40 free classes!

See The Next Step with 15% off Tour tickets

See The Next Step with 15% off Tour tickets

The hit CBBC dance show returns to the stage with original choreography from the series and never-before-seen dances. 

The newly announced The Next Step Absolute Dance: Live On Stage tour features amazing duets and captivating solos from the talented cast, as well as full-throttle, explosive routines featuring the whole crew.

The tour will visit the following cities in the UK: Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, London, Plymouth, Brighton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Newcastle, York Bath, Dublin.

YOUR PINEAPPLE TICKET DISCOUNT CODE: pineapple15

Click here to purchase your tour ticket online.

The Groove Method Dance Workshop – 6-7pm, 3rd August 2019

What is Groove? 💜 link in bio for a class near you! #getgrooved

Posted by The World Groove Movement on Sunday, 28 July 2019

Get ready for a dynamically interactive and creative group dance experience!

In this Groove Method® workshop your facilitator will UNITE everyone in a simple movement or rhythm but you get to dance it in your own UNIQUE way while exploring a variety of dance styles and genres.

The Groove Method®
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GRAND MARNIER PRESENTS: COCKTAILS EN POINTE at PINEAPPLE

GRAND MARNIER PRESENTS: COCKTAILS EN POINTE at PINEAPPLE

COCKTAILS EN POINTE | Friday 2nd and Tuesday 6th August 2019 8.30-9.30pm

Grand Marnier and Pineapple Dance Studios bring Londoners the first ever ballet and cocktail Masterclass, encouraging people to embrace a passion for performance through the creation of cocktails.

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FIT4TAP Workshops at Pineapple | Saturdays 17th August + 28th September

FIT4TAP Workshops at Pineapple | Saturdays 17th August + 28th September
FIT4TAP Workshops at Pineapple | Saturdays 17th August + 28th September

Learn Tap the FUN way and Keep Fit whilst working out to the FUNKY beat.

Fit4TAP is a great alternative tap dance fitness class aimed at beginner or refresher tappers who want to learn to tap a beat with the added flavour of a cardio dance fitness work out. Fit4Tap combines a fusion of tap dance and fitness together in a Fun & Funky, non-intimidating environment.

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New! Dynamic Flow Yoga | Helen Wadge, Tuesdays 13:00-14:00

New Dynamic Flow Yoga class at Pineapple with Helen Wadge

Join Helen for Dynamic Flow Yoga in studio 2 every Tuesday 13:00-14:00.

Helen’s energetic and dynamic classes draw inspiration from her mixed movement practice, encouraging students to connect to breath, fully embody their practice and cultivate strong and supported mobility whilst mindfully moving through creative flows.

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Samba Workshop with Monika Molnar, Sunday 25 August 2019

Samba Workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios
Samba Workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios

Join me for my next Samba Workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios – 11am-2pm Sunday 25 August 2019

These workshops are amazing intensive training for technique and variations, where I break down popular, fresh moves, sequences and give you tips on how to achieve them.

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Zumba and Vibeatz Dance Jam – Sunday, 14 July 2019 2-4pm

Zumba and Vibeatz Dance Jam – Sunday, 14 July 2019 2-4pm

What is ViBeatz?

Pretty much the most awesome dance workout ever! Dancing to the most uplifting commercial music tracks completing the ViBeatz fitness system of cardio blast, core and balance, and body weight challenge with a leg blast track. This workshop is aimed at people who love dance with the goal of getting fitter.

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New Class! Hip Hop with George Hodson

New Class! Hip Hop with George Hodson

Hip Hop with George Hodson – All levels. Starts Wednesday 19 June 2019

George trained at London Studio Centre and has danced in all sectors of the industry. He has performed for many artists, including Taylor Swift, touring a contemporary/hip hop production with Avant Garde Dance and also being a part of the U.K tour Tango Moderno. His wealth of experience is shown in his movement and ability as a teacher.

George teaches Hip Hop Wednesdays 2-3pm, starting on Wednesday 19 June.

Click here to visit George’s timetable page.

Joshua Denyer – Contemporary Jazz Summer Season

Joshua Denyer – Contemporary Jazz

Join Josh for the return of Contemporary Jazz on Thursdays 8-9.30pm – in the penthouse Studio 79.

Josh Denyer is an accomplished Australian Dancer whose credits include the title role of Billy Elliot, Dance Academy, Young Talent Time, Neleus in Mary Poppins and much more.

Visit Josh’s timetable page: https://www.pineapple.uk.com/studio/teacher/id/josh-denyer/

A Beginner’s Guide to Pineapple Studios

Jazz teacher Maria Yacoob

Jazz teacher Maria Yacoob gives you a helpful breakdown of what to expect on your first few visits to Pineapple Dance Studios.

So, you’re reading this article. Which means you’re thinking about coming to dance at Pineapple Studios. First of all, can we say a big hello and welcome! Pineapple isn’t simply an unrivalled studio centre, with a bigger timetable and wider range of classes than any other studios in Europe. It’s also a real community, filled with friendliness, dedication, and mega-watts of positive energy.
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