How La La Land is Helping Tap Dance Get On Its Feet

La La Land is once again making headlines!

In the article La La Land sparks surge in tap classes as on-screen dancing gets the public back on its feet in the Independent, Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith writes on the upsurge in tap dance students following the release of multi-award winning film La La Land.

Loulla-Mae joined journalists bloggers and bloggers for a special tap dance workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios. The group learned one of the tap sequences from the film, taught by Pineapple tap tutor Adele Joel.

Everyone had a fun time, and they impressed us with their newbie tap dance skills!

Click here to read the full article.

When Hollie Learned To Dance Like Emma Stone at Pineapple

Hollie Geraghty at University of Southampton visited Pineapple for a La La Land lesson with tutor Adele Joel!

Hollie joined a select group of bloggers to learn the A Lovely Night tap sequence at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London.

Click here to read all about Hollie’s experience at Pineapple, and watch this little video – you will agree that the dancers did exceedingly well for first-time tappers!

Click here to visit Adele’s timetable page on this site.

La La Land is released on Digital Download May 8th and Blu-ray, Limited Edition Steelbook, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & DVD May 15th.

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Latchford Primary School Visit To Pineapple

Latchford Primary School Visit To Pineapple

Students from Latchford Primary School, based in Warrington, Cheshire visited Pineapple and took part in a two-hour dance workshop on 27th of April.

The students attended an afrobeat class, a dance style they had not tried before, and they absolutely loved it! We also spent time on their favourite dance style, street dance!

The workshop ended on a high note as the students impressed us with their freestyles, and they even had their Head Teacher take part!

We look forward to seeing them all again at Pineapple!

Project Eve Showcase for Young Women at Pineapple

Project Eve Showcase for Young Women at Pineapple

Over 50 young females from 5 different schools visited Pineapple for Project Eve Showcase

Pineapple Community worked in conjunction with The Movement Factory on Project EvE, a program designed to empower young females through dance.

This amazing program came to an end with a showcase at the studios before the Easter break.

Over 50 young females from 5 different schools visited Pineapple and showcased all the hard work they had done over the term, and performed their dance for each other.

The day ended with a fun workshop during which the girls impressed us with their dance skills!

Pineapple Community Dance Weekend in March 2017

Pineapple Community Dance Weekend

Pineapple Community, London Youth and The Movement Factory partnered up for another dance residential.

The weekend of events was held at London Youth’s Woodrow High House for young people aged 14-18 years old.

On 10th–12th March over 50 young people and youth workers came together from different parts of London to participate in a special dance weekend based on well-being, dance, movement, fun and fitness.

Pineapple Community Dance Weekend

The young people worked extremely hard over the course of the weekend. Each day started at 7.30am with yoga, meditation & stretching classes with four hours of different dance styles and three hours of fitness classes. The youngsters also had an opportunity to pitch a project to win funding from London Youth.

The weekend ended with an open discussion led by the instructors, who shared their individual journeys. This inspirational discussion focussed on staying motivated, and motivated the young people to follow their aims and ambitions.

Pineapple Community Guest Workshop with Boy Blue’s Kenrick Sandy MBE

Workshop Kenrick Sandy

Pineapple Community joined forces with Kenrick Sandy MBE

We had an exclusive free workshop with choreographer Kenrick Sandy MBE on 4th March 2017.

The workshop was open to 14—25 year olds; young people from all over London attended this workshop. The young people were very energetic and loved learning from Boy Blue’s Kenrick.

Kenrick was a hit with our young people and we were honored to have such a special session with Kenrick.