The lads of Barbican Boys Dance are all set to become athletes of body and mind as they master the skill, strength and concentration to lift and throw. Members of this all-male dance group transform as they learn the power of flight moves, and develop technique, stamina and confidence under the guidance of professional dancers Becky Miles and Leroy Ward.

Dance Director Jules Laville said:

“In Spring 2016 the boys will be faced with an incredible opportunity. They have been invited to work with innovative, national touring company 2-Faced Dance to choreograph a curtain raiser which they will then perform to open 2-Faced’s exhilarating and explosive double-bill ‘Dreaming in Code’, brought by Barbican Theatre to The House at Plymouth University on Friday 4 March 2016.”

After performing alongside 2-Faced Dance, the boys will immediately start gearing up for the All Boys Dance Platform, when they will perform in our professional auditorium at Barbican Theatre alongside other emerging all-male dance companies from across the South West. The evening looks to be a celebration of the talent and skill of lads from the South West.

Will, who recently joined Boys Dance having never danced before, said:

“I’m quite new and I like it here, I’m always excited to come. It’s great fitness and I always have a laugh”

If you’d like to find out more about joining this inspiring dance group and take advantage of these amazing, unique opportunities, come along to the taster session from 7.30pm – 9pm on Monday 11 January 2016. Here you can meet the rest of the group and the practitioners and find out about their exciting plans for the year ahead.

Boys Dance is held on Mondays from 7.30pm – 9pm at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ. It costs just £60 per term (under £6 per class), with bursaries available for people on certain benefits.

The theatre prides itself on being open and accessible and they welcome people of all levels of experience to join Performance Training, so you don’t have to be a dancer or actor to take part.

To book a place on the taster, call 01752 267131 or email btpt@barbicantheatre.co.uk.

Or find out more about Barbican Theatre and their Performance Training workshops at www.barbicantheatre.co.uk.