Believe the Hype!
Hype Dance Company was founded in 2004 and are now entering their 15th year. Hype Dance Academy runs exam classes for children & adults with both the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) & the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) as well as drop-in, pay-as-you-go dance classes for all ages and abilities. We provide dancers for events such as flashmobs, weddings, charity balls etc) as well as offering choreography for weddings, fashion shows & other events.
Hype also offers dance sessions for birthdays, hen parties & team building... No matter what the occasion there’s a dance for it! We offer one-off fun parties for anyone who wants to celebrate something by having a good old boogie!
The Hype Dance Community programme provides community outreach to schools, colleges, universities, care homes and other groups. We tailor make our education packages for each client and our team is experienced in educational and community dance, right from planning and designing your project through to delivering and evaluating it.
As well as all of the above, Hype Dance Productions produces emotive and physically charged dance theatre that tours the country and specialises in making theatre for new audiences to experience this amazing art form. In conjunction with these performances hype offers dance workshops to help build audiences and to introduce as wide a range of people as possible to the world of dance.
Our founder was born in Doncaster, so staying in South Yorkshire was a key part of her aims and ambitions. At the time in Sheffield there was very little in the way of the kind dance opportunities Hype Dance wanted to offer so it seemed the perfect place to establish and grow. That decision is maintained today, where we are the longest established professional producing dance company and training academy.
Our dance studios are based just inside the ring road down near Kelham Island / Shalesmoor and act as the central hub for everything that we do. We teach our dance classes and workshops from here but also hire the spaces out to other artists - from dancers to photographers to film castings and actors for rehearsals.
We are currently offering anyone who hires the space on a regular basis their first 4 hours at a 50% discount and new people coming to class can claim their first class for free.
Being part of Sheffield Creative Guild has been great to meet liked minded individuals and organisations that share our passion for the arts. We believe that having been based in the city for 15 years we have a good overview of the creative needs of artists here, and in particular dancers. The Guild is an excellent way to share good practice, strengthen and build relationships and to ensure Sheffield retains its creative artists.
Going forward we want more dance classes, more dance workshops and more dance productions! We’re currently applying for funding to create a new piece of dance that will give 2 young local choreographers the opportunity to be mentored by our Artistic Director while creating their first professional production. The show will be a one woman show looking at mental health in young women and we’ll be offering a series of related dance workshops to groups in South Yorkshire as well as the opportunity to come and see the show itself.
You can find out more about Hype Dance on our website - hypedance.org.uk, Facebook - hype.dance.7, on Twitter - @HypeDanceCo or on Instagram - @hypedancesheffield