Gallery37 North: Joseph Toonga Workshop

sat 12 June 2021, 14:00

Joseph Toonga creates the kind of art that put change into motion and empowers the next generation of dancers.– Katie Hagan, Dance Art Journal

Join Joseph Toonga for a bespoke online workshop where you can get a preview of his signature movement style and choreographic approach ahead of the launch of Roaming Dance.

Open to all levels, get ready to sweat as Joseph takes you through Popping, Krump and contemporary techniques. Gain insight into the distinctive Hip Hop choreography of his company Just Us Dance Theatre, inspired by lived experiences and personal stories connected to underrepresented communities.

This workshop is open to people aged 16+ years.

This event will take place via ZOOM. You will be contacted approximately 2 hours before with your booking link and further information.

Booking will close 2 hours before the start time

Roaming Dance is a BIDF co-commission with Punch Records and Saathi House through Gallery37 North, which will premiere two new productions at BIDF this autumn. Hip Hop dance artists Joseph Toonga, Emma Houston and musician Bellatrix will be working with communities in North West Birmingham throughout the summer as part of the project, alongside Wolverhampton-based Breaker, Omar 'Kidd Ronin' Spence, who will be mentored by Toonga. Find out more about Roaming Dance here.


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Online Class FAQs

Please pre-book for your event or class online via our BIDF online booking system.

When you buy online, even for a free event, you will need to set up your account via our booking system.

Please note: The BIDF ticketing system is managed by DanceXchange, the producers of BIDF.  If you already have an account with DanceXchange already you will be able to use it here.

To book classes online please click here to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions.

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service.  Once you have booked onto an event, workshop or class, all information and instructions will be emailed to you. We recommend you read the information offered on Zoom, and ensure you have the ability and confidence to use the service in advance.

Yes. You will need a strong Wifi connection for the best experience. Using an ethernet cable to ‘hard wire’ your internet into a computer could offer further stability and speed.

We recommend that you use a device with the largest screen available. A desktop or laptop is ideal (phones and tablets can be too small to see clearly) Some people may be able to mirror their computer screen to their TV for an even better view.

In the webinar function, you will not be seen.  For workshops and other classes, all participant’s have the choice to have their cameras disabled throughout. You will only be able to see tutor and any participants in the class who choose to have their camera on. You will be asked to mute your mic throughout the class.

In some webinars and most workshops and classes there will be a Q&A opportunity at the end of the session or you can type you comments and questions directly to the tutor or host.

For classes, wear what you would normally wear to a dance class. Appropriate clothing that you can move easily and safely in. Trainers or dance shoes – we do not recommend dancing in socks or bare feet, even on carpet. Remove all jewellery, and tie up long hair off the face.

We understand that space is going to be limited. Choreography will be designed to keep routines as compact as possible. However, it is important that your space is clear and tidy. Please consider potential risks, choose an appropriate space and remove any hazards. We also know pets can get excited when you’re dancing and want to get involved, but please keep them away to avoid tripping.

Key Information



This event is streamed live through our secure BIDF Zoom channel and you will be given a link to follow when you purchase your ticket.  The link will be sent approximately 2 hours before the class.
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