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Carnivals 2016

Workshops and Rehearsals

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We hold regular dance and drum workshops on Sunday evenings at the Waterloo Action Centre. Click here for a full schedule of all our workshops.
However, just to make it extra clear, this page is where we will also post dates of workshops that particularly relate to carnival.
For example; sectional rehearsals for drummers; dance workshops led by the dance teacher who will be with you at Notting Hill Carnival (NHC) on the day, costume workshops for your section etc.

This page will next be updated on the 30th May.


Bateria (drum) Sectionals

Info coming soon… meanwhile, see our dance and drumming workshop page for ongoing classes.


Carnival Dance Taster Workshops

at Waterloo Action Centre (WAC):

  • Ala Ancient Greece: Rosangela on Sunday 8th May
  • Ala Africa (Ala dos Passistas): Henrique on Sunday 8th May
  • Ala India: Leandro on Sunday 15th of May
  • Comissão de Frente Oxumarê : Ella on Sunday 15th May
  • Ala Japan (Ala das Baianas): N/A

Ala Specific Dance Workshops

at Waterloo Action Centre:
These are public workshops (anyone can attend), but they will include movements that will form the basis of choreography for the parade.

  • Ala India: June 12th & 19th, July 17th & 24th, August 14th
  • Ala Africa (Ala dos Passistas): June 12th & 19th, July 17th  and 24th, August 7th and 14th. Those registered will be notified of other private rehearsals directly by email.
  • Ala Ancient Greece (drop-in ala): June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th. Those registered will be notified of other private rehearsals directly by email.

Comissão de Frente Oxumarê:
In collaboration with Element Arts. We request that you commit to a rehearsal on Saturday 6th August morning/day time and to perform at Night of Festivals in London on Sunday 7th August. All times and locations tbc. Still apply if you are not available for these dates/events, as it can help inform further decision making.

Ala Japan ( Ala das Baianas):
We request that you perform at Night of Festivals in London on Sunday 7th August (times tbc). Still apply if you are not available for this event, as it can help inform further decision making. Your rehearsal for Notting Hill Carnival will be on the Notting Hill Carnival weekend (27th or 28th Aug).

Ala Native America (Ala Mirim/Children):
Your rehearsal will be on the Notting Hill Carnival weekend (27th or 28th Aug).


Participants are generally encouraged to keep up their skills at regular workshops. See our dance and drumming workshop page for ongoing classes.


Carnival Costume Workshops

We require you to attend 3 workshops for your ala. If this is not possible please attend another workshop.
Everyone is asked to sign the attendance sheet at workshops.

Mestre Sala & Porta Bandeira: TBC

LSS Madrinha Prototypes: n/a

Ala Egypt (Bateria):

  • Mon 6th June 6-9pm
  • Fri 10th June 6-9pm
  • Tues 14th June 6-9pm
  • Mon 20th June 6-9pm
  • Sun 26th June 11am-5pm
  • Tues 5th July 6-9pm
  • Thurs 14th July 6-9pm FIRST COLLECTION
  • Weds 20th July 6-9pm
  • Mon 25th July 6-9pm
  • Sun 31st July 1pm-6pm AT WAC
  • Fri 5th Aug 6-9pm
  • Tues 9th Aug 6-9pm
  • Mon 15th Aug 6-9pm
  • Thurs 18th Aug 6-9pm LAST WORKSHOP & FINAL COLLECTION

Front Commission (Comissão de Frente) Oxumarê:

  • Tues 7th June 6-9pm
  • Sun 19th June 11am-5pm
  • Mon 11th July 6-9pm
  • Sat 23rd July 11am-5pm
  • Thurs 28th July 6-9pm
  • Tues 2nd Aug 6-9pm LAST WORKSHOP & COLLECTION

Ala Japan (Ala das Baianas):

  • Tues 7th June 6-9pm
  • Thurs 23rd June 6-9pm
  • Tues 12th July 6-9pm
  • Sat 23rd July 11am-5pm
  • Thurs 28th July 6-9pm
  • Thurs 4th Aug 6-9pm LAST WORKSHOP

Ala India:

  • Thurs 9th June 6-9pm
  • Sat 18th June 11am-5pm
  • Tues 28th June 6-9pm
  • Sun 17th July 12pm-4pm IN BRIGHTON FOR BRIGHTON BASED PARTICIPANTS ONLY
  • Thurs 14th July 6-9pm FIRST COLLECTION
  • Mon 18th July 6-9pm
  • Sun 31st July 11am-5pm
  • Sun 7th Aug 11am-5pm SECOND COLLECTION
  • Thurs 11th Aug 6-9pm
  • Sun 21st Aug 11am-6pm FINAL WORKSHOP & FINAL COLLECTION

Ala Africa (Ala dos Passistas):

  • Fri 3rd June 6-9pm
  • Sat 11th June 11am-5pm
  • Fri 17th June 6-9pm
  • Tues 21st June 6-9pm
  • Sat 25th June 11am-5pm
  • Mon 27th June 6-9pm
  • Fri 1st Jul 6-9pm
  • Sun 10th July 11am-5pm
  • Fri 15th July 6-9pm FIRST COLLECTION
  • Thurs 21st Jul 6-9pm
  • Tues 26th Jul 6-9pm
  • Sat 30th Jul 11am-5pm
  • Mon 1st Aug 6-9pm
  • Thurs 4th Aug 6-9pm LAST WORKSHOP & FINAL COLLECTION

Ala Ancient Greece (drop-in):
This is a drop in ala, costumes are made for you but we encourage you to support the costume producer by attending at least one of the workshops below:

  • Fri 22nd July 6-9pm
  • Weds 27th July 6-9pm
  • Weds 3rd Aug 6-9pm
  • Sat 6th Aug 11am-5pm
  • Tues 16th Aug 6-9pm LAST WORKSHOP & COLLECTION

 

If you are registered for carnival you may also be emailed directly re any particular costume workshops.

Next general costume workshops are listed on the main costume page of this website, click here to be redirected.


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