Sat 24 February 2024


Saturday 24 February 2024


10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm




Workshops & Learning

Large Committee Room
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Join Ballet Queer for The Queer History of You Through Movement - a practical movement workshop that explores queer identity through dance.

Delivered by Ballet Queer’s award-winning founder and choreographer, Jonathan Watkins, alongside other creative collaborators, go on a journey of discovery through chat, movement and self-led responses to music. Designed for those without formal training, this workshop is an opportunity to express your identity through your own movement and navigate your own queer history.

As a company Ballet Queer is interested in reframing and reclaiming the expectations of ‘Ballet’ and this will be an opportunity to question and work together to explore what this artform can be.

This workshop is exclusively open to Hackney based LGBTQ+ participants without formal dance training. To create a safe space for movement and dialogue, the workshop will only be open to those aged 18+. There is no upper age limit, and we hope to foster intergenerational communities of queer people through creating a sense of belonging and solidarity throughout the workshop.

For more information about Ballet Queer and what to expect in this workshop check out this conversation we had with Jonathan, you can find it on our blog by clicking here.

How to Book

Please complete the booking form by clicking here. If you have secured a slot, you will receive a confirmation email and a ticket a few days after you have registered for the workshop.

Workshop spaces are first come first served, with only 10 slots available in each workshop. If we have reached our slot limit, we will let you know and add you to the waiting list if you are still interested in attending. If you have been selected and can no longer attend, please email so your space can be offered to someone else.

Access for All

Jonathan Watkins is experienced in adapting practical workshops to be available and accessible to all bodies, to include participants who are disabled and chronically ill. Please let us know in the booking form if you have any access requirements we should be aware of. You can find out more about Access For All at Shoreditch Town Hall by clicking here.

This workshop is delivered by Ballet Queer in partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall. This workshop is funded by Hackney Council’s Pride 365 scheme as part of LGBT+ History Month 2024.

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