dance and research programme

a Free online dance programme 

We are proud to offer a free online dance programme in partnership with researchers at the University of Oxford. Join us for five weeks of online dance classes and take part in a research study at the same time.

With our third national lockdown in full force and young people bracing themselves for more remote learning, this project comes at a time when young people are experiencing more challenges than ever.

This free online hip hop programme is for young people aged 11-16 years. The programme will be coupled with a research study conducted by researchers at the Social Body Lab and funded by TORCH, University of Oxford. Young people from anywhere in the UK can take part!

Led by Artistic Director, EmJ Greig, this five-week intensive is for young aspiring dancers who are keen to improve knowledge and technique in performance, improvisation and choreography. 

We also want to welcome any young people who are looking to stay active over lockdown but who don’t have a dance background. Everyone is welcome at BP.

The deadline to register for this programme has passed. If you are interested to be the first to hear about our projects in the future, sign up to our mailing list by clicking the button below. 

“The arts and physical activity can be very beneficial for improving social connectedness, resilience and self-esteem. We want to find out whether engaging in our creative dance programme would promote young people’s wellbeing during these much-needed times, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.”

Dr Bahar Tuncgenc

The lead researcher of the project


TORCH is a nucleus of intellectual energy for the humanities and a place to develop new ideas and collaborations both within and beyond academia.

Since its creation, TORCH has raised over £3 million in grants and philanthropy to support researchers to develop research projects. Launched in May 2013, TORCH provides an important opportunity for Oxford’s humanities scholars to collaborate with researchers across other disciplines, and institutions; work with academics across all stages of their academic careers; develop partnerships with public and private institutions; engage with wider audiences; and bring together academic research, diverse industries, and the performing arts.

This project is funded by Access Sport, Public Health England, Youth Ambition and supported by Dancin’ Oxford, Oxford City Council

If you would like to know more or get involved please email


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