9. August 2013 16:23
In today’s blog post, the Capezio Team reflects on their favourite moments of event series Can You Dance?, organised by Professional Dancers & Choreographers Matt Flint and Tom Shilcock.
1. The Competition
There were some amazing acts at Can You Dance? 2014 and the standard has definitely been set high for next years’ contestants to follow. There were such a wide variety of costumes from caterpillars to the elderly as well as lots of different styles of dance. It was great to see all ages and abilities up on stage and most importantly that everyone was enjoying themselves. The crowds were also so supportive of the performers; roaring from the stands with cheers and applause.
2. Tap Jam
It was great fun watching everyone jamming out beats on the tap floor. Something for all levels to get involved with whether you were experienced or just starting out. We managed to get some fantastic clips for Instagram, which were a big hit with our fans too.
3. Watching Lukas McFarlane perform
Lukas is an extremely talented dancer and he is only 19! His performance at CYD? Leeds was exhilarating to watch as he is so passionate about what he does. We also really enjoyed seeing Josh join him in performing and we hope they can make it to next year’s events.
We loved the diversity in the dancers that attended CYD? It was great to see everyone in the masterclasses learning together and getting the chance to experience a form of dance that was different to what they were used to. The masterclasses gave the dancers a chance to challenge themselves and learn new techniques, that they could use to improve their style of dancing as well as giving them some fresh inspiration for some moves. The classes were also being taught by some of the best in the industry including guest teachers Nicole Taja, Joseph Hill and Aaron Sillis alongside Matt Flint, Tom Shilcock and Lukas McFarlane.
5. Matt Flint and Tom Shilcock
Can You Dance? would not have been possible without the creativity, determination and energy of its organisers Matt and Tom. The event was a great opportunity for dancers to come together, learn something new and have a fun day without being under pressure. Matt and Tom really have their finger on the pulse and knew exactly what would be a fun and productive day.
If you’ve attended one or several of the events, we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the day. What did you like the most? Join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter.